Paul Blart.. meet Travis Bickle…
Observe and Report
Movie Review by Lon Lopez
Jody Hill likes his men macho. Well, he likes his protagonists macho… and delusional. As a director, Hill has made a living of telling the story of blowhard, testosterone meat heads with their heads so far up their own asses they have no clue how the real world works (i.e.: The Foot Fist Way, HBO’s Eastbound and Down). Hill likes to explore similar themes in his films such as vanity and vulnerability, pride and shallowness, regret and redemption. In doing so though, he creates movies that are peeks behind the curtain of many a façade in American life. It’s almost like he picks the most douchey of people and then tries to write a compelling film around their sad and pathetic lives. And if he did just that, it might just come off mean, but Hill does one better, he humanizes all of his subjects and creates honest comedy from real pain. Hill’s new film, Observe and Report starring Seth Rogen, continues the trend, telling the story of a bi-polar mall security guard who’s heading towards some dark days.
by Lon Lopez
If you find yourself laughing at Pineapple Express, it’s probably because you really want to like this movie. I mean what’s not to like? Pineapple Express, yet another Team Apatow production stars comedy darling Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Super Bad) and teen dream James Franco (Spiderman, Flyboys) in a funny movie about smoking pot. On paper, that’s a deal I’d sign for sure, in reality however, Pineapple Express is far from the Icky Sticky and more like a bad case of stinkweed.
The SuperBad Experience
Superbad Comic Con Exclusive Premiere Review by Lon Lopez I want it to be known that since the first minute I saw the first trailer for Super Bad, that I immediately wanted to see it. I’m a sucker for the teen comedy, but I’m even more of a sucker for a Judd Apatow teen comedy. […]
Super Bad? More like Super GOOD!
SuperBad Movie Review by Lon Lopez Ladies and Gentlemen, the teen comedy is back. What’s that you’re saying? You thought it was already back with the string of teen movies where a girl might be “all that” or a guy might just hump a pie? Unfortunately my friend, you were duped. Those were some square’s […]