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AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020): The Things I Liked…

An American Pickle (2020), Seth Rogen
An American Pickle (2020), Seth Rogen

I started watching the new Seth Rogen movie, An American Pickle with the knowledge that I’d need to have an open mind. Especially since the premise suggests that a human being can be preserved in a pickling solution, and wake up one hundred years later, minus any physical or mental deficits. I accepted this perfectly silly premise in exchange for some laughs.

The good news is that I did laugh a few times. The not so great news is that I lost a fair amount of faith in proceedings when quite early on, a key event takes place rather loudly, yet the many characters who were in close proximity apparently did not notice a thing. As disappointed as I was by this event, I didn’t stop watching director Brandon Trost’s movie because it had made me laugh almost right away. I, therefore, hoped that more funny moments would come, and they did. However, that doesn’t mean I could escape how hollow the whole experience of An American Pickle had started to feel.

In addition to the humour, the other element I enjoyed is how well Rogen playing two characters who interact with each other turned out.

The humour in An American Pickle may well be your kind of humour. In which case, give it a chance. Just remember that you’ll need to suspend your disbelief completely and utterly.

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AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020): New Trailer From Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Sean Whalen…

An American Pickle (2020), Seth Rogen
An American Pickle (2020), Seth Rogen

Read my spoiler-free movie review of An American Pickle 2020).


Starring Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook and Sean Whalen, An American Pickle is a new Brandon Trost directed comedy about Herschel, an immigrant who works at a pickle factory.

After an unfortunate accident, Herschel, is preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn, New York.

I’m always ready for a new Rogen comedy. Always ready! And this certainly looks just like the kind of silliness I’ve been needing. Plus it’s set in New York.

I’m even more interested since Rogen is playing two characters. The last time I saw that executed well was in Tom Hardy’s Legend (2015).

Jorma Taccone, Joanna Adler, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Geoffrey Cantor, David Mattey, Charles Rogers, Kevin O’Rourke, Eliot Glazer and Adam Ratcliffe also star.

An American Pickle Release Dates: August 6th, 2020 (US)…

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GOOD BOYS (2019): New Trailer From Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon…

Good Boys (2019), Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Universal Pictures
Good Boys (2019), Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Universal Pictures

In new comedy Good Boys, three sixth grade boys (11 / 12 year olds) ditch school and embark on an adventure that involves carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to get home in time for their first kissing party.

Directed and co-written by Gene Stupnitsky, Good Boys is co-produced by Seth Rogen and stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon…

As a fan of Rogen and Superbad (2007), I simply have to watch this one. I’m just hoping that this long three minute trailer didn’t show too many of the jokes.

Midori Francis, Enid-Raye Adams, Chance Hurstfield, Millie Davis, Benita Ha, Lina Renna and Vicky Lambert also star.

Good Boys Release Dates: August 16th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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LONG SHOT (2019): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, Alexander Skarsgård…

Long Shot (2019), Charlize Theron

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Long Shot (2019).


Long Shot is the latest comedy starring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron and Alexander Skarsgård.

Directed by Jonathan Levine, Rogen is Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush. The only thing is, his childhood crush is Charlotte Field, one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet.

Rogen and Theron together seems surprising somehow, yet I definitely do love them both separately so I hope this really works.

Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aviva Mongillo, James Saito and Ravi Patel also star.

Long Shot Release Dates: May 3rd, 2019 (US & UK)…

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LIKE FATHER (2018): New Trailer From Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen…

Like Father (2018), Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer
Like Father (2018), Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer

Directed by Lauren Miller Rogen, Like Father stars Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer and Seth Rogen.

Bell plays a workaholic who gets ditched at the alter but ends up going on her honeymoon trip anyway with her estranged father…

I like Bell so I’ll give this a chance, much like the same way I gave Bad Moms (2016) a chance. Granted, Bad Moms and it’s sequel turned out to be major disappointments for me. Nevertheless, I have higher hopes for this one. Plus, I can’t give up on Bell, especially since there’s always the memory of my favourite of her movies (Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) to cling to. It’s one of the best movie ‘pleasant surprises’ I’ve ever had.

Brittany Ross, Zach Appelman, Danielle Davenport, Ejyp Johnson and Elisabeth Ness also star.

Like Father Release Dates

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THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017): New Trailer From James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Zac Efron…

The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco
The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco

Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and Zac Efron – to name just a few, The Disaster Artist is a drama/comedy  that tells the real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau.

Wiseau is the man behind what is often referred to as ‘The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies,’ The Room (2003).

Directed by James Franco, The Disaster Artist chronicles the troubled development and eventual cult success of  Wiseau’s film.

I’m hoping that this will be great considering how odd and entertaining this trailer is. I’ll tune in also because the James Franco/Seth Rogen partnership has never, ever let me down.

All I need to decide now is whether it’s worth trying to watch The Room before seeing this movie, or not.

The Disaster Artist Release Dates: December 8th, 2017 (US); 2017 (UK)…

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