Journeying from the light to the very dark in search of comic relief

踏上一趟從輕鬆惹笑到黑色幽默的喜劇之旅

SilkRoad - - ENTERTAINMENT - FIND A SELECTION OF COMEDY FILMS AND TV SHOWS ON THE INTERACTIVE MENU請在互選動 單觀賞一系列精選喜劇電影和電視劇Alvin Lai is Cathay Pacific’s assistant manager, customer experience – entertainment content

Comedy comes in many forms: some are laugh-out-loud funny, while some are satirical and clever. It’ll come as no surprise that comedy is the genre that most passengers choose onboard Cathay Pacific flights. After all, these films make us happy.

This month we’ve got a range of TV shows and movies spanning the comedy genre, so you can laugh, cry or cringe.

First: the rom-com. You need a sense of humour to live in one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, and to sustain a relationship in one. It’s what Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue are trying to do in Love Off the Cuff, one of the biggest Hong Kong films this year. The third instalment of the assonantal trilogy that’s already spawned Love in a Puff and Love in the Buff, Love Off the Cuff is a lighthearted comedy poking fun at Hong Kong expectations of love and marriage, with feisty performances, raunchy dialogue and a giant, shaggy, old English sheepdog. Other rom-coms onboard this month include 27 Dresses, Silver Linings Playbook and Love Contractually.

Then there’s the slapstick. There’s no better example than the cinematic reboot of 1990s beach ‘drama’ Baywatch, featuring Zac Efron, Dwayne ‘ The Rock’ Johnson and some very tiny swimwear. Baywatch is this year’s funniest (and, truly, only) entrant into the lifeguard-turned-detective genre, mainly involving tween dream Efron and The Rock taking off their shirts a lot and marching about purposefully.

British comics Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan invented the niche foodie-roadtrip comedy. Following up The Trip and

The Trip to Italy, in which the pair review restaurants in northern England and Italy, is The Trip to Spain, showing exclusively on Cathay Pacific flights this month. The destination (starting from Santander in the north and travelling to swish and sunny Malaga in the south) is new, but the banter and bickering are much the same.

Last, there’s dark comedy. New onboard this month is BBC show Bucket, a tragicomic twist on the stock-in-trade family sitcom that sees a dying mother and her uptight daughter take a road trip to tick off items on a bizarre bucket list. The show only has four episodes: an ideal introduction to gallows humour if your go-to comedy is of the lighter variety.

喜 劇其實有很多種類型:有的會使人開懷大笑,有的卻發人深省,令你會心微,笑而據數顯示,大多數國泰航空的乘客都鍾情在航班上觀賞喜劇。這並不難理解,畢竟大家都想愉快地度過整段旅途。

本月我網們斤了一系列精采的電影和電視劇,將類各喜劇,由胡鬧滑稽戲、浪漫愛情喜劇,以富至黑色幽默的故事一, 網盡打 。

且先由浪漫喜劇。說起生活於全球其中一個人口最稠密城的市裡,還得維繫一段感情,自然需要有點幽默感;由楊千嬅與余文樂主演年、今的港產片重頭戲之一《春嬌救志明》正是以此為主旨。本片是志以明和春嬌這對情侶為主角系的列第三部(第一部是《志明與春嬌》,第二部為春《嬌與志明》) ,輕以鬆詼諧的方式揶揄港人對於愛和情婚姻的期望,演活出 潑抵死對,白通俗精警,配角更有頭一毛茸茸的巨型國英古代牧羊犬。月本機上可供選擇的浪漫喜劇還有《27宜嫁、》《失戀自作業》和《合約男。女》

接著是滑稽鬧劇,而當中的最佳例子,非《沙灘拯隊救》莫屬。這齣電影以1990年代的同名沙灘長篇劇集為藍本,領銜主演的了除Zac Efron 和 Dwayne「The Rock」Johnson外,還有性感泳裝。《沙灘拯隊救》是本年度最趣有、而且絕對是唯一一齣講述救生員查案的電影;男令少少女大為傾倒的Efron和 The Rock在戲中經常掉衣脫上昂首闊步,炫耀一身結實肌肉。

英國喜劇演員Rob Brydon 和 Steve Coogan是美食公路喜劇這一個小眾類型的開山祖師。繼《The Trip》和《The Trip to Italy》點評國英北部和意大利餐後的廳,兩人將於本月在國泰航空航機獨上家放映的《The Trip to Spain》裡再度亮相。旅程從西班牙北部的桑坦德開始,南下至陽光充沛而時髦的馬拉加;經歷也許比前作更富新意,但兩人互相調侃的笑料依然令人開懷。

最後登場的是色黑 喜劇。本航上月機有推全新出的BBC劇集《Bucket》。這套悲喜交集的處境劇,描述一個尋常家庭裡,自知不久於人世的母親跟經濟拮据的女兒展開自駕遊旅程,逐一到訪想在死前一遊的地方,實現光怪陸離的願望。這齣集有劇只四集如,果你向來喜歡輕鬆惹笑的喜劇,不妨從這套劇集開始,苦體驗中作樂的幽默。

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