Posts tagged "judd apatow"

Annoying Reporter Asks Lena Dunham Why She’s Naked So Often On “Girls,” Gets Deservedly Scolded

Lena Dunham is naked, or partially naked, fairly frequently on "Girls." (So is Jemima Kirke. Both Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet keep themselves more covered up.) Some of Lena's nudity is during sex scenes, while a bunch of others are when her character is changing clothes, sitting on the toilet, or in the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2014

We See Chick Flicks: “This Is 40″

Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Chris O'Dowd, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow Simply put, "This Is 40" left a sour taste in my mouth. I felt like Judd Apatow did what he always does, which is write a plum role for his wife, and the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2012

How Maude Apatow Became A Twitter Celebrity By 14

Maude Apatow is just 14 years old, and though she's appeared in some of her dad Judd's movies, she's not exactly a child star. She's more focused on starting high school than starting a career—"It'll be OK," she predicts in a New York Times profile. "Hopefully." But Maude's observations on life as an adolescent speak to many,…
By: Newser / August 27, 2012

If This Is What 40 Looks Like, I’ll Skip My 30s With Pleasure

Oh, Shirtless Paul Rudd. You are Shirtless Paul Rudd and you're not even the best thing in this trailer. "This Is 40" is the sort-of sequel to "Knocked Up," about Paul and Debbie, the sister and brother-in-law of Katharine Heigl's character. Now they're 40 and feeling positively ancient. But they're still got pot brownies, a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

“Boys Gossip” And Other Relationship Advice From Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow is the latest grown-ass man to answer teenaged girls' dating questions for Rookie Mag, the online mag by style blogger Tavi Gevinson. While he's not as easy on the eyes as fellow advice video-columnist Jon Hamm, he has the advantage of having two adolescent girls at home: Maude, 13, and Iris,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2012

Judd Apatow Responds To “Girls” Brou-Ha-Ha

"When we made ["Girls"]t, we always knew that it was a show you should fight about. It was built to be a show that you'd have to defend or argue about — for some people, it would make them angry — and we go over that terrain for the course of the 10 episodes. So hopefully people…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

These “Girls” Trailers Hit A Little Too Close To Home

The first trailer for Lena Dunham's new HBO show "Girls," debuting April 15, hit a little too close to home. The second trailer is even more cringe-inducing. Oh, God, my early 20's really were like this, weren't they? At least I never said to my parents, "All I am asking for is $1,100…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Judd Apatow Informs Jerry Lewis Women Are, In Fact, Funny

"Jerry Lewis once said that he didn't think women were funny, so I'd just like to say, with all respect, 'F*ck you!'" -- Judd Apatow accepted the Critics' Choice Aware for Best Comedy film on behalf of "Bridesmaids" and gave comedian Jerry Lewis a long-overdue middle finger for a sexist comment made in 1998. While…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2012

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: An Apatowian Christian Comedy?

First Judd Apatow produced "Bridesmaids," a decidedly girly movie co-written by Kristen Wiig. And now, it looks like others are interested in taking the Apatowian sense of humor—gross-out comedy, adults in arrested adolescence—and transplant it to an unexpected demographic. And thus, we have "The Waiting Game," a pro-abstinence flick for the Christian set.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 1, 2011

We See Chick Flicks: “Bridesmaids”

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kempner When Jon Hamm shirtless is not the best part of the movie, you know it's a good one. That's my summary of "Bridesmaids" in one sentence. But of course, there's more to say...
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2011

“Bridesmaids”: Cinematical Genius Or Pink Fluff?

A while back, I remember asking myself, "Could Judd Apatow curate a group of women the same way he works magic with his usual guys? Or is his humor purely dude-like?" Well, it appears that he is now taking a stab at a female-focused movie, "Bridesmaids." At first, I was a bit appalled that the…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 1, 2011

Judd Apatow’s Hilarious Video For American Jewish World Service

I've never been a huge fan of charity videos because they're so dramatic and subsequently always make me cry. I cry at the babies playing with flies. The sad-eyed dogs. The animals in cages faintly crying. If Sarah McLachlan is playing in the background, I'm already bummed. But Judd Apatow has gone a totally…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2010

“Tiny Furniture” Takes An Honest Look At Post-College Freak-Outs

The netherworld between college and actual adulthood can be one of the most confusing times of life. Not yet fully formed, not truly who you're going to be, you crawl clumsily through jobs, apartments and relationships. Lena Dunham, the writer and director of the new film "Tiny Furniture," knows exactly what we're talking about. She…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2010

Jennifer Aniston Will Go Topless, Smoke Pot & Have A Threesome In Upcoming Apatow Comedy

After her latest film, "The Switch," bombed at the box office, Jennifer Aniston has finally decided to switch things up. Well, sorta. According to Hollywood Life, the actress has signed on for the next Judd Apatow comedy, "Wanderlust," and will be playing Paul Rudd's "chain-smoking" wife who "sleeps around" and even goes "topless"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2010

Trailer Park: “Funny People” And “Adam”

Well, not a ton of movies are coming out this weekend. Luckily, this one of those cases of quality winning out over quality. First, we've got more…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Judd Apatow & Seth Rogen Hate Katherine Heigl Too

Seth Rogen: "['The Ugly Truth'] looks like it really puts women on a pedestal in a beautiful way." Judd Apatow: "I hear there's a scene where she's wearing... underwear... with a vibrator in it, so I'd have to see if that was uplifting for women." Rogen: "I gotta say, it's not like we're…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2009

Judd Apatow Writes Good Female Roles—For Leslie Mann

We're sick and tired of the "Is Judd Apatow A Sexist Pig Because His Main Characters Are Loser Guys Who Date Women Who Are Too Good For Them?" debate. No, he's not. True, Katherine Heigl said "Knocked Up" was "a little sexist." But that woman complains about everything. Nevertheless, whether or…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2009

The Five Funniest Oscar Moments

The movie business holds the Academy Awards in such high regard it can make or break a distribution deal. Luckily, actors don’t (always) take themselves so seriously. Aside from the over-the-top gushing that came when past winners introduced the nominees for the acting awards, there were plenty of LOL moments from last night’s Oscars (not…
By: Simcha / February 23, 2009

The Top 10 Male Nude Scenes of 2008

Nudity expert Mr. Skin complied a list of celebrity ladies who took it all off in the name of their art this past year. From Angelina Jolie to Mena Suvari, there were some choice bare babes, but 2008 didn’t slight the men either. There was a whole lot of manhood captured for movie…
By: Simcha / December 3, 2008

Who IS James Franco, Anyway?

He’s sexy enough to play James Dean, funny enough to host "Saturday Night Live," bad enough to play a classic comic book villain, sophisticated enough to be the face of Gucci pour Homme, and brave enough to go gay -- twice. James Franco is more than just a pretty face, he’s the kind of actor…
By: Simcha / December 2, 2008
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