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Judd Apatow onboard to direct & produce Pete Holmes HBO pilot Crashing

17 September 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Writer-director-producer Judd Apatow has just given his blessing to another budding comedian. The 40-Year-Old Virgin director will produce and direct the pilot for up-and-coming comedian Pete Holmes’ new hopeful show, Crashing.

According to Deadline, Crashing is a single-camera semi-autobiographical comedy written by and starring Holmes. The pilot, which has been green-lit by HBO, follows a wholesome comedian (played by Holmes) who begins sleeping on his fellow New York comedians’ couches after his wife leaves him.

Apatow has previously buddied up with Holmes a few times now, appearing as a guest on the latter’s podcast as well as appearing onscreen in a segment on TBS’ The Pete Holmes Show. Ironically, the skit (which you can view below) features Holmes awkwardly and uncomfortably pitching a movie of his post-divorce life to an unconvinced Apatow.

Apatow has been on comedic fire for the last decade or so, producing, writing and directing a »

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Universal Pictures Announces Trainwreck Blu-Ray for November

10 September 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The surprisingly impressive romantic comedy Trainwreck is coming to blu-ray, meaning if you somehow missed out on this one, you've got your chance to see it this November, along with a handful of special features to enjoy.  Come inside to learn more. 

To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect when I sat down to watch Trainwreck, but I'm very glad that I went.  It's one of the better comedies I'd seen in a long time, coupled with a romantic story that doesn't feel bogged down with cliche.  I loved it, and if you missed it, or want to see it again, Universal has revealed when you'll be able to do so on blu-ray: November 10, 2015. 

Three-time Emmy nominee Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”) stars as a commitment-phobic journalist in Trainwreck, the film Fandango calls “the funniest movie of the year,” is coming to Digital HD October 20, 2015, and Blu-ray™, DVD »

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Woody Allen Already Replaced Bruce Willis With ...

28 August 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

So, Bruce Willis left the latest Woody Allen movie, and though initial reports say it was due to a scheduling conflict, the latest reports are that the Die Hard star got canned. But don't worry if you're super psyched for the neurotic auteur's next film and worried it might be delayed, because they already replaced Willis, and they landed a an A-lister to boot. According to a report from Deadline, the as-yet-untitled film has cast The Office and The 40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell to take over for Bruce Willis. There's definitely a different style moving from one of these actors to the other. This will be Carell's second time teaming up with Allen, as he was also part of the director's 2004 romantic comedy-drama Melinda and Melinda. Though there is little in the way of details on this latest Woody Allen joint.he.s »

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Alex Reviews Trainwreck – Judd Apatow’s Funniest Movie (But Also His Most Disjointed)

17 August 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Rating: ★★★

Judd Apatow may be the king of modern American comedy, dominating the R-rated box office with a slew of Frat Pack-staring films with a deft balance of cringe, gross-out and bromantic humour, but I’ve always found the movies he actually directed (as opposed to simply producing) a bit lacking.

Oh, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up are fine – if decidedly mid-range – comedies, but Funny People was nothing more than a sappy melodrama and This Is 40 is far too self-involved. The running trait is less humorous times at the cinema than punishing runtimes and misjudged attempts to make a straight drama, making me somewhat apprehensive about his next film.

Maybe it’s not just me, because Trainwreck, his latest, arrives with a Shyamalan-esque lacking of directorial promotion – the key selling points are Amy Schumer (who we all now must pretend is a modern great because she »

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“It’s Almost Impossible to Watch Something That was Shot on Film Projected on Film”: Dp Jody Lee Lipes on Trainwreck

27 July 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

The Judd Apatow-directed Trainwreck is being hailed as a breakthrough for much of its cast. It’s turned Amy Schumer – who stars as a monogamy-challenged New York magazine writer — into a movie star, Bill Hader into a leading man and LeBron James into his generation’s Bruno Kirby. But the film is an equally big break for the man behind the camera – Trainwreck cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes. In the past, Apatow has opted for veteran d.p.’s with intimidating credits. Unforgiven’s Jack Green shot The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Schindler’s List’s Janusz Kaminski lensed Funny People. On Trainwreck, Apatow turned the camera over to […] »

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‘Trainwreck’ Box Office Success Pushes Amy Schumer on Hollywood’s A-List

19 July 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With only one major movie role on her resume, Amy Schumer sprinted to the top of casting wishlists this weekend on the strength of “Trainwreck’s” impressive debut.

“This is the birth of a new film star,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at “She’s going to get tons of offers. This puts her in the same realm as Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.”

Schumer was already edging along the zeitgeist thanks to her sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer,” but “Trainwreck” propels her to household name terrain. The raunchy, but also surprisingly heartfelt, romantic comedy introduced the salty standup and television personality to wider film audiences, racking up $30.2 million. That’s more than “Bridesmaids,” “Spy” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” made in their launches — impressive company considering that those films starred A-listers like Wiig, McCarthy and Steve Carell.

