Judd Apatow

‘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.

SXSW 2015 Film Lineup Includes New Films From Will Ferrell, Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy and More

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by Matt Singer February 3, 2015 @ 12:26 PM
‘Raiders!’ / Courtesy SXSW
The dust has barely settled from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and already we’ve got a look at the lineup for the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival. After an initial announcement that included opening night film ‘Brand,’ about comedian Russell Brand,’ things have filled out really nicely with a ton of promising-sounding selections.

The New ‘Pee-wee’ Movie Produced by Judd Apatow Will Premiere on Netflix

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2014 @ 7:59 PM
Warner Bros.
For years now, Paul Reubens has teased that an all-new ‘Pee-wee’ movie is in the works, but it was only over the course of the last year that the project finally became more of a reality. With Judd Apatow’s involvement and an official script locked in, Reubens revealed that production on the film is set to begin in 2015. But don’t count on seeing Pee-wee back on the big screen—he’s heading to Netflix.

Paul Reubens Can't Help Announcing That There's a New Pee-wee Herman Movie

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by Kate Erbland October 30, 2014 @ 9:20 AM
Today in news you'll love so much that you might as well marry it: we're definitely getting a new Pee-wee Herman movie! Although rumors about a third Paul Reubens-starring feature have persisted for years, Reubens himself finally answered them on last night's 'Tonight Show': yes, there's plenty more Pee-wee to come.

New 'Pee-wee' Film Is "Imminent," Will Begin Shooting Next Year

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by Britt Hayes October 21, 2014 @ 7:21 PM
According to Paul Reubens for the last several years, a new 'Pee-wee' film is always on the way, but now it seems like the progress has definitely been made and things are looking up for Pee-wee Herman and friends. Reubens, who created and portrays the beloved Pee-wee character, promises that the new film is "imminent." How imminent? Well, it's shooting next year.