Movie Review: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY poster | ©2016 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Karan Soni Writers: Justin Malen & Laura Solon & Dan Mazer, story by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore and Timothy Dowling Directors: Josh Gordon & Will Speck Distributor: Paramount Release Date: December 9, 2016 In comedic terms, OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY is in the genre of THE HANGOVER and HORRIBLE BOSSES, both movies with multiple ties to this film. OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY isn’t as funny as the original entries in those series, but it’s way better than […]Read On »

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WHIPLASH Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

WHIPLASH | © 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: WHIPLASH – One of the first Best Picture films from the Oscars to come to video, this is the powerful tale of an up-and-coming drummer that gets drafted by a big league school for music to sit at the big boys table. Unfortunately, that comes at a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jonathan Banks Writers: Sean Anders & John Morris, story by Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Sean Anders & John Morris, characters created by Michael Markowitz Director: Sean Anders Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 26, 2014 2011’s HORRIBLE BOSSES was a pretty funny if not always on-target riff on STRANGERS ON A TRAIN. HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 suffers in part because it’s not organized as a riff on anything in particular, and partly because a notable portion of its […]Read On »

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THE WORLD’S END Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE WORLDS END | (c) 2013 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies THE WORLD’S END – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite with Edgar Wright (of course, they previously teamed up for SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ) for a third film of drunken debauchery, killer alien robots and lots of zany craziness in THE WORLD’S END. In […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the WANDERLUST World Premiere

Jennifer Aniston at the World Premiere of WANDERLUST | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures held the World Premiere for WANDERLUST on February 16th at the Regency Theater in Westwood. The movie stars Jennifer Aniston as Linda and Paul Rudd as George. After George gets fired, they leave Manhattan to move in with his brother Rick (Ken Marino) in Atlanta. When they discover that is not working out they decide to head out and by accident turn into a rural commune, where free love rules and decide to stay. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which include: Paul Rudd (also a Producer), Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Kathryn […]Read On »

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HORRIBLE BOSSES is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

HORRIBLE BOSSES | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies HORRIBLE BOSSES – We’ve all had them before. A horrible boss. One that makes you dread coming to work and one that makes you wish you could find another job if the market wasn’t so damn bad. But no one has probably ever had a boss like […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HORRIBLE BOSSES

HORRIBLE BOSSES movie poster | ©2011 Warner Bros./New Line

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Julie Bowen, Donald Sutherland Writers: Michael Markowitz and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, story by Michael Markowitz Director: Seth Gordon Distributor: Warner Bros./New Line Release Date: July 8, 2011 Just in case you don’t remember STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock movie based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, HORRIBLE BOSSES provides a name check. If you have that confused with the 1987 parody version, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, that gets name-checked as well, with a helpful differentiation between the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ken Marino parties down with CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Ken Marino and Rob Corddry in CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - Season 3 | ©2011 Warner Bros./Darren Michaels

Adult Swim’s CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, now in its third season, is a show of almost indescribably strange scripted comedy. Ken Marino (pronounced “Meh-REE-no”) plays Dr. Glenn Richie, one of the strange members of staff. Marino is also known to TV viewers as private detective Vinnie Van Lowe on VERONICA MARS, often stymied catering worker Ron Donald on PARTY DOWN, and Tony, single gay demon adoptive father of a human baby, on REAPER. The Long Island native is also a prolific screenwriter of comedy films. He talks with us about all of these gigs and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you have a […]Read On »

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BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

BREAKING BAD THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES JUST GO WITH IT – When it comes to Adam Sandler movies … you pretty much know what you are gonna get. He’s a lovable loser with some strange tendency or has been lucky in love or unlucky in love or what have you. He meets some […]Read On »

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Super Bowl Commercial Review: JUST GO WITH IT trailer

JUST GO WITH IT poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

With Super Bowl Sunday here, ASSIGNMENT X has decided to review the movie trailer commercials in between the game to see how well the studios are using the mega-dollars they’re spending to draw people into theaters. JUST GO WITH IT Release Date:  February 11, 2011 Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston,  sexy busty blonde What Is It: The Super Bowl commercials kick off into high gear with a jiggle show to promote the new Adam Sandler comedy. It begins a hot blonde in a yellow bikini coming out of the water and walking toward the camera. The commercial is so aware […]Read On »

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