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MID90S (2018): New Trailer From Director Jonah Hill, Starring Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Jerrod Carmichael, Sunny Suljic…

Mid90s (2018), Sunny Suljic
Mid90s (2018), Sunny Suljic

Written / directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s is a new comedy about an LA based boy growing up in the 90s.

The film’s key cast includes Katherine WaterstonJerrod Carmichael, Lucas HedgesSunny Suljic…

I can’t really say that what’s shown in this trailer speaks to my ‘growing up in the 90’s’ experience (except for some of the iconography). Nevertheless, as a fan of all of Hill’s previous comedy work, it would be silly not to give this movie a chance.

I have three main hopes post trailer viewing. Firstly that I won’t miss the Superbad (2007) vibe. Second, I hope that I won’t be wishing for Hill to be a key cast member and last but not least, my fingers are crossed that the finished product will make me laugh more than this trailer did. Especially since I’m thinking that Mid90s should probably be classified as a drama / comedy at this point.

Alexa Demie, Di Vinci SanTana and Margaret Newborn also star.

Mid90s Release Dates: October 19th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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NEIGHBORS 2 – SORORITY RISING: The Thing I Liked…

Neighbors 2 - Sorority Rising (2016), Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne
Neighbors 2 – Sorority Rising (2016), Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne

I remember watching Neighbors (2014) and not liking it enough to write anything meaningful. I wasn’t in love with the Neighbors 2 – Sorority Rising trailer either at first, but it grew on me after a week.

Fast forward to now having seen the sequel, the film suffers from the dreaded sequel disease of repetition. Though certainly not to the levels that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 did this year, suffer it certainly does. As per the original movie, this one too was directed by Nicholas Stoller.

None of the performances by the stars including Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco or Chloë Grace Moretz were bad. I just wasn’t much amused. In fact I’m quite certain that most of my laughing happened during the Neighbors 2 trailer.

Neighbors 2 - Sorority Rising (2016), Chloë Grace Moretz
Neighbors 2 – Sorority Rising (2016), Chloë Grace Moretz

Try as I must, I managed to find something I enjoyed about the movie and that is the message(s) at the end – however forced they may have felt.

From here on, the Neighbors 2 experience is going to be placed firmly behind me. especially  as I get busy re-watching my favourite of Rogen’s work;  Pineapple Express (2008), This Is The End (2013) and The Interview (2014). There’s also the wonderfully inappropriate Sausage Party (2016) to get excited and hopeful about.

I’m starting to wonder why it is that I seem to find myself enjoying Rogen’s Newer work less and less. I wasn’t even able to make it through the first third of The Night Before (2015) before needing to bail because I didn’t buy into any of the character’s actions. Am I simply getting too old and therefore no longer the target market? Have I watched so many of his movies / movies in general that very little is new to me any more? Has my taste simply changed…?

All I know at this point is that whatever the answer, thank goodness for the early work.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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