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Film, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" : Will Ferrell's Alter Ego Brings His Mustache Into the '80s

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" : Will Ferrell's Alter Ego Brings His Mustache Into the '80s

It took nearly a decade for the legend to continue, but here it is, reuniting director Adam McKay, producer Judd Apatow, and stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Paul Rudd, who this time shall all buffoonishly negotiate the…
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Film, "This Is 40": Long, Aimless, and Worth It

"This Is 40": Long, Aimless, and Worth It

Sadly, country songwriters stand as nearly the only entertainers in our popular culture who craft memorable art on the subject of marriage, the state in which just less than half of Americans spend the majority of their lives. A few…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Our Advice on <i>The Believer</i>'s New Advice Book: Read It While You're on the Crapper

Our Advice on The Believer's New Advice Book: Read It While You're on the Crapper

​Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars? is the sequel to The Believer magazine's previous advice book, You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You. Featuring objectively terrible and mostly hilarious advice from bigwig comedians, writers,…
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Film, "Bad Teacher": Unfunny Comedy Shows Women Can Be Terrible, Too

"Bad Teacher": Unfunny Comedy Shows Women Can Be Terrible, Too

From Tad Friend's New Yorker profile of Anna Faris (which Jezebel.com reblogged under the headline "Hollywood Insiders Admit Hollywood Hates Women") to the glass-ceiling-shattering pressure assigned to Bridesmaids (which has thus far outgrossed every previous Judd Apatow project since Knocked…
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Music, All Shook Down Director Judd Apatow Talks Filmmaking, Pee Wee Herman, and S.F. (VIDEO)

Director Judd Apatow Talks Filmmaking, Pee Wee Herman, and S.F. (VIDEO)

Back in September, we gave our readers a chance to interview director Judd Apatow-- the man behind the TV show Freaks and Geeks, and director of movies like Knocked Up and The Forty Year Old Virgin. Readers sent in three…
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Thursday, Oct. 7 Judd Apatow is often called the father of the bromance movie. It's hard to argue with that label, since his directing credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People. But there's clearly an intelligent mind…
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Music, All Shook Down Meet the Reader Who Won the Contest to Interview Judd Apatow

Meet the Reader Who Won the Contest to Interview Judd Apatow

We'd like to thank all the people who entered the contest to interview Hollywood funnyman Judd Apatow on SF Weekly's behalf. People sent in a lot of great questions they'd ask the Knocked Up director. Before we announce the winner,…
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Music, All Shook Down Win a Chance to Interview Film Director Judd Apatow for SF Weekly

Win a Chance to Interview Film Director Judd Apatow for SF Weekly

A few times a week, we here at SF Weekly get e-mails from publicists asking if we want to interview some actor or author who is in town plugging a film or book. We ignore or delete those e-mails most…
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Film, Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in <i>Funny People</i>

Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People

After devoting his first two films as director, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, to getting laid and having kids, respectively, Judd Apatow brings the circle of life to a close with Funny People, which stars Adam Sandler as George…
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Film, Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

Just as we thought the "bromantic comedy" had overstayed its welcome, the genre reaches its high point with I Love You, Man. The subtext is finally the text — it's right there in the title. The movie delivers an absolutely…
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Film, True Bromance

True Bromance

On the surface, Pineapple Express offers precisely what it advertises: a roll-'em-up, smoke-'em-up, blow-'em-up bromantic comedy from the freaks and geeks who have made Judd Apatow's brand of stunted-man yuks a global franchise. Once more, Seth Rogen's red-rimmed, half-shut eyes…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Full Grown Men</i>

Full Grown Men

Essentially Judd Apatow’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Full Grown Men tells of a Comic-Book Guy’s Odyssean journey through a Crayola-colored indie Ameriland. Thrown out of his house by his wife, Alby (Matt McGrath) and his collection of action figures…
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Film, Hairpiece in the Middle East

Hairpiece in the Middle East

Behold Adam Sandler, in a passable Israeli accent and outsize codpiece, as Zohan the Mossad superheavy: catching barbecued fish in his butt crack on a Tel Aviv beach, repelling bullets with his nostril, sculpting hand grenades into toy poodles for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revealing Sergei's Shadows

Revealing Sergei's Shadows

Wanna know about the best film you've probably never seen? Here's a tip: Put down that intellectually toxic Netflix DVD (particularly if it's the latest Judd Apatow)and get thee to your local art-house theatre. Soviet-Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov's 1964 gem,…
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Film, Sad Sack Extraordinaire

Sad Sack Extraordinaire

Jason Segel is responsible for two of the most cringe-inducing, hands-in-front-of-your-face moments in the recent history of television, both of which occurred during the sole season of NBC's Freaks and Geeks, on which Segel played bright-eyed burnout Nick Andopolis. On…
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Film, Not Taylor-Made

Not Taylor-Made

Rare is the star vehicle that is as poorly matched to its star as Drillbit Taylor, which casts Owen Wilson as a homeless army deserter and con man, able to fool people into believing he's both a substitute teacher and…
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Music, All Shook Down Apatow Underlings to Create New Muppets Movie

Apatow Underlings to Create New Muppets Movie

In further proof that Judd Apatow's extended crew runs shit like they're the Wu-Tang of Hollywood, Disney has enlisted writer/actor Jason Segel and director Nick Stoller to helm the next Muppets movie. Segel and Stoller wrote and directed the…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Q&A at Cobb's Comedy Club

LastNight: Freaks and Geeks Reunion Q&A at Cobb's Comedy Club

(photo credit: Jakub Mosur) By Oscar Pascual Although the brilliant television series lasted only 18 episodes, Freaks and Geeks reunion Q&A moderator Patton Oswalt put it best during the introduction of the panel. “It’s like the best 18-hour indie…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Name Said It All

The Name Said It All

Created by Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, the 1999 TV series Freaks and Geeks offered a painfully realistic look at high school, told from the perspective of a bunch of lovable nerds and burnouts. Perhaps the show was too realistic,…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Pause & Rewind

Pause & Rewind

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Warner Bros.) — It's the collector's-set briefcase that seals the deal, a gunmetal-gray case that all but shouts "Completist dork!" Also: There's damned near every single version imaginable, plus a making-of doc almost as essential…
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