Screen Junkies » Apatow http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:10:51 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Brie Larson Teams With Judd Apatow For ‘Trainwreck’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brie-larson-teams-with-judd-apatow-for-trainwreck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brie-larson-teams-with-judd-apatow-for-trainwreck/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:21:50 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259536 You had your chance, Katherine Heigl.

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In a move that should surprise very few people, Judd Apatow has gone to the well of 21 Jumpstreet, Scott Pilgrim, and other similarly-focused films to get Brie Larson on board for his upcoming film Trainwreck. The details of Tranwreck are being kept pretty secret, but the film will star SNL‘s BIll Hader, sooooooo…

Yup. Bill Hader.

I’m going to guess it’s about the pitfalls and humorous trials of evolving into adulthood. But I only say that because that’s what every other Judd Apatow film has been about. Maybe let’s also go on a limb and say Jay Baruchel will be in it, and Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann.

And Paul Rudd will play a supervillain with a scar running down his face who wrecks trains as a way of taking the pain of his deformity out on the world.

Man, that would be cool. But it will probably just be about assholes who whine about growing up.

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Judd Apatow’s ‘Simpsons’ Episode Will Be In True Apatow Fashion http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/judd-apatows-simpsons-episode-will-be-in-true-apatow-fashion/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/judd-apatows-simpsons-episode-will-be-in-true-apatow-fashion/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:28:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257510 Judd Apatow, like many other film creatives recently, will be getting a Simpsons episode all his own. And in case you weren’t sure on whether or not the episode will...

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Judd Apatow, like many other film creatives recently, will be getting a Simpsons episode all his own. And in case you weren’t sure on whether or not the episode will have Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and Seth Rogen in it….

It will.

The episode will revolve around the repercussions of Home illegally downloading and screening a This is 40 parody in his backyard. Contain your chuckles, please. In case the Apatow crew or plot isn’t really selling you, the episode will also feature appearances by Channing Tatum, Will Arnett, and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, and Apatow himself.

Though, to be honest, it would be pretty weird if you were sick of Apatow’s schtick but were nonetheless craving an Apatow appearance.

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Alison Brie Will Give Emily Blunt Someone To Vent To In New Apatow Pic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/allison-brie-will-give-emily-blunt-someone-to-vent-to-in-new-apatow-pic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/allison-brie-will-give-emily-blunt-someone-to-vent-to-in-new-apatow-pic/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:59:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31262 Brie will portray Emily Blunt's younger sister/shoulder-to-cry-on.

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Looks like Katherine Heigl‘s (somewhat valid) criticisms of Apatow’s portrayal of women as shrill and joyless hasn’t affected his ability to draw female talent like moths to a bearded Jewish flame. Today brings us news that Alison Brie of “Community” and”Mad Men” notoriety is the next actress to betray her gender by appearing in an Apatow film. In Five-Year Engagement, Apatow will focus on the ups and downs of a couple (played by Jason Segal and Emily Blunt) over the course of their relationship. Brie will portray Emily Blunt‘s younger sister/shoulder-to-cry-on. It would appear that in Apatowland, women don’t have friends, only sisters. If a female Apatow character has no sisters, she is an island, fated to settle down with a man-child, turning her frustrations inward unti Paul Rudd or whoever learns to change.

Brie also stars in Scream 4, hitting theaters April 15. Her schedule is busy enough that she is perhaps the only person in entertainment not worried sick over the inability of “Mad Men” producers to get a production schedule together for season 5. (Variety)

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‘THE ZOOKEEPER’ GETS VOICES http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-zookeeper-gets-voices/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-zookeeper-gets-voices/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2009 18:12:16 +0000 Reza F.  According to Variety, Hollywood is making yet another family film with animals that's sure to rake in millions.  The Zookeeper, starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson, centers on zoo animals trying to teach the keeper their method of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams.  Cher's voicing a giraffe, Jon Favreau a bear, Sly Stallone a lion, and Judd Apatow an elephant.  If the film sticks to a realistic portrayal a great deal of the advice is going to involve forceful sexual advances.  In the animal kingdom, "no" doesn't mean no.  When Mr. Lion is horny he takes what he wants.  But surely if Kevin James persists there's going to be a HILARIOUS moment where a woman knees him in the balls.        

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According to Variety, Hollywood is making yet another family film with animals that’s sure to rake in millions.  The Zookeeper, starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson, centers on zoo animals trying to teach the keeper their method of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams.  Cher’s voicing a giraffe, Jon Favreau a bear, Sly Stallone a lion, and Judd Apatow an elephant.  If the film sticks to a realistic portrayal a great deal of the advice is going to involve forceful sexual advances.  In the animal kingdom, "no" doesn’t mean no.  When Mr. Lion is horny he takes what he wants.  But surely if Kevin James persists there’s going to be a HILARIOUS moment where a woman knees him in the balls.        

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6 DEGREES OF RAMIS & APATOW: A CHART http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/6-degrees-of-ramis-apatow-a-chart/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/6-degrees-of-ramis-apatow-a-chart/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 People may not be aware that Harold Ramis was the Judd Apatow of the 1980s. In addition to his landmark acting roles in Ghostbusters and Stripes, he penned and directed some of the all-time greatest comedies - National Lampoon’s Vacation and Caddyshack (just to name a couple). Judd Apatow, on the other hand, has had just as much influence on the producing side, and it’s his role there that teams him up with Ramis on the Jack Black and Michael Cera history vehicle Year One (opening Friday).  

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People may not be aware that Harold Ramis was the Judd Apatow of the 1980s. In addition to his landmark acting roles in Ghostbusters and Stripes, he penned and directed some of the all-time greatest comedies – National Lampoon’s Vacation and Caddyshack (just to name a couple). Judd Apatow, on the other hand, has had just as much influence on the producing side, and it’s his role there that teams him up with Ramis on the Jack Black and Michael Cera history vehicle Year One (opening Friday).

 

While Ramis has worked with Apatow once (he played Seth Rogen’s father in Knocked Up), we wanted to take a look to see the connections these two have made with just their directing.

 

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What do you think? What connections can you make? Bonus points for 6+ degrees of separation.

 

 

 

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