Neighborhood Watch

It’s a reel good time

May 14, 2008 at 4:00 am
Like slasher films, the “teen-sex-comedy” genre reigned at the box office in the ’80s, only to fizzle out by the end of the decade. The 2007 release Superbad takes the tried-and-true premise — a couple of pals looking to get laid — yet succeeds because of its keen observational wit. Today’s Webaholic teens don’t have to rely on theater-going to glimpse girls au naturel, so Superbad rejects the superfluous nudity of the twenty-something-year-old flicks and adds characterization, while still maintaining a high level of raunch and providing penis puns aplenty. For your viewing pleasure, Superbad is screened for free around 8 p.m. at Soulard Market Park (South Eighth Street and Lafayette Avenue) by Frontyard Features, which strives to bring neighborhoods together through the big screen. In fact, the organization is showing 200 free films this summer at various locations! For more information and a schedule of all the movies, call 314-664-4330 or visit
Thu., May 22, 2008