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4 items from 2014


'The Interview' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Controversial Comedy

12 December 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's rare to think of the release of studio comedy as being particularly brave. Most of the time these films are boring, formulaic, and dumb, the result of untold meetings and brainstorming sessions. But given the fact that Sony's release of "The Interview" could have potentially been responsible for a huge systematic hack of the company's computer system, leaking employees' personal information (including email addresses and Social Security numbers), screeners of unreleased films, and countless internal memos, well, it's hard to think of the release of "The Interview" as anything else but brave.

To explain: "The Interview" is about a pair of dim bulb journalists (played by Seth Rogen and James Franco), who travel to North Korea to interview (and assassinate) Kim Jong-un (Randall Park). North Korea, a country never known for its sense of humor (instead people tend to focus on pesky issues like concentration camps and lack of »

- Drew Taylor

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Review: James Franco and Seth Rogen anchor the violently funny 'The Interview'

12 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Interview" should not exist. One of the things I find most interesting about the careers of comic actors is the way they make choices as their career gets into the ten or twenty or fifty year range. Comic performers have to evolve and grow over time if they hope to keep the audience engaged. In some cases, they keep distilling their essential identity until they are left with something that is almost reflexive, like Bill Murray, for example. In other cases, they just start shaking it up, throwing everything at the wall just to see what sticks. Seth Rogen is still, relatively speaking, a young performer. Sure, he's been working since "Freaks and Geeks," but as a movie star, we're still talking about someone who hasn't reached the ten year mark. "Knocked Up" was 2007, and I still remember the conversations on the set of that film, where Judd Apatow »

- Drew McWeeny

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Review: Seth Rogen and Zac Efron wage a hilarious war as ill-suited 'Neighbors'

9 March 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Austin - Many of the modern comedies that are considered classics become part of the pop culture lexicon, endlessly quoted by fans in all sorts of different contexts. I have a strong suspicion that "Neighbors" is going to be one of those films that is simply absorbed whole by audiences. Not only is it uproariously funny and almost breathtakingly dirty, it is better written than it needs to be on a character level, delivering completely on its premise. Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose) are a young married couple who are adjusting to parenthood, having just moved into their first house. They're at that moment where they still have fresh memories of their party days, but they're settling into a life of responsibility and chafing a bit at the sensation. When the Delta Psy Kappa fraternity buys the house next door to them, Mac and Kelly are determined to try to be the cool neighbors. »

- Drew McWeeny

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'That Awkward Moment' Review: 10 Things to Know About the R-Rated Bro Comedy

30 January 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's the dog days of winter, a time when the temperature barely crests above the single digits and all hope seems to have been frozen, like the pipes running into your bathroom. So, it seems like a good time of year to unleash a fuzzy, dudes-on-the-town romantic comedy exercise, full of R-rated ribbing and ribald sight gags. Wouldn't you say?

Well, that's what you're going to get with "That Awkward Moment." The film, written and directed by Tom Gormican, follows three dudes who are also BFFs (played by Sundance sensation Miles Teller, former Disney heartthrob Zac Efron, and serious contender Michael B. Jordan). The trio gets really close after Jordan's wife leaves him (for her lawyer, who is also overseeing the divorce), but also causes them to conceal parts of their lives from each other. This leads to hilariously catastrophic consequences. Or something. There are also a few women in »

- Drew Taylor

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