TAG (***) Gets everyone eventually

Playing right up to his level of talent is Ed Helms. He's Mr. Average Comedy of our time, if one considers the comedy of our time to be slightly below average. I do like and appreciate that someone has to play the straight guy. He is definitely filling that niche. 

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Chappaquiddick (*****) – cold hard reality of a strong and murky current

#chappaquiddick "Curran and writers Allen and Logan have crafted a strong and clear portrayal of one of the dark moments of the lives of many people. Ultimately we see the true form of a man who saw himself as a victim of expectation as he thought nothing of those he victimized."

Vacation (**) is not fun for anyone

Vacation - 2015 Written and Directed by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Starring  Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Leslie Mann, Beverly D'Angelo, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase The original Vacation was a work of the upwardly mobile talent of Harold Ramis and John Hughes. It also featured perhaps the last performance of Chevy Chase before it all started going downhill. It's a … Continue reading Vacation (**) is not fun for anyone

We’re The Millers: We’ve all seen a Dick

We're The Millers - 2013 Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Luis Guzman, Molly Quinn Screenplay Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris The iron of having a weed dealer go down to Mexico to pick up "...enough weed to kill Willie...Nelson..." and haul … Continue reading We’re The Millers: We’ve all seen a Dick

The Hangover Part III and Kick-Ass 2: Delightful if not so funny

The Hangover Part III - 2013 Director Todd Phillips Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, Jamie Chung, John Goodman Screenplay Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin Kick-Ass 2 - 2013 Writer and Director Jeff Wadlow Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Olga Kurkulina, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison Two notable comedies had sequels in the summer of 2013, and both … Continue reading The Hangover Part III and Kick-Ass 2: Delightful if not so funny

CPE, Em & El: The Lorax: How bad can it possibly be? Bad

The Lorax - 2012 Directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda Starring (voices) Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Betty White, Jenny Slate Screenplay by Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul based loosley on The Lorax by Dr. Suess What would children's movie makers do without the corporations that cause so much grief in the world?  There is a point midway … Continue reading CPE, Em & El: The Lorax: How bad can it possibly be? Bad

Jeff, Who Lives at Home and searches for a reason…while smoking pot

Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 2012 Written & Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong, Evan Ross Two brothers.  Both idiots, but in different, depressing ways.  Jeff (Segel) lives with his mother (Sarandon) and spends much of his time contemplating the movie Signs.  Signs is … Continue reading Jeff, Who Lives at Home and searches for a reason…while smoking pot

The Office: Episode 150 – Pool Party

The Writer –  Owen Ellickson Directed by – Charles MacDougall A brief synopsis – A depressed Robert California over the prospects of losing his Playboy Mansion at under market value takes Kevin's advice and throws an office pool party there.  Erin decides to try towin Andy back after hearing something from Meredith.  To do this, she makes … Continue reading The Office: Episode 150 – Pool Party

The Office: Episode 140 – The Incentive

The Writer -Paul Leiberstien Directed by - Charles McDougall A brief synopsis – Andy's given the challenge to double branch sales by Robert, and takes it on with aplomb.  He lists a series of incentives which the branch responds to, which gives Andy a moment of concern.  Angela and Pam become pregnant walking pals, until … Continue reading The Office: Episode 140 – The Incentive