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Kristen Wiig as Brenda Bunson & Seth Rogen as Frank

Sausage Party
directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon
written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir
story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg & Jonah Hill
starring Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton & Salma Hayek
distributed by Columbia Pictures
release date: August 12, 2016
viewed at the theater

5 out of 5

Sausage Party premiere Seth Rogen Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd & Seth Rogen at the Sausage Party premiere

Sausage Party Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek as Teresa del Taco

Sausage Party is a hilarious, raunchy animated comedy from the twisted mind of Seth Rogen. Please watch the above video for our full take on this amazing movie. Yes, it’s full of spoilers!

Sausage Party Lavash

David Krumholtz as Kareem Abdul Lavash

Sausage Party elders

Craig Robinson as Mr. Grits, Bill Hader as Firewater & Scott Underwood as Twink

You can preorder Sausage Party here (Note: This is an affiliate link. If you shop on Amazon through this link, you may yield a small commission for this site.)

P.S. There are Sausage Party costumes and yes, they are sufficiently horrifying!

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Note: spoilers abound

This post is for the current LAMB Movie of the Month: The Shape of Things. I’m not always crazy about the writer/director of this film, Neil Labute’s, work but I’m big fan of this flick. While the story is, of course integral to that, it’s actually the amazing acting by Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd that initially drew me to (and continues to draw me back to) this disturbing film.

“You could be a sadist for all I know”  “Stop sweet talking me.”

Aside from Rudd and Weisz there are really only 2 other main characters, a yuppie couple played by Frederick Weller and Gretchen Moll. Weller looks like he’d fit right into a Whit Stillman movie, making the viewer (or at least this viewer) instantly hate him. Moll is interminably boring in this flick. Pre The Notorious Bettie Page I never saw a spark in her. Afterward she not only captured Bettie’s spirit but later tackled comedies, leading me to become a fan. However at this time, she was supposed to be the next big thing despite being as exciting as plain toast.

Neil LaBute originally wrote the The Shape of Things as a play. The cast who later went on to star in the flick originated the roles in the play two years prior to the filming of it. Probably my only real beef with the film is that the cast play college characters and only Moll was actually around college age during filming. However though the film is set at a college that isn’t really the point so it’s not that big of a deal.

“See I’m totally different, I think everyone should see themselves doing it and their friends should see it too.”

The film centers on Adam (Paul Rudd). He’s a shy student and museum guard. It’s always assumed that a shy character should be drawn out so initially someone would probably think that when an anarchist artist named Evelyn (Weisz) starts flirting with him that this would only lead to good things. I can’t even explain how much more attractive this type of woman is to the faux manic pixies of our current pop culture landscape.

In reality Evelyn is continuously altering Adam, mostly by using sex and flattery as tools of manipulation. Some of the things that she gets him to change about himself are his weight, fashion sense and haircut.

“What? Did she give you a haircut and a blowjob and now you’re her puppy?”-Phillip

His friends, in particular Phillip (Weller), call him out on this fairly quickly. However Phillip is a dick. Phillip is engaged to Jenny (Gretchen Moll). The fact is that Phillip is the type of guy who nabbed Jenny because he knew that Adam was interested in her. It’s basically impossible to see what Jenny sees in Phillip aside from his dominance (she often seems to disappear into the background in his presence).

While Jenny does compliment and end up hitting on Rudd (“You’re like this totally hot guy now”), in part due to his makeover and most likely also due to both of them being taken, she actually goes into the subject more thoroughly with Weisz. Weisz seems to want to change the subject when Jenny questions her. However what is truly scary about the film is that what Jenny says is true, people often are in actual relationships with other people and they think that person should just change for them. I’m the complete opposite type of person so I’ve never really understood that. To paraphrase Jenny, “Cosmo says if you change one thing you could have the perfect man. Well Phillip has about six of those one things”.

The cruelest part of Weisz’s makeover is cutting him off from his friends after both of them have indiscretions with the other couple.

