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Motherless Brooklyn | Average Guy Movie Review

When his boss is murdered, Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) - a private detective afflicted with Tourette's - looks into his last case to try and figure out who killed him. Essrog's investigation will see him caught in a web of political conspiracy, as he draws the attention of some of New York's most powerful.




Edward Norton has his hands full with Motherless Brooklyn - not that you'd know it. On top of his acting duties the star also serves as writer, director and producer. Taking the book Motherless Brooklyn - the title is eventually explained - a story set in 1999 and adapting it into a movie set in 1957 is a bold move, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work. Norton and his team have done a good job of recreating 1950's New York in all its glory...and its destitution. Shot in the style of a classic noir detective drama - much like Chinatown and L.A. Confidential - the story cleverly deals with issues of corruption, greed, gentrification, exploitation and …

Sausage Party: Average Guy Movie Review

The supermarket becomes a parody for real life in what could be Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's most extreme and yet intelligent movie to date. Sausage Party is laugh out loud funny throughout, but with the comedy comes a sort of over head view of the world we live in, as well as all of the swearing drug, alcohol and sex references we've come to expect of a Seth Rogen movie. The movie could be just as controversial as Rogen and Goldberg's The Interview, but where that was a very stupid story that depicted a current, real, live dictator and his (fictional) assassination, Sausage party takes the South Park approach...everyone and everything is fair game!



Sausage Party is set during the days leading up to the July 4th celebrations, hot dogs Frank (Rogen), Barry (Michael Cera) and Carl (Jonah Hill) as well as Franks' girlfriend, a hot dog bun named Brenda Bunson (Kristen Wiig) are all looking forward to being purchased so they can travel to the "Great Beyond". But …