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Lake Bell stars in In a World...

For Your Consideration: In a World…

Written, directed and staring Lake Bell, In a World… is a comedy about a struggling vocal coach named Carol who aspires to make it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers.

Carol has got the talent and the desire, but is there any room for her at the top? Her biggest competition is her arrogant father Sam, played by Fred Melamed and the playboy rock star of voice-overs, Gustav, played by Ken Marino. Marino nails the role, and our leading lady, which adds some comedic moments, but the pacing stalls more than a few times.

The most laughable moments happen in the first 20 minutes, but after that it loses its way with typical rom-com cliché moments and Carol’s over use of her signature funny line:  “In a world, where one women teaches another women not to sound retarded.”

Rating – 2.5 stars

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Enough Said

For Your Consideration: Enough Said

Enough Said is a romantic comedy that centers on some very normal, everyday, middle-aged people coping with things like divorce and the fast approaching empty-nest syndrome.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Eva, a massage therapist who has adjusted to being divorced, but a bit uneasy about her only daughter going off to college. The late James Gandolfini is Albert, who hasn’t adjusted so well to his divorce. Continue reading

WARM BODIES

‘Warm Bodies’ brings new life to teen romance genre

WARM BODIES

What do you get when you cross Romeo and Juliet with George Romero? You get a refreshingly original zombie romance in the form of Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. Told from the POV of a teenage zombie who’s grown apathetic with his post-apocalyptic existence, Warm Bodies delivers a sweet, funny and fresh take on a classic teenage love story. Continue reading

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in Wanderlust

‘Wanderlust’ boasts cadre of comedy greats

Have you ever wanted to quit your job and move out of your place to go live in a hippie commune where you can run around naked and trip balls on hallucinogenic tea? If you said yes, you’re a lot like George and Linda (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) in the new comedy Wanderlust, directed by David WainContinue reading

Liz Lemon is my heroine

Top 20 Liz Lemon moments

Fact: Tina Fey is one of the funniest people ever, therefore 30 Rock is one of the funniest TV shows ever. I quote the show almost constantly and know most episodes by heart, so it was nearly impossible for me to come up with my favorite Liz Lemon moments. This list originally began as a top 10 and ballooned up to 20 when I kept cracking up at YouTube videos while I was gathering clips and images. Continue reading

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) and Chet (Aziz Ansari) rob a bank in '30 Minutes or Less'

’30 Minutes or Less’ loaded with comedy heavyweights

If you’ve read Trashwire for any length of time, you know I love the cast of 30 Minutes or Less. We’ve had articles about Jesse Eisenberg’s star-making turn in The Social Network, several about Danny McBride adding flavor to any movie and even an interview with Nick Swardson. As hardcore fans of these guys, I saw the movie from a different perspective than most critics. Continue reading

Elijah Wood answers fan questions at the Wilfred panel

Comic Con Thursday

Wednesday was for media, but the real fans flocked to the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday for the real kick off of Comic Con.

The cast of Napoleon Dynamite signed autographs at the FOX booth and we grabbed pics of Tima Majorino, Aaron Ruell, Jon Gries and Dedtich Bader.

Next, we hit up the Beavis & Butt-Head panel where Johnny Knoxville lead a conversation with Mike Judge about the upcoming new series. Judge talked about Beavis and Butt-Head taking on MTV shows like Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant and even showed fans some sneak peek clips from the new season.

After that, Elijah Wood, Jason Gann and the cast and crew of Wilfred previewed the latest episode for fans at their panel. Wood talked about playing Ryan and interacting with a dog–er, well, an Australian guy dressed in a dog suit. Gann decided to start calling Wood “The Big E.W.” and the audience carried it on into the Q&A session. Wonder if it’ll catch on.

Of course, the fans are what make Comic Con and they were in it to win it this year. From a centaur to a ninja to a bunch of Transformers, there were a lot of elaborate costumes. This year, there was a lot of movie memorabilia too. We have pics of C3P0’s glove, Catwoman’s mask and, my personal favorite, Khan’s shirt. Check out all the pics from Thursday in this extended gallery: