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September 30, 2011 | BY GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
NOBODY need tell you that the cancer dramedy "50/50" was written by somebody who's had the disease. The movie is crammed with been-there details, foremost being a scene in a doctor's office when twenty-something Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) learns, from a robotic physician, that his nagging back pain is caused by a malignant spinal tumor. Not everybody gets Dr. Kildare. Some get Dr. Lecter. There is something despairingly true and funny about the way the stunned, disoriented Adam tries to make sense of the mumbled technical jargon.
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
IN "PINEAPPLE EXPRESS," Seth Rogen and James Franco angered a nasty drug lord and a corrupt policeman. With their upcoming movie "The Interview," due in October, they've ticked off Kim Jong Un . North Korea is warning that the release of the comedy about a plot to kill the country's dictator would be an "act of war. " If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
S ETH ROGEN hooked up with Wayne's own Abbi Jacobson , and they want you to watch. Comedic superstar Rogen confirmed that he is a love interest for Jacobson on her Comedy Central show, "Broad City. " He dropped the news while moderating a panel on the show at the New York Comedy Festival on Sunday night. The second season of "Broad City" premieres Jan. 14. At the fest, Rogen relayed a story about running into "Broad City" co-star Hannibal Buress , who gained attention for calling Bill Cosby a rapist during a recent Philly performance at the Trocadero.
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May 3, 2013
1"The Guilt Trip" Barbra Streisand proves mother knows best to suffering screen son Seth Rogen. (Universal) 2"Touch of Love 3D" Teaches the fine art of the sensual massage in graphic, greased-up detail. A 2D version is included and almost as eye-popping. She'll thank you in so many ways. (No Taboos Canal) 3"Magic Mike" Ladies Night out without the guilt! (Warner Bros.) 4Steve Tyrell "It's Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn" is a swell tribute to an utterly lovestruck composer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | Reprinted from Wednesday's editions. By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
  Alien invasion? Zombie attack? A massive, catastrophic earthquake? Nope, in This Is the End it really is the end - an old-fashioned, New Testament apocalypse, straight out of the Book of Revelation and happening right now, in plain sight of the Hollywood sign. But not to worry. "Who do they rescue first?" asks Jonah Hill, the Oscar-nominated thespian, trying to reassure his fellow real-life movie, TV, and music biz stars, all of whom have flocked to James Franco's new million-dollar digs for an unfortunately timed housewarming party.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2011
IN SARAH Polley's new comedic drama, Seth Rogen plays the loving husband of Michelle Williams, who becomes attracted to their neighbor, played by Luke Kirby. Sarah Silverman also stars. "It's a really interesting movie and a decidedly different type of movie than I usually do," Rogen said, "working with the type of people I don't typically work with. But I realized I approached the acting in the same way I approach everything. It didn't seem procedurally any different than any other movies I've made.
NEWS
June 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES - "Man of Steel" leaped over box-office expectations in a single weekend. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates yesterday. The retelling of Superman's backstory earned an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its domestic total to $125 million. The new take on Superman's origin also performed solidly overseas, earning $71.6 million from 24 territories, including the Philippines, India, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, where "Man of Steel" earned $17.1 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2011
YOU CAN RENT either "The Green Hornet" or "The Dilemma" this week, but if you rent both, you get enough laughs for one movie. "Hornet" is Michel Gondry's facetious take on the superhero genre, with Seth Rogen as the masked man, a playboy who decides to fight crime with the "help" of an Asian sidekick. Gondry's running joke is to have the sidekick be the actual brains/brawn of the operation. There are some inspired sequences (Rogen tries to master the gas gun), but the gags are stretched thin.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2011
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" marks the third entry in what we'll call Steve Carrell's Sad Sack Trilogy that also includes "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Date Night. " Now that Carrell is a full-time movie star, we hope he says au revoir to the déjà vu . HIS CHARACTER "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Sexually frustrated single man "Date Night": Sexually frustrated married man "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Sexually frustrated separated man FRIEND WHO ENCOURAGES SEXUAL ADVENTURE "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Romany Malco, Seth Rogen "Date Night": Mark Ruffalo "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Ryan Gosling UNEXPECTED CAMEO FROM A MUSICIAN "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Loudon Wainwright III "Date Night": will.i.am "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Josh Groban PHILLY CONNECTION "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Kevin Hart "Date Night": Tina Fey "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Kevin Bacon GAGS WITH A SHIRTLESS ACTOR "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Carrell gets his chest waxed "Date Night": Mark Wahlberg is consistently shirtless (not that there's anything wrong with that . . . )
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Daily News Staff Writer
IT'S EASY TO LOOK at "For a Good Time, Call . . . " as a disciple of last summer's blockbuster "Bridesmaids. " Both are bawdy romps putting female friendship on par with romantic love. But "Good Time" is a smaller story, buoyed not by slapstick and gross-out, but by quieter moments that are no less dirty than watching Melissa McCarthy poop in a sink. There's nothing new here about the characters or the basic arc: Uptight Lauren (co-writer Lauren Anne Miller) is forced to move into the outrageously gorgeous apartment of her college nemesis, the effervescent Katie (Ari Graynor)
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November 20, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
In "The Night Before," Seth Rogen attempts the first bros before ho, ho, hos comedy. He plays Isaac, who tries, along with high-school buddies Chris (Anthony Mackie) and Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), to maintain a fraying tradition of spending Christmas Eve together, though Isaac now has a family and Chris is a famous pro athlete. The odd dude out is Ethan, who has a botched music career and works on the fringes of the catering business, when he's not alone in his apartment moping about his breakup with Diana (Lizzy Kaplan)
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October 20, 2015 | Daily News
Cold enough for ya? More than our weather got chilly this weekend. The movies did, too. "Goosebumps," based on the semi-spooky kids' book series, went big at the box office, taking in $23.5 million in 3,501 theaters. The young-adult-appropriate horror movie froze out Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks with their Cold War-inspired "Bridge of Spies. " It skated past Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's "The Martian," and gave the cold shoulder to Guillermo del Toro's adult-level scary "Crimson Peak.
