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Judd Apatow: The Return review – Netflix stand-up special is a bit of a trainwreck

Hollywood super-producer’s attempts at self-deprecation don’t combine well with boasts about schmoozing the president

We have Amy Schumer to thank for the filmmaker Judd Apatow’s return to standup. Apatow directed Schumer’s movie Trainwreck, and found himself envious when, after a day’s shoot, Schumer kept stealing off to perform live comedy. Twenty-five years previously, his younger self quit standup, convinced of his inferiority to his peers, such as Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. “Looking back,” he said in a recent interview, “I’m surprised how bad I was.” Fellow comic – and co-producer of Apatow’s new Netflix special The Return – Wayne Federman is more upbeat about his friend’s standup skills. But only slightly. “Judd,” he says, “was not that bad at all.”

Related: ‘Life is messy’: Judd Apatow on Freaks and Geeks, Lena Dunham and his return to standup

It’s about tone – and
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Haim is 'Coming For' Adam Sandler With Their Amazing Hanukkah Song

Haim is 'Coming For' Adam Sandler With Their Amazing Hanukkah Song
Haim is making all our Hanukkah dreams come true.

The band took to Twitter on Tuesday, the first day of the holiday, to share a snippet of their own Hannukah song, announcing that they were coming after Adam Sandler's Hanukkah throne.

Sandler, of course, is responsible for one of the most famous Hannukah songs, "The Hanukkah Song," which became a classic after he performed it on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update in 1994. Few -- if any -- have come close to topping the hit since, but with references to latkes, Manischewitz, the Torah and menorahs, we think the Haim sisters are definitely onto something.

Check out their video, which they appropriate captioned, "first night of haimukkah ✡️ sandler we’re coming for you," below.

Este, Danielle and Alana Haim recently got a little support from their pal, Taylor Swift, who wore a Haim-themed holiday sweater during rehearsals for iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball in Los Angeles earlier this month
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Lovesick: The Complicated Relationship of "Phantom Thread"

This essay discusses the end of Phantom Thread in depth and should be read after seeing the film to avoid spoilers.Reynolds Woodcock, an esteemed and sybaritic dressmaker, believes himself to be cursed, incapable of being loved the way he wants. He’s unwilling to alter his life to accommodate a partner, as his is an existence besotted by the rigor of routine, rules, and persnickety tics. The quietude he desires has a hermetic feeling; he says an air of quiet death suffuses his house, but doesn’t realize it's because his serenity is forced, unnatural. As portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis, Reynolds is a fastidious man, one whose attire is never less than immaculate, whose choice and use of words is trenchant and unsparing. Reynolds’s assiduous attention to details, and his utter devotion to his craft, have brought him illustrious customers and a certain amount of influence. But such self-allegiance,
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Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Burial Rites’ (Exclusive)

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Burial Rites’ (Exclusive)
Luca Guadagnino, currently drumming up Oscar buzz for the ravishing “Call Me by Your Name,” will direct Jennifer Lawrence in “Burial Rites,” Variety has learned. Lawrence will produce, as well as star in the true-crime drama. TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures, has worldwide rights to the picture.

The film draws on Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel of the same name, and centers on Agnes Magnusdottir (Lawrence), the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830. Agnes was sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home. The story takes place as Agnes awaits confirmation of her death sentence by the high court, a period of time that finds her reluctantly forging emotional and romantic bonds, while reflecting on her supposed crimes.

In addition to “Call Me by Your Name,” a romantic drama that’s received critical raves and just picked up three Golden Globe nominations, Guadagnino directed
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Big Daddy”

Big Daddy was where Adam Sandler’s comedy finally started coming out of the man-child phase it seemed. He’d already been doing a little more serious stuff at this point but this film really showed him growing up throughout its length as he had to take control of his own life in order to show young Julian how to behave in polite society and not be the smelly kid in class. When the kid was just dropped into his lap he didn’t know how to act or even how to get the kid to relax most times, but despite the fact

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Big Daddy”
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Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
On Monday morning, the Golden Globes reinforced the notion that Hollywood is still a boy’s club. The organization, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, seemed to go out on a limb not to nominate a single woman for best director. Not Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”). Not Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”). Not Dee Rees (“Mudbound”).

Although 2017 has been called the year of the woman, the Globes managed to overlook two of the biggest female-led hits of the year: “Beauty and the Beast,” the most successful movie of 2017 so far, was snubbed in the musical/comedy category, and “Wonder Woman” was shut out for any awards. Other surprises: Jordan Peele didn’t get a nomination for writing or directing “Get Out,” although his movie did receive two nominations (for best picture and actor).

