TRAILER: Where The Wild Things Are

My good friend Tiara, just alerted me to a new movie coming out in October that we should all be excited about...Where The Wild Things Are.

Sound familiar? Well it should! It's based on the beloved children's classic by Maurice Sendak. Check it out!

LINK: Where The Wild Things Be At And Whatnot


I cannot wait for this movie. (Tentative release date of June 19.) I think it'll be quite funny judging by the new trailer. Michael Cera is one of my favorite newcomers at the moment so you know he'll be good. And who's that I see...Paul Rudd~how ironic!

Here are the other spots that have been released for this film.

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INTERVIEW: I Love You, Man

Hilarious interview with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel talking with National Lampoon's Matt Zaller for the film I Love You, Man. Three minutes of fart noises followed by a minute of "bro-ing" out. It'll give you a hint of what to expect~lol.

(Advance) MOVIE REVIEW: I Love You, Man

The love is mutual.

When I first heard of this movie I was reminded of the snappy new word that has entered into our daily vocabulary and thus become a major selling point of this film. The key slang term of course being “bromance.”

I thought to myself, oh boy this is going to be another one of those lame-o frat guy flicks for sure. Then I saw the trailer and it looked rather promising. Then I actually watched the film. And it totally exceeded my expectations!

I Love You, Man is not just a hilarious movie; it’s actually a decently written one too.

It’s smart, it’s clever, it’s witty…it’s got great dynamic acting on both the parts of Paul Rudd and Jason Segel…it’s just totally worth seeing. Plus it doesn’t rely too heavily on the overly predictable gay jokes one would expect to carry it through either. Not to say they aren’t in there, but there are some scenes that are just downright hysterical because of the performances delivered by these two very funny actors.

I have to admit that I’ve never seen anything prior to this that Rudd or Segel were in, so I don’t know if this is how they usually are, yet the characters they play in this movie have great chemistry and work so well together.

Some of the best lines come from the awkward bits of dialogue shared between the two, especially when Peter Klaven (Rudd’s character) is trying so desperately to fit in and act cool in the hopes of impressing his new friend Sydney (played by Segel).

For instance, Peter will go on and on, interjecting little bits under his breath to try and make up for his blundered “hip talk” of a few moments ago. Compared to the naturally cool Sydney, Peter’s so nervous he just fumbles wherever possible, which makes it so endearing and funny to watch.

Another great comedic moment delivered by Rudd is when he’s doing impressions of foreign accents. (I can totally relate to this.) His character butchers them to the point of non-recognition and ends up sounding so far removed it just sounds silly. Or as Peter’s fiancĂ© (played by Rashida Jones) says, “why are you talking like a leprechaun?”

Unfortunately, the first 20-30 minutes were rather slow for my liking and had me worried that this film would be nothing more than mediocre. But once Jason Segel’s character entered into the mix, it was like the movie got hit with a shot of comedic cocaine and the movie instantly grew ten times more funny, holding on to that humorous high, straight through to the end.

Very funny stuff. Go see it. You’ll love it too…man.

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A few things worth watching.

But I would suggest averting your eyes for the plethora of peen presented. Just for those who may not be familiar with the graphic novel, which this film is based on, the story is very dark, violent, and sprinkled with tons of nudity (sorry guys, there’s more male than female nudity in this one).

But fellas, don’t let it deter you, Watchmen really is a decent film, just not one I think I’ll be watching over and over again for two reasons.

One, it’s long (like this review). And two, the ending is bizarre.

Not the worst ending, just unsettling. And not one I was expecting by any means, especially in a genre where good usually triumphs evil no questions asked.

Aside from the big blue dude (AKA Dr. Manhattan) showing off his junk at every turn, the ending definitely took me by surprise and left me with an awkward moment to reflect on what just occurred. I wasn’t sure if I was to be happy or sad really. You’ll understand what I mean if you see it.

Now I never read the book, so experiencing this story was the first time I was subjected to the dark universe of the Watchmen. And dark it was! From what was explained to me from another reader, the book is pretty violently to begin with, but the movie kicks that violence up another notch.

Some pretty brutal scenes are added in that will make you squirm, but all in all the cinematography is quite attractive and can be appreciated in the midst of such a dismal environment.

A perfect example of this great camera work is in the scene where the crime-fighter Rorschach follows the 4-foot tall Big Figure (played by Philly’s own Danny Woodburn) into a prison bathroom stall. The bathroom door swings open and closed as an angry Rorschach slowly backs Big Figure into the corner, yet the swinging entryway only shows glimpses of the little man’s impending doom…the end result you never see.

Kudos to the director, Zack Snyder, for adding in shots like this that weren’t necessarily in the book, but make a great addition to a very cool story.

But speaking of this Rorschach character (played terrifically by Jackie Earle Haley), the way they animated his mask was by far the best special effect in the whole movie I thought. The face constantly evolves into a different image (in the style of the famous Rorschach test) that constantly changes depending on his mood. Very impressive.

So essentially, Watchmen is worth checking out at least once. You may love it enough to watch over and over, especially if you’re a fan of the book. Or you may hate it if you’re a fan of the book. But being just your average movie-goer (yet a fan of comics in general) I enjoyed it for what it was. A different, unique perspective on what it means to be a “hero” or “watchman” in a world that may not necessarily appreciate it.

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