I LOVE MOVIES: Comedian Doug Benson Guest Critiques This Week's Flicks

Nabbing the VH1 Best Week Ever regular on the eve of his stoner documentary, Super High Me.

by | April 16, 2008 | Comments

It’s tax week, and RT knows that means most people are pinching pennies and spending hours in line at the post office. So to help you save money and time, we’ve enlisted funnyman Doug Benson (VH1’s Best Week Ever) to give you the inside scoop on upcoming new releases in theaters and on DVD. Rachel Sandor

IN THEATERS APRIL 18

Forgetting Sarah Marshall


Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, and Mila Kunis

Directed by: Nick Stoller

Synopsis: Depressed schmuck vacations in Hawaii to get over broken heart, only to find his hot ex is staying in the same hotel with her new nymphomaniac rock star boyfriend.


The Forbidden Kingdom


Starring: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano

Directed by: Rob Minkoff (The Lion King)

Synopsis: Bullied American teen is transported to ancient China to learn kung fu from two masters (Jet Li, Jackie Chan) to restore the entombed Monkey King.



88 Minutes


Starring: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman

Directed by: Jon Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes, The War, Red Corner)

Synopsis: College professor/forensic psychologist gets a phone call counting down his life.

ON DVD APRIL 22

Cloverfield


Starring: Michael Stahl-David, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

Directed by: Matt Reeves (The Pallbearer, Felicity)

Synopsis: Giant monster wreaks havoc in Manhattan.

The Orphanage


Starring: Belen Rueda, Geraldine Chaplin

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona

Synopsis: Ghosts and imaginary children haunt a woman and her family in the orphanage where she grew up.

Charlie Wilson’s War


Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Directed by: Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Primary Colors, Closer)

Synopsis: The true story of how a playboy Senator, a socialite, and a CIA agent helped end the Cold War.

The Savages


Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney

Directed by: Tamara Jenkins (Slums of Beverly Hills)

Synopsis: Two bitter middle-aged siblings deal with the deterioration of their elderly father.

Starting Out in the Evening


Starring: Frank Langella, Lili Taylor, Lauren Ambrose

Directed by: Andrew Wagner (The Talent Given Us)

Synopsis: An aging writer strikes up a friendship with a young grad student who thinks she can resuscitate his career.


Doug Benson is featured in the documentary Super High Me, which chronicles his life Morgan Spurlock-style as the regular pot smoker goes 30 days stone cold sober — and follows it with 30 days of unadulterated daily marijuana use. See what happens to Doug (and his stand-up routine) in the the controversial documentary, which of course opens in select cities on April 20 (4/20). Click here for the official Super High Me website.

Doug can be seen reviewing movies at SuperDeluxe.com, where you can watch his previous video installments of I LOVE MOVIES.

And Doug will be at the Hollywood Improv on 4/20.

And Doug is always creeping around on Myspace.

Watch the Super High Me teaser trailer here:

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