Screen Junkies » knocked up http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:37:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Anti-Drug Films That Make Us Really Want To Do Drugs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-anti-drug-films-that-make-us-really-want-to-do-drugs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-anti-drug-films-that-make-us-really-want-to-do-drugs/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:15:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232858 Yeah, I know, I know. "Don't do drugs."

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Don’t do drugs. Or do. Whatever. If Hollywood really didn’t want us doing so many drugs, they’d stop making them look so damn cool. Sure there are films like Requiem for a Dream that do nothing but show the turmoil and agony caused by addiction, but there are many other films that show completely functioning drug addicts who may be hollow on the inside, but ooze cool in a way that the sober just can’t. They carry an attitude that says “F*ck it all.” That attitude often ends in death, but it also can bring about some pretty cool lives. Take a look.

Less Than Zero

Sure, their existence is hollow, and they’re simply self-medicating in order to dull their unhappiness, but what a way to self-medicate. These beautiful people cruise around, banging models (both male and female), spending money hand-over-fist, all while whacked out on Xanax, pot, coke, and alcohol. Sure, the survival rate of a Bret Easton Ellis story is about 40%, but when you look so damn cool doing it, wouldn’t you be willing to roll the dice? Just stay away from the sleazy pimps named Rip.

The Doors

We all know how The Doors ends, because it’s a true story. Nonetheless, it’s easy to ignore that good judgment and want to dive right in to the Sunset Strip scene of the late 60’s and early 70’s with someone as charismatic as Jim Morrison, trashing hotel rooms while naked, and tripping balls every day that ends in “y.” I mean, yes, cocaine and alcohol can end your life as fast as a bullet can, but if they enable you to look awesome in leather pants, isn’t it possible that it’s worth it? Probably not, but again, this list isn’t about good judgment. It’s about writing shitty poetry while on peyote.

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The Worst Movie Wives And Girlfriends Of The Past 20 Years http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-worst-movie-wives-and-girlfriends-of-the-past-20-years/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-worst-movie-wives-and-girlfriends-of-the-past-20-years/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:00:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225585 Unfortunately, they're also all kind of hot. Hmmmm...

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We all have friends that are plagued by horrible relationships with wives, husbands, girlfriends, and boyfriends. Both girls and guys alike can get the life sucked out of them by significant others that are selfish, mean, or even just misguided. Such relationships can seriously hamper a friendship between two people, and in a well-made movie, those toxic relationships can jump off the screen to affect the audience.

Below are some fine films (except for maybe Saving Silverman) that demonstrate how the fairer sex can sometimes be totally unfair.

8. Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone) – Casino

She’s a succubus, pure and simple. Imagine your dream girl. She could very well look like Sharon Stone. Then give her a crippling coke and pill habit. Then see to it that she bangs out your best friend, who happens to be Joe Pesci (Hey! You’re friends with Joe Pesci!) and also regularly grinds on her ex, a pimp named Lester.

I’m not done yet.

Then she ties your child to the bed so she can go out drinking. Then she tries to hightail it with James Woods (Lester) with all your money.

Is she still your dream girl? No. She’s your nightmare girl. A few months later you find out that she collapsed in a motel room hallway and died.

You’re smiling right now, aren’t you?

7. Debbie (Leslie Mann) – Knocked Up

No brainer. The character Mann played was the very definition of shrill. Not only was she bitchy to her husband, Paul Rudd’s character, but to Ben, Seth Rogen’s character, and even the doorman at the nightclub, played by Craig Robinson. Who can be mean to Craig Robinson? That’s insane. Her character was so abrasive that it caused Katherine Heigl to speak out against director Judd Apatow for vilifying women.

The final straw comes when she attempts to kick the schlubby Rogen out of the delivery room, only to have him blow up at her and kick her out. When he does this, she finally gains respect for him, which is endearing, but also means that she knows how awful she actually is, making her more awful.

Paul Rudd could do a lot better.

