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By Chris Kaltenbach and Sun reporter | February 25, 2012
The 2012 Spirit Awards, honoring films made outside the major Hollywood studios and for limited budgets, got started with a ringing endorsement from host Seth Rogen.   "Welcome to the only awards show that is completely inconsequential," said Rogen, setting the tone for an awards show that likes to think of itself as Oscar's feistier, edgier cousin.   Rogen, to much laughter and applause from the audience, went on to poke fun at their determinedly anti-mainstream movies -- "I made it through the first five minutes of every one of them," he said -- and the giant oceanside tent here in Santa Monica in which the awards were announced.
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By Jonah Goldberg | June 2, 2014
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on these horror shows encourages some of these young men -- and they are almost all young men -- to seek fame or validation through bloodshed. In an entirely human response, we get spun up into a frenzy of finger-pointing. In the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting, many of the country's leading journalists and politicians suggested the former congresswoman was shot because of the "violent" political rhetoric of Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann and other tea party-affiliated politicians.
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By Glenn Whipp and Glenn Whipp,Los Angeles Daily News | August 14, 2008
P ineapple Express stars James Franco (at left) and Seth Rogen began their acting careers on the 1999 Paul Feig and Judd Apatow TV series Freaks and Geeks. When the show was canceled after its first season, they went their separate ways. "They're complete opposites in almost every way. Seth is an extroverted comedian, the magnificent life of the party, quick-witted, the guy who has everyone rolling," says Pineapple director David Gordon Green. "James is very introverted, constantly at school, reading English literature, soft-spoken and thoughtful.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Maryland's football team released its spring practice depth chart on Friday - - a list notable for an absence (wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro) and a position switch (offensive lineman Evan Mulrooney). Cheeseboro's Maryland football career is finished "due to personal issues," coach Randy Edsall told reporters. Cheeseboro, a redshirt sophomore last season, had played sparingly as a reserve. He was limited by a concussion sustained in October when his bicycle collided with a bus at a campus intersection.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 1, 2007
Judd Apatow is the best friend the schlubs of the world have ever had, for in the world he's created onscreen, they always get the girl. And not just any girl, but the most beautiful girl. Knocked Up continues the tradition Apatow started in 2005's The 40-Year-Old Virgin, where Steve Carell, as cinema's most inexperienced, least refined lothario, ended up with Catherine Keener anyway. Here, it's Seth Rogen as an arrested adolescent who believes life is best lived stoned and whose aspiration is to create a Web site listing every nude scene ever filmed.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW | September 23, 2007
THE GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID Universal / $14.98 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is a great, original Western with seductive regional twangs and headlong wit and invention. Writer-director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff) wrote the screenplay in 1968 and got to film it three years later; Universal didn't release it until 1972, after films like Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch and Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller broke the form wide open. This film stands nobly and raffishly in their company.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | August 6, 2008
A few years ago, I tried to reconnect with a college friend who had never stopped smoking marijuana daily for three decades. We were sitting in a diner at twilight, and when the sun sank so low that you couldn't see the french fries in front of you, and the manager turned the lights on, I suddenly heard, "Wwwoh-oh-oh" - and there was my old pal, startled by standard restaurant illumination. It was funny, but it was pathetic, too. So is the new Judd Apatow production, Pineapple Express, except for me, it was less funny and a lot more pathetic.
NEWS
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | April 10, 2009
O bserve and Report is a static one-ring circus revolving around a ringmaster who's also a low clown. Seth Rogen, as mall security chief Ronnie Barnhardt, jiggles his flab, flexes his muscles and practices intimidation as he searches for a serial flasher in a case that he hopes will make his career in law enforcement. This film isn't the most awful comedy of the year (that would be Bride Wars or New in Town), but it may have the grossest antihero. The writer-director, Jody Hill, may think he's a risk-taking moviemaker, building a farce around an armed security guard with a Messiah complex.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | March 27, 2009
If it worked, Monsters vs. Aliens would be the movie equivalent of a novelty song like "The Purple People Eater" - a frolic that lodges in your brain and lightens your load for an entire season. But it's mostly just a giddy, gaudy shambles. This ragtag tale of a group of Earth monsters unleashed on the evil alien Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) will pop your eyes without tickling your funny bone. It might have sounded hilarious as a pitch. What could be more surefire for a 3-D animated romp than assembling slapstick versions of the 50-Foot Woman, the Fly (here, "Dr. Cockroach")
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Maryland's football team released its spring practice depth chart on Friday - - a list notable for an absence (wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro) and a position switch (offensive lineman Evan Mulrooney). Cheeseboro's Maryland football career is finished "due to personal issues," coach Randy Edsall told reporters. Cheeseboro, a redshirt sophomore last season, had played sparingly as a reserve. He was limited by a concussion sustained in October when his bicycle collided with a bus at a campus intersection.
