Judd Apatow

‘Trainwreck’ Review: Amy Schumer’s Movie Debut is Nearly Flawless

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
Universal
Amy Schumer has built a sizable fan base thanks to her Comedy Central series, which showcases her specific brand of honest and often subversive sense of humor. There’s no denying her intense relatability — and it’s that quality that serves her well in her debut film, Trainwreck. Written and produced by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, the film centers on a fictional version of Schumer. We’ll never know how fictional this Amy is (and we shouldn’t), which makes her cinematic alter ego all the more appealing.

‘Trainwreck’ International Trailer: Amy Schumer Reluctantly Dates Bill Hader

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Universal
Amid the excitement for all the major summer blockbusters, you really should put Trainwreck on your must-see list. The new comedy from director Judd Apatow and writer/star Amy Schumer is insanely hilarious and relatable, and as if that wasn’t enough to stir your interest, Tilda Swinton co-stars as the editor in chief of a magazine for men. Come on. You know you’re sold.

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann Are No Longer Making ‘Bad Moms’

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by Britt Hayes June 1, 2015 @ 5:47 PM
20th Century Fox
Just a few weeks back, we learned that Leslie Mann would be headlining her own Judd Apatow-produced comedy — excellent news, as the actress has been one of the highlights of Apatow’s own films for years now. Unfortunately, both Mann and Apatow have abruptly abandoned the project, squashing our hopes for Leslie Mann’s first real leading comedy role…for now, anyway.

The Lonely Island’s Making a Movie With Judd Apatow

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by Matt Singer May 14, 2015 @ 1:33 PM
I know the default mode of all movie bloggery is skepticism, cynicism, and snark. But I read the news from The Hollywood Reporter that the men of The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone — are in production on a “musical comedy” and all I feel is joy and excitement, like a man who’s on a boat, or a different man enjoying a lazy Sunday, or a third person who just cut a hole in a box for the express purpose of then stuffing his junk in that box.

Brie Larson Talks ‘The Gambler’ and About That Time She Was Cast in ‘Bridesmaids’

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by Mike Sampson May 12, 2015 @ 4:23 PM
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I’m not sure when we stopped talking about The Gambler, the movie now on DVD and Blu-ray that we’re both here to promote, but somehow actress Brie Larson and I have spent the past five minutes or so talking about mushrooms and sex. I’ll admit that I...

Judd Apatow’s Writing a Movie About Iraq War Soldiers

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by Matt Singer May 8, 2015 @ 9:14 AM
Universal Pictures
Trainwreck marks something of a departure for Judd Apatow. His four previous films as a director — The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40 — were all based on screenplays Apatow either wrote or co-wrote. Trainwreck, on the other hand, comes entirely from the mind of star Amy Schumer. According to Apatow’s appearance on the new episode of You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, that’s partly because Apatow feels like he’s covered a lot of the stuff he set out to make movies about. “I do feel, he told Holmes, “like I’ve made a pretty good high school show [Freaks and Geeks] and a college show [Undeclared] and a pretty good young adult show [Girls] ... And so I’ve covered most of my bases.”

Leslie Mann Finally Gets Her Own Movie Produced by Judd Apatow

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by Britt Hayes May 3, 2015 @ 1:35 PM
20th Century Fox
Leslie Mann is a national treasure, who has often stolen scenes in her husband’s comedies and been the highlight of a few non-Judd Apatow film, as well. It’s kind of weird that she hasn’t gotten to headline her very own movie yet, though last year’s The Other Woman was about as close as we got. But now Mann will finally have a movie to call her own, courtesy of the guys who brought you The Hangover. Wait, don’t worry — Judd Apatow is producing it, so that’s a good sign.

‘Girls’ Star Andrew Rannells Teams With Judd Apatow for New Comedy Film

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by Britt Hayes April 8, 2015 @ 6:46 PM
HBO
If you’re a fan of Girls, you’re a guaranteed fan of Andrew Rannells and his hilarious character, Elijah. More Andrew Rannells is always a good thing, so it’s about time that the actor got his very own starring vehicle. Enter Judd Apatow, who previously teamed up with Amy Schumer to direct Trainwreck, which the comedian starred in and wrote. Apatow is giving Rannells the similar treatment, producing a new comedy film which Rannells will star in and co-write.

The 25 Best Comedy Movies of the Last 25 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 1, 2015 @ 9:19 AM
April Fools’ Day is an occasion marked by silliness. Many websites choose to celebrate by tricking their readers with goofy pranks. But for every one of these hoaxes that’s funny, there are ten more that are terrible (plus our budget would not allow us to turn the site into ScreenFlush, the #1 place on the Internet dedicated to movie toilets, for a single day). So instead, let’s honor some humor professionals; the men and women who’ve made the best comedies of the last 25 years.