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Movie 43

COMEDY. EXPOSED.  It’s unbelievable that so many talents would be willing to work on and off on this collection of raunchy sketches for ten years and come up with so little. The title has nothing to do with the movie itself and there doesn’t seem to be much of a theme, even though Peter Farrelly’s … Continue reading Movie 43

Neighbors

FAMILY VS. FRAT. When a fraternity moves into the house next door, a married couple (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne) try to get on their good side… but they’re soon bitter enemies. A huge box-office success that doesn’t challenge any formulas but takes good advantage of its suburban setting, with a conflict between two types of … Continue reading Neighbors

Pitch Perfect

GET PITCH SLAPPED. College freshman Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), who wants to be a music producer more than anything else, reluctantly joins an all-female a cappella group headed for a national competition. Loosely based on a non-fiction book by Mickey Rapkin, this comedy gives a cappella the same cheerful, funny and engaging treatment as Bring … Continue reading Pitch Perfect

How to Train Your Dragon 2

  A few years after the events of the first movie, Hiccup and his village are drawn into a battle against a conqueror who knows how to trap and control dragons. A sequel just as ambitious as the first entry. We follow Hiccup as he transitions into adulthood and its responsibilities and challenges at the … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 2

This Is the End

NOTHING RUINS A PARTY LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD. Jay Baruchel comes to visit Seth Rogen in Beverly Hills for the weekend; they end up at a party at James Franco’s house, which is interrupted by the end of the Earth. Longtime writing partners Rogen and Evan Goldberg made their directing debut with this … Continue reading This Is the End

Kick-Ass 2

YOU CAN’T FIGHT YOUR DESTINY. When Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins a team of other friendly, masked crime-fighters, he wants Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) to be a part of it; meanwhile, a former enemy creates a new alias for himself. The sequel hooks up with our heroes a few years later and gives a lot … Continue reading Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass

HAVE FEAR. THEY’RE HERE. New York teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) buys a bodysuit and turns himself into a superhero; his first attempts at creating justice are pitiful, but he eventually gets caught up in a battle between a crime boss and an 11-year-old avenger. A story that is partly grounded in reality as it … Continue reading Kick-Ass

Year One

MEET YOUR ANCESTORS. Zed and Oh (Jack Black, Michael Cera), a hunter and a gatherer, are banished from their tribe and embark on an adventure that leads them to the city of Sodom. With Judd Apatow serving as a co-producer, this ancient-times comedy naturally offers male buddies in the leads and various jokes about bodily functions. … Continue reading Year One

How to Train Your Dragon

  In a Viking village tormented by frequent dragon attacks, young Hiccup learns that everything his people thought about the fiery creatures is wrong. The Lilo & Stitch (2002) directing duo left Disney for DreamWorks and deliver a very entertaining (and good-looking) animated adventure in 3D. There’s a lot of sweetness and fun to the story about a … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon

Superbad

COME AND GET SOME. Teenagers Seth and Evan (Jonah Hill, Michael Cera) are determined not to leave high school as virgins; a big party might solve the problem, but the hunt for liquor becomes an adventure. It does sound like your average American Pie (1999) clone, but it was made by the people behind The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) … Continue reading Superbad