Sausage Party

Release: Friday, August 12, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Seth Rogen; Evan Goldberg; Kyle Hunter; Ariel Shaffir Directed by: Greg Tiernan; Conrad Vernon Sausage Party represents Seth Rogen’s strongest screenwriting effort since Superbad. It’s been even longer since he’s been this charming in a lead role as well, and he plays a six-inch-long frankfurter. Or sausage, wiener, whatever. He’sContinue reading “Sausage Party”

The BFG

Release: Friday, July 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Melissa Mathison Directed by: Steven Spielberg Great Gallywampers and fiddly tweezlesticks, I is very pleased indeed that Steven Spielberg has delivered the goodles in his very first venture into Roald Dahl‘s brilliant imagurnation. The BFG is breathtaker beautiful, and not just thanks to its scrumptioutious imagery, neither. It recalls the warminess andContinue reading “The BFG”

TBT: Superbad (2007)

Time to break out your favorite JanSport backpack, No.2 pencils and loose leaf notebook paper boys and girls, because it’s once again time to go back to hell school in this second edition of Throwback to School September. (Catchy phrase, right?) Fortunately in this world, all you’ll really need is a backpack to throw inContinue reading “TBT: Superbad (2007)”

Trainwreck

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Amy Schumer Directed by: Judd Apatow So I’m wondering if it’s some weird coincidence I’m listening to some softcore R&B while trying to decide whether Trainwreck‘s sappy or touching. There were some parts in this movie that were less than . . . . . . . . . . .Continue reading “Trainwreck”

Inside Out

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Pete Docter; Meg LeFauve; Josh Cooley Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen Spoiler alert: Inside Out is an emotional rollercoaster. Now that we’ve cleared that up, here’s another kicker: it’s being extremely well-received. But you probably already know that. Pixar’s latest can’t escape comparisons to the studio’s paragons of theContinue reading “Inside Out”

The Skeleton Twins

Release: Friday, September 12, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Craig Johnson; Mark Heyman Directed by: Craig Johnson Sniffle. It’s just so sad, you guys — these SNL kids are all growing up. . . ! Back in February I would not have looked at Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig — deserving as they are of their own vehicle — asContinue reading “The Skeleton Twins”

The To Do List

Release: Friday, July 26, 2013 [Theater] Finally, another movie to showcase Aubrey Plaza’s ridiculous shpiel. Or however you spell that word — gee, it’s about as awkward to spell as Plaza’s mannerisms have been irresistible. From a quieter role in The Office spin-off (coughrip-off cough) Parks & Rec, to her winning performance in the spectacular and charminglyContinue reading “The To Do List”