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The Interview Mega Post!

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TITLE: The Interview
RELEASE DATE: 12/25/2014
RATING: R

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Dedication: After the credits we see a picture and dedication to Digby the dog. “Digby – In Dedication”


SYNOPSIS

Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander, Eminem, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rob Lowe

Director: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen

Screenplay by: Dan Sterling

Story by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Dan Sterling

Producer: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver and Alex McAtee

Executive Producers: James Franco, Kyle Hunter, Miles Levy, Ariel Shaffir, Ben Waisbren and Shawn Williamson

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show Skylark Tonight. When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the most unlikely candidates, to take out Kim Jong-un.


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BONUS FOOTAGE

Clip: Frodo Baggins

Clip: Sneeze

Clip: Take Him Out

Featurette: Meet Aaron

Featurette: Meet Dave Skylark

Featurette: Meet Agent Lacey

Featurette: Meet Sook

Interview: Seth Rogen – Director/Writer/Producer/Aaron Rapaport

Interview: James Franco – Executive Producer/Dave Skylark

Interview: Lizzy Caplan – Agent Lacey

Interview: Randall Park – President Kim

Interview: Diana Bang – Sook

Interview: Dan Sterling – Writer

Interview: Evan Goldberg – Writer/Director/Producer

Interview: James Weaver – Producer

Interview: Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir – Executive Producers

B-Roll: Part 1

B-Roll: Part 2


Neighbors Review – 3 out of 5 Stars

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There’s not a lot that can be said about the new, hard R comedy Neighbors. There are problems with the film certainly whether it is in some of the screenplay or in the editing but the film is very funny at points and features great performances from Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. Overall, I would recommend the film as an entertaining and lighthearted time the theater.

The Radners (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) have just settled into a cozy suburb when a wild frat house moves in. In trying to get to get the fraternity to leave the neighborhood, the two groups start fighting.

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I’m getting really tired as of late of accusing movies of biting off more than they can chew. I said this for The Lego Movie, I said this for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and I said this for The Winter Soldier. But I apologize; this is something I have to say for Neighbors too.

The film tries to throw in social commentary about growing up. There is a certain level of criticism for both the family and for the frat which is something I think worked for the films advantage. The family is pranking the frat as a way to escape the fact that they are getting older and the frat is attacking the family because they are afraid that they will end up living like the family. With a higher level of competence, these themes could’ve worked in the films advantage. But the film through and through is still trying to be a Seth Rogen hybrid and an excuse for zany comedy. Not that a film can’t succeed at being both, National Lampoon’s Vacation manages to be a story about the craziness of family and a hilarious comedy at the same time. Most recently even, This is the End was extremely successful at being a heavy comedy and a criticism of celebrity culture at the same time. But this film lacks the competence or structure for the film to be able to make themes that they highlight throughout the film look not half assed. The film relies a bit too much on just being a solid, low budget comedy for anything that the film dramatically throws at you to be impactful.

The film is also extremely predictable. Usually in comedies of this style there is at least one jaw dropping moment that you did not see coming. Going back to the two previously mentioned comedies, Clark Griswold going insane with a gun in Family Vacation or Danny McBride kidnapping Channing Tatum in This is the End. I think the moments where I did not see something coming were few and far between for Neighbors. Mostly the film keeps all the actors working in their usual boundaries. I think this helped in making whatever message the film was going for even less important.

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That being said, I still think there is a certain charm in the film in its laid back attitude even if it resulted in something that is probably unmemorable and lacking in any big themes. The improvising that is done by many of the actors is hilarious and made its way to the best points of the film. Speaking of which, all of the performances are great. Seth Rogen is still a very funny lead and Zac Efron and Rose Byrne add a layer of intensity and excitement to the story in how energetic there performances were. With a lesser cast, this movie most certainly would’ve failed but because it has such a creative and fun cast, I think the film ultimately works as a fun popcorn film. Many of the scenes of the film also do work like the Robert De Niro party or the visit to the doctor.

This is one of the shortest and weakest movie reviews I’ve ever written for a movie. Is Neighbors poorly structured? Yes. Is it forgettable? Yes. It is mildly enjoyable? Yes. Neighbors is the perfect Redbox viewing with funny scenes and great performances. The film has problems but it is also fun and charming in the most kicked back way possible. Leave your brain at the door.

Rating:(3/5)

Review by: Ryan M.

Release Date: 4/4/2014

Rating: R

Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Brian Huskey, Ike Barinholtz and Carla Gallo

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Written by: Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien

Neighbors (2014)*

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TITLE: Neighbors

RELEASE DATE: 5/9/2014

RATING: R

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

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Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


This Is the End (2013)

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TITLE: This Is the End

RELEASE DATE: 6/12/2013

RATING: R

While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

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Guilt Trip, The (2012)*

TITLE: The Guilt Trip

RELEASE DATE: 12/19/2012

RATING: PG-13

As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.

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NOTE: Remembering SEAMUS CAMP.  In Memory Of JOYCE FOGELMAN.


Take This Waltz (2011)

TITLE: Take This Waltz

RELEASE DATE: 2/10/2012

RATING: R

A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)*

TITLE: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

RELEASE DATE: 10/31/2008

RATING: R

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Pineapple Express (2008)

TITLE: Pineapple Express

RELEASE DATE: 8/6/2008

RATING: R

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Observe and Report (2009)

TITLE: Observe and Report

RELEASE DATE: 4/10/2009

RATING: R

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50/50 (2011)

TITLE: 50/50

RELEASE DATE: 9/30/2011

RATING: R

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