I LOVE YOU, MAN

This is why I LOVE YOU, MAN: because you were smart enough to cast Jason Segal as an Everyman schlub, not a romantic lead, once and for all forgetting Sarah Marshall. Segal's chemistry with Paul Rudd is so effortless and lifelike, you almost forget you're watching a comedy — until you realize you've been laughing from first frame to last. The 'conflict' is thinner than a Darfur refugee and the resolution laughably neat, but who cares? — Jeff Schultz

A comedy that delivers is why I like I Love You…Man is it funny! Paul Rudd and Jason Segel shine in a movie that keeps it real and really funny. Nice to see a comedy that doesn’t feel the need to turn into an afterschool special. Any movie that has the Hulk in a supporting part gets my stamp of approval. — Stormy Curry

LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

LEFT comes RIGHT at you to shock you…and succeeds. An icky movie that is not for everyone, visit LAST HOUSE at your own risk. Good and bad folks do awful things to each other…and there's plenty of payback to go around. My one gripe? I wanted the bad guys to suffer even more than they did. Am I a bad person? — Stormy Curry
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CRANK 2

Crank 2 makes the Transporter look like high art. A complete no brainer with many “what the f?#k” moments, Statham once again delivers in this hit or miss flick that would have been the perfect companion piece to Planet Terror in Grindhouse. — Stormy Curry
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TELL NO ONE

Let me tell you about TELL NO ONE: it's an intricate French murder mystery spanning eight years whose ingenious plot relies heavily on dialog — meaning you'll end up reading subtitles as much as watching the action. Well-acted, including Kristen Scott Thomas as a sexy lesbian, the movie takes the kind of 'work' to fully grasp best left to novels, which it originally was. — Jeff Schultz
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THE OBJECTIVE

If THE OBJECTIVE is to inspire a sense of both dread and awe, this movie succeeds much of the way, but then falters as so many before it when it has to make the 'monster' concrete and explain the mystery. Not for nothing is this described as 'Blair Witch Goes to Afghanistan'. Worth a look. — Jeff Schultz
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OBSERVE AND REPORT

I have OBSERVEd Seth Rogan's latest, AND here is my REPORT: it's a career step up for Seth, who has to play asshole and vulnerable simultaneously, while also making us laugh, which the movie's first half certainly does. Trim 15 minutes and eliminate the action hero part of Rogan's character, andd you've got one snappy dark comedy. — Jeff Schultz
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SOUL MEN

A lot of heart in SOUL MEN…a by the numbers comedy that allows Bernie Mac and Sam Jackson to shine. Funny and entertaining, with an undercurrent of sadness as you come to realize this is Mac's farewell performance. — Stormy Curry
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TITICUT FOLLIES

Recently screened at a Banned Films festival downtown, TITICUT FOLLIES is a disturbing expose, no question. But the documentary raises questions, too, about methodology. In the guise of cinema verite, Frederick Wiseman stacks the deck — with selective editing and an absence of backstories for many of the inmates, whose imprisonment inside their own demented minds is as bad if not worse than conditions in the hospital. — Jeff Schultz
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DOG ON IT

DOG ON IT, I loved this mystery! Has any recent novelist captured the ways dogs think as well as Spencer Quinn? A private detective and his four-legged companion get caught up in a story of unpaid bills, Russian criminals, and kidnapping. Narrated by the dog, it's laugh-out-loud funny with lots of action and excitement. Think of it as The Art of Racing in the Rain without the tears. — Jeff Schultz
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