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October 16, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
STEVE JOBS' famous Reality Distortion Field, created by his feats of persuasive razzle dazzle, gets turned against him in the new movie bearing his name. The wacky, don't-call-it-a-biopic "Steve Jobs" creates a distortion field of its own - it's loosely based on Walter Isaacson's biography, but is obviously and flagrantly slippery in its use of facts. Even its casting is strange. Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Jobs and makes no attempt to mimic him, adding to a wave of dissent from This-Isn't-The-Real-Steve detractors.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
For years, Jason Segel has proved himself a reliably funny dude, a comic foil and sometimes-leading man in rom-coms, brom-coms, and a sitcom, too. Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, The Five-Year Engagement, and nine seasons' worth of the CBS hit How I Met Your Mother - the guy's comedy cred is without question. But Segel, like comic actors before him (Bill Murray and Robin Williams, to name two), was itching to try something different, something with more heft, more meaning.
NEWS
March 23, 2015 | By Francesca Serritella, For The Inquirer
My kids are fighting. They're not my kids. I should stop personifying them. My cat is being mean to my son. Sorry, my cat is being aggressive with my dog. As any parent knows, it's heartbreaking. It's keeping me up at night. Literally. This morning at 2:45 a.m., a cat yowl woke me up. I had to take Pip the dog into the bed for protective custody. It wasn't always like this. A year and a half ago, I borrowed Mimi from my mother to catch a mouse in my apartment.
NEWS
February 2, 2015
The wind is howling, but inside this coffeehouse on Christian Street, it's cozy, all the windows opaque with steam. One by one, the patrons - millennials who have staked out their tables with laptops - approach Abbi Jacobson to gush about how much they love her show, Broad City . "It's usually not like this," says the Main Line native, flustered by the processional. "Most places, I'm not recognized at all. " She'd better get used to the attention. Her anarchic Comedy Central series with Ilana Glazer is rapidly transitioning from cult favorite to prime-time sensation.
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December 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite all the hoopla, beyond the international scandal, the cyberattack on movie studio Sony by (maybe) North Korean-sponsored hackers, and the 9/11-style attack threats, Seth Rogen's The Interview , a satirical political thriller about a plot to assassinate North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un, is . . . crazy funny. Initially set to premiere on Christmas Day, The Interview , which stars James Franco as an American TV host tasked with assassinating Kim, was pulled by major theater chains following threats its screening would be met with terrorist attacks.
NEWS
December 20, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Thanks to Sony's quick and craven cancellation of its release of The Interview , the few critics who saw the movie in advance became not just the stiffs paid to watch this stuff, but also one of Hollywood's most exclusive audiences ever. So what did they think? Scott Foundas wrote in Variety that the film, which has drawn electronic attacks and threats tentatively linked to North Korea, is "about as funny as a communist food shortage, and just as protracted. " Referring to the coarse comedy favored by stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, Jordan Hoffman began his review in the Guardian by addressing "what's front and center on the screen: butts.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
DAN STERLING , "the guy that brought down Sony," is from West Philadelphia. So wrote 24/7 Molly Eichel on philly.com yesterday. Sterling, you see, is the fella who wrote "The Interview," the film at the center of the Sony hacking scandal. The movie, which now may never be seen, stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as TV journalists tasked with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un . Sony canceled the theatrical release after hacker group Guardians of Peace threatened an attack on theaters screening the film.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
SONY SCHMARONY. This week, when celeb watchers weren't obsessing over Amy Pascal , James Franco , Seth Rogen , Kevin Hart and the guy who played Spider-Man, we were ogling mysterious Jennifer Lawrence associate Justin Riblet , without knowing who he was. Turns out, he's Philly's own hometown hero. Sorta. J-Law and J-Rib turned heads a few days ago when he accompanied her to LAX. Wonderers speculated whether he could be a romantic liaison. Wonderers wondered wrong.
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