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Rated R · 107 minutes · 2013

Comedy, Fantasy
It remains to be seen if This Is the End will emerge as the comedy of the summer, but to this point, it’s a foregone conclusion. While The Hangover Part III is only barely funny and obviously running on auto-pilot, This Is the End is quick, gets consistent laughs, and mines a lot of gold out of a very simple premise. Famed actors Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride are trapped in Franco’s house in the hours leading to the biblical apocalypse. The genius stroke – which, admittedly, is laying it on a little thick – is the decision by the creative tandem of Rogen and Evan Goldberg to cast the actors as versions of themselves. It allows for great pot-shots at the actors’ expense as well as … um … pot shots about Mr. Rogen’s recreational drug of choice.
Official Site: thisistheend.com
Director: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Producer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown, Jason Stone, Barbara Hall, Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter
Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Martin Starr, Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Samantha Ressler and Douglas M. Griffin

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Charleston City Paper Rogen and Goldberg return to the bromance with This Is the End Five years ago, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were on top of the frat-humor world. Their moderately artistic dick-joke comedies were raking in the cash and bowling over critics. They wrote back-to-back summer hits in Superbad and Pineapple Express, and were poised to be Hollywood's next hotshot scribes. by Jake Mulligan 06/12/2013
The Coast Halifax This Is The End Apatownies pull off high concept by Jacob Boon 06/13/2013
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Chicago Reader Armageddon is just the beginning in This Is the End In This Is the End, Seth Rogen and pals go surfing on the Lake of Fire. by J.R. Jones 06/20/2013

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