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Time-loop rom-com Palm Springs is one of the year’s best comedies
Now (finally) streaming in Aotearoa, Palm Springs turns the time-loop genre on its head.
Gory body-swap horror-comedy Freaky is a crowd-pleasing package
Vince Vaughn’s not as terrifying as his teenage girl counterpart.
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg’s new show Truth Seekers will satisfy fans
Like Shaun of The Dead, the supernatural elements are treated seriously, ie pretty scary
Baby Done showcases both Rose Matafeo’s dramatic talent and her comedy chops
Further earning her reputation as a comic, Matafeo shines as the lead.
The phenomenal Rose Matafeo: Horndog showcases NZ’s greatest living comedian
Tim Batt raves about the standup special on Neon, capturing Matafeo’s award-winning show.
The top 20 comedy movies on Netflix
The very best in Netflix crackups, including a stoner comedy dubbed “weed’s Citizen Kane”.
Hubie Halloween shows the Sandler formula remains unchanged since the late 90s
TIm Batt assesses the merits of Sandler’s new Netflix pic.
Win tix to Rose Matafeo comedy Baby Done
Kiwi comedy might just be the viewing distraction you need right now.
A new Borat movie’s coming! Here’s where you can see it
Watch the trailer and see Borat Subsequent Moviefilm later this month.
Tom Sainsbury smokes weed, sees ghosts in entertaining comedy Dead
Paranormal comedy proves more entertaining than some other recent local comedy efforts.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is the good time we need right now, dude
Better than it perhaps any right to be, it recaptures the spirit of its predecessors.
Funny, insightful and full of heart, Shrill is an ideal binge-watch
…without being a mindless one.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has never been more relevant or watchable
“A powerful weapon against the rising tide of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the age of COVID.”
How the High Fidelity reboot reignites the joy of the rom-com
Zoë Kravitz is a delight – an equally witty, more chill foil to Fleabag.
A magnetic Pete Davidson charms in The King of Staten Island
Davidson brings an authenticity not often seen in Judd Apatow’s leading men.
Armando Iannucci’s David Copperfield is a lush literary panto
In cinemas this week, the classic novel comes to life as star-studded light farce.
7 reasons why comedy-drama Insecure is such bingeworthy TV
This imaginative, witty and downright addictive comedy-drama has evolved creatively over four seasons.
The Trip to Greece wears thin with tired quips on this exotic trip
What began as a fun excursion has become all too familiar with this pedestrian odyssey.
Netflix’s Space Force is an expensive test of parody in the age of Trump
Daniel Rutledge ain’t convinced by Netflix’s big-budget comedy series.
Is Netflix comedy The Wrong Missy good (with a bad enough hangover)?
Tim Batt watches David Spade’s new comedy from a bed of self-inflicted pain.
Celebrities on TikTok: watch these 12 movie stars slowly lose their minds
Jack Black’s shirtless cowboy dance will make your day.
Netflix buddy-cop comedy Coffee & Kareem just isn’t funny enough
“Some gags are painstakingly constructed even when the punchline is dead obvious.”