Episode #49 for The Green Hornet 3D, in which our protagonist talks about wanting Britt Reid to die, wanting Britt Reid to die, and then wanting Britt Reid to die.
We’re no strangers to Harlequin Romances around here. At least from the standpoint of advising them (for free) of new alliances they could make in addition to the one they’ve done with NASCAR. But ABC News has done something that we only wish we could have done at the time: got a guy from NASCAR to do a reading from one of those books. And indeed, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and even Wolfgang Puck (among others) give their own particular dramatic spin on some Harlequin prose. And as interesting as this genre of books is and its number one publisher, it’s the readings that sell this piece. Sit through the whole thing.
Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Maya Forbes, Rob Letterman & Wallace Wolodarsky, based on a story by Letterman and Conrad Vernon
Directed by: Rob Letterman & Conrad Vernon
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson
My Advice: Matinee it.
It’s Susan’s (Witherspoon) wedding day. Everything’s perfect. Mostly. And then out of a clear blue sky, a freak accident (no offense) happens and Susan finds herself suddenly huge. In fact, 50 foot tall? Mmmmmm could be. This, unfortunately, puts her in the jurisdiction of General W.R. Monger (Sutherland), whose mission is to lock all monsters away from the public eye. However, when a bigass robot lands on Earth looking for something and tearing up the landscape, Monger convinces The President (Colbert) that the only hope of stopping the invader is Monger’s group of monsters. In addition to Susan, there’s the amphibian The Missing Link (Arnett), the half-man half-roach all-mad-scientist Dr. Cockroach (Laurie), and B.O.B. (Rogen), a talking blob. Oh, and the even more giant kaiju Insectosaurus.
Written by Judd Apatow and Steve Carell
Directed by Judd Apatow
Starring Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen
Released by: Universal Home Video.
My Advice: Rent it.