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Friday, May 31, 2013

'The Kings of Summer' review: Boys gone wild

Just because Nick Offerman plays a dad whose son (Melissa & Joey's Nick Robinson) chooses to run away from home and build a makeshift house in the woods with two friends (Super 8's Gabriel Basso and Hannah Montana's Moises Arias) in The Kings of more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 5/31/2013 5:06:04 AM -08:00 )

The Kings of Summer: Boys N the Woods
The slight but captivating indie-comedy The Kings of Summer has the ragtag look and feel of a movie made in some teenager's basement: lots of slow motion; a blaring, catchy soundtrack that opens with a joyous rendition of Thin Lizzy's “Cowboy Song;” and more
TIME ( 5/31/2013 1:46:01 AM -08:00 )

'The Kings of Summer' review: Boys gone wild
Screenwriter Chris Galletta has said he got his idea for "The Kings of Summer" by remembering his own teenage years, growing up in Staten Island. Maybe. (And I did dig the Tottenville reference, even though his film is now set in Ohio.) But I think he was more
The Star-Ledger - ( 5/31/2013 1:41:01 AM -08:00 )

Review: 'The Kings of Summer' find safe haven under the sun
"The Kings of Summer" is a coming-of-age story that keeps its humor as dry as the sunbaked days of its particular teen rebellion. Consider that the primary father figure is the droll Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation." His laconic style sets the tone more
Los Angeles Times ( 5/30/2013 5:25:40 PM -08:00 )

'Kings of Summer' tackles youth with off-kilter charm
No shot, scene or line of dialogue is superfluous in this whimsical, well-acted comedy. Review: 'Kings of Summer'. Gabriel Basso, left, Moises Arias and Nick Robinson choose to spend the season alone in the woods in 'Kings of Summer.' (Photo: CBS Films) more
USA TODAY ( 5/30/2013 3:01:38 PM -08:00 )

'The Kings of Summer,' Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Sometimes the strife between parents and their teenage children can be so bitter that even the tiniest set-to is charged with hostility that threatens to erupt into violence. The most amusing — and darkest — moments in Jordan Vogt-Roberts's flighty comedy more
New York Times (blog) ( 5/30/2013 1:46:04 PM -08:00 )

Teenage 'Kings Of Summer' Rule A Predictable Sitcom World
Teenage Like the recent Mud, The Kings of Summer is a tale of feral adolescent pals in search of freedom and adventure. The movies even share essentially the same awkwardly contrived climax. But of the two films, The Kings of Summer is more of a comedy, with a more
NPR ( 5/30/2013 1:03:01 PM -08:00 )

' The Kings of Summer ' : movie review
Built on dry one-liners, off-kilter timing and self-conscious nostalgia, “The Kings of Summer” seems expressly designed to delight quirk-loving Sundance audiences. Actually, they did embrace the movie when it premiered under the title “Toy's House” in Park more
New York Daily News ( 5/30/2013 8:19:52 AM -08:00 )

First look: See the poster for 'The Kings of Summer'
Any project involving Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally gets my attention immediately. A few weeks ago I enjoyed the real-life couple in the indie film Somebody Up There Likes Me. In the new coming-of-age comedy The Kings of Summer, the duo pops up more
USA TODAY ( 5/30/2013 8:16:30 AM -08:00 )

Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally sell Hollywood Hills West house
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West's Bird Streets area for $9.97 million. The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms more
Los Angeles Times ( 5/30/2013 6:06:56 AM -08:00 )

Nick Robinson hits a high point with 'Kings of Summer'
He may only be 18, but Nick Robinson can teach you how to skin a rabbit. The trick to the gruesome procedure, the young actor learned while filming the new indie movie "The Kings of Summer," comes at the start — cutting away at the rear flap of skin right more
Los Angeles Times ( 5/30/2013 6:02:57 AM -08:00 )

'The Kings of Summer' review: A giddy, goofy teenage lark
LOS ANGELES ( - It might not have the lyricism of "Mud," the eccentricity of "Moonrise Kingdom" or the angst of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but "The Kings of Summer" brings its own strengths to the table, from the oddball wit of Chris more
Chicago Tribune ( 5/29/2013 5:52:21 PM -08:00 )

Nick Offerman Recalls Teen Spirit at 'Kings of Summer' Premiere
It was a walk down memory lane at the May 28 premiere of "The Kings of Summer," CBS Films' coming-of-age pic that took everybody back to their teen years. "The rule of just being decent, be a good person, I broke a lot," pic's Nick Offerman recalled at the more
Chicago Tribune ( 5/29/2013 4:22:17 PM -08:00 )

Nick Offerman Talks Costarring With Wife Megan Mullally
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are out to prove that the couple that works together, stays together. Offerman, 42, and Mullally, 54, met in 2000 while rehearsing a play and are currently costarring in the film "The Kings of Summer" and the play "Annapurna," more
Huffington Post ( 5/29/2013 3:57:53 PM -08:00 )

Nick Offerman: 'King' of a good laugh
Nick Offerman, best known as the government-hating bureaucrat Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation,” likens his career to “a very slow, low-rolling snowball from 1993 to 2008.” “That's 15 years where I kept getting signs from the universe that said, 'You'll more
Boston Herald ( 5/29/2013 2:33:49 AM -08:00 )

The Kings of Summer: Where the Wild Teens Are
Fairly or not, the Boys' Life-ready coming-of-age story The Kings of Summer will likely be measured alongside Wes Anderson's rapturously received Moonrise Kingdom, which opened around the same time last year. After all, both movies are warm-weather more
Television Without Pity ( 5/31/2013 2:11:31 AM -08:00 )

Movie Review: The Kings of Summer
As best as I can put it, “The Kings of Summer” is a pure distillation of fun. Its runtime is entirely inoffensive, its cast hilarious, its dialogue clever, and its story heartfelt and engrossing. It's a movie that I already want to watch again many more times, and I don't more
The Trades ( 5/31/2013 2:06:28 AM -08:00 )

Movie Review: 'The Kings of Summer'
Synopsis: Three boys build themselves a house in the middle of the woods, to get away from problems at home. Genre: Adventure. Studio: Big Beach Films, Low Spark Films. Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Writer: Chris Galletta. Starring: Alison Brie, Erin more
Geek Smash ( 5/31/2013 12:06:27 AM -08:00 )

Film Review: The Kings of Summer
Deviating from the overly common batch of raunchy flicks that reduce adolescent manhood to a mindless quest for drunken nights and sexual fantasies comes a hilarious coming-of-age story that attempts to redeem the sub-genre of “bromantic comedies”. more
Filmophilia ( 5/30/2013 9:39:49 PM -08:00 )

Red Band The Kings of Summer' Clip: The Boy Who Cried What?
With The Kings of Summer kicking off its theatrical run in limited release tomorrow, May 31st, CBS Films has dropped a clip that showcases the formidable deadpan of supporting player Nick Offerman. Offerman is, of course, beloved for his weekly excellence more
I Am ( 5/30/2013 7:57:21 PM -08:00 )