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Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Fires Off $1.7 Million on Thursday Night

18 August 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has opened with a respectable $1.7 million at 2,600 North American sites on Thursday night.

Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” pulled in $525,000 at previews from Thursday previews.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” an R-rated action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, expands to 3,377 locations on Friday. Its preview showings started at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Recent tracking indicates that “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” will open in the $15 million to $20 million range during the Friday-Sunday period — which could be enough to top the second weekend of New Line’s “Annabelle: Creation” in what’s expected to be one of the slowest moviegoing frames of the disappointing summer of 2017.

Logan Lucky” is the only other major opening this weekend, with Bleecker Street and Fingerprint Releasing launching the heist comedy at 3,031 domestic locations. Forecasts for “Logan Lucky,” starring Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, and Adam Driver as siblings trying to pull off a massive robbery at the »

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Why Studios Aren’t Making Great Comedy Films Anymore, According to Judd Apatow

8 August 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Judd Apatow is largely credited with giving new life to the R-rated comedy genre in the 21st century thanks to critical and commercial hits “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” But even though Apatow has found mainstream success with his films, he’s still very aware of just how far the comedy genre has fallen in Hollywood. There’s a reason one of the summer’s big comedy hits is the indie “The Big Sick,” while studio efforts like “Snatched,” “Baywatch,” “Rough Night,” and “The House” have all bombed.

Read More‘Funny People’ Is An Underrated Masterpiece, And Adam Sandler’s Latest Misfires Make It Even Better

Apatow recently sat down with Vulture for a wide-ranging discussion about his career, and the conversation touched on the director’s thoughts about the current state of the studio comedy. He believes the major studios are no longer “smart enough and funny enough »

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Kathryn Bigelow, Judd Apatow, Ted Sarandos to receive SAG-aftra Foundation honour

1 August 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Trio announced as recipients of Patron of the Artists Awards.

The SAG-aftra Foundation has announced Judd Apatow, Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos as recipients of its Patron of the Artists Awards.

The award honours industry leaders who are champions of the arts and whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities for actors has made a positive impact on the acting profession and the performing arts. 

The SAG-aftra Foundation’s celebration takes place on November 9 in Beverly Hills.

Apatow’s credits as director, producer or writer include hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up and Superbad. Apatow recently received an Emmy nomination for the Espn Films: 30 for 30: Doc & Darryl, which he co-directed and produced.

Kathryn Bigelow won the best director Oscar and shared the best picture award for The Hurt Locker and directed current release Detroit, which expands wide this week after a limited maiden launch through Annapurna. Her credits »

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SAG-aftra Foundation to Honor Judd Apatow, Kathryn Bigelow, Ted Sarandos

1 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The SAG-aftra Foundation will bestow its Patron of the Artists Awards to Judd Apatow and Kathryn Bigelow, as well as Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.

The award honors industry leaders who are “champions of the arts and whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities for actors has made a positive impact on the acting profession and the performing arts.”

The SAG-aftra Foundation will present the awards Nov. 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

SAG-aftra Foundation President JoBeth Williams said, “As a director, writer and producer, Judd Apatow is known for discovering and nurturing some of the most beloved comedic actors and actresses on television and in film. Kathryn Bigelow is a trailblazing director and producer whose risk-taking gambles on unknown talent have expanded the careers of many artists both in front of and behind the camera. Ted Sarandos is an innovator whose executive leadership has created and supported tens »

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Judd Apatow On Jim Carrey’s Standup Act: ‘The Funniest Thing I’ve Ever Seen In My Life’

29 July 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Judd Apatow is among the many hilarious attendees at this year’s Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, where the man behind such projects as beloved TV comedy “Freaks and Geeks” and big-screen hits including “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” was on hand to present Jim Carrey with the Generation Award. According […] »

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Judd Apatow interview: The Big Sick

27 July 2017 3:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2017

Judd Apatow chats to us about The Big Sick, directing, stand-up comics and bad interviews...

Heading into UK cinemas this week, The Big Sick is a reinvigorating romantic comedy. It has a brilliant cast of characters, a unique pitch (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, awkward situations and a medically induced coma ensue) and a balance of drama and comedy that means you never know whether to brace yourself for a broken heart or split sides. A breath of fresh air, it’s the sort of film regular cinema goers need. It’s also the sort of film that needs regular cinema goers; it needs those that see it and enjoy it to shout about it, to tell people that it’s worth paying attention to.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his real life spouse Emily V. Gordon »

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‘Funny People’ Is An Underrated Masterpiece, And Adam Sandler’s Latest Misfires Make It Even Better

10 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

I’ve watched “Funny People” more times than I care to count (fun fact: Judd Apatow movies comprise roughly 40% of all cable television programming), but it never occurred to me that Apatow’s raw, shaggy, desperate masterpiece of a third feature was inspired by “The Great Gatsby.” For some reason, I didn’t automatically make the connection between The Great American Novel and a studio comedy in which Adam Sandler has sex with a stranger while pretending to be a Merman. But someone recently pointed out the parallel, and — like a Magic Eye stereogram or that bump on Jean-Claude Van Damme’s forehead — it’s the kind of thing that you can’t un-see. 

Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) is our new Nick Carraway, an aspiring L.A. comedian who forms an unlikely relationship with a lonely, enigmatic, semi-reclusive titan of his industry. George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is our Gatsby, a »

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

7 July 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The writer-director-producer’s influence on comedy has been huge. So, why is he still drawn to themes of disappointment and embarrassment?

Judd Apatow’s office looks a lot like a workspace that might be inhabited by a slovenly, immature character from one of his movies or TV shows. It’s cluttered with boxes, toys, records, scripts, magazines, sports memorabilia and various items of pop-culture detritus.

“I’m in the middle of moving stuff,” mutters the 49-year-old, somewhat defensively. However, the rest of the four-storey West Los Angeles building that houses Apatow’s production company is testament to a decade of sustained success that changed the face of American movie comedy. At the start of this century, Us moviegoing audiences were offered the choices of romantic comedies, raucous, gross-out comedies, intimate, improvisational indie comedies and heartwarming family comedies. In 2005, Judd Apatow co-wrote and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin, a film that managed »

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

7 July 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The writer-director-producer’s influence on comedy has been huge. So, why is he still drawn to themes of disappointment and embarrassment?

Judd Apatow’s office looks a lot like a workspace that might be inhabited by a slovenly, immature character from one of his movies or TV shows. It’s cluttered with boxes, toys, records, scripts, magazines, sports memorabilia and various items of pop-culture detritus.

“I’m in the middle of moving stuff,” mutters the 49-year-old, somewhat defensively. However, the rest of the four-storey West Los Angeles building that houses Apatow’s production company is testament to a decade of sustained success that changed the face of American movie comedy. At the start of this century, Us moviegoing audiences were offered the choices of romantic comedies, raucous, gross-out comedies, intimate, improvisational indie comedies and heartwarming family comedies. In 2005, Judd Apatow co-wrote and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin, a film that managed »

- Jonathan Bernstein

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‘The Big Sick’ Producer Judd Apatow: Inside His Unlikely Comedy Empire

20 June 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with Amazon and Lionsgate’s release of The Big Sick – opening in theaters June 23rd in New York & Los Angeles and everywhere July 14. Find out more here.

Kumail Nanjiani is about to become a movie star. His film “The Big Sick” was the hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and quickly became the best reviewed comedy in recent memory.

Nanjiani is an unlikely star. A Pakistani-American stand up comedian – best known for playing the straight man in supporting roles, most notably as Dinesh in HBO’s “Silicon Valley”. Instead, the way he got his breakout role in “The Big Sick” was writing it himself. Under the mentorship of producer of Judd Apatow, Nanjiani and his wife, co-writer Emily V. Gordon, spent three years developing the story of their unusual real life courtship and Nanjiani’s conflict of keeping his »

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Win A Family Four Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Despicable Me 3 In St. Louis

19 June 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Illumination and Universal PicturesDespicable Me 3 opens in theaters nationwide on June 30, 2017.

Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Steve Carell (The Big Short, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) not only reprises his role as Gru, but also takes on a second part—that of Dru, »

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Judd Apatow Calls Wife Leslie Mann ‘The Greatest Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me’ as They Celebrate 20 Years of Marriage

9 June 2017 8:08 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Congratulations to Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann!

The couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary Friday, and the mastermind behind hits like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up posted a loving tribute on Instagram to commemorate it.

“Today is the 20th anniversary of my marriage to the brilliant, hilarious, amazing Leslie Mann,” he wrote in the caption of a photo from their wedding day. “The greatest thing that has ever happened to me.”

The photo, a black and white snapshot, looks to have been taken on a beach. The pair — who met in 1995 and married in 1997 — have been hilariously adorable together. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Sofia Coppola & Denis Villeneuve Pick The Best Films Of The 21st Century So Far

9 June 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you’re looking for a good cinephile read this weekend, you may want to check The New York Times, where critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis have revealed their 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far. It’s not everyday you’ll see both Edward Yang‘s “Yi Yi” and Judd Apatow‘s “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” sharing the same space, which is kind of amazing.

Continue reading Sofia Coppola & Denis Villeneuve Pick The Best Films Of The 21st Century So Far at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Best Movie Posters of the 2000s

8 June 2017 6:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The early aughts may have brought a string of questionable fashion statements to the table (remember trucker hats?), but it was chock-full of memorable cinema across a variety of genres.

Both Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan rejuvenated the action genre, giving us endlessly quotable, award-winning films like “Kill Bill” and “The Dark Knight” that are still considered game-changers. Films like “Cloverfield” and “District 9” took us by surprise, while “Children of Men” influenced many of the bleak dystopian Ya films we’ve seen over the past few years.

