Reviews

‘Get Him to the Greek’ Review (****)

Saturday, June 5, 2010
‘Get Him to the Greek’ Review (****)

Get Him to the Greek is a road trip movie featuring a satirical look at the music business, male bonding, and wild antics. While not as enjoyable as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Greek is the summer's funniest adventure. »

Carell and Fey Lead Stellar Cast in Funny ‘Date Night’ (****)

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Carell and Fey Lead Stellar Cast in Funny ‘Date Night’ (****)

Date Night melds the domestic and action comedy genres to good effect, relying on the chemistry of it's stars and wise casting choices, rather than a tight script. If you like either Carell or Fey you'll more than get your money's worth, and there's certainly enough action and emotion for either side of the... »

‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Crosses Genres (***)

Saturday, March 27, 2010
‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Crosses Genres (***)

Take one part male-bonding in Old School and 80's nostalgia in The Wedding Singer and put them together with some faces familiar to both genres and you'll have Hot Tub Time Machine. The film has funny moments, but ultimately leans far too much on it's stars. »

‘She’s Out of My League’ Brings the Funny (3/5 Stars)

Saturday, March 13, 2010
‘She’s Out of My League’ Brings the Funny (3/5 Stars)

It doesn't take a genius to take one look at the trailer for She's Out of My League and think that this is a paint-by-numbers romantic comedy with raunchy tendencies. But you still might have a good time. »

‘Couples Retreat’ More than Worth a Second Look on Home Video

Sunday, February 7, 2010
‘Couples Retreat’ More than Worth a Second Look on Home Video

Vince Vaughn's fall 2009 ensemble comedy Couples Retreat is hitting home video this week and offers an opportunity to catch-up with a film that didn't catch fire among hardcore Frat Pack fans but should have. »

‘Zombieland’ is the Funniest Film of the Year (****)

Saturday, October 3, 2009
‘Zombieland’ is the Funniest Film of the Year (****)

Zombieland is a clever mix of horror and comedy that should please fans of both genres. Featuring a career-defining lead role by Woody Harrelson, Zombieland is the funniest film of the year. »

‘Extract’ is Worth a Taste (***)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
‘Extract’ is Worth a Taste (***)

If Office Space put the average worker in the limelight as the protagonist, Mike Judge’s new film Extract instead focuses on the plight of the small business owner. Though workplace humor is similar territory for Judge, the twist in perspective and a new crew of wacky characters makes Extract well worth giving a try. »

‘The Goods’ is… Just Okay (***)

Saturday, August 15, 2009
‘The Goods’ is… Just Okay (***)

Anchored by a strong leading man in Jeremy Piven, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard unfortunately has too many things going on to be considered to anything but an interesting and amusing effort. Frat Pack fans will enjoy great performances from Kathryn Hahn, David Koechner, and Rob Riggle. »

‘Paper Heart’ Blends Truth, Fiction (****)

Sunday, August 9, 2009
‘Paper Heart’ Blends Truth, Fiction (****)

Charlyne Yi claims she has no idea what true love is, so she goes on a road-trip with a documentary crew to learn more about the subject. Along the way, Yi begins dating Michael Cera and the focus of the film turns inward as the crew begins to stress out the young couple. »

Apatow’s ‘Funny People’ Shows Us the Dark Side of Comedy (****)

Sunday, August 2, 2009
Apatow’s ‘Funny People’ Shows Us the Dark Side of Comedy (****)

Judd Apatow's third film finds the prolific writer/director/producer get a little more serious, but still retaining the same sophomoric charm that makes this a highly-anticipated comedic release. »