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a love story between a lonely woman and a monster, led all movies with seven nominations.
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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 97: Bring Me Zee Umlauts

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode 97: Bring Me Zee Umlauts

Kev and Chris are back in the booth after a short impromptu break and they are back to there awesome greatness with a chocka block episode full of Movies, Tv and much much more Entertainment Talk.

We kick off the show with a super long intro and pimpage section which to be fair goes on way to long. We tell everyone that we can now be found on Spotify so its easier for you all to find us. Chris updates us on his short movie which is going well. Then we tell you about our
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Dylan Sprouse on His Killer New Role, Life After Disney, and Why He Doesn’t Watch ‘Riverdale’

Dylan Sprouse on His Killer New Role, Life After Disney, and Why He Doesn’t Watch ‘Riverdale’
Dylan Sprouse is no stranger to the big screen, having started his acting career at just eight months old alongside his identical, younger twin brother, Cole. From their breakout role in Adam Sandler’s “Big Daddy” to becoming Disney Channel stars as tweens, the Sprouse Twins seemed destined for a lifelong career in show business until they both took a break from acting to attend New York University in 2011. While Cole returned to television in 2016 to star as Jughead Jones in the CW’s hit series “Riverdale,” Dylan is finally making his own return to acting with the lead role in a new thriller, “Dismissed.”

Sprouse plays Lucas Ward, a high schooler who transfers into the classroom of English teacher Mr. Butler (Kent Osbourne). On the surface, Lucas seems like a dream student. He’s punctual, earns straight A’s, and comes to class tucked into pressed pants and blazers — an overachiever,
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks

Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks
It’s not easy to parse the idiosyncratic minds of the Hollywood Foreign Press, a motley crew of 90 veteran entertainment media who chum up with publicists and junketing stars throughout the year as they report on movies and TV for their outlets in 55 countries. Many of these folks have been covering the usual suspects for so long, they feel like friends.

And that’s one reason why they make such different choices from other critics’ groups. The relatively senior HFPA’s taste runs the gamut from sophisticated (“Moonlight”) to mainstream (“The Martian”). They do like celebrities to come to the glitzy Golden Globes Awards show on January 7 (Daniel Day-Lewis, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence come to mind), which is by far the most fun party night of the year in Hollywood. So that’s another factor.

Early Friday morning, a messenger arrived at the front doors
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks

Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks
It’s not easy to parse the idiosyncratic minds of the Hollywood Foreign Press, a motley crew of 90 veteran entertainment media who chum up with publicists and junketing stars throughout the year as they report on movies and TV for their outlets in 55 countries. Many of these folks have been covering the usual suspects for so long, they feel like friends.

And that’s one reason why they make such different choices from other critics’ groups. The relatively senior HFPA’s taste runs the gamut from sophisticated (“Moonlight”) to mainstream (“The Martian”). They do like celebrities to come to the glitzy Golden Globes Awards show on January 7 (Daniel Day-Lewis, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence come to mind), which is by far the most fun party night of the year in Hollywood. So that’s another factor.

Early Friday morning, a messenger arrived at the front doors
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A third and final crack at 2017 Golden Globe predictions

Folks, here is a sense of just how deep into the end of the year we’ve gotten. The Golden Globe Awards will announce their nominations early on next week. Monday morning, to be specific. One of the highest profile nominating bodies out there, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA, for short) will have their say and potentially shape the race. Keep in mind that they have limited impact on the Oscars, but Academy Award voters do pay some degree of attention to what goes on here. As such, it’s worth our time. One last shot at acing the nominations is what you’ll see here. There’s definitely still some mystery here, though the season is already taking shape with other precursors. Below is my final crack at figuring out the Globes. It should be a good morning for Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out,
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Golden Globe 2017 Predictions: What Films Will Score Nominations?

Golden Globe 2017 Predictions: What Films Will Score Nominations?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will reveal nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday. The 90-ish-member organization of international journalists makes a big splash every year with its boozed-up, televised ceremony that of late has a shot at making a real impact on the Oscar race, given that it airs in the thick of Academy voting. (Meryl Streep no doubt gained a few votes after her rousing anti-Trump remarks on last year’s telecast.)

This year the group is in a position to help cull the list of contenders further, after the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. once again found a way to recognize pretty much everything in contention. That said, bear in mind that this is a tight-knit group of press members whose picks are not necessarily indicative of the tastes of a nearly 8,000-person Academy of film professionals.

Case in point, last year’s big winner: “La La Land” walked away with a
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‘Phantom Thread’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Riveting ’50s Romance Is a Screwball Comedy In Disguise

‘Phantom Thread’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Riveting ’50s Romance Is a Screwball Comedy In Disguise
Paul Thomas Anderson’s filmmaking swings between ambitions — sweeping riffs on history (“Boogie Nights,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Master”) and peculiar, enlightening character studies (“Hard Eight,” “Punch Drunk Love”). His ambling Thomas Pynchon adaptation “Inherent Vice” tried to merge those modalities, but “Phantom Thread” really pulls it off, with his most concise, endearing works in years, one that plumbs dark and mysterious Andersonian depths to unearth a surprising degree of warmth lurking within.

