Osmosis Jones

SUB-GENRES: Comedy / Action / Fantasy DIRECTED BY: Peter & Bobby Farrelly (live action); Piet Kroon & Tom Sito (animation) WRITTEN BY: Marc Hyman RELEASE: 2001 PEW PEW: At its core, Osmosis Jones is a buddy cop parody, so there is a decent amount of action. CAT FOOD: Wash your damn hands before eating anything…

Heavy Metal

SUB-GENRES: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Comedy DIRECTED BY: Gerald Potterton WRITTEN BY: Daniel Goldberg & Len Blum (screenplay); Based on art and stories by Richard Corben, Angus McKie, Dan O’Bannon, Thomas Warkentin, & Bernie Wrightson RELEASE: 1981 PEW PEW: There is a great deal of animated action once you get into the thing,…

Repo Man

SUB-GENRES: Comedy / Drama DIRECTED BY: Alex Cox WRITTEN BY: Alex Cox RELEASE: 1984 PEW PEW: A few shots fired later on. Some car chases. Nothing terribly intense. CAT FOOD: The film captures the cynical nature of youth in the eighties, and the punk rock underbelly is well exposed. It’s dangerous territory when one views…

Men In Black 3

SUB-GENRES: Action / Comedy DIRECTED BY: Barry Sonnenfeld WRITTEN BY: Etan Cohen (story and screenplay); Based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham RELEASE: 2012 PEW PEW: This is the most dramatic of the three MiB films and, as such, the action provides much higher stakes than we are used to in this franchise. CAT FOOD:…

Men In Black II

SUB-GENRES: Comedy DIRECTED BY: Barry Sonnenfeld WRITTEN BY: Robert Gordon (story); Robert Gordon & Barry Fanaro (screenplay); Based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham RELEASE: 2002 PEW PEW: Lots more action in this one. It’s quite an exciting comedy. CAT FOOD: I suppose the fact that we’d need a secret organisation to keep us from…

Men In Black

SUB-GENRES: Comedy DIRECTED BY: Barry Sonnenfeld WRITTEN BY: Ed Solomon (screenplay); Based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham RELEASE: 1997 PEW PEW: Not a terrible amount of things actually happen in the film, but it is well-paced and quite interesting. CAT FOOD: I suppose the fact that we’d need a secret organisation to keep us…

Guardians of the Galaxy

SUB-GENRES: Action / Adventure / Comedy DIRECTED BY: James Gunn WRITTEN BY: James Gunn & Nicole Perlman RELEASE: 2014 PEW PEW: Guardians has all the action and excitement of Star Wars, and then some! CAT FOOD: The film has a great deal to say about friendship and mutual support as the team comes together. When…

Spaceballs

SUB-GENRES: Comedy / Action / Adventure DIRECTED BY: Mel Brooks WRITTEN BY: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, & Ronny Graham RELEASE: 1987 PEW PEW: Spaceballs does a fine job of replicating the exciting action of the original Star Wars films. It’s surprisingly engaging for a comedy. CAT FOOD: The film parodies some political and religious concepts…

Brazil

SUB-GENRES: Drama / Comedy DIRECTED BY: Terry Gilliam WRITTEN BY: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, & Charles McKeown RELEASE: 1985 PEW PEW: There is very little action here. CAT FOOD: Brazil presents a world that is a pure satire of modern bureaucracy. There is a lot to take from this film. Few films present the same…