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Watch: Blooper Reel For 'This Is 40' Makes You Wonder If There's Going To Be Anything Left For The DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 2:59 PM
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After an endless stream of deleted scenes from Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," either one of two things are happening: Universal isn't ponying up for the usual extras-laden DVD that an Apatow film usually comes with, or they're just trying to get more people out to see the movie, as it has quietly pushed past $60 million at home. But as the old saying goes, why buy the milk when....well, you know the rest. Anyway, continuing the treats for those who want even more from the two-hour-plus movie, get ready to giggle.

Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Defeats Strong Debuts From 'Django Unchained' & 'Les Miserables'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 30, 2012 11:43 AM
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It’s going to take a lot to knock “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” off its pedestal, even if studios tried their best this weekend, firing off both barrels against a global blockbuster. Families and teens supported 'An Unexpected Journey' over the holiday period, defeating two high-profile newcomers to be the top attraction for the third straight week. 'The Hobbit' is now eyeballing $300 million domestic, but as always international dollars are a big factor, and by time January 1st rings in the New Year, it will cross $700 million worldwide.

Watch: Billie Joe Armstrong Pitches A Death Metal-Meets-Belle & Sebastian Side-Project In 'This Is 40' Deleted Scene

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 28, 2012 11:40 AM
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It might be underwhelming a bit at the box office, but it's all about the multiples at this time of year -- think of "We Bought A Zoo," which opened to a disappointing $9 million last Christmas, only to go on to make a healthy $75 million by the time it departed from theaters. So Universal are far from giving up on Judd Apatow's latest, keeping the publicity machine ticking over the holidays, and the studio have released another deleted scene from the movie to lure in those who might have so far been on the fence about the film.

Watch: Five-Minute Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40' With More From Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Robert Smigel & Annie Mumolo

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 27, 2012 2:45 PM
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Although “This Is 40” has already opened in North America and the eventual home-video release is still to come, a deleted scene from the Judd Apatow film has hit the web courtesy of Funny or Die (via Collider).

Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Holds Off 'Jack Reacher' & 'This Is 40'; 'Zero Dark Thirty' Starts Strong

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 23, 2012 12:04 PM
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'The Hobbit' what happened? You were supposed to be our hero. The “Lord Of The Rings” pictures, all released during the holiday period, had steady-to-muscular second weekend holds. But 'Hobbit,' you’re looking more like an average blockbuster, losing almost 60% of your audience. What’s going on? You were expected to dominate this frame like you did last weekend. Could it be that your mighty Cinemascore was inflated by the first-weekend Tolkien superfans? Could it be that your ad campaign simply emphasized the ties to the earlier films, implying less of an individual story and instead, “Yes, more of this”? Oh, 'Hobbit,' you’ve disappointed us greatly.

Judd Apatow Writing A Play With "A Social Conscience" About The Criminal Justice System

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 21, 2012 9:20 AM
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Since the beginning of his career Judd Apatow has worked in the comedy world. While you’d be hard pressed to find anyone with a larger impact on the genre within the past decade, with his fourth film “This Is 40” hitting theaters today the writer-director is looking to work in a different medium: the stage.

'Anchorman 2' Scores December 20, 2013 Release Date

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 19, 2012 9:11 PM
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It's been about six years in the making -- or at least it seems like they've been talking about it that long -- but a pipedream comedy is not only finally happening, it now has a concrete release date.

Watch: Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann & Paul Rudd Discuss Blurring The Line Between Truth & Fiction In 'This Is 40'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • December 19, 2012 10:05 AM
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Monday night in New York City, The New York Times assembled comedic collaborators Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd for an onstage conversation at the Times Center to discuss their new film, “This Is 40.” Though the Times has had an impressive selection of interview subjects throughout 2012 including Marion Cotillard, Gus Van Sant & Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, they promised they had saved the best for last. For comedy nerds in the audience, this was definitely true. While each member of this creative family (or in Apatow and Mann’s case, actual family) have done work outside the group, they’re all probably best known for their work together: Apatow and Rudd (“Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy”), Apatow and Mann (“Funny People”) and the full trio (“The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”) have all made at least a pair of classics together, no matter which configuration you choose.

Review: Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' Is Sprawling And Undisciplined, But Emotionally Honest Too

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 18, 2012 12:30 PM
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Hearing that writer/director Judd Apatow, arguably the most influential and highly regarded comedic talent in the past decade, was making a "sort-of sequel" to his smash "Knocked Up," it's easy to assume that his creative well has run dry. Why return to that world, only to focus on a pair of side characters (played by Paul Rudd and Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann), especially when Apatow seems particularly fascinated by the interpersonal relationships between modern day fuck-ups, which provide a nearly endless canvas to paint on. But that "sort-of sequel" is anything but an eager cash-grab or a creatively bankrupt ploy; Apatow is genuinely invested in these characters and scenarios. One of the main problems is that it's an unfocused movie without a narrative rudder; a collection of funny observations about marriage and family without much connective tissue or momentum in an ultimately small stakes story. Apatow indulges in his freeform tendencies to a particularly destructive degree with "This is 40," resulting in a movie whose ambitions are only equaled by its shortcomings.

We Almost Got A Rolling Stones Concert Movie Written By Judd Apatow & Ben Stiller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 9:37 AM
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Of all the relationships that Judd Apatow has forged in his career, one of the most enduring personally and professionally has been with Ben Stiller. He was a writer on "The Ben Stiller Show," and as both their stars began to rise, they found space to work together time and again, with Stiller memorably popping up in everything from "Freaks & Geeks" to "Anchorman," while Apatow produced "The Cable Guy," which starred and was directed by the comic actor. But perhaps their most interesting time together was on something that never came to pass.

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