“…from the scorned girl’s handbook.”

The big reveal is that Weisz has being using Rudd as her experiment or “human sculpture” for her thesis project. She is a huge fan of performance art and takes great pride in her unveiling.

"Tell me how cute this is then? Fuck you, you heartless cunt!"

It’s definitely Weisz that steals this movie. She is so strong and interesting to watch. When you rewatch the film it’s definitely easier to see her character a bit more. While she may smile, flirt and act interested in Adam, the only times that she truly seems emotional is when she is either espousing or arguing about art. Art is her life.

The Shape of Things is definitely a must watch, but it’s not an easy watch and not for everyone.

You can watch The Shape of Things on Netflix Streaming.

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Enjoy my video review of David Wain’s Wanderlust.

The film was written by David Wain and Ken Marino (who’s also in the movie) and directed by David Wain. It stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. The above photo and poster and were selected from David Wain’s blog. You can see more here on my Childrens Hospital tumblr.

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July Movie Lilies

Jul
2010
09

posted by on Monthly Movie Rundown, Movies/TV

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Yes, I’m a week late on this but it turns out that the only things that came out last week were vampire trash and M. Night Shyamalan’s wet dream so it’s nothing I would have highlighted anyway.

Grease-7/08 (Limited)
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You know Grease. As a child it’s that really awesome movie with the fun singing and a hot, young John Travolta. As an adult it’s not quite the same. This is a re-release sing along. Apparently they think it will go over with today’s teens because of their love of High School Musical and Glee (yuck! on both counts). I saw Grease on the big screen during the 1998 re-release. Oh, who am I kidding? If we were actually getting it here I’d go see it again. Side Note: Musical teachers love to have kids perform songs from this but change the words because they are “offensive” (okay, pussy wagon is a bit offensive for 11 year olds but changing art is fucked up). My sister encountered this as a pre-teen in show choir. It was also spoofed on an episode of SNL hosted by Christopher Walken.

Predators-7/09
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Predators is another one of these movies that is a sequel/remake/reimagining thing. I’m sure you know by now that Predators are some freaky ass aliens. I’ve seen some of the Predator movies and I’m not a big fan. They’re okay but I’m not going out of my way to see them. I really don’t get the commercials/trailers for this that try to avoid showing the Predator. It’s not like a whole new character we’ve never seen. C’mon on. The film stars Adrien Brody (yum), Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Topher Grace (who I haven’t seen in any ads?). It was directed by Nimrod Antal who also did Armored and Vacancy (ugh).

The Kids Are All Right-7/09

The plot is that the daughter of a lesbian couple wants to find her dad (I mean sperm donor). This looks like the type needlessly dramatic movie I usually avoid except Annette Bening is playing one of the moms. I just think she is a fantastic actress. So I will eventually rent it. Julianne Moore is the other mom. Of course she’s a good actress but I feel like so many of her flicks are hit or miss. Mark Ruffalo is the sperm donor. I used to ogle him but this is not an oglable (invented word) role. The daughter is Mia Wasikowska who recently played Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-7/16
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This is a Disney flick that should appeal to the 13 year old boys out there. Nic Cage plays a sorcerer who takes Jay Baruchel under his wing as his apprentice and they fight a bunch of CGI generated dangers. This is obviously a part of some contract Cage has with Disney that probably includes The National Treasure movies. You know, he needs the money. It looks okay but major things about this movie bother me. In any other movie like this the main “boy” would be in his teens. Baruchel is 28. If I were casting it I would have picked someone who was 16 or 17. Then you have Alfred Molina playing a villain. Molina doesn’t scare me at all. I didn’t understand when they put him in Spider-Man 2 and I don’t get it here either. When he comes out in his elaborate costumes trying to strike fear into one’s heart I feel like he should be stepping onto a stage to lip synch a song. Yes, he looks like a big drag queen. I like drag queens but they don’t scare me. As usual, Nic Cage is somehow hot despite his strange hair.

