This Is 40, Judd Apatow's fourth film as a director, hits theaters today, and it's receiving mixed reaction from critics and proving less popular with reviewers than anything he's directed so far. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie scored a 52%, compared to 68, 90, and 86 for Funny People, Knocked Up, and The 40 Year-Old Virgin, respectively. On Rotten Tomatoes's less popular little brother Metacritic, it received a 58/100, compared to 60, 85, and 73 for those three same films. Despite the middling marks from critics, This Is 40 is still doing much better than your average big studio comedy in 2012 and has been receiving praise from [...]
Here's the brand new red band trailer for writer/director Judd Apatow's latest opus of filth, This Is 40, which definitely makes use of that red band. NSFW. For Mature Audiences Only. Contains Taint.
And you thought Judd's Twitter account was crappy before. (Zinged.) It's pretty great how she treats the interview like she's uncovering a major conspiracy. Like Judd Apatow tweeting while shitting is the Watergate of people doing something while shitting. Always a supportive husband, Judd tweeted the below photo just so it was completely clear where his tweets were being sent from. Truth in comedy, I guess.
- Reno 911! Star Niecy Nash will appear in an early episode of The New Girl next season as woman who steals Jess's likely ribbon and hearts covered purse. To take the shenanigan level up another notch, this twee purse thief will be a prostitute. Basically, it will be Jess's chance to meet her polar opposite. Also, Leslie Mann will appear as a shot girl in the episode where the gang celebrates the removal of Schmidt's penis cast. Lastly, the perpetually getting sitcom work David Walton will be reoccurring as Jess's definitely tall, probably boneheaded love interest.
- Michael Trucco will return next season to How I Met Your [...]
The LA Times has some new info and the first image from Judd Apatow's next movie, This is 40. The movie will feature Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann revisiting their characters from Knocked Up. As for the plot: "Pete’s music label is struggling and Debbie’s vanity business, a dress shop staffed by the comely Desi (Megan Fox) and the awkward Jodi (Charlyne Yi), needs to help cover the household budget." Leslie Mann explained further: It's the kind of stuff about marriage that you don't get to see in movies. It's about getting older. What the hell happened? Am I making all the right choices? Is this where I'm [...]