It also surprises with his strongest female lead in two decades of movies. Though some of the hype around “Phantom Thread” stems from Daniel Day-Lewis’ announcement of his retirement after this role, the world’s most revered Method Actor meets his match alongside stunning discovery Vicky Krieps. There’s no doubt that Anderson has crafted a memorable finale for his “There Will Be Blood” collaborator in British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, a stern perfectionist in his mid-
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Judd Apatow on Returning to Stand-Up Comedy After 25 Years

Judd Apatow on Returning to Stand-Up Comedy After 25 Years
The first thing Judd Apatow does in his new stand-up special is tell the crowd that he has wanted to do this kind of show since he was a kid.

The second thing he does is joke about how famous he is.

“There’s a little bit of a freak show element to me doing it,” Apatow says of his act and the need to lead it off by addressing his Judd Apatow-ness. “If I ignored that it was weird that I was up there, the audience wouldn’t [listen to my act]. They would just want to know about me and my life.”

Apatow, who is nearing his 50th birthday, sits in a conference room at his production company’s L.A. office. Behind him are photos of the casts of “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls,” two of his best-loved TV shows. To his left is a whiteboard bearing story notes for season three of one of the current
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The Top Five Adam Sander Serious Scenes in Movies

It’s kind of hard to watch a comedian go completely serious but Adam Sandler seems capable of doing it without much effort. The trouble is he’s not always that great when he’s not acting like an insane man-child. He’s gotten better thankfully as the years have gone by and is still developing into a very talented actor when it comes to drama. It’s simply that people expect him to act crazy and nutso most of the time so it’s kind of a letdown when he doesn’t. However he shows a lot of range when he refrains from taking up the

The Top Five Adam Sander Serious Scenes in Movies
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Terry Crews Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Agent Adam Venit

Terry Crews Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Agent Adam Venit
Terry Crews has filed a lawsuit against WME agent Adam Venit accusing him of groping his genitals at a Hollywood party last year.

Last week, WME completed an investigation into Venit’s conduct and stripped him of his position as head of the agency’s motion picture group. The agency has kept him as an agent. Venit’s clients include Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, and Adam Sandler.

Crews responded to news of Venit’s return and demotion with disapproval on Twitter, writing: “Someone got a pass.”
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Terry Crews Suing Agent Adam Venit For Sexual Assault — Report

Terry Crews Suing Agent Adam Venit For Sexual Assault — Report
Terry Crews is suing agent Adam Venit for sexual assault, TMZ reports. The former football player and actor has accused Venit of groping his genitals at a 2016 party in Los Angeles and filed a police report last month. Crews first revealed he was groped in an October Twitter thread.

Read More:Terry Crews Reveals He Was Groped By Hollywood Executive in 2016

“My wife [and] I were at a Hollywood function last year [and] a high level Hollywood executive came over [to] me and groped my privates,” Crews wrote on Twitter. “Jumping back I said, ‘What are you doing?!’ My wife saw everything [and] we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.”

TMZ reports the lawsuit says Venit stared at Crews “like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively.” Crews said after the alleged assault he pushed Venit away and yelled across the
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Terry Crews Suing Agent Adam Venit for Sexual Assault

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Terry Crews is suing the agent he claims groped him at a Hollywood party ... TMZ has learned. Crews is suing agent Adam Venit for allegedly grabbing his junk at an event last year. The actor has already filed a police report claiming sexual assault and our law enforcement sources say that the investigation is ongoing. In the lawsuit, Crews says Venit stared at him "like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively.
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Oscars: Best Actor is a Race to Lose to Gary Oldman… Or is It?

Oscars: Best Actor is a Race to Lose to Gary Oldman… Or is It?
Compared with this year’s lead actress Oscar race — a wide-open contest packed with serious contenders and no clear winner in their midst — the lead actor competition is a little less exciting. The list of viable players ends a bit more quickly, and they all might well be vying for the right to lose to a towering Oscar bait performance.

Gary Oldman is a force of nature as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” gnawing the scenery, wonderfully comfortable in the famed Briton’s skin. He has felt like the one to beat seemingly since the first production stills arrived showing off his physical transformation. Long admired for his efforts in movies like “Sid and Nancy,” “State of Grace,” “True Romance” and “Léon: The Professional,” among others, the actor finally landed his first Oscar nomination just six years ago, for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” But despite missing some early precursor prizes, everything seems to
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