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Review: Amy Schumer is only pretending to be a 'Trainwreck' for Judd Apatow

16 March 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Austin - While it was introduced as a work in progress, Judd Apatow's new film "Trainwreck" looked pretty much locked and ready to release when it played on Sunday afternoon at the Paramount. Since "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was released, Judd Apatow's filmography has been made up exclusively of films he wrote, many of which felt very personal. "This Is 40" felt to me like a summation of a lot of those ideas and themes, and I'm glad he took some time to decide how to follow that film. "Trainwreck" was written by Amy Schumer, and her voice runs clearly through every part of this movie. What Judd's done here, and it's not as easy as it sounds, is turned his own considerable success into a shield he could use to protect Schumer and guarantee that her voice reached the screen intact. As a result, "Trainwreck" is lacerating, smart, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Early Buzz: Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Push Each Other to New Heights in ‘Trainwreck’

16 March 2015 7:31 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Ten years have passed since Judd Apatow made his feature directing debut with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but none of his films since have quite been able to surpass that first one. None, that is, until Trainwreck. If the early buzz out of SXSW is to be believed, his latest romantic comedy represents a new high mark […]

The post Early Buzz: Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Push Each Other to New Heights in ‘Trainwreck’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Trainwreck’

16 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Monogamy isn’t realistic” says a soon-to-be-divorced dad to his two pre-teen daughters in an early scene from Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck.” Two decades later, those words have taken their toll on one of those erstwhile little girls — a tart-tongued, booze-swilling serial dater (writer-star Amy Schumer) whose love life is barreling downhill with ever-increasing velocity. She’s the screwed-up, screwball heroine at the center of a somewhat shaggy, frequently hilarious romantic comedy that, like much of Apatow’s best work, delicately balances irreverent raunch with candid insights into the give-and-take of grown-up relationships. The change in scenery (New York from L.A.) and gender emphases serves Apatow well, as does Schumer’s excitingly original comic voice, which should spell a critical and commercial rebound for the comedy impresario, following the mixed fortunes of his more sober, semi-autobiographical “Funny People” and “This Is 40.” The Universal release opens wide July 17 following »

- Scott Foundas

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Trainwreck Is Hilarious, Judd Apatow's Best Movie In Years

15 March 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After breaking out in a huge way with both The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, Judd Apatow found himself moving in a more dramatic direction. With both Funny People and This is 40, the filmmaker found himself dealing in more serious material like cancer and middle-adulthood, and while the movies did have their funny moments, they also didn.t pack the same kind of fresh energy and entertainment that featured so heavily in his first two directorial efforts. With Trainwreck, however, Apatow has rediscovered his incredibly gifted sense for comedy, and thanks to his collaboration with star/writer/producer Amy Schumer, he has made his best, funniest movie in years. Screening as a work in progress at SXSW this evening, the film stars Schumer as Amy, a young woman who has spent her entire life not believing in monogamy, and as a result has found herself living a »

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Powers Season 1 Review

11 March 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is based on the first episode of season one.

When I was a kid, I thought the pinnacle of mature adult entertainment was a movie like The New Guy. Awash in the lavish, hormone-fueled juncture between middle school and high school, my friends and I mistook PG-13 level profanities and boner jokes as what every adult must be hiding behind those elusive and mythical R ratings. And then a few years later I watched The 40-Year-Old Virgin. I was an idiot, as most 12-year-olds are, in understanding what actual, substantial and effective mature entertainment really means.

I bring all of this up, because watching PlayStation’s first foray into televised entertainment reminded me of being at that age, in those moments of assuming profanity and sex for automatic maturity. With that, and I say this with as little vile as I can muster: Powers is The New Guy of television shows. »

- Mitchel Broussard

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5 Ways Kelly Clarkson Can Improve Her Career

9 March 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's hard to believe Kelly Clarkson, once one of America's most promising pop stars, is more than a decade into her career. She won American Idol's inaugural season back in 2002, and hasn't eclipsed that level of fame since. Except maybe with 2004's megahit "Since U Been Gone," off her severely underrated sophomore album Breakaway, and a name-drop in the most memorable scene from 2005's The 40-Year-Old Virgin. She saw some success again with 2012's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which won her a Grammy, but has largely remained an outlier in the pop sphere — so much so that she joked about others in the industry not wanting to work her ... and people actually believed it. Because we love you, Kelly, here's some career advice to help get you back on the top of your game.1. Collaborate more with other female artists.2014 was praised as the Year of »

- Dee Lockett

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Watch: Paul Rudd Gets Called Out for His Career Failures on 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

