Spring Arts Preview
“You and I can get started and Jay will join us,” Mark Duplass told The Observer, so we began the interview. “You’ll realize we share the same brain anyway.”
The Louisiana-born Messrs. Duplass, who now live in Los Angeles, direct films together; they are perhaps the most prominent Americans who fit that description since Joel Read More
Spring Arts Preview
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross) March 23
Your children have been refreshing Fandango daily to see if tickets are available yet for the movie based on Suzanne Collins’ kiddie novels—think of them as Twilight, except with actual murder instead of benign vampirism. Games promises a chaste love triangle and lots of angst for the tween Read More
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival is to open with the Universal Pictures comedy The Five-Year Engagement, which is to star Jason Segel and Emily blunt as a long-affianced couple. (The increasingly busy Mr. Segel wrote the film, as well.) The full slate–which per tradition and mission is to consist, largely, of independent films–is Read More
One of our pet peeves during the Golden Globes was that they totally ignored The Muppets. No nomination for any of the original songs? Pshaw. We assumed someone in the Foreign Press Association had a problem with the liberal brainwashing of American children.
Fortunately, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had no such qualms.
In case you were living under a rock for the past month, the new Muppets movie is coming out this weekend. And boy, have those little felt feet been hitting the pavement hard. You need to look no further than Saturday Night Live opener with the movie’s star and writer, Jason Segel, for proof:
Look, we couldn’t be more psyched about the new Muppets movie. Everything we’ve seen so far about the film looks great — Jason Segel, musical numbers, tons of cameos and pop culture nods — it’s all there. But with the Muppets long history of pop culture parodies, we’re baffled as to why they chose The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to spoof in the latest trailer for The Muppets.
I Love You, Man
Running time 110 minutes
Written by Larry Levin and John Hamburg
Starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, J. K. Simmons, Jaime Pressly
For pure nausea, there’s a rudimentary horror masquerading as a gross-out comedy marketed for morons called I Love You, Man. Another brain-dead freak show about Read More
Whether it’s dual movies about giant asteroids hitting earth or a couple of television programs dealing with the inner workings of a late night sketch comedy show, we’re always up for a good Hollywood trend. While Entertainment Weekly has already gone ahead and proclaimed mall cops as the trend of 2009, we’ve actually Read More