Wednesday movie opening: 'The End' is nigh
Hoping to dodge the speeding bullet that is "Man of Steel" on Friday, Universal is releasing "This Is The End" today. It's worth a look to see Hollywood stars laugh through the Apocalypse and, even better, laugh at themselves.
Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad") make their directing debut in this comedy, which stars Rogen as a variation of himself, welcoming his best friend Jay Baruchel (also playing himself) for a visit to L.A. Jay doesn't like L.A., or the Hollywood phonies Seth wants to hang out with so he's not thrilled when Seth drags him to a party at James Franco's house.
He's even less thrilled when it appears the Rapture is happening around them, and six survivors Jay, Seth, Rogen, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride hole up in Franco's concrete fortress of a house.
It's funny, raunchy and has a surprisingly sweet center.