Harlequin Turns 60; Should Have Celebrity Readers More Often

Paul Rudd Reads Harlequin

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.

Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via The Consumerist.

By | 2017-09-24T23:03:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2009|Stimuli|0 Comments

Monsters vs. Aliens 3-D (2009) – Movie Review

Monsters vs. Aliens poster art

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.


By | 2017-09-24T23:04:21+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) – DVD Review

40 Year Old Virgin DVD


Written by Judd Apatow and Steve Carell
Directed by Judd Apatow
Starring Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen


  • Seventeen additional minutes cut from theatrical release
  • Running audio commentary by Apatow, Carell and pretty much the whole cast
  • Deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Apatow and Rogen
  • Gag reel
  • Two featurettes: “My Dinner with Stormy” and “Waxing Doc”

Released by: Universal Home Video.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Rent it.


By | 2017-09-24T23:50:09+00:00 January 17th, 2006|Reviews|0 Comments