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    ‘Trainwreck’ is a fantastic film debut for Amy Schumer

    Amy Schumer already cemented her place on my year’s favorite entertainment list when she managed to loosely remake 12 Angry Men for the fourth episode of Inside Amy Schumer, but not satisfied with owning television, Schumer decides to revive the romantic comedy for 2015. Lazy writing has cursed the genre for much of the last few decades and studios have responded in kind by not pursuing that market with the gusto they used to. More

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    Sketchy Episode 175 – ‘Inside Out’

    Disney-Pixar productions set the bar for modern animation and are among some of the best films of the last decade. “Inside Out” is the 15th feature-length film from Disney-Pixar and the topic of this episode. Does it hold up to Pixar’s standards? On this podcast, it depends on who you ask. Enjoy! [powerpress] Follow Sketchy facebook.com/SketchyPodcast […] More

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    ‘Inside Out’ joins the ranks of Pixar classics

    By transforming nebulous emotions into relatable characters, directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen have created nothing short of a roadmap into the pre-pubescent mind. It’s not always a happy place, which is entirely the point. Often surreal and always delightful, ‘Inside Out’ is a rousing tribute to pure imagination. More

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    Why You Should Be Watching: Man Seeking Woman

    The show begins with Josh (Jay Baruchel) awkwardly leaving the apartment of his now ex-girlfriend Maggie (Maya Erskine). As he walks away, heartbroken, suddenly it starts raining. But it’s only raining on him, nobody else. Dead birds fall from the sky and hit him, furthering his depressing state. The show only gets weirder from there. Within the […] More

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    ‘Trainwreck’ trailer shows Amy Schumer fumbling through life with Bill Hader

    John Cena and LeBron James are hilarious guys. Mark it down. The first trailer for writer/director Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck dropped on Wednesday and showed that even some of the world’s biggest athletes can generate big laughs. Co-written and starring Amy Schumer, the film follows Amy, a magazine writer who has never found that actual relationships […] More

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    ‘The Skeleton Twins’ delicately soars between comedy and tragedy

    As The Skeleton Twins delicately soars between comedy and tragedy, it smartly peels back layers of troubled backstory for the lives of its main characters: estranged twin siblings, separated for about a decade, who share suicidal tendencies. At the very moment Maggie Dean (Kristen Wiig), a dental hygienist from upstate New York, is about to swallow a handful of sleeping pills, she receives the message that her brother, Milo (Bill Hader), an unsuccessful actor in Hollywood, is in the hospital after slitting his wrists. Suicide and dysfunction runs in the Dean household. Their father killed himself when they were teenagers, and their mother (Joanna Gleason) is a pseudo-spiritual egotist with a thick layer of delusional and emotional baggage. More

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    ‘The Skeleton Twins’ is a macabre delight

    Sometimes you don’t want to hear how everything’s going to be alright. You just need someone to share the chaos with you. The Skeleton Twins is about reconnecting with that someone who makes the din between your ears just a little bit quieter. Superbly acted from a pitch-perfect script, this indie darling should make its presence known come award season. More importantly, it’s imbued with a quiet dignity that rises above patronizing head pats and simple solutions. It’s messy and real and sticks with you long after the laughs have subsided and the tears have stopped flowing. More

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