Screen Junkies » jason segal http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:59:17 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jason Segal And Emily Blunt Literally Fall For Each Other In ‘Five-Year Engagement’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jason-segal-and-emily-blunt-literally-fall-for-each-other-in-five-year-engagement-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jason-segal-and-emily-blunt-literally-fall-for-each-other-in-five-year-engagement-trailer/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:00:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=239145 Co-starring Alison Brie.

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It’s a magical feeling when you meet that special someone who is hot and British and just as accident prone as you, if not more. So, it’s no surprise that Jason Segal is eager to put a ring on it in this trailer for The Five-Year Engagement. It, in this case, is Emily Blunt who accepts his proposal but then decides to prolong the engagement when she gets an exciting job opportunity. Hilarity tries to ensue and people fall down a lot. If I didn’t see these accidents actually happening, I’d swear that this couple was in an abusive relationship.

Directed by Nicholas Stoller, The Five-Year Engagement also has an impressive 60% Must See TV supporting cast, which features Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Mindy Kaling, Chris Parnell, and Jacki Weaver.

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Review: Bad Teacher http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-bad-teacher/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-bad-teacher/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:02:37 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217075 Doesn’t quite go all the way into dark comedy but it’s unapologetically cynical and that makes for good laughs.

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Bad Teacher is a solid, consistently funny comedy. It doesn’t quite go all the way into dark comedy but it’s unapologetically cynical and that makes for good laughs.

Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a relentless antihero. She’s saving up for a boob job so she can better attract rich guys in bars. Her old fiancé caught onto her motivations so she has to resort to her teaching job until she picks up a new sugar daddy. Wristwatch heir Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake) seems like a good prospect but he’s more interested in good girl teacher Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch).

Cameron Diaz Leaves No Child Behind In ‘Bad Teacher’ Red Band

With an R-rating, Elizabeth can talk about going down on a guy. She can smoke, speed on the road, and spit out the cookies her students kindly bake for her. She insensitively tells a kid why he’s not getting laid, and she’s right. Basically, her vulgar indifference towards the kids is cynical enough to be funny. It could go darker, but it’s funny.

Her bad teaching isn’t so shocking as it is blatant. She shows movies in class so she can just zone out. Scamming parents for tutoring money is pretty outrageous. She only steps up to teach when she’s motivated by a bonus for high test scores. Then she gets even worse. Her paper grading is really funny.

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There was a TV show in the ‘90s that kind of did this. “Drexell’s Class” had Dabney Coleman as an alcoholic schoolteacher. I remember it being pretty funny and there were complaints about exposing children to that bad behavior. Obviously it’s okay to do the same premise 20 years later in an R-rated movie, and Bad Teacher compares favorably.

Squirrel becomes the nemesis in an ‘80s movie goody goody way and Punch sells the hell out of it. Her bathroom talk with principal Snur (John Michael Higgins) is funny and there are good old fashioned poop jokes. Jason Segal is funny as the gym teacher Russell Gettis, pretending to take the other teachers’ insignificant concerns ultra urgently.

The film definitely handles the story right. There are no big shenanigans in the end. They just resolve the character relationships. Most importantly, nobody learns any lessons! Elizabeth almost realizes a lesson but then she shakes it off. So no morals, no contrived plot, just jokes.

 

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The Muppets Parody Green Lantern In New Teaser Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-parody-green-lantern-in-new-teaser-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-parody-green-lantern-in-new-teaser-trailer/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:54:40 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=216408 Kermit may do a better raspy Ryan Reynolds than even Ryan Reynolds himself.

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We’ve already seen The Muppets skewer romantic comedies and The Hangover, and now they’ve got Green Lantern on lock. In this new parody teaser trailer, Kermit may do a better raspy Ryan Reynolds than even Ryan Reynolds himself. Chris Cooper also brings the mean to Kermie’s green as the new villain, and the film promises that it will not, I repeat will NOT, be in Swedish. Seems like a diss to the Swedish Chef, especially when it doesn’t take much to send him flying off the handle.

The Muppets run wildly into theaters November 23, 2011.

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Ladies (Casting) Night: ‘World War Z’ And ‘Five Year Engagement’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ladies-casting-night-world-war-z-and-5-year-engagement/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ladies-casting-night-world-war-z-and-5-year-engagement/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:24:29 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209028 If you like Mireille Enos or Mindy Kaling, you'd better put a casting ring on it.

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If you like these ladies, you need to cast them in major upcoming motion pictures. No flowers or stuffed bears accepted. Luckily for these actresses, some casting directors did just that.

Mireille Enos (AMC’s “The Killing“) has snagged a role in Paramount‘s World War Z, based on the Max Brooks bestseller about zombies. This is the first movie Hollywood has made about zombies in a long time. She’ll play wife Karin Lane to star Brad Pitt. Though Enos has starred in TV shows like “Big Love,” this is the first time her face will be stretched to movie theater proportions in a major role. (Deadline)

Meanwhile, the Judd Apatow produced comedy Five Year Engagement is importing a new lady from NBC Thursdays to join the cast. Mindy Kaling “The Office“) will join Alison Brie (“Community”), as well as Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans and Chris PrattParks and Recreation“). With all that NBC talent on board, they’d better hope a film opening opposite them doesn’t feature stars from CBS, or they will be crushed at the box office. (Variety)

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