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Review: The Five-Year Engagement
Nicholas Stoller's inventive, funny, and sometimes subversive romantic comedy won't revive that benighted genre, but it does offer hope.
| May 04, 2012
Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The title slacker (Jason Segel) in the Duplass Brothers' meditation on fate and fatuity is obsessed with M. Night Shyamalan's Signs , and the filmmakers' gentle irony about his bad taste exemplifies their empathy and tonal skill.
| March 16, 2012
Interview: Emily Blunt is hooked on Salmon Fishing
Emily Blunt's roles have included the sexually anarchic teenager of her debut in My Summer of Love (2004), the crime scene custodian in Sunshine Cleaning (2008), the Queen of England in Young Victoria (2009), and a lawn gnome in the animated Gnom
| March 09, 2012
Review: The Muppets
It's tough when your brother Gary is played by Jason Segel and you're only three feet tall and made of felt.
A Muppets for our ironic age
| November 25, 2011
Review: Despicable Me
First-time directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin and the other filmmakers behind this slight but engaging kids' animated comedy have no ambitions to be original, but like their villainous hero, Gru (voiced by a borscht-accented Steve Carell), they ins
Grand theft: the kids are all right
| July 09, 2010
Judd Apatow and Friends
Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill are questionable enough to begin with on their physical merits, but they make our list mainly because we're completely sick of getting inundated with their advertisements. Apatow gets bonus Unsexy points for the ri
Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill are questionable enough to begin with on their physical merits, but they make our list mainly because we're completely sick of getting inundated with their advertisements. Apatow gets bonus Unsexy points for the right-wing current bubbling beneath his films; and while James Franco, Paul Rudd, and Jason Segel seem like great dudes, they're unsexy by association.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Review: I Love You, Man
I Love You, Man starts up where He's Just Not into You left off, with some poor emasculated bastard being sacrificed to some clinging, needy, borderline psychotic bitch at the altar.
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel subvert stereotypes
| March 17, 2009
Interview: Paul Rudd
"With Lou Ferrigno there was also that element of excitement that I think we had with Rush."
His bromantic side
| March 17, 2009
Vampires want more than just blood
In these trying times, we've shunned wizards for vampires
| December 30, 2008
The Year of the Nerd
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
| December 23, 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Judd Apatow gave the dick joke a shot of Viagra in Knocked Up and Superbad .
A limp comedic effort
| April 16, 2008
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