Most of the credit goes to Schumer, who »

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‘The Walking Deceased’ DVD Review

19 July 2015 2:24 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Dave Sheridan, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Taylor Ali, Jacqui Holland, Mason Dakota Galyon | Written by Tim Ogletree | Directed by Scott Dow

The Walking Deceased follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic Sheriff with definite coma-induced brain damage, his hardass son, four squabbling friends forced to survive this zombieland together, and a lonely zombie who just needs love to fully regain his warm body. They all leave their once-safe hideout in search of the rumored Safe Haven Ranch, a refuge untouched by the zombie virus that has ravaged humanity. But despite the comforting name, they discover that this sanctuary may not be as welcoming as advertised.

Ok, so if you haven’t gathered by the title or by that synopsis, The Walking Deceased is a spoof of the zombie genre – more particularly of the fantastic Zombieland, AMC’s The Walking Dead »

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Q&A: Judd Apatow on ‘Trainwreck,’ Finding Amy Schumer and the Dangers of a Selfie

17 July 2015 1:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the world premiere of “Trainwreck” at the SXSW Film Festival last March, the loudest laughs from inside the theater came from the film’s director, Judd Apatow. Slumped down in a seat behind his new star, Amy Schumer, Apatow was so invested in the story about a thirtysomething magazine journalist who emerges from a series of one-night stands to begrudgingly find true love that he actually shushed a nearby, mortified fan who tried to open a candy wrapper.

Later, Apatow and Schumer would deliver a standup comedy set in Austin that provided the launching pad for a national tour they’d announce. And “Trainwreck,” which opens today, will keep the laughs coming. Apatow, one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood (“Girls,” “Anchorman 2,” “Begin Again,” “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday,” etc.), has been selective about his own directorial projects. “Trainwreck” is his first film since 2012’s “This is 40, »

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Movie Review: Trainwreck

17 July 2015 2:01 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Judd Apatow is the maestro of the dick joke, the current reigning king of gross-out humor, and the guy who brought you all those hey-bro-let’s-get-drunk-and-get-laid movies. But Apatow’s secret weapon, and the likely reason for his broad appeal, is that he’s admittedly a family-values guy at heart. From The 40-Year-Old Virgin to This Is 40, the binge drinking and drug use and sexcapades in Apatow films always wind up leading to monogamy, long-term commitment, and reinforcement of American social norms.

So it makes for an interesting collision of creative talents – and personal values – when the similarly raunchy but more deeply subversive comic Amy Schumer teams up with Apatow in Trainwreck. Schumer writes and stars in the film, which focuses on a thirty-something journalist and dedicated wild child also named Amy. Amy drinks hard, parties harder, and hops constantly from one new sexual encounter to another, following the »

- Patrick Dunn

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'Trainwreck' (2015) Movie Review

16 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Before there was "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central and before Amy Schumer was covering every magazine, hosting the MTV Movie Awards and becoming a household name, I was listening to her comedy in my Spotify rotation. I can't remember the first time I heard her comedy, but listening to bits here and there, her edgy, no holds barred style had my howling. However, when I tried to listen to one of her comedy albums in its entirety I realized there can be too much Amy Schumer at once. This was my chief concern walking into Trainwreck, which Schumer wrote before teaming with director Judd Apatow to polish up the script and deliver the final product we now see on screen. Fortunately, there's just the right amount of Amy Schumer, but there is too much movie for the small story Trainwreck sets out to tell. Like virtually all of Apatow's films, »

- Brad Brevet

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Ruddy or Not: How Paul Rudd's Roles Stack Up

16 July 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With his starring role in the Marvel superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, Paul Rudd seems set to embark on a new phase in his career: action hero. But there's a scene late in the movie when, caught kissing another character, his ex-con-turned-insect-controlling-good-guy Scott Lang starts to faux-blame the deed on his partner before gracefully skirting away. It's a classic Rudd moment, and a reminder of what he brings to the table even when he's playing a comic-book character.

What is that exactly, you ask? In general, his characters tend to be earnest and romantic, »

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Amy Schumer on Making ‘Trainwreck': ‘Craft Services Was the Hardest; I Made PBJs for Everyone’

15 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Schumer was the toast of the evening at the world premiere of her movie star-making role in Universal Pictures’ romantic comedy “Trainwreck” at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York on Tuesday night. The comedian reveled in the moment where she received rave reviews for her performance.

“This is the best night of my life,” Schumer told Variety on the red carpet prior to the screening. “To be here tonight and to share the movie with people is something I will never forget. I’m so proud of this movie. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get this movie made, and it all paid off. It turned out to be everything that I hoped it would be thanks to Judd Apatow, the cast and everybody who worked on the film. I’m so f—–g happy!”

