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[Review] – This Is 40

6 Jan

This Is 40

Title: This Is 40
Year: 2012
Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow, based on characters by himself
Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Charlyne Yi, Tim Bagley, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Dunham, Chris O’Dowd, Rob Smigel, Annie Mumolo
MPAA Rating: R, sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material
Runtime: 134 min
IMDb Rating: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 58

I am, like so many others, a devout member of the church of Judd Apatow. What the man has done to change the comedic landscape of our time during the last decade or so really is amazing. From having his hand in some of the most adored cult TV shows in recent memory, from The Ben Stiller Show to The Larry Sanders Show to, of course, the short-lived masterpiece that was Freaks and Geeks, to revolutionizing comedy in the mid 00’s with films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad.

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[Trailer] – Admission

15 Nov

Because Paul Rudd and Tina Fey are two of the most awesome people living on Earth it would make total sense to make a movie starring both of them, right? Right. Well, that’s Admission for you, which comes out next year and for which you can watch the first trailer below.

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[Review] – The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

9 Oct

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Year: 2012
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Writer: Stephen Chbosky, based on his own novel
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack
MPAA Rating: PG-13, mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight – all involving teens
Runtime: 103 min
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the book from Stephen Chbosky published by MTV back in 1999 is one of those novels that, if you read them at just the right time and at just the right age, can have the power of changing your life, at least a little bit. I first read it when I was about 14 or so, and I’ve probably read five or six times since and I will probably read it a few more times again; I just can’t get enough of that story about Charlie and Sam and Patrick. It really has been one of my favorite books for a while now, so when back in 2010 it was announced that there was going to be a film adaptation of it I was really guarded about setting my expectations high because, as most book-to-film adaptations go, chances are they wouldn’t capture what made those pages so special.

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[Trailer] – This Is 40

7 Aug

A few months ago we got the first trailer for This is 40, the new film directed by Judd Apatow, the “sort-of” sequel to his Knocked Up. Now, a second trailer for the film is out, which you can watch after the cut.

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[Review] – Mansome

7 Jun

Title: Mansome
Year: 2012
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Writer: –
Starring: Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Adam Carolla, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, John Waters, Judd Apatow
MPAA Rating: PG-13, language and some crude material
Runtime: 84 min
IMDb Rating: 4.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Metacritic: 35

I so wanted to like Mansome. Mostly because I’m actually a fan of Morgan Spurlock‘s, having loved Super Size Me, watched his cancelled FX reality show, 30 Days (which ran for three six-episode seasons) and I liked his documentary from last year well enough, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (I gave it a B). Granted, I missed out on his previous 2012 effort, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, which was far more up my alley, but I still really wanted to like Mansome. Because, like I said, I’m a fan of his work, I like him a good deal as an involved participant in his films, and I liked the people that had assembled to help him out with his latest venture.

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[Teaser] – Anchorman: The Legend Continues

21 May

The film doesn’t even have a finished script yet, but the Channel 4 news team has assembled again to give us a teaser for the upcoming Anchorman: The Legend Continues, which you can watch after the cut.

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[Trailer] – This Is 40

27 Apr

Judd Apatow is back in the director’s chair this year for the first time since 2009’s Funny People (which was a bit of a flop, though I personally liked it). But anyway’s, the film he has lined up for this year, This Is 40, is a “sort-of” sequel to his great Knocked Up, and the first trailer for it has just been released, and you can watch it after the cut.

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