This weekend, parents who want to take their children to the movies have two family-friendly options featuring rather misunderstood young boys: Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Focus Features' 3-D animated movie ParaNorman. In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, C.J. Adams (Dan in Real Life) plays a young boy literally wished into existence who sees life differently from the other boys his age. In ParaNorman, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) lends his voice to Norman Babcock, a young boy in a small town who has the ability to see, and speak with, the dead.
We recently got a chance to speak with Jennifer Garner about playing Timothy's mother in The Odd Life, and she said that parents should allow their kids "to be funky" and "to have their eccentricities." Garner's sentiments were echoed by Smit-McPhee regarding his character in ParaNorman, explaining that Norman is "bullied because he's different," but that he stays true to himself and ultimately "becomes a hero." Smit-McPhee's movie mom, Leslie Mann, also revealed to our own Jeremy Parsons that, like her character in the movie, she has had more than her fair share of ghost encounters. MORE >> Posted 08.17.12 by BrentJS
Can looking like Tom Petty ever be a bad thing?
In Knocked Up, it was clear that Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) did not have the ideal marriage. Writer/director Judd Apatow takes a closer look at their lives and relationship in the upcoming "sort-of sequel" to Knocked Up, This Is 40.
What's New:The second trailer for the upcoming comedy focuses on the couple's relationship and family, as opposed to the first trailer that focused more on Debbie and Pete's individual reactions to getting older. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.09.12 by Mandy
Already Had Enough: The scene that featured Rudd's Pete examining his nether regions was thankfully left out of this trailer. Pretty much everyone has had a crush on Rudd ever since Clueless, but there are some positions we just don't want to see him in.
Can Never Have Too Much: We get another look at Melissa McCarthy in this clip, and she is, as always, hilarious.
Since Funny People, Judd Apatow has stayed behind the scenes, producing hits like Bridesmaids, Wanderlust, and this weekend's The Five-Year Engagement. Apatow is returning to the director's chair, though, with This Is 40, the "sort-of-sequel" to Knocked Up, in which Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd reprise their roles as Pete and Debbie. In this first trailer we see the couple dealing with their two daughters and middle age. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.27.12 by Chris
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
Proving nothing's safe from being turned into a franchise, Judd Apatow's next movie will actually be a spinoff of Knocked Up. But instead of focusing on Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl's characters, the untitled comedy will actually focus on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters from the 2007 movie.
Apatow will write and direct the film. The funnyman must be a pretty confident husband, since he keeps pairing his wife, Mann, with heartthrobs like Rudd and Eric Bana.
The timing of Apatow's desire to go back to source material is interesting given his last movie, Funny People, tanked at the box office. Is this Apatow's way to get back into the good graces of audiences and studio bosses? We have all see what happens when directors desperately keep bringing back popular characters to fill their coffers (see Kevin Smith and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back AND Clerks II). Apatow jumping the shark? >> Posted 01.07.11 by reelz
Director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) has been filling out his cast for the upcoming comedy, The Change-Up, having recently added House actress Olivia Wilde to the cast. EW reports Dobkin's latest addition to the cast is Leslie Mann, who will bring with her some specific expertise for the upcoming comedy.
You could say The Change-Up, which follows Jason Bateman as a married man who switches bodies with his slacker buddy (Ryan Reynolds), was tailor-made for Mann — the actress starred in the most recent body-switching comedy, 2009's 17 Again. While Mann's role was not specified, Wilde was cast as Bateman's work associate and the catalyst for the physical transformations, meaning that Mann may be playing Bateman's wife.
The Change-Up, which goes into production this fall from a script by The Hangover screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, is scheduled to open in August 2011. Posted 09.22.10 by Ryan
It's summer. Time for baseball, gin and tonics, and movies (not necessarily in that order). Here are 10 women who are getting us to ask theater managers: "Can ya turn up the air conditioning?"
Check out our list of the 10 Hottest Chicks from the Summer Flicks. Yes, Megan Fox made the list. See the other 9! Posted 06.18.09 by reelz