This is 40: The sort of Sequel to Knocked Up

This is 40 - 2012 Written and Directed by Judd Apatow Starring Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Albert Brooks, Charlene Yi, Megan Fox, Ryan Lee, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Graham Parker, Chris O'Dowd, Robert Smigel, Tim Bagley, John Lithgow, Anne Mumalo "This is coming out wrong." A lesser storyteller would have saved … Continue reading This is 40: The sort of Sequel to Knocked Up

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Forgotten Gems: Knocked Up – The sort of prequel to This Is 40

  Knocked Up - 2007 Written and Directed by Judd Apatow Starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Charlene Yi, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Iris and Maude Apatow, Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Alan Tudyk, Harold Ramis, Joanna Kerns, Craig Robinson, B.J. Novak The first thing that one notices when re-watching Knocked … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: Knocked Up – The sort of prequel to This Is 40

The Five-Year Engagement is a little long, but it’s alright

The Five-Year Engagement - 2012 Director Nicholas Stoller Starring Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Mindy Kaling Screenplay Stoller and Segel Statements: The questions are meant to be read while watching the film. One really should watch this film. Questions: Why is it that obscure Van Morrison songs show up in hip romantic comedies? … Continue reading The Five-Year Engagement is a little long, but it’s alright

Jeff, Who Lives at Home and searches for a reason…while smoking pot

Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 2012 Written & Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong, Evan Ross Two brothers.  Both idiots, but in different, depressing ways.  Jeff (Segel) lives with his mother (Sarandon) and spends much of his time contemplating the movie Signs.  Signs is … Continue reading Jeff, Who Lives at Home and searches for a reason…while smoking pot

Finally, a movie unafraid to show a Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher - 2011 Directed by Jake Kasdan Written by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupinsky Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith, Molly Shannon, John Michael Higgins, Eric Stonestreet Russell: ...it might be too soon, but do you wanna grab a bite or something sometime? Elizabeth: You still a gym teacher? Russell: I am. Yeah. Elizabeth: Then, … Continue reading Finally, a movie unafraid to show a Bad Teacher