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Movie Review – “The To Do List”

The To Do List is a coming-of-age movie that is a period piece with blocks of humor from another movie that actually took place six years later then when this movie takes place. Got it? Good! OK…I’ll get into more detail since you asked nicely. The To Do List is a coming-of-age movie set in the Summer of 1993 and follows Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) as she moves from high school to college and realizes she has more to learn in the form of sex. Yes, this is another one of those teens need sex to be real adults and find themselves movie where they learn a lesson along the way. Along with those lessons we the audience are given touches of humor from 1999’s American Pie in the form of some crude sexual situations that actually result in most of the comedy of the film.

So what did I think? You know the drill so click below the picture and read my ramblings.

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Movie Review – “This is the End”

When I heard that there was a movie coming out where the plot is “James Franco throws a party and all of his friends are there and then the End of the world happens” I was sold. This idea just seemed quirky and out-there enough that I couldn’t see how this would be a failure. Then I saw the first trailer and I laughed and said to myself, “OK…this doesn’t look like it will suck at all.” I then learned that it was based on Jason Stone’s short film from 2007 James and Seth versus the Apocalypse and that the main characters are in fact James Franco and Seth Rogen playing themselves. How surreal! Actors portraying themselves as slightly-not-them-but-them characters that mimic their real life yet not so much. Twisted and brilliant, I know!

Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg (both also directed this amazing movie) manage to make BEST COMEDY TO HIT MOVIE THEATERS IN A DAMN LONG TIME!! I don’t even know where to start as I’m still laughing as I think about the movie while I’m typing the review. It’s that good and that funny. I haven’t laughed from start to finish for a movie in a very long time. I mean the audience was laughing so hard and loud at times that I need to see This is the End again just to try and catch some of the jokes that I missed due to all the laughing. If Man of Steel wasn’t coming out on the same weekend (even if it is two days later), This is the End would be the number one movie in the box office this weekend….but being the number one comedy will suffice.


Grade: 5 out of 5 stars!!

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