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Just for Laughs 2018

This year’s lineup features Ken Jeong headlining a gala. Then there’s half-Filipino Jo Koy with his Break the Mold tour.

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My Love Story!! – review [Recommended]

MyLoveStoryMy Love Story!! / 俺物語!! / Ore Monogatari!! (2015)
Directed by Hayato Kawai
Screenplay by Akiko Nogi
Starring Ryohei Suzuki, Mei Nagano, Kentarō Sakaguchi

Review: The main character Takeo (Ryohei Suzuki) is a teenager but looks like an older, burly man. People are often scared of him because of his looks but he’s actually a kind, helpful person. His best friend, Suna (Kentaro Sakaguchi), looks like a pretty boy and attracts a lot of girls including the ones that Takeo likes. No girls have ever liked Takeo but one day while walking with Suna he saves a girl named Rinko (Mei Nagano) from a harasser. When she thanks him he instantly falls for her. The next day she finds Takeo with Suna near their school. She wants to show her appreciation further by sharing a cake with them.

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Just for Laughs & Zoofest 2017

Just for Laughs is Montreal’s internationally acclaimed comedy festival. Zoofest is another comedy festival that’s newer which showcases upcoming talent. Here are some East Asian comics, I saw in the listings.

Steve Byrne, half Korean, half Irish, American comedian returns to Montreal with his own solo show (July 24) and as part of the Ethnic show (multiple shows until July 22).

Ali Wong is an American comedian who also returns to Montreal with a solo show (July 27).

Frank Truong is a mentalist & magician from France who is part of the French show Cabaret insolite (multiple shows until July 19) and also has a couple of free shows on (July 20, 21).

Joe Vu is a Canadian comedian who is part of the Homegrown Comics show (July 28).

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Hentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis – review @ Fantasia 2016

HK-_Forbidden_Super_Hero_-_The_Abnormal_CrisisHentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis (2016)
Director: Yuichi Fukuda
Screenplay: Yuichi Fukuda
Cast: Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Yuya Yagira, Muro Tsuyoshi, Nana Katase

The first movie is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen so living up to that would be a big challenge for this second film. Kyosuke aka Hentai Kamen (Ryohei Suzuki) defeated his arch-nemesis Tamao (Muro Tsuyoshi) in the first film but he’s not in a good situation at the beginning of this sequel. He still struggles with his pervert side and despite a promise to his girlfriend Aiko (Fumika Shimizu) he can’t help but fight crime as Hentai Kamen on occasion. His promise is tested even further when panties start disappearing en masse. Also, the new biology teacher (Ayame Misaki) has the hots for Kyosuke. With all these temptations, a rift occurs between Kyosuke & Aiko after a hilarious series of “it’s not what it looks like” situations.

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Too Young to Die! – review @ Fantasia 2016 [Recommended]

TooYoungToDieToo Young to Die! (2016)
Director: Kankuro Kudo
Screenplay: Kankuro Kudo
Cast: Tomoya Nagase, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Kenta Kiritani, Nana Seino, Aoi Morikaw

This is probably one of those movies that cannot really be reviewed. Either you hate it or you adore it for its total randomness and wacky sense of humor. It focuses on a 17 year old high school student (Ryunosuke Kamiki) who inconveniently dies in a bus crash with his classmates including a girl (Aoi Morikawa) he has a crush on. He never quite got the chance to tell his crush his feelings or so he thinks. Labeled a suicide he gets sent to hell where he argues that he didn’t kill himself and wants to go to heaven to see his crush. While going to heaven from hell is possible, apparently this has never happened before. What follows is too difficult to describe but you won’t want it to be spoiled anyway.
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