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Judd Apatow Thinking About A Truffaut-Style 'This Is 40' Continuation Following His Kids To College

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2013 2:18 PM
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"This Is 40" might have been overshadowed by its Christmas competition somewhat, and picked up reviews as similarly mixed as its predecessor "Funny People," but having made a healthy $66 million in the U.S. so far before opening in most of the rest of the world, it's certainly signified that Judd Apatow ain't licked yet. The film was the director's first semi-sequel, picking up on some of the characters from "Knocked Up" five years down the line, and while we're sure his next directorial effort will see him do something else, it seems like he's not quite done with the characters yet.

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.

Watch: Megan Fox Talks Sextrology In Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 14, 2013 1:21 PM
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While its 135-minute running time may have made it too long for some viewers, once again Judd Apatow reminds us just how much longer “This Is 40” could’ve been. He’s already graced us with four other deleted scenes, which range from topics like the Kardashians to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s death metal side project. Here, we get to see a bit more from Megan Fox, Jason Segel and Chris O’Dowd’s characters from the movie.

Who’s Your Favorite Kardashian? Find Out The Answer In Another 'This Is 40' Deleted Scene

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 9, 2013 3:16 PM
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Who’s your favorite Kardashian? That’s the question that drives yet another deleted scene from “This Is 40,” which features Maude Apatow’s Sadie having a conversation with love interest Joseph (played by Ryan Lee of "Super 8" fame) on her (KERCHING!) MacBook about everyone’s favorite reality television family. And, erm, yeah, it’s not hard to see why this didn’t make the grade. It’s really not at all funny out of context, and if your knowledge of the Kardashians is limited (which, thankfully, is the case for this writer) then the discussion and impressions will go over your head. If they don’t, then maybe you’ll think the scene is hilarious, and that might just be the case.
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Watch: Mark Everett Of Eels Plays Paul Rudd A Song In Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 11:23 AM
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Even though the theatrical cut runs well over two hours, it seems that, as usual, a lot of material has been left on the cutting room floor from Judd Apatow's "This Is 40." And with the story (partially) centering on the floundering business of Paul Rudd's character's record label, it would appear that at one time there was a lot more focus on the artists he was representing or looking to sign.
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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).

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'This Is 40' & 'Jack Reacher' Are 'On The Road' At 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • December 21, 2012 5:21 PM
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Well folks, today is the Mayan Apocalypse, the official end of the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar -- which doesn't sound so bad -- and, possibly, the world as we know it, which sounds pretty terrible. If we're all still here tomorrow (or tonight, for that matter), there is a delectable spread of filmic morsels on this weekend's menu. The latest Judd Apatow feature, Tom Cruise's new moody thriller, the first direct cinematic adaptation of Jack Kerouac's most famous work, and Kathryn Bigelow's second venture into modern warfare will grace the nation's silver screens, and we would encourage you to indulge where possible. So, toast the end of planet Earth while you tell us what you hope you'll be seeing in the comments section below. It probably wouldn't hurt to knock on wood or rub a rabbit's foot too. No, seriously: we really want to see "Gangster Squad" next year.

New Yorker's David Denby Names 'Lincoln,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' & More As Best Movies Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2012 3:33 PM
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David Denby may think that cinema is dead (or dying), but maybe the dude needs to get out more. The New Yorker film critic has dropped his list essay on the Best Movies Of 2012, and for a guy has found a lot of fault for how the studios make movies, his list features lots of studio and studio indie fare. Just sayin'.

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.

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