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Jason Segal

A Supposedly Fun Tour

by John Rodat August 27, 2015


  I loved David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, and consumed it in a near-nonstop multi-day bout. When the novel was released in 1996, I was 28 years old and, more or less, still in college. I ...


Dumb Love

by Laura Leon May 2, 2012


The Five Year Engagement starts out cute—in fact, really cute, although not in a way that makes you cringe (that comes later). Tom (Jason Segal) proposes to Violet (Emily Blunt) on a romantic San Fran ...

It’s Time To Light The Lights

by John Rodat December 1, 2011


The praise—both critical and popular—for The Muppets comes across as virtual sigh of relief: "They didn't screw it up!" is the implicit refrain. Each new installment of a franchise runs the risk of torpedoing former ...