Judd Apatow

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.

Here’s Your First Look at ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’

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by Matt Singer March 18, 2015 @ 1:33 PM
Netflix
Hollywood has a nostalgia problem. New ideas are dead. The old ideas keep coming back, like zombies with agents and managers. Studios cravenly target brands and properties with broad appeal across generations. Frankly, I’m getting a little sick of it, and starting right now I’m putting my foot down. I’m not going to get suckered in by these shameless attempts to milk my fond childhood memories anymo— ZOMFG IT’S PEE-WEE HERMAN.

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

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by Britt Hayes March 16, 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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’ Trailer: All Aboard the Amy Schumer Train

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by Britt Hayes February 11, 2015 @ 11:24 AM
Universal
It’s here! The first trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck,’ written by and starring the consistently delightful Amy Schumer! The film also marks something of a departure for Apatow, whose films have been mostly male-oriented. This time around, Schumer takes the spotlight as a successful, independent woman whose love life is a mess thanks to her deeply-ingrained aversion to monogamy. If we didn’t know any better, this could easily be a Paul Feig film—and that’s a compliment.