27 February 2015 7:51 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

By all accounts, Paul Rudd has had a pretty successful career. After achieving cult icon status early on with "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Clueless," the likable Average Joe-type moved up to comedy hits like "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "I Love You, Man," "Role Models" and "Knocked Up" (not to mention his unforgettable roles on "Friends" and "Parks and Recreation").  But that's not what Triumph remembers. In the exclusive clip below, Triumph — a former '70s & '80s TV star who's fallen on hard times — makes a mess of things for his ex-co-star Jack, who's finally gotten back on the right track after being sucked down an ugly wormhole with Triumph. The two run into Paul Rudd at a coffee shop, and one of them (hint: the talking puppet) can't let bygones be bygones, calling out Rudd's movie star status after flops like "Wanderlust," "This is 40" and "Admission. »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: Paul Rudd Gets Called Out for His Career Failures on 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

27 February 2015 7:51 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

By all accounts, Paul Rudd has had a pretty successful career. After achieving cult icon status early on with "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Clueless," the likable Average Joe-type moved up to comedy hits like "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "I Love You, Man," "Role Models" and "Knocked Up" (not to mention his unforgettable roles on "Friends" and "Parks and Recreation").  But that's not what Triumph remembers. In the exclusive clip below, Triumph — a former '70s & '80s TV star who's fallen on hard times — makes a mess of things for his ex-co-star Jack, who's finally gotten back on the right track after being sucked down an ugly wormhole with Triumph. The two run into Paul Rudd at a coffee shop, and one of them (hint: the talking puppet) can't let bygones be bygones, calling out Rudd's movie star status after flops like "Wanderlust," "This is 40" and "Admission. »

- Ben Travers

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2015 Oscar Previews: Part 2

18 February 2015 2:26 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

The Best Actor Nominees

Steve Carell - as John du Pont in Foxcatcher

Age: 52

Previously Best Known For:

The Office

The 40 Year-Old Virgin

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Owns and operates the Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield, Massachusetts where he has a summer home.

Bradley Cooper - as Chris Kyle in American Sniper

Age: 40

Previously Best Known For:

The Hangover

Silver Linings Playbook

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2013- as Richie Dimaso in American Hustle

Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2012 - as Pat in Silver Linings Playbook

Interesting Fact: Had to miss his graduation commencement at Georgetown University because he was filming Wet Hot American Summer.

Benedict Cumberbatch -  as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Yes No Maybe So: Trainwreck

16 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here to discuss one of last week’s hottest trailers by one of my favorite funny ladies. After the success of Bridesmaids ($288 million worldwide gross and 2 Oscar nominations), it’s not surprising seeing Judd Apatow partnering up with another small-screen comedy talent for her big screen debut.

Written by Amy Schumer and directed by Apatow himself comes Trainwreck ("We all know one" the poster coyingly tells us), which opens this July as a nice bit of counter-programming (it goes up against Apatow-alum Paul Rudd's Ant-Man so you know where my momey that weekend will be going to). The film will first show itself over at SXSW as a "work-in-progress" so we'll have word of what to expect sooner rather than later, though it shows great confidence in the material. It also tells us precisely what kind of demographic they're hoping to muster enthusiasm among. Both Funny People and »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Trainwreck Trailer – Amy Schumer Writes Herself Into An Unflattering Character

12 February 2015 7:06 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Judd Apatow, whether writing, directing, or both, is someone that, at the very least, lets you know what you’re getting yourself into. If you like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up, you probably know where you are when This Is 40 hits.

That may not be as straightforward once Trainwreck opens, Apatow’s next directing effort, which is written by, and stars, Amy Schumer.

The comedienne, and creator/star of Inside Amy Schumer is one of the funniest people working today, and those who are familiar with her work will know that this is the sort of story she ought to be able to knock out of the park… sort of.

Of course, the film may cause some people difficulty, when it comes to figuring out their expectations, because I love Amy Schumer, but I hate pretty much everything Judd Apatow has had any connection to.

It always makes »

- Marc Eastman

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Red Band Trailer for Judd Apatow's New Comedy Trainwreck Starring Amy Schumer

12 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

In his fifth feature film as a director, Judd Apatow (The 40-year-old Virgin) again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck. Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Trainwreck trailer: Can Amy Schumer find more than sex in the city?

11 February 2015 12:46 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amy Schumer is looking for more than sex in the city in the new trailer for director Judd Apatow's film Trainwreck.

Schumer makes her first starring role in a major motion picture in Trainwreck, which she wrote with The 40-Year-Old Virgin's Apatow.

The comedian stars as a modern career woman whose liberated attitude towards relationships is questioned when she falls for a doctor (Bill Hader).

Trainwreck's ensemble cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swinton, WWE superstar John Cena, future Flash actor Ezra Miller, and NBA superstar LeBron James.

Amy Schumer talks Inside Amy Schumer: "Balls to the wall ridiculous"

SNL's Vanessa Bayer will play the best friend who tries to convince Amy not to romance the doctor while profiling him for her magazine.

