Shrinking follows a grieving therapist as he resorts to whatever habits he can while not hesitating to break the rules with his clients. I know what you’re thinking–how is this series any different from the Tim Baltz-starring Shrink? Can both series co-exist in a world where therapists break the rules? It’s quite possible although I would love to see more of Baltz in action after the Seeso series got the short end of the stick.…"Shrinking: A Comedy About Therapy, Grief"
This is 40, Judd Apatow’s sequel to 2007 hit comedy Knocked Up, marks the 10th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2012. When it comes to Judd Apatow, his films can run long. This film is certainly no exception. It might have made for a great night out ten years ago when every place was closing early. Ten years later, you can really feel its run time. But hey, it’s a Judd Apatow movie and…"This Is 40 Marks 10th Anniversary"
Apple TV+ unveiled their first look at their new comedy series, Shrinking, starring Jason Segel and iconic actor Harrison Ford. The series marks one of Ford’s first major television roles. He’ll also be seen in an upcoming Yellowstone prequel spinoff series on Paramount+. We’re living in another golden age of television with what streaming has to offer. As audiences are not returning to theaters in pre-pandemic numbers, the movie stars are visiting their homes by…"Shrinking: Apple TV+ Unveils First Look at Jason Segel-Harrison Ford Series"
Judd Apatow’s second directorial feature, Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, marks its 15th anniversary. The 15th anniversary of the film’s release also means that it’s been 15 years since the year of Judd Apatow. Knocked Up preceded the release of both Superbad and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. The latter didn’t do well at the box office but it has since become a cult classic. I’ll have anniversary reviews of both…"Knocked Up Marks 15th Anniversary"
Forgetting Sarah Marshall still holds up fourteen years after the raunchy comedy was released in theaters back in 2008. One year after Seth Rogen broke through in Knocked Up and Jonah Hill did the same in Superbad, it was Jason Segel’s turn. Obviously, he was already starring on How I Met Your Mother at this point. But being in the Judd Apatow-produced film gave Segel a way to show off his raunchy side with a…"Forgetting Sarah Marshall Holds Up After 14 Years"
Windfall is a solid Hitchcockian thriller that makes the best use of both location and a minimal cast during the pandemic. The least you know about Windfall, the better it is. What I can tell you is that the focus is on a CEO (Jesse Plemons), his wife (Lily Collins), and a robber that we only know as Nobody (Jason Segel). The couple is arriving to their vacation home while this guy is in the…"Windfall: A Hitchcockian Thriller"
Life’s a happy song when there’s someone by your side to sing along as The Muppets marks its tenth anniversary since the 2011 release. Films like The Muppets are exactly why the Academy Awards needs a Best Comedy category. We’re long overdue and this is certainly one of the best comedies in 2011. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller deliver a crowd-pleasing script, beautifully directed by James Bobin. And the set pieces, oh my! There are…"The Muppets Celebrates 10th Anniversary"
You’re going to need to pull out every Kleenex box you own because you’re definitely going to need it while watching Our Friend (formerly The Friend). While the film may be inspiring, it’s also heartbreaking as we follow the Teague family. The film goes back and forth in time as it follows Nicole Teague’s (Dakota Johnson) cancer diagnosis. She doesn’t have long to live so best friend Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel) moves in with the…"Toronto 2019: Our Friend (Formerly The Friend)"
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,…"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. 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…"Tribeca 2018: Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary"