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New Trailer: The Big Sick – Official Trailer #1

THE BIG SICK || Silicon Valley star and stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani makes his writing debut, alongside his wife¬†Emily V. Gordon, with this dark comedy about their real-life meet cute, titled The Big Sick. Kumail also stars in the leading role, basically playing himself as a Pakistani aspiring stand-up comedian from a traditional Muslim-American family. With his family still believing in arranged marriages and … Read More New Trailer: The Big Sick – Official Trailer #1

Quick Review: Funny People (2009)

FUNNY PEOPLE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 24, 2012 “Funny People” marks one of Adam Sandler’s best and most mature roles in his career. He develops a character that not only plays close to the chest, a swan song of sorts, but evokes a rare emotional attachment for one of his characters. Laced through the girthy runtime is strong humor, with an unbeatable ensemble cast of … Read More Quick Review: Funny People (2009)


For Your Consideration 2012: This Is 40

Another release focusing mainly on garnering Golden Globes attention, Judd Apatow has only ever witnessed Academy Awards glory last year with a nomination for writing on “Bridesmaids”. Not to say this couldn’t be his year, but “This Is 40” just doesn’t appear strong enough to hack up against the competition. I’d be very surprised to see this film come up with any Oscar nominations. … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: This Is 40

New Trailer: The Five-Year Engagement – Official Red Band Trailer

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT / All the right pieces are in place. Nicholas Stoller, director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, delivers his first real romantic comedy. Jason Segal returns to work with Stoller, taking on somewhat of a more mature role than we are used to from him. The gorgeous Emily Blunt does what she does best, looking the part … Read More New Trailer: The Five-Year Engagement – Official Red Band Trailer

Movie Review: Bridesmaids (2011)

BRIDESMAIDS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 19, 2011 I was not a massive fan of “Bridesmaids” after my initial viewing. Partial blame rests on the hype surrounding the film after its opening weekend. , The female-written, Judd Apatow-produced film was billed as the funniest comedy of the year, and it could not live up to that. Seven months later, after the hype died down, I saw … Read More Movie Review: Bridesmaids (2011)


For Your Consideration 2011: “Bridesmaids”

As much as I admire the women that made “Bridesmaids” possible, a Judd Apatow produced comedy has little to no possibility of being nominated for an Academy Award. The fact that it is being considered is grounds enough impressive, but a comedy at the Oscars is very rare.¬† I can maybe justify the screenplay gaining a nomination simply because it was very well written, … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Bridesmaids”