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TERMS OF ENDEARMENT: the logical conclusion to Judd Apatow’s career.

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[Terms of Endearment trailer here.]

I fear that admitting to liking James L Brooks’ directorial debut Terms of Endearment is akin to professing admiration for Beaches: A film spanning the lifelong friendship between a mother and daughter ending with an emotional finale involving cancer sounds incredibly sappy, but if I could attempt to make this film cooler I would say that it’s blend of comedy and insightful character development is the logical conclusion to what Judd Apatow is doing with his career as his filmmaking becomes increasingly ‘serious’. Continue reading

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New trailer for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Snail Trail.

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  • Fairly adorable director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is video-blogging the making of his new film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a slacker/romantic comedy/action film/musical?, based on the comics. Featured: Michael Cera playfighting with a feisty asian chick. Does Charlyne Yi know about this?! The soundtrack sounds potentially interesting: Nigel Godrich, Sloan, Metric, Broken Social Scene.
  • Contemporary horror films are generally boring and moronic. But with Lars von Trier attached (he’s obviously not interested in that Dogme 95 thing anymore), and Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg starring, be prepared for something wacky. Antichrist has a creepy trailer whose scariest moment is a Willem Dafoe sex scene. (Shriek!!) Continue reading

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Is the Apatow-produced Gus Van Sant movie starring Zac Efron more than wishful thinking?

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There’s this curious moment in Gus Van Sant’s interview of James Franco where Gus very deliberately brings up the subject of Zac Efron out of nowhere and then suggests to Franco that they all make a movie together with Judd Apatow:

GVS: Yeah. He is really nice. We should all do a Judd Apatow movie. You and Zac and me.

JF: Yeah. You should do a movie that Judd produces, and we’ll do it with Zac. What do you think?

GVS: Keep your eyes open for it.

JF: What kind of movie do you think it could be?

GVS: I’ll have to think about that one.

JF: If you have an idea and it’s like me and Zac playing basketball or delivering pizzas or whatever, I’m in.

Probably a joke but the idea of a Judd Apat0w produced comedy directed by Gus Van Sant starring James Franco and Zac Efron sounds derangedly awesome (and hot). Is this loopy theoretical cinematic masterpiece more than just wishful thinking? Here’s the evidence that says yes! Continue reading

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Trailer for Apatow’s next directing gig FUNNY PEOPLE.

What to make of the new trailer for Judd Apatow’s Funny People due here in September? All the death and crying seems to indicate that the Comedy Czar responsible for producing movies bringing full frontal nudity, period blood and poo jokes back into mainstream cinema is in his movies is, in his own movies, ramping up the melodrama:laughs ratio. We love Leslie Mann’s bad Eric Bana impersonation and Jonah Hill toning down his JonahHillness (He was hands down the worst cameo in Walk Hard). Let’s hope Apatow’s ambitions of making Serious Art don’t obey the law of diminishing returns.

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