The hit comedy This Is 40 held its own in theaters despite being released during the extremely competitive December movie season, and the comedy is still going strong. The movie has been available on demand since late March, and it took the number one spot on VOD last week. This is certainly not the first hit for writer/ director/ producer Judd Apatow who has an impressive amount of hit comedies on his filmography, but which movies are Apatow's best? Head over to our list and lock in your vote for the top ten flicks that were written, directed, and/or produced by Judd Apatow.
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Posted 04.18.13 by Mandy
Judd Apatow's latest directorial effort, This Is 40 is the "sort-of sequel to Knocked Up" and was described as "brutally funny and brutally honest" by movie reviewer Richard Roeper. The movie will be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this week, and we have, as we often do, a copy of the DVD to give away. But this time Reelz is including a little something extra. In addition to This Is 40, we have three more Judd Apatow flicks that we're adding to the prize: Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Funny People. Enter to win the four-pack and maybe there'll be a comedy-with-heart movie marathon in your future.
Head over to our contest page to enter. We'll be accepting entries from now until March 25th. Good luck!Enter to Win Here >> Posted 03.19.13 by reelz
Details have been released for Judd Apatow's Knocked Up spin-off, as well as the movie's first image. This is Forty focuses on Pete (Paul Rudd), his wife Debbie (Leslie Mann), and their two daughters.
Pete's music label is struggling and Debbie's vanity business, a dress shop staffed by the comely Desi (Megan Fox) and the awkward Jodi (Charlyne Yi), needs to help cover the household budget.
Mann, who happens to be Apatow's "real-life" wife, told The LA Times that he focuses on "the kind of stuff about marriage that you don't get to see in movies.
It's about getting older. What the hell happened? Am I making all the right choices? Is this where I'm supposed to be? Is this it? All of those dreams that you had when you were young, all of the possibilities, when you lock into marriage and kids, do the possibilities dwindle or go away?
This Is Forty hits theaters December 21, 2012.> Posted 01.16.12 by reelz
Melissa McCarthy is going from the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids to the Apatow-directed, untitled spin-off of 2007's Knocked Up, THR reports.
The movie, at one point called This is Forty, won't follow the characters played by Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen but will instead focus on Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, who played Heigl's sister and brother-in-law in the 2007 comedy. McCarthy has been cast as the mother of another new cast member, Super 8's fireworks-obsessed Ryan Lee, who attends school with Rudd and Mann's children, played by Mann and Apatow's real-life children Iris and Maude Apatow. The two Apatow kids are likely working on this movie as well, though their names were not included in the report.
Production on the spin-off has already begun, with Apatow (Judd) using his Twitter account to release a photo from the set that showed Rudd on his cell phone. No sign of cast members Albert Brooks, who plays Rudd's dad, or Megan Fox, whose role is unknown. The untitled comedy opens June 1, 2012, giving Apatow plenty of time to figure out the title. stallone getting some company >> Posted 07.09.11 by Ryan
It's been a busy week for casting news, with several projects adding, announcing, or subtracting cast members.
In January, it was announced that Judd Apatow's next writing and directing project would be a spin-off of his successful, 2007 romantic comedy Knocked Up. The movie will focus on the married characters portrayed by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, instead of than Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen, in a story that has been kept under wraps so far.
Looks like Rudd and Mann will be getting some company, with THR reporting that Megan Fox is negotiating to join the comedy. What role Fox will play is also being kept secret.
It's no secret who Albert Brooks is playing, with Deadline reporting that the comedian is joining the cast as Rudd's dad. more casting news >> Posted 03.19.11 by Ryan
Ah, the Nerd Fantasy. In case you're not familiar with this genre, it involves a.) a nerd, b.) a fantasy that can be fulfilled only in the movies, almost always involving c.) the nerd scoring some babe way out of his league. The latest offering in this well-populated oeuvre is due out next week (aptly titled She's Out of My League).
Wanting to quantify this phenomenon, ReelzChannel has partnered with noted mathematician Frederick "Huntz" Weinkauf to create the Nerd Fantasy Formula, a complex algorithm taking into account the Nerd's Looks, the Babe's Looks, and the Believability Index. We fed the data into our computers and here's what came out: The Weird Science of Nerd Fantasy Movies. Posted 03.03.10 by reelz
Judd Apatow is currently the hottest comedy ticket in town. As a director, he’s riding the back-to-back successes of The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. As a producer, you can add Superbad and Talladega Nights to the tally. IMDB lists five more Judd Apatow productions releasing this year and next. Reelz.com has already gotten an advance look at Walk Hard and Drillbit Taylor (both look pretty damn hysterical, for the record).
Reelz.com has been lucky enough to visit the sets of Pineapple Express (full report coming soon) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which is the Apatow Production we are here to tell you all about today. It stars Jason Segel, Mila Kunis and Apatow regulars Paul Rudd and Jonah Hill. Check out our full set report right here! Posted 10.08.07 by reelz
Jackasses of the world, take heart: though the rest of society may treat you with scorn and contempt, you'll always find safe refuge in the loving arms of tinseltown. From Woody Allen to Seth Rogen, the Loveable Loser has enjoyed a long and prestigious history on the silver screen, providing movie lovers with some of cinema's most cherished comedic moments.
So if this Labor Day finds you feeling particularly pathetic, check out our tribute to ten of our favorite loveable losers ever captured on celluloid, and cheer up: as lame as you may be, you'll never be as lame as these guys. Posted 09.03.07 by reelz
Anyone who has seen Knocked Up knows that Seth Rogen and is band of slacker buddies' dream of building a website with images of Hollywood nude scenes is ruined when that they've been beaten to the punch by Mr.Skin.com.
What you may not realize is how much Mr. Skin's website benefitted from its mention in the movie. Mr.Skin.com experienced a 35% increase in new traffic during June (the month that Knocked Up hit theaters). That's a total of 2.9 million unique visitors.
Not that the site wasn't doing well already--Mr.Skin grossed $5.3 million in 2006. But it looks like tickling Judd Apatow's funnybone is beneficial in more ways than one.
Source: The New York Times Posted 07.24.07 by reelz
Knocked Up star Seth Rogen has signed on with Columbia Pictures to write and "likely" star in a big-screen adaptation of The Green Hornet, The Los Angeles Times reports.
If and when Rogen's version of The Green Hornet makes it to the big screen, it will be quite an accomplishment for the Judd Apatow protege. Hollywood's been trying to get a Hornet film made for years without any success, despite the apparently insatiable consumer demand for comic book-related properties. Most recently, Clerks director Kevin Smith was attached to write and direct for Miramax, but the project went nowhere and Smith eventually moved on.
The Green Hornet began as a radio show in the '30s, chronicling the adventures of Britt Reid, a wealthy newspaper publisher by day and costumed crime-fighter at night. The character eventually branched out to other media, including film, television and comic books, with varying degrees of success. The short-lived '60s TV series is notable for introducing American audiences to a young Bruce Lee, who played the Hornet's badass sidekick Kato.
Columbia is said to be hoping for a 2009 release for The Green Hornet. Posted 07.19.07 by reelz