| Jun 6, 2013
** (out of four)
Even without James Franco and Danny McBride threatening to ejaculate all over each other, “This is the End” would be an aggressive, misguided demonstration of self-love.
A comedy in which Franco, McBride, Seth Rogen, Jay...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Some things are sacred. Like fair food.
Cheesy bacon bombs, Krispy Kreme sloppy Joes and deep-fried pineapple are just a few of the belly-busting items on the menu as summer fair season hits full swing: The Orange County Fair opens Friday in Costa...
| Jul 8, 2013
I once was part of a group that went out for a big dinner, then back to a couple's house to watch slides from their vacation. Unfortunately, as soon as they turned the lights out, I fell asleep. It was......
| Apr 6, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Heroic Prince Fabious (James Franco) can do no wrong. His younger brother Thadeous (Danny McBride, who co-wrote the script) can do no right, and would rather get high than change his ways. They team up with a revenge-seeking warrior...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 8:28 PM
Baggio Dominguez was born to play soccer.
Baggio's mother, Rosa, likes to tell the story of how Baggio got his first name. When Rosa was pregnant with Baggio, the World Cup was in Pasadena. The year was 1994 and Italy and Brazil met in the finale.
| Dec 22, 2011
2oz Milagro Reposado Tequila
¾ oz Agave Nectar
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 ½ oz Ginger Beer
1oz Fresh Lime Juice
4 Fresh Pineapple Chunks
5 Fresh Basil Leaves
Put pineapple chunks and three fresh basil leaves in a shaker.
| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:42 AM
Medieval sagas take their lumps in this uneven comedy co-written by Danny McBride, who also stars as the unambitious younger brother of an experienced knight (James Franco) whose fiancee (Zooey Deschanel) is kidnapped by a sinister wizard (Justin Theroux)...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It only seems fair to warn you: This interview with “50/50” star Seth Rogen and the movie’s writer, Rogen’s longtime friend Will Reiser, features a lot of discussion about diarrhea.
Maybe that’s not what you expect when...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:59 AM
"50/50" couldn't have a better title.
It's the tale of two movies. The first half is inexplicably awkward, strangely timed, and not nearly as funny as it tries to be.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Adam is told he has cancer by the worst mannered...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:42 PM
The Chicago International Film Festival didn’t have to look far when choosing a movie to kick off its 47th annual edition. “The Last Rites of Joe May” — starring Dennis Farina as an aging con man with little to his name besides...