Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Post of Apatowian Proportions

Hello, freaks and geeks! Looking for me? Well, I'm over at Starpulse today with a brief retrospective of Judd Apatow's career. Go, read, worship, comment.

The piece was written as a tie-in with Judd's new movie, Funny People, which hits theaters tomorrow. Anyone excited to see it, or do you think it looks like too much of a downer? Most of the reviews I've read so far have been of the "it's funny but it's about 30 minutes too long" variety. (That's how I felt about Knocked Up, too. He definitely should've cut out more of Katherine Heigl's shrill bitching.) I guess the biggest news about the movie is that it features the new and improved Seth Rogen SlimLine model. But is it really an improvement? I don't know...he just looks weird to me. Nerdier and a little sickly. But whatever. I just hope Jason Segel doesn't jump on the weight loss bandwagon. I dig him with some jiggle.


Soda and Candy said...

I think Rogen looks better thin, but I still wouldn't.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm not sure about this film. It looks like Pretty Woman with comedians instead of prostitutes. Sandler = Gere, Rogen = Roberts.

The Vegetable Assassin said...
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The Vegetable Assassin said...

Now with better grammar:

It's like you're in my head. I was JUST saying last night I was going to write a post about him. I don't know about anyone else but Apatow's stuff's wearing a little thin on me now. "The 40-year old Virgin" was hilarious. I loved "Knocked Up" and "Superbad" was ok, but it's starting to get old. He's almost parodying himself now with the oh-so-clever pop culture references. It's gotten cliched. The trailer out now has that line about the "Diehard" accent - it doesn't seem clever anymore it seems annoying.

I like Seth Rogen though. He's a good natural actor. I have no desire to see the movie though

Coaster Punchman said...

Why does Seth look like he peed his pants in that picture? Also, did you ever see him in an old TV show called "Undeclared"? It was about a bunch of college freshmen. (Or do they call them "first years" now?) Anyway, he was young and thin but still had the same voice. Nice.

red said...

Skinny Seth Rogan just seems wrong.

Flannery Alden said...

I don't get Rogan. He seems like a fanboy run amok...a poor man's Quentin Tarantino/Harold Ramis.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I liked the old Seth Rogen better. He was kinda cute as a pudge. Now he just looks like anybody.

Suze said...

I don't like Adam Sandler so that's a "pass" for me. Beckeye, did you see "The Hangover"? Go see it....worth the time and money.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Just read the review in the Boston Herald, entitled, "Not Funny People".

This cannot be good for business.

Charlie said...

My son wants to go see it, so I'll probably take him. I've heard the same thing about the length.

I prefer guys with a little pudge myself, but whatever. I like Seth Rogen. For once I'd like to see one of his characters date within his own league, so to speak, but it isn't his fault that Hollywood gives no love to imperfect women while embracing the likes of him. He'll gain that weight back. They always do.

Beckeye, I have an episode of Inside the Actors Studio with Judd Apatow recorded on my DVR. Have you seen it?

Bond said...

I like the pretty woman reference/comparison


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