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Judd Apatow is an American film producer, director, writer, and screenwriter. His American film/television production company Apatow Productions pumps out quality comedy with a vengeance. If you aren’t familiar with the name you are definitely familiar with the work. Mr. Apatow has been breathing life into the best comedies of the past decade. He is the wizard of odd, the maestro behind the curtain. I believe Apatow has been the driving factor in revitalizing the comedy genre. Before Judd, R-rated comedies were not big business. The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up changed all of that. They changed people’s idea of what a comedy could accomplish. The films Apatow creates are not defined by silly slapstick or outrageous situations. These comedic elements definitely have a role in comedy but Apatow’s works gave us a new, more touching breed. The reason they have been so successful to me is that the characters feel so real. The characters feel like the friends you always wish you had. The dryness and raunchy nature of Apatow’s comedies are what gives them their human tone. Life is messy and pathetic as hell. Judd’s films show us that the unappealing facets of life are what provide the color. Friendship is also a common theme. Every time I see another one of his works I can’t help but smile at all the silly moments that life is going to bring.

The following are the 5 films I believe best represent Apatow’s special brand of comedy: (more…)

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Hollywood has described this as summer’s biggest sleeper hit.  R rated comedies don’t normally do well compared to their competition due to their fairly closely targeted audience, but good word of mouth has recently allowed R rated comedies like The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and the Hangover to do well.  The thing that sets Bridesmaid’s  apart from its fellow R rated box office hits lies in its leads.  The all female cast, which normally would’ve targeted only female audiences, was able to set itself apart from ‘chick flick’ status to appeal to a broader demographic, something not commonly seen.  With clever writing, chemistry between it’s leads, and a cast of outrageous supporting characters, it’s these aspects of this movie that saves itself from falling to formula and instead becoming potentially summer’s best comedy.

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Top Banana – Alan Tudyk is awesome

If you’ve seen Firely Alan Tudyk is most easily recognized as Walsh, the quirky pilot.  In nearly every movie he is in, he usually plays a likable quirkly fellow.  Hands down one of the best parts of a movie as horrible as Transformers: Dark of the Moon was Tudyk.  And with memorable roles in Dollhouse, Death at a Funeral, and Sunny’s voice in I, Robot, it’s hard to dislike him.  Anyways, if you don’t know who he is, educate yourself because he’s got a new movie Tucker and Dale vs. Evil which according to critics, is actually quite good.

Empire – Tudyk interview

IMDB – Alan Tudyk

RT – Tudyk’s favorite films

Ripe Bananas

ifc – Women saying memorable movie quites

RT – Weekend Critic Consensus – 50/50 is good

Time – Memorable Haunted House Movies

Hulu – Melissa Mccarthy is hosting SNL

Steve Martin – Steve Martin’s hilarious letter to Eddie Murphy on Oscar advice

Bruised Bananas

Buzz Sugar – Anne Hathaway in a catsuit doesn’t top Pfeiffer’s

ifc – Movies that should be rereleased in 3D do not impress

AV Club – Movies that justify 3D

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