Seth Rogen

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  • Steve Jobs

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 5th November 2015

    Was Steve Jobs a genius? Was he a revolutionary? Did he change the world? Or was he just an egotistical asshole? Danny Boyle's Jobs iOpic, powered by word processor Aaron Sorkin, doesn't so much pick a side as it does tick all the boxes. Michael Fassbender's Apple guru is at once exhilaratingly wise and exhaustingly obstinate; a complex man with fearsome drive but fundamental flaws; a man who doesn't deserve a glowing biopic or a Hollywood hatchet job. Boyle's portrait of the Cupertino legend is a fizzing, lively affair that certainly has you convinced of one man's genius, although we're guessing that man wasn't supposed to be Aaron Sorkin.

  • 25 geniuses who actually think the Sony hack was a publicity stunt

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 23rd December 2014

    The cyber-detectives of Twitter have seen right through the biggest #conspiracytheory of the year: Sony hacking themselves and flirting with ruin in order to publicise a movie in which Seth Rogen shoves a tracking device up his arse. We're through the looking glass...

  • The recipient of this week's 'Nice try, asshole' award for sneaky marketing

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 9th September 2014

    Jesus, the fences even line up.

  • Bad Neighbours

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 1st May 2014

    In a matter of months, I will be a dad. And, just like Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's characters here - two new first-time parents putting up with a college fraternity that have moved in next door - I worry about what will become of my social life. Will I have to miss out on all the fun things I want to do in order to take care of my child? Will I just never leave the house again? Will I lose my cool, youthful edge? Luckily, Bad Neighbours has shown me a fool-proof plan: just be a really fucking terrible parent.

  • This Is The End

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 24th June 2013

    Here's my micro-version of The Superman Project: I had no idea This Is The End existed until I got an email about the screening, and went in cold. Where my experience differs is that Ali did it deliberately; it only happened to me because my finger is laughably far from the pulse. I'd recommend it as a way to view comedy films if this one's anything to go by, but I don't want to hang its entire success on my own lame grasp of the Zeitgeist. This Is The End quickly makes you forget its self-indulgent premise and wins you over by virtue of simply being very, very funny.

  • Take This Waltz

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 15th August 2012

    Guys: don't marry Michelle Williams. Never happy, that one. She's been married to Ryan Gosling, Heath Ledger (though admittedly he was bumming a guy in a tent behind her back) and now Seth Rogen, and you'd think that'd be enough for most girls, but not her. Wants the moon on a stick, she does.

  • Win a 10-pack comedy DVD/Blu-ray bundle, thanks to 50/50

    Movie Competition | Ali | 24th November 2011

    Another competition? What are the odds! (Significantly better than 50/50).

  • 50/50

    Movie Review | Ali | 23rd November 2011

    You can always judge an 'illness' movie on how hard it makes you cry. Depending on the genre, it may also make you laugh or think or empathise, but when it comes down to it, the tears tell the story – it's the one emotion that informs all others, the one that can't lie. So what saltiness level are we talking for 50/50, Jonathan Levine's buddy comedy based on writer Will Reiser's own cancer treatment? When it comes to the crunch, it's quite likely there'll be "something in your eye", with possible cheek wiping needed, and a fair chance of a little dry-sobbing at the end. It's unlikely to have you bawling, but 50/50 is smartly written and well acted enough to have you fully invested once it's time to find out if those titular odds come good.

  • Fight For Your Right Revisited

    Movie Feature | Ali | 8th May 2011

    I was all set to use my unparalleled exclusive access as an iTunes customer to review the new Beastie Boys short film that came with their new album, but then I realised it was on YouTube and you could watch it for free. Durr.

  • The Green Hornet

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th January 2011

    The Green Hornet is one of those brilliant projects that, when you first heard about it, you made a noise something like, "Whuuuhhh?" Seth Rogen - Tubby Funster™ extraordinaire - playing a superhero, directed by Michel Gondry? Now that I gotta see, right?