I’m a survivor of the 1980s. I was there. I had the clothes and the cassettes and the terrible taste in television — and so I do remember the goofy-ass “cops in high school” program known as 21 Jump Street. An early success for the Fox network, the show featured Johnny Depp, Richard Grieco, and several other actors I don’t remember at all, and… Continue reading Brand New Trailer for '21 Jump Street' is ... Kinda Funny!
Remember back in the early ’90s when Sean Young famously tried to convince the producers Of Batman Returns she should play Catwoman by dressing up as Catwoman and making an awkward show of it only to end up convincing producers everywhere that she was a crazy person who was difficult to work with? Of course you do, that’s a special kind of awkward not easily forgotten.
Well now Sean Young is… Continue reading Afternoon Filler: Sean Young on Letterman Awkwardly Asking for a Job, The 'Up' House Air-lifted IRL, and a Funny Dog
Jason Segel’s Jeff is a slacker mooch. He’s thirty; he’s never left home, never dated after high school, and spends all of his time as a toilet Jungian getting high, watching infomercials, and trying to find meaning in his life because “Everyone and everything is interconnected in this universe.” The guy’s a mess, but… Continue reading 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' TIFF Review: Jason Segel + Duplass Brothers = A Wildly Funny Quest for Meaning
Norwegian neighbors get cozy, romantic relationships are examined, and a stand-up comedian enjoys a standout weekend, all in this week’s column.
Pick of the Week
Bearing in mind that I haven’t seen any of the films opening in limited release this weekend, my pick is Happy, Happy, a film about life, love, romance, and sex involving two neighboring couples in Norway. I have
Comedy fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this weekend’s ’30 Minutes or Less,’ starring Jesse Eisenberg as a hapless pizza-delivery boy who gets sucked into an elaborate and dangerous plot when he is kidnapped by two inept criminals and forced to rob a bank for them while wearing a bomb strapped to his chest. With the help of his best friend, he must somehow pull off the… Continue reading The Director of '30 Minutes or Less' Addresses His Funny Take on the Grisly True Story