Articles tagged judd apatow

25 May 2011 // 9:00 AM

Bridesmaids and Broom Jumpers

This year's crop of wedding-centric romantic comedies offer up some things old, a few things new, and a lot of things borrowed (but not much blue).

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7 Aug 2009 // 4:35 AM

Leslie Mann has her meatiest role yet opposite Adam Sandler

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Leslie Mann laughs a lot now, but she didn’t always think her life was so amusing. In fact, she winces whenever

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1 Aug 2009 // 6:40 AM

Funny People

Bromances like Funny People do a disservice to the friendship capabilities of straight men, making them seem stunted.

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As the actor said on his deathbed, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” tackles laughter and loss simultaneously, with Adam

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27 Jul 2009 // 5:42 AM

Imagine Mel Brooks directing Strindberg. Or Groucho, Chico and Harpo playing the Brothers Karamazov. Or Kevin Smith announcing an all-slacker version of “Gotterdammerung,” replete with

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Kevin Smith paved the way for Judd Apatow, but Apatow’s success made ‘Zack and Miri’ possible

Kevin Smith’s 1994 debut comedy, “Clerks,” was so foulmouthed that it was initially rated NC-17 just for its language. Even downgraded to an R, the

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The joke’s in the male: It’s funny, but Judd Apatow makes chick flicks for men

In that old family favorite, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” the tragically chaste Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) finally works up the chutzpah to call Trish (Catherine Keener)

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When it comes to movie laughs, ‘Drillbit’ producer Judd Apatow is the man

Comedy has a brand name these days: “Apatow.” That would be Judd Apatow, the high priest of TV’s “Freaks & Geeks” who moved on

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17 Mar 2008 // 4:44 AM

After a difficult decade in network TV comedy, writer/director/producer Judd Apatow has developed a Midas touch in films, with the uninterrupted successes of “

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20 Dec 2007 // 2:48 AM

Oh, baby! 2007 gave birth to a brood of pregnancy comedies

In “Juno,” the new, life-affirming teen pregnancy comedy, our spunky 16-year-old heroine is aghast to learn she’s been knocked up. “I was thinking I’

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25 Sep 2007 // 9:59 PM

Knocked Up

Taken as a straightforward comedy, Knocked Up is extremely satisfying. Taken as a more serious meditation on adulthood and priorities, though . . .

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1 Jun 2007 // 3:57 AM

TV geek Seth Rogen becomes a movie star

If you’re perplexed to hear that this summer’s break out movie star is a 24-year-old, self-described “Canadian Jew” who ends almost every sentence

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With Judd Apatow’s films and TV shows, familiarity breeds hilarity

If practice really does make perfect, then Knocked Up should be just about the perfect comedy. Writer and director Judd Apatow’s follow-up to 2005’s

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1 Jun 2007 // 2:00 AM

Knocked Up (2007)

While the Pete and Ben romance is based in their similarities, their most moving discovery is their unconditional devotion to the differences embodied by girls.

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If big screen comedy has an assigned savior, it just might be Judd Apatow. With the beloved 40 Year Old Virgin fresh in everyone’s minds,

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Here, a one-note title evolves into a 3-D landscape of guffaws and awws.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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