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and Bad Milo!
: Ok, here is where I get maybe kind of sort of sympathetic to the asinine TV-is-better-than-movies argument: comedies. There are plenty of funny movies out there, but there are also plenty of failed comedies, even/especially scrappy underdogs, starring people who have proven themselves funny on TV. I haven't seen A.C.O.D.
, in which Adam Scott plays a thirtysomething still dealing with the aftermath of his parents' divorce, but it seems fair to assume that this movie starring Scott with support from his Parks and Recreation
buddy Amy Poehler will be less funny and probably less affecting than three or four episodes of that show. And I can attest that the rare leading-man role Ken Marino scores in Bad Milo!
doesn't give him much to do besides try really, really hard to make something out of a part where a rubbery demon-child-creature repeatedly emerges from his ass and smites his enemies. Marino has been wonderful on The State
, Party Down>, and Veronica Mars, but he's adrift in the cutesiness of would-be cult work here, along with Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Stephen Root, among other funny and welcome costars. So yeah, I'm never going to pay much mind to arguments that Homeland is vastly preferable to watching The Master or Tree of Life, but, yeah, I admit that a lot of weeks, you'll get more laughs out of catching up with New Girl than catching a new comedy feature.