Judd Apatow

News, Reviews & Features
  • This guy leaves Girls

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 4th April 2013

    Synopsis of his time on the show: turns up, is good looking. Shaves head on basis that he knows he'll still look amazing. Suddenly and inexplicably is tech millionaire after developing an app despite displaying no previous experience of, or interest in, app development. Leaves to pursue career as Michael Ballack impersonator. Cheers then.

  • This Is 40

    Movie Review | Matt | 19th January 2013

    I’m getting old. Nights of drinking snakebite and being 'that guy' picking up guitars at house parties have been replaced with evenings of visiting friends with new babies and picking out paint samples with my wife. Before long, I’ll be chatting to perfect strangers at bus stops, marvelling at how Easter has come early this year. My only hope is that, while my body gradually deteriorates and I slowly chip away at the planet-sized boulder that is my mortgage, I can still find time to occasionally be just like Paul Rudd.

  • Three Girls, one cup

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 14th January 2013

    Obviously this joke would work a lot better if the Golden Globe award looked anything like a cup. Congratulations to the excellent Girls and Lena Dunham for their awards. Could you maybe all enter the Ryder Cup this year so I can make the joke work?

  • This email from YouTube says 'new Girls videos'

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 29th December 2012

    Thought the Babestation ones were caught by the spam filter these days? Oh no, wait, it's just these trailers.

  • Why does nobody like Leslie Mann?

    Movie Feature | Rob | 27th October 2012

    Leslie Mann is, by all accounts, a happily married mother of two, who occasionally appears in husband Judd Apatow's films, usually playing the mother of her own kids. She has a happy family, life is good. Then how come whenever she's on screen, everyone always hates her?

  • Films on TV round-up: buddy cops and budding comics

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 29th January 2012

    Bloody hell, this is the biggest films on TV bonanza I've experienced in a while. Normally I'm scrabbling around for two to write about, or just end up pretending I've seen one; this time I've got loads to choose from. Hopefully ITV2 will soon go back to their usual policy of just showing True Lies three times a week and make my life easier.

  • Apatow spoof trailer - this film actually exists

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 4th December 2009

    The most retarded spoof movie yet is coming to a DVD store near you: The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It. As the trailer shows, it's not as bad as you might think. Amazingly, it's far, far worse.

  • Funny People

    Movie Review | Ali | 26th August 2009

    I'll make no bones about it: I'm a huge Judd Apatow fan. I count The 40 Year-Old Virgin as one of the most underrated comedies of the past decade (there's just something about this scene that slays me every time) and consider Knocked Up to be a near faultless comedy - one that wears its heart on its big dumb soppy sleeve.

  • Year One

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th June 2009

    Director Harold Ramis first had the idea for Year One over thirty years ago. In 1975, after watching a documentary on the Stone Age, he wrote an improv with Bill Murray and John Belushi as cavemen; the former as a hip-talking Cro-Magnon Man, the latter as a grunting neanderthal. Sadly, what makes a funny sketch in the seventies ...

  • Pineapple Express

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th September 2008

    "Dude... we should, like, make a movie about a couple of potheads. They witness a murder and, like, go on the run and are chased by bent cops and shit... then at the end, we give them loads of guns and they blow loads of shit up. It'd fucking rock... Pass the bong, dude." The stoner comedy: a movie usually conceived on drugs, fi...