Posts tagged "This Is 40"

Which Director Dropped $10.8M On This Malibu Mansion?

It definitely pays to be Judd Apatow. The wildly-successful writer-director-producer is moving to Malibu with his famous family after splashing out a whopping $10.825 million on a beachfront retreat. The This Is 40 director just sealed the deal on a beachside bungalow in the prestigious Malibu Colony neighborhood, once owned by Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin, according to…

By: Marcelle Luna / April 3, 2013

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

As the holiday season – and the year as a whole -- reaches its final hurrah with New Year’s, theaters are bustling with new, highly-anticipated movie releases. From late-breaking blockbusters to Oscar bait to sleeper hits, there’s plenty to choose from. And Five Flicks in Five Clicks is Celebuzz’ way of whittling down those choice…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 28, 2012

Flashback Friday: Leslie Mann in ‘Big Daddy’ (VIDEO)

All hail the queen of comedy! In recent movie history, there has been a burgeoning presence of funny girls (see Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone, etc.)  -- and Leslie Mann may be responsible. The quick-witted comedienne has notably made a name for herself as a woman among men in the world of comedic acting. But what…

By: Alexa Kravitz / December 21, 2012

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Between tentpole blockbusters, limited releases and film festivals, hundreds of movies are released every year, often a dozen at a time. Friday almost invariably unleashes a whole new set of choices on moviegoers, who not only have to choose from these options, but remember what all of them are, while deflecting critical acclaim, marketing muscle…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 21, 2012

‘This Is 40′ Writer-Director Judd Apatow Calls His Film ‘A Salute to Women With Husbands That Drive Them Crazy’ (VIDEO)

Judd Apatow’s films, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, have addressed a number of important adult benchmarks, from falling in love to having kids to dealing with success. But in This Is 40, the filmmaker pays tribute to marriage – in particular, the wives who endure (and prevail over) their mates. “It’s a salute…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 20, 2012

‘This Is 40′: How Much Do Critics Love Judd Apatow’s Latest Work of Art?

Critics have been fairly split on Judd Apatow’s latest comedic life-lesson, This is 40, torn between appreciating the comedy for its patented Apatow relatability while condemning the film as a somewhat plot-less collection of half-jokey arguments. Apatow’s film feels like a cross-section of experiences pulled directly from his own home, fitting for a husband and…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 20, 2012

‘This Is 40′ Star Leslie Mann Says Childless Actresses Playing Mothers ‘Doesn’t Seem Right’ (VIDEO)

After a series of films in which Judd Apatow examined first relationships (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), child rearing (Knocked Up), and the vagaries of grown-up success (Funny People), the filmmaker is examining advancing age, and more specifically, the challenges of keeping a marriage going, in This Is 40. And according to star Leslie Mann, it take…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 18, 2012