Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors has all of the trappings of a crowd pleasing, bad taste classic in the making, but at least there’s no question that the filmmakers are laughing directly at their subjects rather than with them.
There’s no logical reason why Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut This is the End should work outside of containing sheer, overpowering amounts of talent in front of the camera. It becomes more than the mere trifle most would expect it to be on the surface and instead becomes the funniest comedy so far this summer and one of the seasons most pleasant, yet foul-mouthed surprises.
The award for the most physically uncomfortable film to watch in 2012 goes quite easily to The Guilt Trip. This 95 minutes of mother-nagging offers about 10 minutes of passable cringe comedy and 85 minutes of painfully unfunny gags that will make you want to crawl up into a fetal ball and pray for it all to end.
More thematically interesting than good, Take This Waltz is the rare breed of film that strives for realism in individual sequences, but it never fully comes together as a total package.
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock turns his attention to the San Diego Comic-Con in his most well rounded and, dare we say, heartwarming film to date.
The masterful cinematic combination of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have oodles of talent on their own; but bring the three of them together, and they hit a whole new level of brilliance. Separate the trio, and while the work is still very good, it doesn’t quite reach the same peak. Scott Pilgrim is one example of this; and now Paul is another. Not a great film, but a very good one.
It’s been less than 24 hours since I watched The Green Hornet, and I’m already having a hard time forming a strong opinion on it. I’ve definitely never seen a movie try so hard and turn out so immediately forgettable. I at least have to give the movie moxie points for doing something (or rather, everything) differently. The Green Hornet eschews the now-formulaic Hollywood superhero blockbuster formula in favour of (seemingly) bold choices.
The first trailer for the Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) directed, Seth Rogen starring adaptation of The Green Hornet has hit the web. The trailer makes the film look like a pretty generic action-comedy, but knowing Gondry, he probably has a few tricks up his sleeve. Seth Rogen still seems a bit […]