Posts tagged "Judd Apatow"

In Defense Of...The Cable Guy

In Defense Of...The Cable Guy
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, and The Island. In 1996, Jim Carrey was on a roll.  In... Read more »

Movie Review: The Five-Year Engagement (**1/2)

Movie Review: The Five-Year Engagement (**1/2)
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Genre: Romantic Comedy Premise: Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) get engaged, but a series of unexpected career developments and setbacks delay their wedding.  Can two people who love each other remain in love while they wait to get married? Behind-the-Scenes: Co-writers Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel previously collaborated on Forgetting Sarah Marshall and... Read more »

The 14 Must-See Movies of 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (July 20).  Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated conclusion to his Batman trilogy, and the follow-up to the best superhero movie of all time.  'Nuff said.
Feeling less than inspired to run out and go see the week’s sole new release, The Devil Inside?  Don’t worry – you’re not alone.  But have faith, January may not be indicative, but 2012 has plenty of exciting movies on the horizon.  With the caveat that there’s going to be other surprise movies that will... Read more »
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Movie Review: Bridesmaids (**)

BRIDESMAIDS.  125 mins.  R.  Directed by Paul Feig.  Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig. In all respects, I really should have loved Bridesmaids.  I’m a big fan of female comedians, especially Kristen Wiig.  I never met a Judd Apatow production I didn’t like (okay, maybe that last hour of Funny People kind of tested... Read more »

The Baffling Bloated Praise for 'Bridesmaids'

I feel like I’m in some kind of modern retelling of The Emperor’s New Clothes.  Why am I the only one who sees the truth here, that Bridesmaids is simply not a movie worthy of a 90% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Why are the critics so afraid of saying anything negative at all about this movie?  It feels... Read more »