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February 5, 2013
Bud's 'Brotherhood' Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times Sweet horses, Fleetwood Mac, winner. Even for someone who hates beer, who gets a little queasy when there's even a hint of hops, the best Super Bowl ad was the Budweiser creation entitled "Brotherhood. " The company has used the iconic Clydesdale horse before but not with such a sweet-looking foal. The baby Clydesdale used in the ad was only born on Jan. 16. There was an entire story told. A man breeds and raises the babies and then has to wave goodbye when it's time for the tot to leave home.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and Sun reporter | February 25, 2012
The 2012 Spirit Awards, honoring films made outside the major Hollywood studios and for limited budgets, got started with a ringing endorsement from host Seth Rogen.   "Welcome to the only awards show that is completely inconsequential," said Rogen, setting the tone for an awards show that likes to think of itself as Oscar's feistier, edgier cousin.   Rogen, to much laughter and applause from the audience, went on to poke fun at their determinedly anti-mainstream movies -- "I made it through the first five minutes of every one of them," he said -- and the giant oceanside tent here in Santa Monica in which the awards were announced.
NEWS
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | April 10, 2009
O bserve and Report is a static one-ring circus revolving around a ringmaster who's also a low clown. Seth Rogen, as mall security chief Ronnie Barnhardt, jiggles his flab, flexes his muscles and practices intimidation as he searches for a serial flasher in a case that he hopes will make his career in law enforcement. This film isn't the most awful comedy of the year (that would be Bride Wars or New in Town), but it may have the grossest antihero. The writer-director, Jody Hill, may think he's a risk-taking moviemaker, building a farce around an armed security guard with a Messiah complex.
NEWS
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | March 27, 2009
If it worked, Monsters vs. Aliens would be the movie equivalent of a novelty song like "The Purple People Eater" - a frolic that lodges in your brain and lightens your load for an entire season. But it's mostly just a giddy, gaudy shambles. This ragtag tale of a group of Earth monsters unleashed on the evil alien Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) will pop your eyes without tickling your funny bone. It might have sounded hilarious as a pitch. What could be more surefire for a 3-D animated romp than assembling slapstick versions of the 50-Foot Woman, the Fly (here, "Dr. Cockroach")
NEWS
August 29, 2008
Tropic Thunder *** ( 3 STARS) $16.3 million $65.8 million 2 weeks Rated: R Running time: 107 minutes What it's about: A failing action star (Ben Stiller, above), a drug-addicted comic (Jack Black) and a celebrated Australian actor (Robert Downey Jr.) stumble onto real guerrillas while making a war film. Our take: Downey is daringly funny as a white man from Down Under playing an African-American soldier. At its best, this movie wrings divine madness from wretched excess. House Bunny ** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS )
ENTERTAINMENT
By Glenn Whipp and Glenn Whipp,Los Angeles Daily News | August 14, 2008
P ineapple Express stars James Franco (at left) and Seth Rogen began their acting careers on the 1999 Paul Feig and Judd Apatow TV series Freaks and Geeks. When the show was canceled after its first season, they went their separate ways. "They're complete opposites in almost every way. Seth is an extroverted comedian, the magnificent life of the party, quick-witted, the guy who has everyone rolling," says Pineapple director David Gordon Green. "James is very introverted, constantly at school, reading English literature, soft-spoken and thoughtful.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | June 2, 2014
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on these horror shows encourages some of these young men -- and they are almost all young men -- to seek fame or validation through bloodshed. In an entirely human response, we get spun up into a frenzy of finger-pointing. In the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting, many of the country's leading journalists and politicians suggested the former congresswoman was shot because of the "violent" political rhetoric of Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann and other tea party-affiliated politicians.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | December 19, 2007
Grab-bag movie parodies have been bonanzas ever since that slapstick disaster epic Airplane! in 1980. Yet few have matched that film's nonstop hilarity until this week's Walk Hard, starring John C. Reilly as fictional rock-'n'-roller Dewey Cox in an unbuttoned burlesque of musical biopics like Walk the Line. "No woman ever walks into these movies unless the hero is going to make her a mistress or marry her," says the producer and co-writer, Judd Apatow, "because no one can enter a scene in this kind of movie who isn't essential to the story."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | August 6, 2008
A few years ago, I tried to reconnect with a college friend who had never stopped smoking marijuana daily for three decades. We were sitting in a diner at twilight, and when the sun sank so low that you couldn't see the french fries in front of you, and the manager turned the lights on, I suddenly heard, "Wwwoh-oh-oh" - and there was my old pal, startled by standard restaurant illumination. It was funny, but it was pathetic, too. So is the new Judd Apatow production, Pineapple Express, except for me, it was less funny and a lot more pathetic.
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