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April 26, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
The on-screen ladies might be hoppin' for "Five-Year Engagement" star Jason Segel, but it hasn't really been the case in real life. How do we know? He's been vocal about it -- very, very vocal. Check out our timeline of some of Segel's best quotes on his love life, up to his new romance with Michelle Williams. Warning: They may make you want to be his best friend -- or lovah.  April 2009 "I just like people, if that makes any sense. If I meet a dude at a bar, I love just talking to the dude about his life or whatever.
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March 20, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) In "Muppets Most Wanted," a scene in Berlin features Christoph Waltz, who is part German. A scene in Dublin features Saoirse Ronan, who is Irish. And a scene in Madrid features Salma Hayek, who is Mexican. This is either offensive or a missed opportunity to joke that Penelope Cruz wasn't available. Or both. Fortunately, most of the sequel to 2011's franchise rejuvenation "The Muppets" gets its gags right. The plot, a bit too reminiscent of the 1981 classic "The Great Muppet Caper," involves a dastardly liar (Ricky Gervais)
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March 15, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) At some point in their lives, everyone believes they should follow the “signs” that the universe presents and see where they lead. That's still what 30-year-old, mom's-basement-dwelling Jeff (Jason Segel) thinks, and that philosophy leads him on a wild escapade around Baton Rouge where his brother (Ed Helms) suspects his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. The guys' mom (Susan Sarandon) also wonders which work colleague is sending her instant messages, claiming to be her secret admirer.
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July 8, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
It's not that “Pacific Rim” star Charlie Hunnam hasn't had a chance at a breakout movie role. The English actor was nearly cast as Thor and turned down Russell Brand's part in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” which Jason Segel originally wrote for Hunnam. Yet only now, in Guillermo del Toro's fantastic monsters-versus-robots epic “Pacific Rim,” has he found a big part that synced up with the interests of both the filmmaker and Hunnam, who always “had a really, really specific idea of the type of work that I wanted to do.” In the film, opening July 12, the 33-year-old actor plays...
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July 1, 2012 | RedEye
The setup: "Magic Mike" was released Friday, and the movie - which is about male strippers ... not that we need to remind you - is full of sexy scenes and ridiculous laughs, but it doesn't include any true frontal male nudity. It got us wondering ... is male nudity sexy or funny? SEXY Let's be clear about something: Yes, male nudity, as it is currently portrayed in mainstream film, is totally giggle-worthy. Jason Segel didn't flap his junk from side to side in"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" for the added drama - he did it for the nervous laughter.
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November 22, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
***1/2 (out of four) “Life's a happy song, when there's someone by my side to sing along.” That heartwarming chorus has been replaying in my head since I saw “The Muppets,” whose magic doesn't fade either. Star/co-writer Jason Segel has bottled joy and turned it into a movie, wrapping his arms around both Muppet memories and the beloved characters themselves. He dares to tell them that even in a cynical, ironic, disconnected world, “There is always a place for you here.” How nice it feels to be back in the land of simple pleasures, where (puppet)
NEWS
April 23, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, for RedEye
Four months after actor Jason Segel launched Amy Bergseth to internet stardom, the subject of the most famous brick in all of Wrigleyville remains "still single. " Which begs the question--given the fact that the Cubs are going to be awful for the forseeable future, who is going to get a ring first--Bergseth or her beloved Cubbies? "In the near future, I would say the Cubs," Bergseth said. "I think the new management they put in place is huge and I would not be surprised if it happened in the next five years.
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April 26, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) Fear not, fans of Jason Segel's proudly non-muscular flesh. His full-frontal scene may have been cut from “The Five-Year Engagement,” but a few shots of his backside remain. Eat your heart out, Clooney. As in the other romantic comedy he wrote, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Segel (who penned “Engagement” with director Nicholas Stoller) fills the movie with vulnerability that's hard not to love. He's cinema's leading everyman, who can instill goofy, unselfconscious poise to a man dressed as “Super...
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December 19, 2012 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
**** (out of four) “Forty can suck my [bleep]” -- Debbie (Leslie Mann) in “This is 40.” Writer-director Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Funny People”) may always be a softie, but his latest film keeps no knives in the block. This wise, hilarious examination of marriage and family maintains faith in people without going easy on them. It never backs away from truth to get a laugh. If anything, raw anger and loneliness underscore many of the funniest lines.
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June 6, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Even without James Franco and Danny McBride threatening to ejaculate all over each other, “This is the End” would be an aggressive, misguided demonstration of self-love. A comedy in which Franco, McBride, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and more familiar faces play themselves confronting the apocalypse didn't inherently have to be a Hollywood ego-fest. In brief moments, the film (co-directed and co-written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the scribes behind the awesome “Superbad” and hilarious...
