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's … Continue reading Sausage Party
Release: Friday, November 13, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Tess Morris Directed by: Ben Palmer Man Up plays out like the self-help book on dating that you never knew you needed. Or wanted. It's a romantic comedy where the romance is neither obnoxious nor saccharine and where not everyone is all LOL-ing up in your face because they're … Continue reading Man Up
Release: Friday, August 14, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Guy Ritchie; Lionel Wigram Directed by: Guy Ritchie In The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the stylish new action comedy from Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill looks short compared to Armie Hammer. So I had to go look up the listed height of his less debonair co-star. Hammer stands a towering 6'5". . … Continue reading The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Seth MacFarlane; Alec Sulkin; Wellesley Wild Directed by: Seth MacFarlane Ted 2 turns out to be ridiculous, which in itself is ridiculous. . .because it's ridiculous to think the first was ridiculous enough to justify something ridiculous like a sequel. Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed stuffed teddy is growing up in the follow-up to … Continue reading Ted 2
Release: Friday, February 13, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Jemaine Clement; Taika Waititi Directed by: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi It's once again cool to bust out your vampire get-up for the next Halloween party because these guys have just made being an ugly, putrefying member of the undead so totally hip. Even I, one of Dracula's biggest naysayers, wants … Continue reading What We Do in the Shadows
Release: Friday, February 13, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Matthew Vaughn; Jane Goldman Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Thuffering thuccotash, itth Thamuel L. Jackthon! Again! For those bothering to thtick with me through this review, be advised that one of the most prolific black actors of all time is the height of the appeal of Kingsman: The Secret Service. It's … Continue reading Kingsman: The Secret Service
Release: Friday, July 11, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As much a gorgeous postcard from the Icelandic coast, Land Ho! also serves as a warm, sentimental comedy about taking advantage of time we can almost measure out in handfuls. In a perpetual disappearing act, it is a hell of a precious thing. Fittingly, this neat and trim 90-minute package is … Continue reading Land Ho!
Release: Friday, July 25, 2014 [Theater] I think everyone who sees this one ought to go out and show their support by buying a Dwayne 'Hercules' Johnson action-hero figurine, complete with brown undies and epic flowing hair and redonkulous chest-piece. I don't care what it takes, just get it done: "Hey kids, get in the van 'cuz we're going … Continue reading Hercules
Release: Friday, August 1, 2014 [Theater] I wish I could say I am hooked on this feeling, but I'm not high on believing that indifference is what I should be feeling right now. Especially for a movie that hasn't even made it through opening weekend, yet is already being touted as Marvel's masterpiece. At the very least, such … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy
Release: Friday, May 30, 2014 (limited) [Theater] The theater where I went to see this film didn't serve nearly the appropriate amount of my favorite lager. They also failed to carry appropriate beer-drinking mugs. So, making do with what I had, I found myself toasting the events on screen with a luke-warm plastic cup filled with a … Continue reading The Grand Seduction