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    I'll just put this right here.

    <em>Young Adult</em> Peek-Out :: Hollywood Elsewhere

    Paramount held a special screening this evening of Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody's Young Adult (12.16). The good news is that I wasn't the only one who admired the hell out of it, and that Patton Oswalt, portraying a blunt-spoken, half-crippled fat guy who befriends Charlize Theron's neurotic writer character, is now a Best Supporting Actor contender...definitely.

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    I don't know what the rules are about reviewing Young Adult, but I can least say that (a) it's very ballsy, very well written, very uncompromising, very brazen -- a leap forward for Reitman and Cody both; (b) it's darkly funny during the first two-thirds to 75%, and sometimes hilarious; (c) it's a kind of Jason Voorhees horror film about a raging blind woman, about egotism and myopia and the absolute mania of the self; (d) as I thought about it during the after-party I began to realize it's more than just a character study or a black comedy, but a cautionary tale about a kind of egoistic Kardashian-like malignancy afoot in the culture right now;

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    A guy named Chris who attended the screening shared some comments tonight in an email, including this one: "I do believe that Patton Oswalt is a lock for a Best Supporting Actor nomination, and may even be the frontrunner. The character of Matt Freehauf sticks with you long after the credits are finished, and it is so much more then the 'comic relief' performance that the trailer has made it out to be. If Young Adult is a game changer for anyone, it is Patton Oswalt."

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    Doc...you wanna take this one?

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    If Patton Oswalt and Charlize Theron wind up together at the end of the movie.....

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    THE HELP Director Tate Taylor in Talks to Helm Melissa McCarthy Comedy TAMMY

    Looks like somebody is riding Bridesmaids to the top...sorry Kristen Wiig

    A couple months ago, we reported on the number of projects that Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy had on her plate. Thanks to the female-driven comedy, McCarthy is now one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Among the projects was a dark comedy that she was working on with The Help director Tate Taylor, and a road trip comedy called Tammy. Well, now Deadline reports that Taylor is in negotiations to helm the latter film. Whether the dark comedy Taylor and McCarthy were working on was Tammy or another project entirely is unclear, but Taylor seems to be in line to take the lead on the road trip pic. Hit the jump for more, including plot info on Tammy and what other projects are in development for McCarthy.

    Written by McCarthy, Tammy centers on a woman who decides to take a road trip to Mount Rushmore when she decides nothing in her life can go right. Her foul-mouthed grandmother insists on tagging along, so the two head off together. Deadline’s report on Taylor’s involvement states that in addition to starring, McCarthy will also executive produce the project.

    As one can imagine, the actress is being courted for pretty much every comedy in town. She’s attached to star in The ID Theft opposite Jason Bateman, and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is developing a romantic comedy for her and Jon Hamm called Dumb Jock

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    A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS Review

    The Harold & Kumar franchise is a cult hit at its best. The Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was a modest hit in theaters but it found a rich life as a word-of-mouth DVD hit. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay was an earned sequel, and while it wasn’t quite as good as the first, it was still enjoyable. But there’s always a danger when good movies go Christmas. Christmas has been done to death, it has rules, and it’s meticulously designed to engender warm feelings based on jingles and iconography. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas embraces not only Christmas movies but brilliantly combines it with the gimmick of 3D, and the result is a painfully funny R-rated X-mas flick that will be worth watching every holiday season.
    I feel like I NEED to smoke up before I see this, and since Me and the 'Q are seeing this before Saturday nights game, I apologize in advance.

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    Point-Counter-Point Review: ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ A Funny 3D Blast Or A Lazy Gimmick? > The Playlist

    What “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” aims to be is subversive; a wildly absurdist and nonsensical treat and something you would never expect in a mainstream movie! Insert eye-roll here. Instead, it’s a self-satisfied, mostly unfunny wank off that will disappoint even the most casual movie-goer with low expectations. Harold and Kumar deserve better. As Neil Patrick Harris says, “See you in the fourth one?” [D]

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    Tower Heist: Movie Review

    This movie works because of its actors. They are the driving force. In regards to the heist, there is a lot that is left out, but the film compensates with its many actors and their stories. Despite the lack of authenticity of the heist, Tower Heist delivers laughs and that’s what really matters. And yes, Eddie Murphy can still tell a darn good joke.

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    My uncle saw Tower Heist and said it was pretty good.
    Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh

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    You are just quoting the counter pointer who's job it is to be contrary...there are a lot of plusses, hell, even in his section. Don't care...gonna see it and I have made my mind up that I already love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bob8880 View Post
    My uncle saw Tower Heist and said it was pretty good.
    All the reviews are positive-ish only because all of the reviewers readily admit that they went in expecting a crap sandwich. The fact that it was an Angus-crap sandwich on a brioche roll with a dill pickle and a nice glass of chablis don't make it no less of a crap sandwich, yet it is causing the illusion that this isn't horrible. Don't you believe it!!!!

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