We've got a bunch of new movies reviews for you! You're welcome! This week, let's single out the one phrase from each review that enterprising movie publicists will want to consider using on the films' posters.
NEIGHBORS Seth Rogen faces off against Zac Efron in the latest from Nicholas Stoller (The Five-Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall).
"Neighbors is the middle-of-the-road comedy for you!" —Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury
FED UP A documentary about how much sugar Americans eat, and how it's gross, and how it's killing all of us (yes, even you, person who never shuts up about fluoride and gluten):
"This is why you're fat!" —Marjorie Skinner, Portland Mercury
THE GERMAN DOCTOR In the wake of WWII, an Argentinian family happens upon a kindly German doctor and takes him in! What could possibly go wrong?
"A subtle, thoughtful reminder of the monsters who live within." —Wm. Steven Humphrey, Portland Mercury
(That quote could also work for another movie.)
FILM SHORTS We've also got a review of the John Turturro/Woody Allen joint, Fading Gigolo, along with reminders about Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy (on 35mm at the NW Film Center), The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the Hollywood Theatre, and the NW Animation Festival. Shockingly, Moms' Night Out—a PG-rated Christian flick that's timed for Mothers Day and is being called a "mom-com"—wasn't screened for critics. (This Hollywood Reporter story about it is interesting, though, mostly because it's paired with an image of Jesus Christ being really stoked about popcorn.)
Here are your Movie Times!