Read More: 10 Great Films Made for Less Than $1 Million to Stream on Netflix

Some of these films also served as introductions to some of today’s biggest stars. Although he had already done “Freaks and Geeks,” Judd Apatow jumped onto everyone’s radar as the new king of comedy with “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” “Donnie Darko” became a cult-classic, but no one knew »

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Ferrell and Poehler Go Full Scarface in The House Red Band Trailer

18 May 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just a month and a half left until the R-rated summer comedy The House hits theaters, New Line Cinema has debuted an outrageous new red band trailer. This age-restricted video contains much more footage that the first trailer, showing what really happens when these loving parents, played by Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, catch someone cheating. The result is much more bloody and hilarious than the version shown in the all-ages trailer, but if you're averse to a lot of blood being shown, you may want to look away towards the end of this footage, because it gets rather gruesome.

Warner Bros. debuted this red band trailer on YouTube today, which opens with a scene where Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) are celebrating their daughter Alex's (Ryan Simpkins) graduation, by describing the "f--- fest" their house will become, once their daughter leaves for college. There's one big problem though, »

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STX Officially Names Eddie Egan Marketing President, Alissa Grayson Co-President

3 May 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

STX Entertainment has formalized Eddie Egan’s hiring as president of domestic marketing, eight months after taking the job on an interim basis.

The three-year-old studio also has hired veteran Universal publicity executive Alissa Grayson as co-president of domestic marketing.

Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, made the announcement Wednesday. Grayson will report to Egan, and the two will co-run STXfilms’ marketing division and oversee the staff that includes creative advertising, research, digital marketing, public relations, promotions, events, and media and innovation.

Egan was named interim head of the department last September. He previously served as Universal’s president of marketing and as president of worldwide marketing for Illumination Entertainment, where he launched the campaign for “Despicable Me.” He also oversaw campaigns for “Bridesmaids,” “Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “The Fast and the Furious” and its first four sequels, “Apollo 13,” and “Babe. »

- Dave McNary

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Im Global TV strikes deal for Funny Or Die original content

31 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sales outfit will shop 40 hours of content from online comedy website at Miptv.

Us sales company Im Global’s television arm has struck a deal with online comedy brand Funny Or Die for the latter’s original content slate.

Im Global will begin sales on 800 Funny or Die videos, all of which have previously appeared on the comedy brand’s website, at Miptv in Cannes next week (April 3-6).

Founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy’s Gary Sanchez Productions (Step Brothers) in 2007 with Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) as a principal partner, Funny Or Die is an Emmy award-winning producer of primarily digital comedy content.

In 2016, Im Global Television picked up Funny Or Die’s feature-length parody iSteve, which starred Justin Long as Steve Jobs.

The deal was negotiated by Im Global Television’s president of international distribution and co-productions Eli Shibley and Betty Chen, Svp, business »

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28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film

17 March 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the biggest drinking holiday of the year, we looked at some of the best drunk moments to grace the silver screen. From Humphrey Bogart’s classic, heartbreaking “of all the gin joints” speech in “Casablanca,” to the utterly ridiculous scene in “Team America” when the puppets spew their guts up, here are the 28 best drunk scenes on film.

Leaving Las Vegas” — Booze Run

Although not a traditional “drunk scene,” the opening scene of “Leaving Las Vegas” — which sees Nicolas Cage’s Ben Sanderson dancing through a liquor aisle piling his cart sky high with booze — is as good a prelude to this list as any.

Arthur” — Introducing Princess Gloria

Dudley Moore’s Arthur spends the majority of the film tipping back drinks, but his introduction of “Princess Gloria” to his aunt and uncle at a restaurant — and his insistence that Rhode Island could »

- Jacob Bryant

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Creative Fraternity: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio on their SXSW Doc, May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

15 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Two decades of writing, producing, and finally directing some of the most commercially and critically successful films in the world have given Judd Apatow enough cachet to make nearly anything. After his directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), took in more than $175 million in domestic gross revenue, his Apatow Productions produced an ongoing string of gargantuan hits, including Knocked Up (2007), Superbad (2007), Bridesmaids (2011) and Trainwreck (2015). But it is only within the last three years that Apatow has moved into a seemingly unlikely genre: documentary film. Last year saw his first nonfiction work as co-director with Michael […] »

- Sean Malin

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‘My Fair Lady’ Returning to Broadway for First Time in 25 Years

6 March 2017 2:41 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Eliza Doolitle is set to storm Broadway once again in a revival of “My Fair Lady,” marking the first time the classic’s been performed on the Great White Way in 25 years. The new production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher (2008 Tony award winner for “South Pacific” revival), will begin previews on March 22, followed by its official opening on April 19. Lincoln Center Theater, in association Nederlander Presenationx Inc. are mounting the production and made the announcement Monday. Also Read: 'Significant Other' Broadway Review: 'Bridesmaids' Meets 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' Only Gay It’s been over 60 years since “My Fair Lady »

- Nigel Smith

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