Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Range Runners 2019

- Sinful 2020

- The Devil's Pit - Last Stop 2019

- You're on the Air 2018

- Space 2020

- Woke 2020

- Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey 2015

- Al-Masry Life 2020

- Invasion Earth 2016

- Undercover Vice: Strapped for Danger Part II 2020

- Parallax 2020

- Limbo 2019

- Day 13 2020

- Where Sleeping Dogs Lie 2019

- The Jungle of Accounting 2020

- The Last Five Days 2020

- Baby Frankenstein 2018

- Dream Demon 1988

- A Kidnap 2020

- Blood Vessel 2019

- Sister Tempest 2020

- All Hail the Popcorn King 2020

- The Prince of Porn 2002

- Strange Files - Goodie-Goodie 2020

- The Tent 2020

- Dead Dicks 2019

- Parts Unknown 2018

- Two Ways to Go West 2020

- Incident at Guilt Ridge 2020

- Root of the Problem 2019

- Pit Stop 2019

- The Luring 2019

- The Madness Within 2019

- Klink Klunk Klonk 2020

- Heartbeat 2020

- Cooties 2020

- The Arrangement 2020

- Love Letters from the Dead 2020

- Lake Artifact 2019

- The Never Was 2020

- Eullenia - Persist in the Face of All Obstacles 2018

- The Mad Fox 1962

- No Turning Back 2019

- Stained 2019

- Coven 2020

- John #3 2017

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Hard Laughter

USA 2019
produced by
Gerard Garilli, Adrian Toscano (executive) for Garilli Films, Tru Light Films
directed by Adrian Toscano
starring Gerard Garilli, Emily Esposito, Peter Panagos, Danny Lamego, Sal Garilli, Phyllis Socienski, Edward John Socienski, Anthony Leks, Justine Garilli, Steve Mason, Christina Cappelli, J.J. Pyle, Kevin Williamson, Maria Marinaro, Carol Garilli, Debbie Torsiello, Rosemarie Gonick, Sequana Capri, Allison Stefany Rodriguez, Sapphire Correa, Jessica Andrea, Krystal Elizabeth, Zanerya, John Festa, Gene Nagel, Gina Margaret D'Alessio
written by Gerard Garilli, Melissa L. White, music by Stefan Swanson

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Justin (Gerard Garilli) has but one wish in life, to become a successful comedian, successful enough to make it his career. And he knows there's just one way to achieve this, to work hard, so he's playing local comedy clubs any chance he gets, just to not miss out on the big break that mighgt just be around the corner. And he's got his brother (Danny Lamego), his girlfriend Sylvia (Emily Esposito) and his firends (Edward John Socienski, Anthony Leks) to keep him grounded. And then the big break does come, in the form of manager Lars Henry (Peter Panagos), who offers him a one year contract and promises to open doors for him. Justin at first is hesitant even, but Sylvia encourages him any which way she can - even if that means he might be more on the road than at home. At first, things work out fine, and he's soon able to buy a nice home for himself and Sylvia, but his rise to fame before long gets to Justin, as he starts to enjoy the perks that come with it a bit too much, like partying, drugs, meaningless sex with fans and the like. His friends and family try to warn him of the consequences, try to help him, try to ground him again, but he's full enough of himself by now to be beyond help - and this way it's really only a matter of time until disaster strikes ...

 

A rather compelling movie of the "the rise and fall of ..." category that might not tell a completely original story, but it's the way it's told that makes it work so well: This is a movie that by and large avoids exaggerations and instead brings its narrative across in a slice-of-life manner, with believable and relatable characters, and Justin as the center of attention is given a strong character arc, and one that makes one still root for him when he starts to go terribly wrong - which of course makes his journey all the more tragic. And add to that solid performances by all involved, and you've got yourself a pretty good movie.

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Hard Laughter
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Hard Laughter here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Hard Laughter at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD