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THE NIGHT BEFORE (2015): New Comedy Starring Seth Rogen & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Night Before (2015), Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie
The Night Before (2015), Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie

The latest trailer for Seth Rogen’s new film, The Night Before is here…

Directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Seth Rogen, Antony mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Kaplan and Jillian Bell, of course it’s a comedy and I already can’t wait. 

I’m just glad that as far as I can tell from the trailer, I can’t see any reason why Sony would have to pull out of releasing this one (fingers crossed).

Release Date (s): November 2oth, 2015 (UK), December 4th, 2015 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

G

THE INTERVIEW (2014): When It’s Meant To Be…

The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco
The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco

Despite the hackers, I’ve watched Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview and had a great time. I particularly loved the scenes with Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) and his Korean accent.

The Interview (2014), Randall Park,
The Interview (2014), Randall Park,

Fans of the lead Actor’s (Rogen and Franco’s) long standing movie bromance are bound to be very happy indeed. Especially if they accept that Franco’s character is really supposed to be that dim. Otherwise, like myself at first, Franco’s Dave Skylark may seem a tad over the top.

Rogen, Franco, Randall Park, Diana Bang and Lizzy Caplan all play their parts beautifully – along with some welcome surprise appearances from Franco and Rogen’s famous friends.

The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco, Diana Bang
The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco, Diana Bang

Having already paid the film my full attention and had fun, in true movie fan style, The Interview will now be one of those movies I have playing in the  background (nstead of music) as I do other things.

Happy The Interview 🙂

G

THE INTERVIEW (2014): Why Does It feel like Hackers Just Stole my Christmas Present?

The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco
The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco

First the New York city premier of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s film, The Interview (2014) was cancelled. Now Sony confirms that the film has been pulled from overall release, thanks to a threat of terror upon cinema goers from the hackers responsible for a cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

People are talking about how outrageous it is that Sony would bow down to threats of terror and what all this means for freedom of expression. It isn’t great. But the overall answer seems simple to me. I doubt that Sony had any plans to cancel release… until the top three cinema chains in the U.S. pulled out of showing the films at all.

Without the necessary distribution network in place, there isn’t much choice. Maybe things would have been different if Sony had their own chain of cinemas.

As a massive movie fan and an advocate of the comedic work of Rogen and Franco, I’m hugely disappointed. Somehow though, I get the feeling that this is not the end of The Interview. As Judd Apatow put it…

“This only guarantees that this movie will be seen by more people on earth than it would have before. Legally or illegally all will see it.”

With that note…

Happy The Interview, someway, somehow 🙂

G

Updates:

Sony will release The Interview online

More detail on the decision for non-release BBC Entertainment & Arts News.

THE INTERVIEW (2014): The Rogen Franco Bromance Continues

The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco
The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco

Seth Rogen and James Franco are two filmmakers I really appreciate.

The Interview (2014) is their latest work – and the trailer…?

May their partnership thrive always.

Happy The Interview 🙂

G

SETH ROGEN’S This Is The End (2013). Funny? YES!

This is The End (2013), Seth Rogen, James Franco
This is The End (2013), Seth Rogen, James Franco

I learned today that two close friends of mine do not find Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is The End (2013) particularly funny. After getting over the initial shock and coming to terms with their revelation, I made an effort to understand by running through the possible reasonable explanations:

  1. They haven’t watched or enjoyed Pineapple Express (2008), Superbad (2007) Knocked Up (2007) or other great comedies by Rogen and Goldberg.
  2. They must not have been in the right frame of mind to properly appreciate the greatness of the movie. I mean, I do believe that you have to be ‘in the mood’ for certain kinds of films (comedy, drama, action, etc.) in order to get the best out of them.
  3. They were too tired to pay due attention.

Well, apparently none of the above explanations were correct. I was therefore left with the only possible answer. Something is very wrong with both my friends, which then means that trying to make further sense of the situation would be a royal waste of my time.

In passing the question off to you, what do you think? Did you find This Is The End funny or am I the crazy one. Caveat: I know I’m not really crazy since the film was quite the success. However, I thought it would be nice to ask, nonetheless.

Happy Film Loving

G