Both are about intense relationships between young adults that end -- and yet go on. Both are stories of love that has grown one-sided. And both ache with the unavoidable self-pity that goes along with that kind of situation -- while finding the laughs in that same circumstance.
In certain circles they are known simply as YouTubers -- the cyber celebs who know how to go viral. There are a number of big YouTube stars that may not be household names yet, but have audiences larger than Jay Leno or David Letterman.
Last week, Sony previewed some early footage of their new 3D animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. (Though, the footage we saw was not in 3D.) Slat...
In other words: It makes no sense to try to break down the specific plot points of either film. But, strangely, a major plot point of That's My Boy did get me to pondering one question: If you were named Han Solo, would you change it? Sadly, I've put way too much thought into this over the weekend and the answer is complicated.
Today, a movie starring called That's My Boy is playing in a theater somewhere near a large percentage of you. The movie stars Adam Sandler (Bulletproof) as the burnt-out father of Andy Samberg (That's My Boy). We've all been down this tragic Adam Sandler road before, but, regardless, we still answered every question that you could possibly have about That's My Boy.
Sandler does find laughs in That's My Boy, his latest cinematic extrusion. Few of them are provided by him, however. Nor are there nearly enough of them in this flabby, bloated comedy to change your mind if you, like me, are not a particular fan of Sandler's self-generated films.
The only context to last night's joke comes in the form of one dead man, a man left without a face and one woman whose life is now ruined. No point was made; no artistic boundary was pushed.
"SNL" wrapped up its 37th season on Saturday. Throughout the season, we followed the cast members' progress, ranked weekly in the Relevancy Poll. Now, we've tallied the results to present to you the complete 2011-12 "SNL" Relevancy Poll.
The 37th season finale of "SNL" was a fairly sub-par show, but it included one of the greatest moments that the show has ever produced. Though, there are still those lingering questions about about Jason Sudeikis' future.
This was Kristen Wiig's night. Of the three cast members rumored to be leaving "Saturday Night Live," I think we can go ahead and remove the word "rumored" off of Wiig and Samberg, who said his goodbye with "Lazy Sunday 2."
Digital Shorts have been crucial in keeping "SNL" in the cultural consciousness. Without them, would the show have been as vital? Absolutely not. A future without Digital Shorts seems like a risk at this point.
With only 10 sketches and too many guest stars to list, Will Ferrell hosted installment of "SNL" was not a great week to have the title of "cast member." Well, unless your name is Andy Samberg.
This offering did not have that same monumental feel to as Will Ferrell's last hosting stint -- even though there were guest appearances by Will Forte, Ana Gasteyer, Liam Neeson, Justin Bieber, Michael Bolton, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm and Justin Timberlake.
There was no real clear winner this week when you factor in just how much airtime Eli Manning received. So, how about a bold winner in honor of a bold sketch?
Eli Manning wasn't as good as Peyton, but he certainly wasn't terrible. Let's go with the word "serviceable" for Manning -- a word that's a bit too strong when describing the overall quality of this week's show.
If Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg really are leaving at the end of the season, it appears that the Greatest Hits tour is already in full swing.