|09.29.07||Friend's House||still hilarious!|
|03.12.07||Paramount||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007|
There was nothing really up against this and I was curious to see what they cut to get down to 126 minutes and I also just wanted to see it again. It was just as funny. They changed a few things but I don't remember anything big missing... I guess either the BNAT cut wasn't as long as it seemed or they tightened the whole thing rather than dumping something. I can't remember.
funny funny movie. Yes, it's like a boy's Nine Months but whatever. Freakin funny.
|12.09.06||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: Butt-Numb-A-Thon 8|
Rocky made everybody happy. It's time for a comedy.
Harry said that Fanboys dropped out due to reshoots but the guys were still there. Writer Ernie Cline (AIRWOLF!!!), director and producer all talked about the movie's inception and all that crap then showed a 7-10 minute clip show that was pretty funny in a very very geeky way. It went over huge for BNAT but... who knows what that means. We aren't normal.
Trailers: The Mafu Cage, The Buttercup Chain, Pepe (That's me! starring an assload of celebrity chairs), Matango.
So the replacement film... Jarrette walks up to me and says he just saw Seth Rogen in the lobby so it's Knocked Up. This was my biggest and most pleasant surprise of the entire event. Not in a loving-a-movie-i-thought-i'd-hate way but like a general life type of surprise. Knocked Up had never once been mentioned by anyone as possibly playing here, it's not coming out till June, and I saw it. I didn't believe it. i had to go out to the lobby and see Seth Rogen with my own eyes, then i went back and sat down and did a little happy dance in my seat. I am a huge fan not only of 40 Year-Old Virgin but Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, the Ben Stiller Show, Anchorman, Talledega Nights... pretty much everything Judd Apatow's been a part of. When he was in town last year for Austin Film Festival and did a little presentation, i sat front row - probably a little too close for his comfort - and got to see his nose hairs while he talked about Virgin deleted scenes and showed a failed pilot of his called North Hollywood (which I thought was very funny). so... I'm about as big a fan as i can be without stalking or forgetting the last time i went up to someone i really liked and respected and made a complete fanboy fool out of myself and following him around like a puppy.
anyway. I guess you can sum that last paragraph up in one word: bias.
I loved Knocked Up. I didn't care that it was two and a half hours. I didn't care that it was basically Nine Months but funny. I laughed at every joke. Completely in love with this movie. Hopefully, after they trim it down for theatrical release, they'll bring it back to this cut for the unrated DVD (like 40 year-old virgin) because I have a feeling that the stuff that'll get snipped is stuff with the posse of stoner friends made up of Jason Segal, Jonah Hill, Martin Starr, and Jay Baruchel. That's a shame because I really loved every second of that stuff. In fact, I hope they someday get to make a movie together where they are exactly like they are here except the movie's about them instead of pregnancy.
But a couple of other people in small roles that are exceptionally hilarious are Alan Tudyk and kristen Wiig who play E! executives. Wiig especially... every one of her lines and her delivery are amazing. Loved this movie. Wanted to have unprotected sex with it to ensure another Judd Apatow movie 9 months from now.