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Year One – New trailer for Jack Black, Michael Cera caveman film

Posted by LiveFor on March 20, 2009

Columbia Pictures has just released the trailer for their upcoming comedy, Year One, which will hit theaters nationwide on 5th June.

Written and directed by Harold Ramis, this comedy stars Jack Black and Michael Cera. Produced by Harold Ramis and Judd Apatow after the former appeared in the latter’s Knocked Up, Year One is being executive produced by actor/screenwriter Owen Wilson. Oliver Platt, Olivia Wilde, Vinnie Jones, David Cross, and Superbad’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse co-star in the Columbia Pictures production.

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What if Judd Apatow directed Watchmen?

Posted by LiveFor on March 10, 2009

The Watchmen haven’t been acting like heroes lately. In fact, they’ve mostly been sitting around their Los Angeles apartment watching TV. They’re the closest of friends, but when nuclear Armageddon threatens, can they put joking aside, face adulthood, and save the world? Starring Paul Rudd as Dr. Manhattan, Seth Rogen as Nite Owl, Jonah Hill as Rorschach, and Michael Cera as the Comedian. Kristen Wiig appears in a nonspeaking role as Silk Spectre.

Slate.com have other What If…? scenarious for Watchmen including Woody Allen and Tyler Perry.

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Who ya gonna call? Not Judd Apatow.

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2009

A few days ago the internet was full of the news that Judd Apatow was going to produce the new Ghostbusters film.

Well looks like it is not true. The LA Times made a couple of calls to the men in suits over at Sony to learn that Apatow has nothing to do with the movie.

“It’s not true,” says Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures. “We have some great new writers working on a new script, but Judd isn’t involved. Judging from the frenzy on the Internet, there still seems to be plenty of interest in the idea of doing another film, so we’re certainly taking that as a good sign.”

The studio recently hired the writing team of Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (best known for their work on “The Office”) to tackle a new script. As it turns out, most of the original films’ creative team are involved as informal consultants on the new project, which would have the original Ghostbusters passing the torch to a new generation.

So why all those Internet posts about Judd Apatow? Some of it is probably just wishful thinking — after all, Apatow’s comic versatility makes him today’s equivalent of Reitman, who was the reigning comedy producer-director of his era. But it’s also likely that the web gumshoes were confused by the fact that Apatow is producing another Stupnitsky and Eisenberg-penned project, “The Year One,” a Harold Ramis-directed adventure comedy that Sony is releasing in June starring Jack Black and Michael Cera. This somehow led to all sorts of speculation that the new GhostBusters project would be populated with actors from the Apatow stock company, which isn’t a bad idea, but is total fiction at this stage.

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UPDATED: Vanity Fair Photo – Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen & Jason Segel feel the love

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2009

JONAH HILL, PAUL RUDD, SETH ROGEN, and JASON SEGEL, The Pretty Young ThingsAfter appearing in Knocked Up and/or The 40-Year-Old Virgin, this quartet can now be considered summa cum laude graduates of the Judd Apatow school of comedy. Unlike so many comedy stars of the last two decades, they—and the other funny people depicted on the following pages—seem at their best when they work not as soloists but as part of a tightly knit ensemble. Say good-bye to the laughter of alienation and hello to a brand of comedy that fosters a feeling of community. Rather than dominate a crowd, they conspire with the people in the audience. Their strength lies in their charm. Even Rogen. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz on Stage 28 at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot, Los Angeles.

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The Pineapple Express duo laugh about the Oscars

Posted by LiveFor on February 23, 2009

Judd Apatow directed this comedy piece from last nights Oscars. It follows his characters from Pineapple Express played by James Franco and Seth Rogen. It also features Oscar winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. I always like these comedy bits of the Oscars and this one is particularly good.

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Funny People – Trailer for Judd Apatow’s latest starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen

Posted by LiveFor on February 20, 2009

Judd Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in Funny People, the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.

Adam Sandler, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, RZA and newcomer Aubrey Plaza join a cast that reunites Judd Apatow with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann and Jonah Hill in their third comedy together.

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17 Again – Poster for Zac Efron does Big style comedy

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2009

The film is about a guy (Matthew Perry) who gets to turn back time and be seventeen again (Efron) rewriting his life in the process. Also starring: Leslie Mann (director Judd Apatow’s wife), Gossip Girl’s Michelle Trachtenberg, The Office’s Melora Hardin, Weeds’ Hunter Parrish, 90210’s Adam Gregory and Rita Rocks’ Nicole Sullivan.

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Apatow to make Slasher film? Straw Dogs meets Halloween meets Home Alone meets Monster Squad!

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2009

Judd Apatow must never sleep or is actually a cartload of chimpanzees sat at an infinite amount of typewriters. He just keeps whacking out films and things everywhich way. CHUD has news of his latest idea involving Bill Hader (Superbad). This one won’t be a stoner comedy. Nope instead it will be a slasher movie (well maybe a stoner slasher movie). Hader had this to say about it:

“It’s partially Straw Dogs meets Halloween meets Home Alone meets Monster Squad.” Sounds cool and I am a fan of at least two of those films. “Judd met with us and said, ‘I want to do a horror movie with you. I want to see you in a slasher movie.'”

Hader had this to say about the actual story: “It is definitely about guys nowadays, that idea that you watch fucked up shit on TV… You watch fucked up reality shows, I love true crime shows. The idea of that thing coming to your house, and what do you do? I would shit my pants. That’s basically what the movie is about. What if that guy decided to come to your house? What would you and your dipshit friends do about it?”

I like the idea of this, but still very early days for the film (if it gets made at all). Could be both very funny and scary.

What would you and I do if one of those nasty serial killers came calling at your house? Which one of Apatow’s acting crew would work well as a serial killer?
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Acting With James Franco Episode 1: "Sense Memory"

Posted by LiveFor on December 19, 2008

James Franco teaches YOU how to act with his brother Dave.

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Ghostbusters 3 – Dan we’re ready to believe you

Posted by LiveFor on September 4, 2008

E Online have an interview with Dan Ackroyd where he raps a bit and then talks about the current status of Ghostbusters 3.

Sounds as if the script is definitely being written and Dan would love to get Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow involved, which was a rumour knocking around a few weeks ago.

Here is the man in question.

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