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The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, March 27, 2009, Image 6

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Page 6 The Clarion | March 27, 2009 Arts & Life — 'I Love You, Man' is bromance at its best by Alyssa Webb The Michigan Journal U-Wire Content • pN 0^ A romantic comedy with a twist, “I Love You, Man” takes male camaraderie to the next level. The flick is chock full of fun-loving friendship and awkward, memo rable one-hners that wfll soon be slipping off the tongues of males aU over Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd, “Role Models”) is a lame and nerdy, but successful, real es tate agent that has been plagued with being a “girlfriend guy.” Upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey (Rashida BANFF sells out both showings by Thomas Lide Staff Writer The Banff Fflm Festival was a huge suc cess this past weekend and sold out both nights. The Banff Centre is located in Canada and has the central mission of inspiring creativity. The Banff Film Festival tours internationally every year aUowing people aU over the country to view videos which include actions most people would not dare attempt. Banff is also in charge of the Radical Reels Film Tour which came to Brevard CoUege last semester and includes similar extreme sports such as base jumping, rock chmbing, kayaking and snowboarding. Not only does Banff create opportunities for people to exhibit their skills in extreme sports in mountainous regions, it also provides career development for people interested in enviroimiental, business and science related work. Promotion of new creative and visual art is incorporated into Banff’s mission as well. Those that missed the Radical Reels Tour and Banff Fflm Festival this year should be prepared to buy tickets for both of these events next year Jones, “The Office”), he realizes that he has no one to serve as his Best Man in the wedding. In a desperate search to find a best friend before the big day, he engages in a series of "man-dates" to find his male counterpart. After a few slip-ups, and one slip of the tongue from a not-so-straight date, he gives up on his pursuit. Enter Sydney Fife (Jason Segel, “Forget ting Sarah Marshall”), the charismatic, free spirited guys’ guy that is the foil to Peter’s uptight personality. The two become close, partaking inRushjam sessions in Sydney’s man cave and gorging on the best fish tacos in town over beers. But the closer they get, the more Peter and Zooey’s relationship suffers. The leading actors comically shine through hysterical banter and timing that Rudd and Segel are both known for I must admit I like Rudd more as the sardonic and witty characters that he normally tackles. However, he flaunts his talents in his newest film, playing a very convincing bumbling nerd that is prone to quotes like “Totes Magotes” and incoherent babbling while trying to play it cool. Segel plays quite a loveable loser, full of interesting quirks and a unique outlook on life. Sydeny’s Bohemian-esque style throughout the film perfectly compliments his casual, laid-back attitude that comes forth as he teaches Peter to let loose and live for the moment. Rounding out the cast are funny men (and woman) Andy Samberg (“Hot Rod,” SNL), Thomas Leimon (“Reno 911!”), Jon Favreau (“Iron Man” director) and Jaime Pressly (“My Name is Earl”). Samberg, no stranger to comedy, plays Peter’s gay brother Robbie who tries to help him out by setting him up with guys from the gym he works at. Robbie often comes out looking manlier than Peter, giving him man advice and silently shaking his head at Peter when he admits to loving “The Devfl Wears Prada.” Favreau plays Barry, a stereotypical a-hole that is married to one of Zooey’s best friends. Peter tries to befriend Barry, which doesn’t end well but happens to be hilarious. The movie may fall short of gut-busting laughter, but makes up for it with a cute, “bromantic” plothne that showcases what it really means to be a friend. “I Love You, Man” directed by John Ham burg is playing in theatres now. The Clarion Senior Staff Editor in Cliief: Joseph Chilton IManaging Editor: Travis Wirebacic News Editor: Open Copy Editor: Open Business Editor: Radosav Babic Layout & Design: Travis Wirebacic Opinion Editor: Open Plioto Editor: Open Arts & Life Editor: Open Business IManager Emily Clark Sports Editor: John Lange Faculty Advisor: John B. Padgett Other Staff Karam Boesliaar Mn Climer Thomas Lide Dabney Farmer Nina Willis Ryan Fiffick Sliawn James Nate Lyles BJ Wanlund Unsigned editorials represent the collective opinion of the staff of The Clarion. Other opinions expressed on this page are those of respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the faculty, staff or administration of Brevard College. E] Letters Policy The Clarion welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and content. All letters intended for publication must be signed. All correspondence should be mailed to: The Clarion, Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712

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