The latest target for Judd Apatow is overly full-of-themselves popstars in Popstar – the story of the latest popstar savior of the music business, Connor4Real.
Oversized entourage? Check! Over-inflated ego? Check! Overly ambitious manager? Check! Incredible cast? (Seriously: Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Time, Meadows, May Rudolph, plus quantities of big names in the music industry) Check!
Created, written, directing and starring various configurations of comedy collective The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone), Popstar premieres on June 3rd. Check out the trailer after the break.
Continue reading It Takes A Village: (Redband Trailer) Popstar!
Two unique people, freshly out of dysfunctional relationships meet in a convenience store. What could possibly go wrong?
The first season of Judd Apatow’s LOVE premieres on Netflix on February 19th. The odd new trailer follows the jump.
Continue reading Rebound Trailer? Not Really!: LOVE!
Judd Apatow – he the master of the crude with heart movie – has a an original series coming from Netflix (it’s already been given a two-season order). Love stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust.
While the accompanying tagline with the trailer really doesn’t give away much – the teaser is very different. Love premieres its 10-episode first season on February 19th.
Continue reading Streaming Apatow Teaser: Love!
Amy Schumer is making the jump from stand up comic and star of her own sketch comedy show to movie star – and in Judd Apatow’s fifth movie as a director, no less.
Trainwreck is about a woman whose take on relationships is based on her father’s words, ‘Monogamy isn’t realistic.’ (To be fair, he’d just gone through a painful divorce at the time.) Twenty-three years, Amy has a great job at a men’s magazine and a bunch of great friends. Then she’s assigned to interview a certain sports doctor…
Check out the first trailer after the jump. Trainwreck will be in theaters on July 17th.
Continue reading Messy Human Experience Trailer: Trainwreck!
When The Simpsons return after the New Year (Fox, Sunday, Jan.5, 8/7C), the show will feature a host of guest stars including: Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Channing Tatum, Will Arnett and Rob Halford. The episode, Steal This Episode, finds Bart teaching Homer ho9w to download movies illegally after he’s banned from Springifeld’s movie theaters.
Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details
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Pete and Debbie – supporting characters in Judd Apatow’s terrific Knocked Up – get their own movie and it’s something of a mixed blessing.
Continue reading This Is 40: Apatow Mixes Comedy and Drama With Uneven Results!
Produced by Judd Apatow [him again?], Lena Dunham’s comedy series Girls [premiereing this Sunday at 10:30/9:30C] is lining up some pretty special critical acclaim. Check out a couple of interviews with cast members – and two extended trailers – after the jump.
Continue reading Sneak A Peek At Girls – HBO’s Newest Critically Acclaimed Comedy Series!
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After he loses his job, George and his wife Linda must moves from NYC to live with his brother in Atlanta. But on their drive south, they discover a commune right out of the 1960s. Deciding to leave the rat race behind, George and Linda give the commune life a try in WANDERLUST.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda and Malin Akerman.
Directed by David Wain.
Written by David Wain and Ken Marino.
Produced by Judd Apatow, Ken Marino and David Wain.
I think I laughed maybe twice over the course of the two trailers for Bridesmaids. Despite this, I decided that I would check out the film for a couple of reasons – the producing directing team of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, and the combination of Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy. It didn’t hurt that Wiig also co-wrote the film. The result is about 75% hilarious and 50% cringeworthy [there’s a 25% overlap…].
Continue reading Bridesmaids – Two Crap Trailers; One Pretty Darned Funny Movie!
For his third film as a director, Judd Apatow wanted to tackle something a little deeper than a one-night stand that resulted in a baby or a sexual late bloomer with goofy friends. I can almost see him in the “reading room” when the proverbial light bulb goes off above his head and he shouts, “Imminent death! Of course!”
And so we have a film about a crisis in the life of America’s most beloved comedian, George Simmons [Adam Sandler], who gets the news that he has the rare and usually fatal disease, AML. To balance the darkness of George’s plight, we get a look into the life of wannabe stand-up comic, Evan Wright [Seth Rogen] who works at Otto’s Deli alongside a fellow named Chuck [RZA] who thinks so little of his skills that Evan has to pay him to attend his next performance.
Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Funny People – Life, Death & Penis Jokes!
I’ve had my review copy of Freaks and Geeks: Yearbook Edition for awhile – but only now have I managed to get through all of its many features. This is the kind of DVD package that you have to actually see, full-size, to really appreciate.
Freaks and Geeks, of course, is the classic one-season wonder set in 1980 that revolved around siblings Lindsay [Linda Cardellini] and Sam Weir [John Francis Daley]. Unlike other shows that used metaphors for “high is hell” [Buffy the Vampire Slayer], or “high school is cruel” [Veronica Mars], Freaks and Geeks proud asserted that high school is real – and it may seem earth-shattering while you’re, but in the end? It’s high school. By using siblings who were at different ends of the school population’s periphery, the series [all eighteen episodes] gave us a look at an institution that was far more real than we’d seen before – and because we saw it through the filter of a newbie freak [Lindsay] and an entrenched geek [Sam], it brought back all the epic highs and devastating lows of that period of our lives.
Continue reading DVD REVIEW: Freaks and Geeks: The Yearbook Edition –Amazing Series; Amazing Package!