hmv previews... 2018's Best Movies - Comedies
Over the next two weeks, we're going to be previewing 100 of 2018's best movies. We continue with the comedies...
Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons and Jeffrey Wright.
Director: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Release Date: May 4th
Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams lead this action-filled comedy, which follows a group of friends who meet regularly for their game night, and one night find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery, though it takes them a while to figure out just how real it is…
Isle Of Dogs
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton.
Director: Wes Anderson
Release Date: March 30th
Wes Anderson follows up the hugely acclaimed and highly decorated Grand Budapest Hotel with a trip to Japan.
In his new one, which returns to the stop-motion animation of Fantastic Mr Fox, we find ourselves in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on the remote eponymous island due to a "canine flu".
We follow five local dogs named Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke, and King. They are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Together they set out to find him...
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Troian Bellisario and James Urbaniak.
Director: Richard Linklater
Release Date: May 11th
Maria Semple’s bestselling novel is taken to the big screen by director Richard Linklater in 2018.
Cate Blanchett stars as Bernadette Branch, the eccentric anxiety-ridden mother, who mysteriously disappears. Heartbroken, her 15-year-old daughter Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.
I Feel Pretty
Starring: Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer
Director: Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Release Date: June 29th
Never Been Kissed/How To Be Single pair Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein take charge of this new romantic comedy.
In it, a head injury causes a woman to develop an extraordinary amount of confidence and believes she's drop-dead gorgeous.
Holmes and Watson
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Lauren Lapkus, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie.
Director: Etan Cohen
Release Date: November 9th
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up once again for this new and not altogether serious take on Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Gillian Anderson, Sam Heughan and Justin Theroux
Director: Susanna Fogel
Release Date: July 6th
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this knockabout comedy as best friends Audrey and Morgan, who somehow get involved in an undercover mission after Audrey’s unassuming ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail...
The Happytime Murders
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks
Director: Brian Henson
Release Date: August 17th
Brian Henson, son of Muppets creators Jim and Jane Henson, takes charge of this strange mystery comedy.
Set in a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop Phil Phillips is sent to track down the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of 80s television series The Happytime Gang.
He must work fast, the next target is his ex-wife...
Life Of The Party
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Maya Rudolph, Debby Ryan, Julie Bowen and Gillian Jacobs
Director: Ben Falcone
Release Date: May 11th
Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone unite once again for this new comedy.
McCarthy plays Deanna, who finds herself bereft when her husband suddenly dumps her, decides to turn her life around by going back to college...landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea...
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston
Director: Jason Reitman
Release Date: April 20th
Juno writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman reunite for this tender new comedy.
Charlize Theron stars as Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother, a night nanny she comes to form a strange bond with…
Starring: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam, Rob Riggle, Ben Schwartz and Yvonne Orji
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Release Date: September 28th
Kevin Hart helped pen the screenplay and stars in this bawdy new effort.
We watch as a group of troublemakers who are forced to attend night school in hopes that they'll pass their exams and finish high school cause all sorts of mischief.