6. Patty (Sarah Silverman) – School of Rock

She essentially exists as the impetus for Jack Black to start schooling the kids in rock, so it’s natural that she would be written as a stone-cold B to her boyfriend. Sure, Silverman plays the sweet crass thing well, but when she turns it on, she can be a snippy as she is funny. This is what happens when sweet girls use their powers for evil instead of good.

5. Jenny (Robin Wright) – Forrest Gump

Well, he was there for her when her she was being abused in her house, he saved her from near-suicide in the disco era, and he cared for her while she was dying of AIDS. What did she do for him? She slept with him then popped in and out of his life as she saw fit, taking his help, then running away to go bang whatever stereotype of the era was around (hippie, clubrat, whatever).

Forrest may not be a smart man, but he does know what love is. Which is more than we can say for Jenny. Even when she shows up with Haley Joel Osment, it’s too little, too late. My baby mama’s have the decency to tell me that I’m the father while they’re still carrying. It’s common courtesy, and we’re losing it in this age of The Twitter and Friendster.

4. Melissa (Rachel Harris) – The Hangover

Sure, she’s a character crafted to be over-the-top ridiculous so we don’t feel bad when Ed Helm’s Stu strays from his vows and bangs out Heather Graham’s stripper, but you know what? It works?

Her disdain for everything that’s not about her is palpable. Just thinking of it makes me want to roger Heather Graham right now.

3. Judith (Amanda Peet) – Saving Silverman

The title of this goes beyond the millennial convention of simply slapping a title of (blank)ing (blank) onto a film and watching the money roll in. Silverman’s best friends, played by Steve Zahn and Jack Black really are trying to save him. So I guess technically, it could be said that Jack Black is a savior. It needn’t be, but it could.

Peet’s character is pretty much awful from the moment we see her, but Jason Bigg’s protagonist is willing to look past all that cause she’s pretty hot. That’s something we can all forgive. The fact that she keeps thwarting the bumbling, well-intentioned friends just fans our fury. Steve Zahn doesn’t deserve to be treated that way.

2. (Cookie) Catherine O’Hara – Best in Show

While most entrants on this list are unspeakably cruel at worst and painfully grating at best, Catherine O’Hara’s Cookie Fleck is just unspeakably misguided. Well, that and it sounds like she used to be a ginormous slut with most everyone in the incestuous world of international dog shows. Who knew that they were having so much sex?

However, it’s easy enough to hide a promiscuous past, but Cookie seems to throw it in the face of her husband, played by a patient, but at-the-end-of-his-rope Eugene Levy. He dismisses the allegations playfully, claiming that she has had “dozens of boyfriends,” but she quickly interrupts him to chime in, “Hundreds.”

1. Linda (Angela Featherstone) – The Wedding Singer

Well, she no-shows on their wedding day. That’s sort of a red flag about character right there. Then she shows back up into Robbie’s life as though nothing ever happened, spouting empty apologies. That’s strike two.

When she first bails, she says she could never be with a guy “living in (his) sister’s basement with five kids while (he’s) off every weekend doing wedding gigs at a whoppin’ sixty bucks a pop?” Adam Sandler was completely right. That could have been brought to his attention yesterday. Before the wedding.

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Is Albert Brooks Cool Enough To Join The Apatow Gang? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-albert-brooks-cool-enough-to-join-the-apatow-gang/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-albert-brooks-cool-enough-to-join-the-apatow-gang/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 05:51:13 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202121 Brooks is in negotiations for a part in the 'Knocked Up' spin-off, which I assume includes a lot of sad puppy dog faces from the Brooks camp.

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There was a magical time six years ago, before the earth was blanketed by twitters, that Albert Brooks used to star in live action movies. Well, it wasn’t that magical, with films like Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World and The In-Laws dying in theaters, but he’s made up for those non-starters with great voice acting in Finding Nemo and The Simpsons Movie. Now Judd Apatow and his hip clique might allow Brooks to sit at the cool comedy table.

