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Multiplex near youAny comedy in which Seth Rogen is the straight man and James Franco plays one of the funniest characters of the year has to be seen. You’ll also get to hear a terrific, eclectic soundtrack. The original title track by Huey Lewis and the News is all well and good, but I prefer vintage hits, beginning with “Electric Avenue” and continuing through the hip-hop rhythms of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, Bell Biv DeVoe and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Even better are more obscure selections by reggae musician Peter Tosh, jazz artist Arthur Lyman and rock bands Mountain and Spiritualized. It culminates with Robert Palmer’s “Woke Up Laughing,” which might describe the sensation you’ll experience for days after watching this film. Read our review. Neil Morris