Knocked Up Marks 15th Anniversary

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…

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall Holds Up After 14 Years

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…

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Windfall: A Hitchcockian Thriller

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…

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The Muppets Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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…

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Toronto 2019: Our Friend (Formerly The Friend)

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…

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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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