Funny People: Judd Apatow’s Dramedy Hits 10 Years

Judd Apatow’s third-directed feature, Funny People, marks its tenth anniversary since being theatrically released ten years ago. Funny People marks somewhat of a departure from Apatow’s earlier features.  George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is more of a mature character than the leads in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.  He doesn’t come off as the man-child in the earlier Apatow fare.  Though to be fair, Simmons does act quite immature during the third act during a…

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Long Shot now available on Blu-ray, DVD

Long Shot, the hysterical film starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, is now available to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. When Long Shot was announced to premiere during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, the film was immediately placed on my calendar.  It didn’t matter what was screening against it because nothing was going to stop me from attending the comedy. Having the same Saturday night slot during SXSW as Blockers one year prior…

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The Lion King Is My Favorite Film This Year

The Lion King brings one of Disney’s most beloved animated films to life in visually stunning photo-realistic CGI adaptation. I’ve kept a close eye since Disney decided to update their library in a contemporary manner.  I remember how impressed I was with The Jungle Book‘s Oscar-winning visual effects in 2016.  Where these two Jon Favreau-directed films differ are that there is no motion-capture performances in The Lion King.  It would have surely made a difference…

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SXSW 2019: Long Shot

Premiering at the famed Paramount Theatre at SXSW, Long Shot is the most hysterical political romantic comedy in years. Brooklyn Advocate journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is the type of muckraker known for making trouble.  He’s a dedicated journalist who will do whatever it takes to get the story even if it means jumping out of a window.  This is a journalist who is very outspoken in his beliefs especially when it comes to media…

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Like Father: A Charming Father-Daughter Comedy

Lauren Miller Rogen’s charming feature comedy, Like Father, is elevated by the chemistry between Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer. The workaholic that she is, Rachel Hamilton (Kristen Bell) was nowhere near ready to walk down the aisle for her wedding.  I don’t mean that in getting cold feet.  Her phone almost never leaves her hands or ear because there’s always work to be done!  When her fiance, Owen (Jon Foster), leaves her at the altar,…

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Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is Nostalgic

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is the perfect way to offer closure to the series should there never be a reboot.  I said as much on Twitter during the world premiere at Tribeca in April. In just over an hour, Brent Hodge manages to reunite the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks by way of contemporary interviews while revisiting the set of the 1999-2000 series.  As the series did so on September 25, 1999,…

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Tribeca 2018: Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is the perfect way to offer closure to the series should there never be a reboot. In just over an hour, Brent Hodge manages to reunite the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks by way of contemporary interviews while revisiting the set of the 1999-2000 series.  As the series did so on September 25, 1999, the documentary’s world premiere was also on a Saturday night at 8 PM. Fans…

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