Neighbors (**1/2): The era of low expections

That it could have been worse is not exactly a selling point.

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Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master.  It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny.  That said, most makers of comedy barely even try.  Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's  Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

This Is the End of all the snacks

This is the End - 2013 Written and Directed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Starring Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Paul Rudd, Aziz Ansari This is exactly the movie that you thought it would be.  It's a movie where everyone gets to play a … Continue reading This Is the End of all the snacks

The Guilt Trip is too pleasant to be annoying

The Guilt Trip - 2012 Director Anne Fletcher Starring Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Brett Cullen, Adam Scott, Ari Graynor, Casey Wilson, Colin Hanks, Yvonne Strahovski, Jeff Kober, Kathy Najimy, Nora Dunn, Jeff Kober Screenplay Dan Fogelman Every time Barbra Streisand makes a live appearance, people who refer to her as Babs swoon as if it's the second coming. … Continue reading The Guilt Trip is too pleasant to be annoying

For A Good Time Call: More genuine than the real thing

For A Good Time Call - 2012 Directed by Jamie Travis Starring Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long, Sugar Lyn Beard, Mimi Rogers, Nia Vardolos, Mark Webber, James Wolk, Seth Rogen Written by Lauren Miller, Katie Anne Naylon "You know you're not better than me. You're not better than phone sex." Lauren and Katie are at the … Continue reading For A Good Time Call: More genuine than the real thing

50/50 has heart, humor and a healthy outlook on life

50/50 - 2011 Directed by Jonathan Levine Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Houston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Serge Houde, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall Written by  Will Reiser 50/50 is a story of based upon writer Will Reiser's bout with cancer, but it accomplishes more than that.  As Adam Lerner (Levitt) journeys through his … Continue reading 50/50 has heart, humor and a healthy outlook on life