Inception-7/16
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This is the 2nd really cool looking mind bending flick from Leonardo DiCaprio this year. The film is about people who go into your dreams and steal your secrets. It looks deliciously trippy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Kem Watanbe, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine and Lukas Hass are also in the cast. Even the promo they are doing for the flick is killer. Go here to watch the trailer.

Salt-7/23
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Salt is about a CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) who may or may not be a Russian spy. Do we even care anymore? I would have been all over something like this in 2000 but can you really even look at Jolie anymore without thinking about her crazy approach to mothering? I prefer the sexual cutter.

Life During Wartime-7/23
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBKzHhtCTMM[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKd7V7et0Xc[/youtube]
Plot from IMDB: “Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.” I am a fan of Todd Solondz’s films. I’m not really sure what this movie is about but I’m sure I will rent it and figure that out in the future. The cast includes Allison Janney, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Gaby Hoffman and Chris Marquette.


Dinner for Schmucks
-7/30
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This is the July released that I am super-psyched about. It’s a comedy about a succesful group who meet to have dinner parties and see who can invite the biggest idiot like the non-sexual version of a dogfight. The cast includes Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Ron Livingston and Bruce Greenwood. This is a remake of the 1998 French film The Dinner Game which I have seen a few times since my sister owns it. The Dinner Game was very funny and starred Thierry Lhermitte, whose name I wouldn’t recognize but whose face I always do. Dinner for Schmucks looks fantastic. They’ve been playing the trailer here for months but I still laugh everytime. I was a little worried that they put everything good in the trailer but I saw a commercial earlier with some other funny bits so I’m hoping it’s gonna be as awesome as I expect. It was directed by Jay Roach who did the Meet The Parents movies (ew) and The Austin Powers movies (cool). Go here to watch the trailer.

The Extra Man-7/30 (Limited)

Kevin Kline is an old, misogynistic, gigolo who speaks like an Oscar Wilde character. Paul Dano (The Girl Next Door) is the young guy who is finding himself and is fascinated with Kline. John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes co-star. I’ll be renting this when it trickles down to Blu-Ray since it’s only opening in NY & LA.

Get Low-7/30 (Limited)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y17Me8uL6mA
Robert Duvall is a hermit who wants to throw a funeral party. It’s a funeral that you have while you are alive. It looks pretty interesting. The cast includes Billy Murray, Sissy Spacek, Gerald McRaney and Lucas Black.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore-7/30
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I would normally ignore this lame children’s sequel but I must mention how strange it is. First of all the title is an homage to the often parodied James Bond character Pussy Galore which would be weird enough. I’ve been seeing parts of the commercial though and it’s got some strange ass shit in it like a cat unzipping itself from a dog suit. Just look at the posters. I’m pretty sure if I was a little kid I would get “3D” nightmares from this. As if I wasn’t already afraid of the future from listening to the woes of the youth of America every night. If this is what little tiny kids want to watch I’m pretty sure we’re all fucked.

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Web Oodles 4/22/10

Apr
2010
22

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TV
Ugly Betty
Recently Ugly Betty had it’s Series Finale. I was a fan of the show during the first season. I knew I had to check it out because I had been a fan of America’s from Real Women Have Curves and I loved Eric Mabius in Black Circle Boys when I was a teen. Over the next few years it was a little too over the top. I only watched it occasionally. I thought that the finale was really good but they could have made it 2 hours. You can watch it on ABC.

Saturday Night Live

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Photographer Mary Ellen Matthews takes the most amazing photos of the hosts on SNL. Check out more of her work at her portfolio.

Promo for this weekend’s SNL hosted by Gabourey Sidibe. Andy Samberg is so awesome here.

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SNL-Ryan Philippe ESPN Women’s Weightlifting

SNL-Tina Fey as Justin Bieber’s Teacher

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I just love this pic.

