Happy Oscars Day!
Because regardless of how great Zack Efron is (and don’t get me wrong, he’s great!) the main selling point of Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates is my Sweet Baby Angel Face Anna Kendrick being raunchy with her gal pal Aubrey Plaza.
Going to see the movie now!
From his days in The State to his amazing performance as Coop in Wet Hot American Summer (where he was also a writer) to Stella with Michael Ian Black and David Wain, if it’s got Showalter’s name attached I’ll go out of my way to see it. I even bought his comedy CD Sandwiches & Cats. I’d say that’s dedication. While David Wain seems to be drawn toward more absurdist fare (seriously, that Netflix movie about the National Lampoon sounds ah-mazing) Showalter has always seemed to veer toward the sweet and quirky side of life.
The following completely spoils Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. You’ve been warned.
I’ve been waiting patiently for Sleeping With Other People, the indie rom-com starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis to come out for months now, enchanted by the playful trailer and allure of Miss Brie (plus a little Adam Scott never hurt anyone). Considering I live in one of the great arthouse/hipster/quirky/cinephile/renaissance areas I believed I’d get first crack at this come its limited release.
It was a balmy evening in Providence way back when in the summer of 2002 when my girlfriend and I decided to check out this small independent comedy playing at The Avon Cinema called Wet Hot American Summer. A a mere 13 years ago, the internet was nothing more than an instrument for AIM chats and thirty second AVIs of pixelated porn. It was not yet the handy resource for Googling, Facebook arguments, and copious amounts of HD porn. This is all a roundabout way of saying we had no idea what WHAS was beyond a token blurb in the movie section of the daily Journal. The most we knew was that it was an 80’s camp comedy featuring Janeane Garofalo (“HEY! I spelled her name correctly!”), Paul Rudd (“HEY! I love that guy from Clueless!”), and those hysterical dudes from The State (“HEY! Those guys!”).