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The Night Before (2015) Dir. Jonathan Levine Written by Jonathan Levine, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, and Evan Goldberg 101 min. Spoiler-free. Caught a free advance screening of this last night. Just made it, in fact—the two people behind me were … Continue reading
The entire movie looks this goddamn ugly, albeit higher resolution. (Sorry, best image I could find online that represented the actual look of it and wasn’t just production stills or whatever.)
This Is The End (2013)
Written and Directed by Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
This film doesn’t need to exist.
I don’t mean that in a hyperbolic, insulting way. It’s completely true. This is an entirely superfluous film. And I’m sure those involved would agree, and giggle at the thought (especially the giggle-prone Rogen) and take pride in the fact that they made such a useless movie. But I’m not smiling, or laughing, or giggling.
Troy Duffy, director of a ‘cool’, albeit awful, movie.
‘Coolness’ is hard to define, as it should be. I suspect it’s difficult because coolness is an X factor. It’s the swagger generated by the totality of a bunch of compartmentalized variants or something. It’s also because coolness is not a science, it’s a feeling. However, like most things, although it can’t be defined, it can be explained. And, contrary to popular belief, explaining it is fun. It doesn’t ‘kill it’ as so many pseudo-smart, sanctimonious anti-thought peddlers would have you believe.