Judd Apatow on studio comedies

For the most part, this was not a satisfying summer for studio comedies. Girls Night is currently on a roll with audiences and at the box-office, but the rest of this summer’s offerings included BaywatchRough Night, and The House (although Girls Trip is the notable exception here). All three didn’t connect with audiences. It’s not a great time for studio comedies, and according to director, producer, and writer Judd Apatow, there’s a reason for that.

Below, read Judd Apatow’s thoughts on the state of studio comedies.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get interested in joining a jug band, marvel at complete nonsense, root for the little guy, wonder why Russia isn’t making all the films, and watch a schoolgirl turn bad. Read More »

feud trailer

Before Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) return for season two of Love, Netflix decided to share the good news: they’ve already renewed the Judd Apatow-produced series for a third season. We’re already guaranteed more time with these charming but flawed characters.

But before we see the current state of their relationship, another show — an entirely different show — premieres on FX. That series is called Feud: Bette and Joan, which you can watch a new trailer for.

Below, watch a full Love season two preview and the Feud: Bette and Joan trailer.

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Love season 2 teaser

If, like me, you’ve lately been wondering when we’re going to see season two of Netflix’s Love, then you’ll likely be happy to learn the series returns on March 10th. Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs are back as Gus and Mickey. In season two of the delightfully honest romantic comedy series, which Rust co-created with Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin, the couple face commitment.

Below, watch the Love season 2 teaser.

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The Big Sick Review

At the Sundance Film Festival, indie romantic comedies are a dime a dozen, and it takes something really special to make one stand out among the horde of movies playing in Park City, Utah. Thankfully, one of those special movies premiered at the festival this weekend.

The Big Sick tells the story of up and coming Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani (who just so happens to be played by the Silicon Valley star of the same name, Kumail Nanjiani), living in Chicago and trying to land a gig at the Montreal Comedy Festival. After one of his sets at a local comedy club, he flirts with a woman named Emily (Zoe Kazan), and what starts as a one night stand eventually turns into real romance, and we all know how that goes. But the true story of how real life comedian Kumail Nanjiani met this woman has quite the curveball, making this one of the most unique and authentic romantic comedies I’ve seen in years.

Read our full The Big Sick review below. Read More »

Crashing Trailer - Pete Holmes

We didn’t get a new movie from director Judd Apatow this year, and part of the reason for that is because he’s producing a new TV series for HBO as another one is wrapping up. Girls will begin its final season in February, but Judd Apatow will stay comfy at HBO with a new comedy series starring stand-up comedian Pete Holmes.

Crashing follows Pete Holmes playing a version of himself from years ago. The HBO series follows Holmes as an up and coming, naive stand-up comedian in New York City whose seemingly happy life is uprooted when he finds his wife cheating on him. As he tries to get some stage time and recover from his destroyed marriage, he couch surfs across New York City, staying with his various comedian friends played by Holmes’ real-life comedian friends who you’ll definitely recognize in a new trailer for the show.

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Crashing Trailer - Pete Holmes

February will bring a new HBO comedy series to air from comedian Pete Holmes, fresh off his recent stand-up comedy special on the cable network. Inspired by his own trials and tribulations in life as an up-and-coming comic who married young only to end up divorced, Crashing follows a comedian not unlike Holmes himself as couch surfs around New York City, staying with friends and trying to figure out just what the hell to do with his life.

Now a new Crashing trailer has debuted, showing off more of Pete’s comedy struggles, trying to hand out flyers to shows, having odd gaps in his knowledge of pop culture while making obscure references to things like Will Smith rap albums and coming to terms with the fact that he’s actually homeless.

Watch the new Crashing trailer below. Read More »

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 8

Much of the finest entertainment in the world isn’t free. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find great content that won’t cost you a dime. Case in point, Jerry Seinfeld has his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee available to watch for free through Sony’s Crackle, and the eighth season is on its way this summer.

The first Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 8 trailer has just debuted online, teasing Seinfeld’s fascinating discussions with some of comedy’s most brilliant minds. This season includes Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, director Judd Apatow, former Daily Show correspondent and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, and plenty more. Watch below! Read More »

Popstar Nude Scene

We’re just one week away from the release of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The R-rated comedy from the comedic rap trio known as The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone) features an endless array of cameos, some playing themselves, some playing ridiculous characters. However, there’s one cameo in the movie where instead of seeing a well-known face, you only see a certain part of their anatomy that is sparsely seen on film.

In Popstar, there’s a really funny sequence involving a fully exposed penis, and while you never see the face of the person the male member belongs to, the identity of this person is more than surprising. Find about the Popstar nude scene below. Read More »

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By now, author and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (Brooklyn) has had a few of his novels adapted for the big screen. Since 1997’s Fever Pitch (which starred Colin Firth), we’ve seen adaptations of High FidelityAbout a BoyA Long Way Down, and a second attempt at adapting Fever Pitch. Another one of Hornby’s stories, Juliet, Naked may soon join that list. Our Idiot Brother director Jesse Peretz is currently attached to direct the adaptation.

Learn more about the Juliet Naked adaptation below.
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