I Want My DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

by Ethan Alter March 26, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Forescore and one month ago, Lincoln lost the Best Picture Oscar to Argo.

Indie Snapshot: The Skin I Live In and Father of Invention

by Ethan Alter October 14, 2011 3:20 pm
Indie Snapshot: <i>The Skin I Live In</i> and <i>Father of Invention</i>

Pedro Almodóvar spins another twist-filled yarn, while Kevin Spacey's would-be comedy inspires more yawns than laughs.

Something to Declare: Jay Baruchel Talks Crotch Shots, Nic Cage and <i>She’s Out of My League</i>

The latest slightly-misogynistic-but-not-enough-to-be-unfunny buddy comedy, She's Out of My League, is miraculously not directed by Judd Apatow, but does star one of his discoveries, Jay Baruchel (Undeclared, Knocked Up, etc.). He plays Kirk Kettner, a frumpy-yet-happy airport security agent who catches the eye of a flawless girl and spends the duration of the film struggling to understand why such a perfect creature would be interested in him. In League's most memorable scene, Kirk's friends convince him to "manscape" his crotch, and (spoiler alert!) while we don't get any full frontal action (a la Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Mashall), we do see a shot of Kirk's entire backside. There's also a pretty gnarly scene in which, through a sequence of only-in-a-rom-com events, an enormous dog licks Kirk's (clothed) crotch to no avail. At a press junket this weekend, we spoke with Baruchel about acting in these humiliating scenes, as well as his experience co-starring in the upcoming Nicolas Cage film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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