Brooks may join the cast of the Knocked Up spin-off, playing Paul Rudd‘s dad. He’s currently in negotiations for the part, which I assume includes a lot of sad puppy dog faces from the Brooks camp. Apatow has a reputation for insular casting, but today the floodgates are open. Earlier, we found out Megan Fox is also in negotiations for a role. Any celebrity who wants a job better call Apatow right now, while he’s generous. Does Gilbert Gottfried have Apatow’s number?

The film doesn’t have a title, but it does have a release date of June 1st, 2012. (FirstShowing)

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Megan Fox Might Be Able To Show You How Funny She Can Be http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/megan-fox-might-be-able-to-show-you-how-funny-she-can-be/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/megan-fox-might-be-able-to-show-you-how-funny-she-can-be/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:13:09 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201920 You'll laugh so hard you'll forget how hot she is!

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Megan Fox is probably sick and tired of being only recognized for her torso and facial features. She has a sense of humor, too, as anyone who can see past her soulless, dead eyes could probably pick up on. And she’s reportedly in talks with America’s Favorite Funnyman Judd Apatow to appear in his next movie.

The project, which will probably feature 4 or 5 dudes sitting around a room making pop culture references, is a spin-off of 2007′s Knocked Up, and will be about Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann‘s characters from that film. The role that Fox would be playing is being kept a secret – I’m guessing it will either be a nuclear physicist, a lesbian double-amputee, or James Franco. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Apatow Wants Colin Firth To Join His Gang http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/apatow-wants-colin-firth-to-join-his-gang/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/apatow-wants-colin-firth-to-join-his-gang/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:16:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30903 Judd Apatow still wants Paul Rudd to knock up his wife and wants Colin Firth to join in on the fun too!

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Judd Apatow still want Paul Rudd to knock up his wife. MTV caught up with the director and his muse Seth Rogen Leslie Mann on Oscars night for an update about the Rudd/Mann-centric Knocked Up spin-off.

“It’s spinning off right now, as we speak,” Apatow told me outside the fancy shmanz Vanity Fair Oscar party Sunday night.

“We’re in rehearsals,” Mann said, adding that her character and Rudd’s character will be seen at a different place in their marriage than in “Knocked Up.”

“We’re really happy now,” she said. “Pete and Debbie are really happy.”

It’s too early in the game to give up plot or additional casting info, but Apatow noted that some familiar faces will be appearing in the film. He also mentioned an actor he’d love to bring in to the fold.

“I’m going to hit on Colin Firth tonight and see if he can play the weird neighbor,” Apatow said. “I think he might do it.”

Seems like he’s only kidding around but I’d love to see Firth cast as the weird neighbor. We already know he can do the requisite stutter.

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Judd Apatow Wants Paul Rudd to ‘Knock Up’ His Wife…Sort Of http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judd-apatow-wants-paul-rudd-to-knock-up-his-wife-sort-of/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judd-apatow-wants-paul-rudd-to-knock-up-his-wife-sort-of/#comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 07:12:09 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14673 I'm not really into that Rex Ryan stuff. But if I had to film someone else messing around with my wife, Paul Rudd would be the guy. I like his smug attitude. I bet he'd really put her in her place.

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Judd Apatow is returning to familiar territory with a spin-off of his highest grossing film, Knocked Up. Variety is reporting that the writer/director is working on a project that will reunit Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. The pair will reprise their roles as a married couple from the original film. Mann also happens to be Apatow’s wife, which is a little creepy. I’m not really into that Rex Ryan stuff. But if I had to film someone else messing around with my wife, Paul Rudd would be the guy. I like his smug attitude. I bet he’d really put her in her place.

The as yet untitled project (Knocked Down? Cocked Up?) won’t hit theaters until June 1st, 2012, so for those of you who were hoping to watch it with your grandma, it’s not looking good. (Coming Soon)

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