New Movies: '50/50' and 'What's Your Number"

Friday, September 30, 2011

It’s Friday, when we talk about new movies here on The Takeaway. This week, we're talking about "50/50," a comedy about a young guy with cancer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, and "What's Your Number?," another comedy — this one centers on dating and relationships — with Anna Faris.

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, our intrepid Movie Date podcast hosts, give us their reviews. Meinzer is a producer for The Takeaway, and Guzman is a film critic for Newsday.

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Below, the trailers for "50/50" and "What's Your Number."

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Contributors:

Rafer Guzman

Comments [1]

myangeldust from Miami, FL

The trailer for "What's Your Number?" makes no sense. What do the numbers 19 and 91 mean? Why is she revisiting her ex-boyfriends? Wasn't there a version of this movie with a male lead? Should Anna Faris get a new agent? What is the ratio of unemployed good writers to employed bad writers in Hollywood? With examples like "Bridesmaids" (good) why are they churning out "27 Dresses" (bad)?

There is a culture there that repeatedly employs box office offenders to continue producing forgettable work. Seriously, if a performer as unappealling as Seth Rogen is getting work and production financing you have to come to the conclusion that the system is fixed.

Sep. 30 2011 10:49 AM

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