Trainwreck opens on July 17 in the Us and August 28 in the UK. »

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Judd Apatow hopes to tickle the Academy’s funny bone with “Trainwreck”

11 February 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Making a comedy that gets recognized by the Oscars is an almost impossible pursuit. Best Picture nominees that are comedies are few and far between, let alone winners. Still, there are some filmmakers who traffic in laughs and you really feel can make a mark with the Academy. Judd Apatow is one of them. He had a few brushes with awards attention early in his directorial career, but his recent efforts haven’t done much for voters, even as the material has been baitier and baitier. Will a return to simplicity with his Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck be the cure? We shall see, but it looks hilarious, if nothing else. When Apatow moved from producing and writing to also directing, he burst on the scene with The 40 Year Old Virgin. Teamed up with now Academy Award nominee Steve Carell, they crafted an uproarious sex comedy that also managed to have a ton of heart. »

- Joey Magidson

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Watch: Red Band Trailer for Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' Starring Amy Schumer

11 February 2015 8:29 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal has dropped the first trailer for Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, the upcoming film starring Amy Schumer as a woman whose lived her life believing monogamy isn't realistic, but when she begins to fall in love she begins to wonder if it's time to re-evaluate her stance. The pic is Apatow's first behind the camera since 2012's This is 40 and along with Schumer, Trainwreck co-stars Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James. Set for release on July 17, check out the red and green band trailers below along with the poster and a much longer synopsis. Green Band Trailer sb id="1449551" height="360" width="640" Red Band Trailer sb id="1449839" height="360" width="640" 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, »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Trailer for Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' Starring Amy Schumer

11 February 2015 8:29 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal has dropped the first trailer for Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, the upcoming film starring Amy Schumer as a woman whose lived her life believing monogamy isn't realistic, but when she begins to fall in love she begins to wonder if it's time to re-evaluate her stance. The pic is Apatow's first behind the camera since 2012's This is 40 and along with Schumer, Trainwreck co-stars Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James. Set for release on July 17, check out the trailer and the much longer synopsis below. sb id="1449551" height="360" width="640" 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 »

- Brad Brevet

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SXSW Announces Their Features Lineup; Includes Feig/McCarthy's 'Spy' and Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

3 February 2015 1:50 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in TrainwreckPhoto: Universal Pictures With Sundance just wrapping up and Berlin starting up in a few days, we are now immersed in the year-long barrage of film festivals. One such festival in South By Southwest. A few weeks back they announced the first seven films of their program, including the opening night film Brand: A Second Coming. Today, they have revealed the rest of the features to be shown in March (except for the midnight program), and some of it has me very excited. The bigger titles announced do not do much for me. Paul Feig's Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, and the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart starrer Get Hard leave a lot to be desired in terms of anticipation, as does a work in progress cut of Judd Apatow's latest film Trainwreck. I'm guessing an Apatow work in progress is probably around three and a half hours. »

- Mike Shutt

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‘Manglehorn’, ‘Spy’, ‘Brand’ headline South by Southwest 2015 film lineup

3 February 2015 12:56 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.

SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.

Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.

On the small screen, »

- Brian Welk

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Schepisi casts romantic drama

2 February 2015 5:36 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Lesley Mann, Anthony Lapaglia, Jacki Weaver, Melissa George, Gia Carides and Josh Lucas head the cast of Fred Schepisi.s The Olive Sisters.

A romantic drama adapted from Australian author Amanda Hampson.s 2005 novel, it.s due to start shooting mid-year in Victoria.s Mornington Peninsula.

Mann will play Adrienne Bennett, a successful PR executive whose life unravels when her business fails. She.s forced to move from her New York apartment to a small rural community in Australia, where she inherited a run-down olive grove from her Italian grandparents.

After overcoming culture shock she discovers the family she barely knew and strikes up a friendship with the ruggedly handsome Joe.

Simon Baker was announced today as playing Joe and dutifully reported on Deadline.com, but his CAA agent Peter Levine told If The Mentalist regular is not attached.

A parallel narrative follows Adrienne.s grandparents who worked hard to »

- Don Groves

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25 surprising side businesses from Hollywood stars

15 January 2015 8:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paul Newman’s salad dressing enterprise is common knowledge, but did you know about these 25 businesses run by Hollywood stars?

What do big-time movie stars get up to in their spare time? While their fictional counterparts might enjoy chopping wood or getting hosed down by friendly females (more on that here), actors themselves have a tendency towards wacky entrepreneurial ideas and hefty industrial investments.

Looking at our findings from some rigorous research (read: Googling), it seems that you can divide famous actors into a handful of groups – those who are trying to do something good for the world, those who are trying to break into internet megabucks and those who like opening restaurants.

Without further chit-chat, here’s a breakdown of which stars are behind which brands which you may or may not know and love…

1. Kevin CostnerOcean Therapy Solutions

Here’s a brilliant one to start off with »

- simonbrew

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