This week we have two under-appreciated films of Kevin Smith. Ben Affleck loses his wife, and has to raise his daughter with only the help of his father (George Carlin). But perhaps the most difficult thing for him is to put aside his old life for the new one in Jersey Girl. Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks play best friends who consummate their relationship while making a self produced internet video (you know the kind) in Zack and Miri.
Today we explore two films starring the immortal Albert Brooks. This is 40 is the story of...well...being 40. Defending Your Life is about people dying and trying to move further into the afterlife through a courtroom setting. Both are funny. Both have wry observation. Only one will make it to the mountain top.
The BBC has strict rules about playing rock and roll on the air so a group of DJs broadcast rock from a pirate ship in: Pirate Radio. A voice cuts into the first broadcast of WBN , and cast members wind up dead in the comedy/mystery movie: Radioland Murders. Only one will survive.