Trainwreck” marks Schumer’s first starring role in a feature film. »

- Paul Chi

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Every Judd Apatow Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

15 July 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Judd Apatow Cinematic Universe is more than the work of just one man. And yet, whether Apatow writes, produces, or directs a film, his bighearted sensibility permeates the final product: that giddy, mockingly irreverent attitude toward romance and family that, nonetheless, has a deeply sentimental core. It’s been ten years since Apatow moved from TV (he was a writer/producer for the likes of The Larry Sanders ShowThe Ben Stiller Show, and Freaks & Geeks) to become one of Hollywood’s most bankable, distinctive comic filmmakers with The 40-Year-Old Virgin. But even before that, his affectionate, bro-friendly aesthetic — which had been honed from years of stand-up and writing jokes for comics such as Roseanne — could be felt in projects he wrote and produced, like The Cable Guy and Celtic Pride. But after Virgin, Apatow films were everywhere. Teaming with stars like Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell, he established »

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Today in Movie Culture: Looking Back at 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' Trivia, Bad Practical Special Effects and More

14 July 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Trivia of the Day: In honor of Judd Apatow's Trainwreck and the Paul Rudd-starring Ant-Man both coming out this week, CineFix shares seven things you probably don't know about The 40-Year-Old Virgin:   Best Superhero Selfie of the Day: Here's that selfie taken at Comic-Con of Stan Lee with all of Fox's superhero movie casts, from X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Wolverine, Gambit and Fantastic Four:   Panel 10 - Hall H, @20thCenturyFoxPanel - I mean this Has to be some kind of damn record. Most superheroes in one selfie? Casts of Wolverine, X-Men, Deadpool, Gambit, and Fantastic Four Plus the Generalissimo!!! #sdcc2015 #HallH...

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Paul Rudd on ‘Ant-Man’ Training: ‘I Took the Chris Pratt Approach’

14 July 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Marvel Studios announced that Paul Rudd — best known for his comedy work in such films as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Anchorman” and “Clueless” — would star as Ant-Man in their bigscreen adaptation, Rudd understood that some fans might be skeptical about him playing the beloved comic book superhero, who shrinks to insect size to battle crime.

“When people heard that I was cast in this movie, I think most people’s reactions were ‘Huh? Paul Rudd as a superhero? Really?'” Rudd told Variety Monday night at the film’s Cinema Society screening in New York at the School of Visual Arts Theater.

“The majority of my career has been doing comedies, and I was always that guy, so I completely understand. Playing a comic book character is different from anything I have ever done before, and that was a huge appeal to me. I wanted to do something unexpected. I »

- Paul Chi

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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Trainwreck Director Judd Apatow and Star Bill Hader

13 July 2015 9:36 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

There is something about a Judd Apatow film. It can be crude, but with a big old heart inside. With films like Knocked Up, This Is 40 and The 40-year-old Virgin, he has managed to make you laugh and still feel a little something more than you would from your average comedic director. With Trainwreck - written by star Amy Schumer - he has a made a suprisingly poignant drama that happens to be... Read More »

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Judd Apatow Knocks Whoopi Goldberg’s Bill Cosby Defense: ‘He Paid Off Women to Avoid the Courts’

9 July 2015 9:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Judd Apatow has made no secret of his disgust for Bill Cosby, and on Thursday he took to Twitter to criticize Whoopi Goldberg‘s support of the disgraced comedian. “I think @WhoopiGoldberg is trying to be a loyal friend. It is sad that Bill Cosby is so sick that he puts his friends in that position,” the director-producer tweeted. “He admitted to giving this to women to get them to have sex. So what are you defending?” Apatow went on to ask. “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “Trainwreck” filmmaker was reacting to Goldberg’s decision to stand by her longtime friend in the wake. »

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Trainwreck review – Amy Schumer's romcom is a mixed platter of crudities

9 July 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Judd Apatow’s latest is rough around the edges, but his focus on a female protagonist refreshes a genre in sore need of change

Judd Apatow made his name as the slightly stoned father of the bromantic comedy. The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up were hugely lucrative, foul-mouthed yet cosy stories of male angst. But he has ultimately found more success focusing on women. Producing the Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids gave him his biggest box-office hit, while working with Lena Dunham has led to four series and counting of acclaimed HBO show Girls.

Related: Amy Schumer and #MakeItFair: the women standing up to Hollywood

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Trainwreck In St. Louis

7 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produced, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world.

Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.

Since she was a little girl, »

- Movie Geeks

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Looking back at Barb Wire: an overlooked 90s masterpiece?

7 July 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pamela Anderson headlined Barb Wire, an 18-certificate comic book movie from the 1990s. How does it hold up?

I like to write silly articles about terrible films, but I prefer to write silly articles that go on about how much I’ve enjoyed a film that most people wouldn’t bother with. Den of Geek will often send me odd films with rotten reputations and it’s always my hope that I’m going to get something like Chuck NorrisInvasion U.S.A., which is kind of out there but also kind of brilliant. More often, though, I’ll end up with a Santa With Muscles or a Nick Fury: Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

When I read silly film look backs that other people have written around the internet, I’ll sometimes come away with the impression that the person has set out to trash an easy target. »

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