# 237 – Superbad

In order to get back on track with my posting which has been slow for various reasons (which are probably named in a text on your right under “I’m sorry!”) I just thought to start posting like crazy this morning. Why today? Cause I’m in Viljandi and it feels like a prefect place to write. Besides I have a large cup of coffee next to me: so stopping isn’t an option.

Starting off with a comedy that I just recently stumbled on, not because I didn’t know about it, just because I finally got to see it. Superbad is the beginning of Seth Rogen, not his acting career which as you know started with Freaks and Geeks along side with James Franco and Jason Segel. Most of those who care to know are probably aware of the fact that all of these names mentioned represent some sort of a comedy type, including Jonah Hill and Michael Cera who play the leads in Superbad. It’s kind of a dirty comedy, silly but brutally true and the best way to describe this is to name a man who owns this type of comedy (not literally): Judd Apatow. So even before watching Superbad I knew what I was getting myself into and to be honest, I wasn’t as disappointed as I though I was going to be.

The story is about two unpopular guys, before their soon to be coming high-school graduation, who stumble into trouble when one of their mutual friends decides to make a fake ID and promises to buy alcohol. Things get even more complicated when a girl enters the picture (Emma Stone kicked off her movie career with this movie) and things get really messy. With foul language, dirty jokes and inappropriate story-lines Superbad is a nice entertainment for an evening. Would it be my favorite movie, probably not but it’s not because I don’t like it – I tend not to enjoy this type of humor more that once or twice with one movie. Other than that, Seth Rogen did a nice job that has earned him a 7,7 in IMDb and 3 out of 5 from me: because Michael Cera and Jonah HIll have amazing chemistry for a couple of guys.

# 184 – Paul

Since my town (which isn’t that small!) doesn’t have a cinema I decided to “build” one: I know show a variety of movies in my basement to those who bother showing up and who are also invited cause it’s free of charge. So it really isn’t a cinema and thinking about the rather small screen it can hardly be called a TV-watching-space also  – which at the moment isn’t the point at all. The point is, that me and some of my friends watched Paul the other night and I think we liked it.

The movie tells a story about two British guys who go to comic-con (I would like to go there as well in the future!) and after that they begin their road-trip to places where aliens have been sighted. Then they find Paul (voice by Seth Rogen)- a friendly, pot-smoking and a funny alien who has escaped the government and wants to go home. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who play the Brit’s help him and along the way they also pick up Kristen Wiig who plays a ex-Christian who knows a lot of weird curse-sentences. One of my favorite characters in this was actually played by Jason Bateman – I simply love that guy.

Anyway, this was a rather good comedy about an alien although I think that it isn’t better than Men in Black – best alien comedy movie I know. But considering Paul’s good grade on IMDb (7,2) and the fact that Paul is a common name in Estonia (and I like to say that I just watched Paul because I have a friend who has that name as well) I’m thinking this was a 3,5 out of 5. So it falls short of a 4 because I think I could have laughed much more than I did – I always need a little bit more.