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June 19, 2013

'Man of Steel' still needs work

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VALDOSTA —

This film is fictional, yet is a part reality movie also. The actors play themselves. The six previously mentioned and many movie stars and talents make cameo appearances. The noteworthy are Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Rihanna, Kevin Hart and Channing Tatum. The result is a comical mix of action and suspense filled with a slew of Hollywood’s young elites.
The world is ending. No need to care when watching the main characters trying to survive is hilarious. Their unwise choices and foolish actions are great folly. The silliness continues throughout in an irreverent manner. The guys do not back down from delivering what could be controversial moments on screen. No subject is taboo for these men. They ridicule sexuality, honor, religiosity, ethnic groups and each other.
 The result is entertainment that inspires laughter. The actors are young and talented. They make their audiences laugh and enjoy it. Seth Rogen especially multitasks. He helped direct and write the screenplay with Evan Goldberg, and Rogen, Golderg and Baruchel are also three of the co-producers. Rogen and Franco also did some of the art in scenes.
However, these men's major talent is making audiences laugh. That, they do well here. If this film does not make you laugh, you arrived to see it unconscious or inebriated or, worse yet, dead.  
Grade: B (The place to find good comedy.)
 
“Before Midnight” (Drama: 1 hour, 48 minutes)
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Yiannis Papadopoulos
Director: Richard Linklater
Rated: R (Sexual content, nudity and profanity)  
Movie Review: In 1995’s “Before Sunset,” audiences witnessed Jesse (Hawke) and Céline (Delpy) meeting on a train in Europe. They would later spend an unforgettable night in Vienna. After that introduction, moviegoers saw them encounter each other again in Paris on the French leg of Jesse's book tour nine years after having first met (“Before Sunrise,” 2004). Nearly another nine years have passed in these characters' lives since their rendezvous in Vienna and Paris, and we now find them in Greece on vacation as a couple. They are now a family of three, although Jesse’s son lives with him only during the summer.

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