FILM
Netflix
Flicks now streaming on Netflix include Moon (Sam Rockwell), A Scanner Darkly and Tape. I highly recommend all three of these films.

TRAILERS
I Love You Philip Morris-I’ve been dying to see this movie starring Jim Carrey as a newly gay con man who falls for Ewan McGregor. Unfortunately the release date keeps getting pushed. It was March, then April, now it’s fall. At this rate the DVD won’t be out until 2011, sigh.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoFANivV44g[/youtube]

Dinner For Schmucks-This flick starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis is a remake of the 1998 French film the Dinner Game which is very funny. It’s about a group who try to outdo each other by inviting the dumbest guest to dinners. This one looks like a winner.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4i_woBTF8[/youtube]

The Killers-I’m not really sure about this one. It’s an action romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. She hasn’t made a good romantic comedy yet.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jUPUJ9vw20[/youtube]

Beastly-This is getting press because of Mary-Kate Olsen appearing in it. It’s like MTV’s take on the Beauty and the Beast fable. I think I would have loved this as a preteen. It could be a big hit.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Envv05EDzNU[/youtube]

The Other Guys-Buddy cop comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as two doofy cops. At least it looks better than Cop Out.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1wy_E7h2Wg[/youtube]


The Big Lebowski
: A XXX Parody-You know I love these porn parody trailers.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGb72TPj9l8″ href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGb72TPj9l8[/youtube]

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It’s the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. There was recently an issue of Entertainment Weekly out featuring rarely seen photos. Of course my favorite are of Han Solo. Ford will be doing a rare Q&A about the film in Hollywood next month but unfortunately the tickets are already sold out.

Clip from the new Kim Cattrall flick Meet Monica Velour.

At Long Last, Sam Worthington – Screencaps of Sam Worthington shirtless.

Music
Amazon is currently offering 100 Albums for $5. My picks are Battle of the Sexes by Ludacris, Sixteen Stone by Bush, Young Americans by David Bowie, Lust For Life by Iggy Pop, All the Way In by Berlin and Fast Lane Addiction by Shannon Curfew.

Lady GaGa Karaoke App for the iPhone

Lindsay Lohan
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYBIBGaU5os”[/youtube]
I love Lindsay Lohan’s music. Her new single Stuck has just started getting some play.

Britney Spears
There are rumors of a new Britney Spears album being released this summer. A singer named Myah Marie (Stiletto Sex) is used to sing demo songs for Britney so she can choose those she wants to record.

Fall Back

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4BWVI2Pl64[/youtube]

Infectious

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myHTCpiEcmQ[/youtube]

Hey Hey Hey

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC3LTRKr-zo[/youtube]

REQUIRED READING

Alicia Silverstone will be appearing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday April 24, 2010 due to her book The Kind Diet.

Lady Gaga gets lippy: The pop star teams with Mac to raise Aids awareness. She talks about practicing celibacy.

A Day in the Life of a redbox Ninja. This is about the people who stock redboxes.

Channing Tatum Details February 2010. Check out the interview and photos.

FUN PICS
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Actor Eric Balfour’s newest twitter pic, Gerard Butler in his recent W Magazine spread and Ray Liotta filming his new film Son of No One starring Channing Tatum and Katie Holmes.

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If you love costumes you should be following model Adrianne Curry on twitter. She’s gotten really into cons and posts awesome pics.

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Christina Hendricks in the May’s Esquire, old pics of Amy Acker and Eva Mendes that I like.

FASHION

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Sarah Jessica Parker in the May 2010 Vogue.

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New Photos of Lindsay Lohan modeling her line 6126.

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from Vogue Italia

I recommend
OOTD: Ugly Sweater Dress!

Jessi’s Rainbow Birthday

Castle Fashion features info on clothing worn on Castle. It reminds me of my old Charmed site.

My Futuristic 80s stylehive Character Grid.

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