THREE WISE MEN. ONE WILD CHRISTMAS. Three best friends (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie) are going out on Christmas Eve in New York City as they always do… but a fourteen-year long tradition is about to end. The director and stars of 50/50 (2011) are reunited for a comedy that looks like they usually … Continue reading The Night Before
HE’S STILL DEAD BUT HE’S GETTING WARMER. After a zombie apocalypse, R (Nicholas Hoult) spends his days at a deserted airport, stumbling around and looking for brains to eat… but he falls in love with a human resistance fighter (Teresa Palmer). An adorable zombie version of “Romeo and Juliet” that paints the walking dead as … Continue reading Warm Bodies
It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013
IT TAKES A PAIR TO BEAT THE ODDS. Seth Rogen was apparently in the bathroom when one of his best friends called to tell him that he had cancer. A potentially funny scene that never made it into Will Reiser’s script. He was the one who called; after beating his rare but operable cancer, he … Continue reading 50/50: Why Me?
It’s the kind of party where everyone gets wasted. A group of Texas high school kids go to an isolated ranch for a weekend party; along for the ride is Mandy Lane (Amber Heard), a girl to die for. Director Jonathan Levine’s feature film debut has a marginally better story than most other slashers as well … Continue reading All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
SUMMER, 1994. THE GIRLS WERE FLY. THE MUSIC WAS DOPE. AND LUKE WAS JUST TRYING TO DEAL. New York, 1994; teenager Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is supplying a therapist (Ben Kingsley) with weed in exchange for fatherly advice, but Luke also falls in love with his daughter (Olivia Thirlby). The city becomes an important part of … Continue reading The Wackness