All posts tagged "Seth Rogen"

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Steve Jobs

    Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will...

  • News
    2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominations: “Guardians,” “Fault” and “Neighbors” Lead The Pack With 7 Noms Each

    Beginning today, fans can cast their votes for their favorites at MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 11. Voting...

  • Film Reviews
    Film Review: The Interview (★★★)

    The film North Korea doesn’t want you to see as well as the one that Sony Pictures...

  • Article
    From Hack to Flak, Sony’s Plight and Filmmakers’ Rights

    Opinion: By now, most people have heard that North Korea is responsible for the hacking of Sony...

  • News
    Seth Rogen could co-star as Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale’s Steve Jobs

    Just like Jonah Hill received his first Academy Award nomination for co-starring opposite an A-lister in a...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Red Band Trailer for ‘The Interview’

    Despite the whole “North Korea thinks this is an act of war and covert terrorism” thing, Evan...

  • News
    Vince Vaughn could be a ‘Bad Politician’

    Here’s a comedy that I think could actually turn out to be really funny (sadly, that’s a...

  • News
    Sony Pictures to alter controversial comedy ‘The Interview’

    I never like to see a cinematic vision get compromised, especially when it’s something rather high concept...

  • News
    Lizzy Caplan to co-star with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in their X-Mas movie

    One of my favorite films a few years back happened to be 50/50, a dramedy that starred...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Watch the First Trailer for ‘The Interview’ with Seth Rogen and James Franco

    After showing that he could direct (or at least co-direct) last year with This is the End,...

  • Film Reviews
    Neighbors (★★★)

    There haven’t been too many overtly hilarious comedies so far in 2014, but we’ve finally got one...

  • News
    ’50/50′ Trio – Gordon-Levitt, Rogen, and Jonathan Levine To Reunite

    One of my favorite films of 2011 was the cancer comedy 50/50. I’d already been a fan...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Watch the First Trailer for ‘Neighbors’ starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron

    It’s been a running joke from SXSW on the podcast about Zac Efron being the best actor,...

  • Article
    Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

    Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait...

  • Film Reviews
    This is the End (***½)

    Most of the time when discussing actors who make the transition to directing, writers like myself tend to focus on the dramas that the actors were a part of and the A-list directors they worked under/learned from. We very rarely bring up the comedy side of things, but man oh man does...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

    Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide release in January.  It’s a pretty strong week in terms of variety, with Judd Apatow’s latest, This Is 40, foreign drama powerhouse, Amour,and Walter Salles’ adaptation...

  • Film Reviews
    The Guilt Trip (**½)

    I’m sure I’m hardly the only one who never expected to see Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand share the silver screen, but that’s just what they do in ‘The Guilt Trip’, a harmless comedy that mostly works due to the chemistry of the pair. There’s not a whole lot to love here,...

  • Editor
    This is 40 (***)

    Something has happened to Judd Apatow since he busted onto the scene with The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005).  Apatow has never had a real problem with entertaining and his writing has always been at the very least average to say the least if at times juvenile or unfocused.  In his newest...

  • Film Reviews
    Snippet Reviews

    Cloud Atlas (***½) Simply put, Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas is an allegory about love, freedom, and the connectivity of the human spirit throughout all of time, space, and everything in between. But there is nothing simple about this film – this challengingly ambitious and wildly intrepid film –...

  • Article
    Script Review: This is 40

    Once upon a time at The Awards Circuit (and even before then when we were still called The Oscar Igloo) we put out Script Reviews on a decently consistent basis. Things have slowed down a lot in that regard over the last year or two, but I’m back again this season with...

  • Article
    Ten Films by Ten Women Directors

    With the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Sarah Polley’s second directorial feature, Take This Waltz, the Canadian-born writer/director builds upon the promising foundation of her filmmaking career. Polley follows up her acclaimed and Oscar-nominated debut, Away from Her (2006), with a simply honest portrayal of a woman’s struggle to fill the gaps in...

  • Film Reviews
    For a Good Time, Call… (**½)

    Despite an intriguing hook and certain scenes that suggest a zany potential, the raunchy female-centric comedy ‘For a Good Time, Call…’ can’t manage to be near the level of something like ‘Bridesmaids’. To be fair, it’s far better than something like ‘The Sweetest Thing’ and I laughed quite a bit here, but...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “It’s the time of the season”

    The second half of the year is upon us.  The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike.  Our John Foote will be in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike.  There is a very unclear...

  • Film Reviews
    The Watch (**)

    A nightwatchman gets skinned alive and obliterated at a Costco in a suburban town and store manager Evan (Ben Stiller) assembles a neighborhood watch group to find his co-worker’s killer in The Watch, a science-fiction/comedy which, in fits and starts, is an amusing movie. Proudly crude and vulgar, The Watch tells an...

  • Film Reviews
    Take this Waltz (**)

    Sarah Polley’s first feature film as a director, Away from Her (2007) was an extraordinary work, a startling love story but also a brilliant character study about a couple over sixty dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Julie Christie gave the performance of her career as Fiona, a proud woman descending into the nightmare...