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Funny People (review)

Tears of a Clown Oh, people are gonna hate this movie. Look, the jokes are not jokes in Funny People. The humorous-sounding bits of dialogue are not intended to make you laugh so much as they are intended to make you wonder why the characters uttering them are trying to make those around them laugh. … more…

Judd Apatow doesn’t know what sexism is…

…Katherine Heigl doesn’t know what grownup is, and Orphan knows that women deserve only punishment. It’s fun! Yup, it’s another installment of The Week in Women, my regular column over at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Enjoy.

trailer break: ‘Funny People’ redband trailer

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I know I’m known as a Judd Apatow hater, and it’s true I haven’t liked most of his recent work, but I’ve always got an open mind and I always go into the next movie hoping that this is the one that changes things. Substitute Adam Sandler … more…

Knocked Up (review)

The problem is not that *Knocked Up* is “liberal” because it’s about casual sex and having a baby out of wedlock. The problem is that it is horribly conservative about embracing and enjoying an adult version of sexuality that has moved beyond dorm-room-esque groping.