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June 6, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Even without James Franco and Danny McBride threatening to ejaculate all over each other, “This is the End” would be an aggressive, misguided demonstration of self-love. A comedy in which Franco, McBride, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and more familiar faces play themselves confronting the apocalypse didn't inherently have to be a Hollywood ego-fest. In brief moments, the film (co-directed and co-written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the scribes behind the awesome “Superbad” and hilarious “Pineapple Express”)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
**** (out of four) “Forty can suck my [bleep]” -- Debbie (Leslie Mann) in “This is 40.” Writer-director Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Funny People”) may always be a softie, but his latest film keeps no knives in the block. This wise, hilarious examination of marriage and family maintains faith in people without going easy on them. It never backs away from truth to get a laugh. If anything, raw anger and loneliness underscore many of the funniest lines.
NEWS
July 1, 2012 | RedEye
The setup: "Magic Mike" was released Friday, and the movie - which is about male strippers ... not that we need to remind you - is full of sexy scenes and ridiculous laughs, but it doesn't include any true frontal male nudity. It got us wondering ... is male nudity sexy or funny? SEXY Let's be clear about something: Yes, male nudity, as it is currently portrayed in mainstream film, is totally giggle-worthy. Jason Segel didn't flap his junk from side to side in"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" for the added drama - he did it for the nervous laughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) Fear not, fans of Jason Segel's proudly non-muscular flesh. His full-frontal scene may have been cut from “The Five-Year Engagement,” but a few shots of his backside remain. Eat your heart out, Clooney. As in the other romantic comedy he wrote, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Segel (who penned “Engagement” with director Nicholas Stoller) fills the movie with vulnerability that's hard not to love. He's cinema's leading everyman, who can instill goofy, unselfconscious poise to a man dressed as “Super Bunny”--a giant pink...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
The on-screen ladies might be hoppin' for "Five-Year Engagement" star Jason Segel, but it hasn't really been the case in real life. How do we know? He's been vocal about it -- very, very vocal. Check out our timeline of some of Segel's best quotes on his love life, up to his new romance with Michelle Williams. Warning: They may make you want to be his best friend -- or lovah.  April 2009 "I just like people, if that makes any sense. If I meet a dude at a bar, I love just talking to the dude about his life or whatever.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
Everyone's had that moment - maybe a bus drove past and splashed you, or a fetching stranger picked up a receipt you dropped at Starbucks - when you say to yourself, “This feels just like a romantic comedy. If this were a movie, something incredible would come out of this.” Unfortunately, it's rare these days that you watch a romantic comedy and say, “Wow, this really reminds me of real life.” They don't. More often the stories and the human behavior remind you of sitcoms, which usually remind you of what the world would be like if every conflict was as juvenile and...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) In "Muppets Most Wanted," a scene in Berlin features Christoph Waltz, who is part German. A scene in Dublin features Saoirse Ronan, who is Irish. And a scene in Madrid features Salma Hayek, who is Mexican. This is either offensive or a missed opportunity to joke that Penelope Cruz wasn't available. Or both. Fortunately, most of the sequel to 2011's franchise rejuvenation "The Muppets" gets its gags right. The plot, a bit too reminiscent of the 1981 classic "The Great Muppet Caper," involves a dastardly liar (Ricky Gervais)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
Everyone's had that moment - maybe a bus drove past and splashed you, or a fetching stranger picked up a receipt you dropped at Starbucks - when you say to yourself, “This feels just like a romantic comedy. If this were a movie, something incredible would come out of this.” Unfortunately, it's rare these days that you watch a romantic comedy and say, “Wow, this really reminds me of real life.” They don't. More often the stories and the human behavior remind you of sitcoms, which usually remind you of what the world would be like if every conflict was...
NEWS
April 23, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, for RedEye
Four months after actor Jason Segel launched Amy Bergseth to internet stardom, the subject of the most famous brick in all of Wrigleyville remains "still single. " Which begs the question--given the fact that the Cubs are going to be awful for the forseeable future, who is going to get a ring first--Bergseth or her beloved Cubbies? "In the near future, I would say the Cubs," Bergseth said. "I think the new management they put in place is huge and I would not be surprised if it happened in the next five years.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) At some point in their lives, everyone believes they should follow the “signs” that the universe presents and see where they lead. That's still what 30-year-old, mom's-basement-dwelling Jeff (Jason Segel) thinks, and that philosophy leads him on a wild escapade around Baton Rouge where his brother (Ed Helms) suspects his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. The guys' mom (Susan Sarandon) also wonders which work colleague is sending her instant messages, claiming to be her secret admirer.
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