Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

2014’s Neighbors was a pleasant surprise. It was raunchy and edgy without ever being mean-spirited or unpleasant. Not an easy task for a movie-going public that continually wants to see the bar raised on how far comedies are willing to go. As popular as the film was, it seems highly… Continue reading

The Interview (2014)

The Interview (2014)

It would seem nearly impossible to discuss The Interview without addressing the bizarre circumstances leading up to its release. On December 17, 2014, Sony announced that the film would not be released in the wake of the Sony hack and subsequent 9/11-esque threats for violence issued by the hackers (believed… Continue reading

The Green Hornet (2011)

The Green Hornet (2011)

The Green Hornet represents a pretty big shot in the arm to the recent crop of self-serious superhero films. While those films like reflect on the problems of the times, The Green Hornet is really only interested in having fun, satirizing the genre, and packing in plenty of over-the-top action.… Continue reading

Observe and Report (2009)

Observe and Report (2009)

Here’s the simplest way to put it: if you liked the over-the-top, brutal finale of Pineapple Express, you’ll most likely find yourself enjoying Observe and Report, a file that is plenty mean-spirited in its own right. Sometimes aiming for straight gross-out gags and other times targeting oddly-timed and prolonged verbal… Continue reading

Knocked Up (2007)

Knocked Up (2007)

Writer/Director Judd Apatow may just save the R-rated comedy yet. Between this and The 40-Year-Old Virgin he has proven himself to be the go-to guy for uproarious, thought provoking comedies with real characters. Even more dazzling is the fact he can achieve such emotion without sacrificing the kind of lewd… Continue reading

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

How many times have we seen this movie now? The old slacker friend moves in with his recently married/successful friend for hijinks and a moral lesson. Is this really the best entertainment Hollywood has to offer for a peak mid-summer release? You, Me and Dupree sloshes through 108 minutes of… Continue reading