Kevin Smith stays true to his cinematic roots in his latest flick about love and friendship. Some people pick up a second job. Others sell plasma. Warning: The contents of The Screening Room herein contain references to some very adult material. Meet Zack Brown Seth Rogen. Taking a cue from Brandon St. But not all is fair in love and porn. Rogen, a graduate of the Judd Apatow University for Astronomical Comedic Success, is lispy and adorable; he lends the film his usual schlepy stoner charm. The refined Banks bears her comedic chops well, and the chemistry between the two is palpable despite their mismatched appearances.
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Kevin Smith begins with the advantage of being raised with deeply embedded senses of sin and guilt. He's 38, and he still believes sex is dirty, and that it's funny to shock people with four-letter words and enough additional vulgarisms to fill out a crossword puzzle. This is sort of endearing. It gives his potty-mouth routines a certain freshness; we've heard these words over and over again, but never so many of them so closely jammed together. If you bleeped this movie for broadcast TV, it would sound like a conga line of Iron Men going through a metal detector. He is. Since he likes to eat, I will describe him in food terms. He isn't a gourmet chef, supplying little nuggets of armadillo surrounded by microscopic carrots and curlicues of raspberry-avocado-mint juice. He's the kind of chef I've valued for a lifetime, the kind you see behind the ledge in a Formica diner, pulling down new orders from revolving clips.
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Stars graced the carpet before the film's screening it opens Oct. Mostly, the stars of the film relied on an age-old formula to come up with their personas: They took either their middle names and added it to the first street they lived on, or they used their first pet's name. Brandon Routh, who plays Bobby: "If I take my first pet and my street name … I don't know if the street name would really work because it would be Center. Otis Center. That would be my name. Is that hot?