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Review: 'Goon' Is A Middling Sports Comedy Elevated By A Surprising Turn By Seann William Scott

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 30, 2012 2:55 PM
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It feels odd that "Goon," a brutal comedy based around the sport, from the pen of hockey-loving Apatow grads Jay Baruchel (star of "Undeclared" and "Knocked Up") and Evan Goldberg (co-writer, with Seth Rogen, of "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express"), would go on wide release in Britain this weekend, weeks before it hits theaters in North America. But nevertheless, go on wide release it has, and The Playlist was there to check it out.

Seth Rogen & Kevin Hart Teaming For A Cop Comedy At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2012 7:58 PM
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There is nothing Hollywood likes more than to piggyback off a good idea, so we probably should have seen this coming. Hot off the success of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's "21 Jump Street" this weekend, another cop comedy is coming down the pike, this time starring two veterans of the Judd Apatow school of laffs.

Evan Goldberg Talks Hockey Pic 'Goon' & Reveals He's Writing A Horror Movie With Seth Rogen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 11:04 AM
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Director Michael Dowse, the man behind "Fubar" and "Take Me Home Tonight," is no stranger to pushing the envelope. So it's no surprise that his latest effort, the hockey comedy "Goon," opens with a splash of blood and a tooth hitting the ice. While the real hockey world is currently wrangling with issue of concussions, in the stylized sports comedy "Goon," the hits are big, bad and brutal. We recently caught up with screenwriter Evan Goldberg (who co-wrote the film with Jay Baruchel) to talk about the film, and we started off by chatting about balancing the real-deal hockey in the movie with the bone-crushing fights and checks that pepper the story.

Sony Heads Into Seth Rogen & Jay Baruchel's 'The Apocalypse'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 6, 2012 11:46 AM
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Originally a comedy short film from the dynamic writing duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the twisted minds behind “Superbad,” “The Pineapple Express,” and the upcoming Ben Stiller-starring comedy “Neighborhood Watch,” “Jay and Seth Vs The Apocolapyse” has gone from interesting sensation in 2007 to a long-rumored feature film. Along with short film co-star Jay Baruchel, Rogen and Goldberg have been teasing the feature release for quite some time, with the casting of the group’s regular collaborators James Franco and Jonah Hill being announced back in September.

Danny McBride & Craig Robinson Part Of Swelling Cast Of 'Jay & Seth Versus The Apocalypse'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 22, 2011 1:24 AM
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But It Looks Like Daniel Radcliffe Is OutWe've never liked the term The Frat Pack (for all their potty mouths, the particular comedies that those to whom the term is applied make aren't actually that fratty; Todd Phillips' output is a better fit), but there's no denying that the ever-expanding family tree of actors and comics who've risen up in the last few years, mostly thanks to the patronage of Judd Apatow, are an incestuous lot. Clearly great friends in real life, they like nothing better than cameoing in each other's work, teaming up for buddy pictures, and generally getting paid to hang out on screen.

Seth Rogen Confirms He Won't Be In Judd Apatow's 'Knocked-Up' Spin-Off

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 7, 2011 7:48 AM
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Actor Says His (Co-)Directorial Debut 'Jay and Seth vs. Apocalypse' Shoots In FebruaryOk, the speculation can end. Earlier this year when producer/writer/director Judd Apatow announced he was making a “Knocked Up” spin-off film that would focus on the married couple in the film played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, many assumed and or hoped, that we'd also be seeing the two leads of that comedy, Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl.

'50/50' Crew Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, & Jonathan Levine To Team-Up For Road-Trip Comedy 'Jamaica'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 6, 2011 9:59 AM
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Cancer Comedy Scribe Will Reiser Also Penning ScriptThe sign of a good creative collaboration: a re-team before your first film even hits the the screens. That's the m.o. for the creative principas behind, "50/50," the comedy drama that was once known as "I'm With Cancer." Co-starring Seth Rogen and written by his friend and surviving cancer patient Will Reiser, the picture is directed by "The Wackness" helmer Jonathan Levine and is co-produced by Rogen's partner in crime, "Superbad" co-author, Evan Goldberg.

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Want You To See 'Super'; Soundtrack Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 5:49 AM
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"We didn't want to have to recommend ["Super"] to all of our friends individually," joked Evan Goldberg, so he and friend Seth Rogen rented out Los Angeles' gem The New Beverly Theatre and let the work speak for itself at an advanced preview screening last night. "We had nothing to do with this film," Rogen explained of the somewhat mysterious connection -- it turns out they just both really enjoy it.

Evan Goldberg Says Shane Black Was Once In Line To Direct 'The Green Hornet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 8:39 AM
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Also Talks Toning Down Britt Reid's Dickishness & Squaring Off Against Online FanboysIt turns out the already lengthy development history for "The Green Hornet" has another piece (and probably a few more) we didn't know about. The film, which has been in the works for nearly two decades already saw directors Kevin Smith, Stephen Chow and Michel Gondry (who was linked to the project in its earliest days before being brought back on years and years later to deliver the film that's currently in theaters) circle the director's chair with a wealth of talent including George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Greg Kinnear and Mark Wahlberg all eying or offered the lead role (we won't even in get into the various writers that tackled the script). But speaking to Film School Rejects, writer Evan Goldberg, who penned the script with Seth Rogen, reveals that "Lethal Weapon" writer and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" writer/director Shane Black was once considering the director's chair and met with the duo to discuss their approach to the film, encouraging them to continue flipping superhero clichés on their head.

Seth Rogen Reveals Basic Plot To R-Rated Animated 3D Project 'Sausage Party' Co-Starring Jonah Hill

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 13, 2011 3:40 AM
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At last year's ComicCon, "Superbad," "Pineapple Express" and now "The Green Hornet" co-writer Evan Goldberg revealed to us for the first time a new "top secret" project that he and his cohorts were developing called, "Sausage Party."

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