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Tuesday, September 4

Comedy Central Station

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There's nothing pardickularly special about Superbad. It's basically American Pie reheated, with a lot less high school seniors, and sadly, no nudity in sight. C'mon guys, you mcnabb an 'R' rating and you don't even have one boob to show for it? I'm sure Shannon Elizabeth and her NSFWness were available for W. Superbad runs way too superlong, thanks in most part to the two bumbling keystone cops that bring the film to a grinding halt, just when the story was actually starting to take shape. There are indeeds laffs, but they're of the easy South Parkesque ilk, and are spread way too superthin throughout this 2 hour teen sorta-sex comedy. The only real bright spot in this run-of-the-mill flick is the superdweeb Fogell, aka McLovin, played by superraw talent Christopher Mintz-Plasse. He's the only one bringing something new to the table here. He's essentially a more developed, sweeter version of AP's the Shermanator. Since the box office has been mos kind to Superbad, I wouldn't rule out a sequel. Well, if that is the case, Mr Producer Apatow, please ditch everything that isn't McLovable, which does not include supercutie Emma Stone, who's totally Laura Prepon for the late aughties!

Shiz Is Fo Real: Mintz-Plasse isn't the only star to come outta El Camino Real High School. He joins the not so superlong list that includes Brad Garrett, Peter Brady, America Ferrera and ex-Falcon RB Jamal Anderson

Underage Against The Machine: make yer own McLovin ID

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Sum Merit But Not Stinkin Badges

Death At A Funeral
Love Death Actually
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While the rest of you folks are out there anointing Superbad as the next best thang with your hard earned dollars, yer truly missing out on not only the funniest film of the summer, but quite possibly of the year. And that's no joke. Frank Oz, the infamous voice of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Grover, Cookie Monster and Yoda, has shown over the years that he has quite voice of his own, as a film director. Besides two Jim Henson related joints, his resume consists of only 10 feature films, but some of them will be providing laffs for decades to come, like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In & Out, Bowfinger, What About Bob and unintentionally, the mos painful Stepford Wives remake. Wellski, you can easily add the laff riot that be Death At A Funeral to that list. Bee leave me folks, I had the lowest of low eggspecations for this broad British comedy of hijinks that ensure at a funeral, but I was quickly won over by the snappy writing and ensemble of colorful characters that populate it. Three of whom, I'd like to quickly give some props to: Daisy Donovan, who's like a younger Emma Thompson, Andy Nyman, who's like a shorter Ricky Gervais, and American Alan Tudyk, who's probably the finest actor you've never heard of

1 Wedding & A Funeral: Matthew Macfadyen, who played Mr. Darcy in Knightley's P&P, is married in real life to his screen wife Keeley Hawes. The two met on the set of the BBC's drama Spooks

Aint Yer Average Jane: Jane Asher, who plays the recently windowed matriarch, was once engaged to none other than Paul McCartney. Supposedly, she's the inspiration for the songs 'Here, There and Everywhere', 'I'm Looking Through You', 'And I Love Her', 'For No One' and 'We Can Work It Out'.

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Breast In Show

until next thyme the balcony is clothed...