HBO’s Girls aired his second season finale on Sunday night with the reassurance of yes, Hannah Horvath will be back to terrorize Brooklyn once again.
We all love how Girls attempts to portray how real women look, sound and act like. It’s not perfect but it does try to depict a lot of the issues young females face when trying to settle down in their careers and relationships. It shows the expectations of females, and how hard it can be to live up to your parents expectations, and more of all the expectations young women have for themselves.
The latter is most evident in the the show’s protagonist, Hannah Horvath(as played by the show’s creator/writer Lena Dunham). While she wants everyone to think she has it all figured out (in terms of what she wants from men, herself, and her career), realistically Hannah is the one most lost.
Sometimes Hannah says and does things that really make us question her sanity. She has a tendency to go on a crazy downward spiral when things confuse her or don’t go her way. She never seems to know what she wants, and has had really unhealthy reactions to things over the course of the shows two seasons. Basically, she has us scratching our heads and going, “WTF?” way too often.
HERE ARE THE 12 BIGGEST “WTF, HANNAH” MOMENTS OF HBO’S GIRLS
1) She spends a season chasing Adam only to not want to date him after all
2) That time she thought murder was sexy
3) When She bares her heart to someone she’s known for a day
4) When she thought she was going to get an STI from “the stuff that gets on the sides”
What better way to receive life advice than from middle aged men?
In Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man” feature, funny screenwriter and director Judd Apatow provides his wisdom on some of the more pressing questions young women of today may have including gossip, kissing and physical attraction.
He’s slightly awkward, but at the same time it’s ever so endearing.
When he’s asked by a girl whether or not she should change the way she is for a guy, he offers: “You should never change yourself under any circumstances because you know what? You’ll always be you. But you’ll be you acting crazy trying to act like somebody else.”
He then goes on with a jingle about the importance of being oneself (“The most important person in the world is you, it’s you!”) and tells girls to raise the standards because “cool people will like you for who you are.”
You tell em’ Judd.
If you liked Knocked Up, then here’s a new movie you can look forward to.
In a spin-off of the hilarious comedy, the trailer for Judd Apatow’s new film This is 40 picks up with the lives of married couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
A film about middle-age married life, this trailer makes the film seem a bit more dramatic than funny. It definitely has the same kind of vibe as Apatow’s other dramedy Funny People.
I guess I will have to see when the movie comes out on December 21.
With Jason Segel and Chris O’Dowd expected to make appearances, I do have to say, Melissa McCarthy steals the show (or shall I say trailer?).
A classic tale of a man seeking love, Zookeeper is the story of Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) on his quest to win back the love of his life, Stephanie (Leslie Bibb) with the help of his talking animal friends over at the Zoo. However, among the twists and turns along the way, Keyes realizes he might be running after the wrong girl and does everything he can to make things right. Keyes even finds a lifelong friend in Bernie the gorilla (voiced by Nick Nolte).
Going in with absolutely no expectations, Zookeeper was actually a quite enjoyable movie. While it is incredibly cheesy noticeably geared towards a younger audience, adults could enjoy it as well and could make for a fun family outing. There were many times when you will laugh, and many times when you will cry – I won’t tell if you don’t!
Personally, my favourite part of the movie was the guessing game you get to play, trying to figure out wich famous celebrity voices what animal. And with a cast like Cher, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stalone, and Judd Apatow, just to name a few, I can assure you that it was extremely fun!
While it might not be winning an Oscar anytime soon, Zookeeper is not all that bad a movie, and I would definitely recommend it to parents who want to entertain their kids for a couple hours with a wholesome, cute, and enjoyable film. For everyone else, wait until it comes out on Netflix.
Zookeeper is out in theaters everywhere July 8.
Freaks and geeks gave way to middle-aged virgins, but Judd Apatow always kept the chuckles coming and this summer the TV producer, writer and filmmaker will be honoured by Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
Apatow, a former standup comedian, will be bestowed with the title of Comedy Person of the Year during the festival’s inaugural Just Comedy conference on July 18.
“We are very proud to honour someone who started his career in standup and has become one of the most important and dynamic forces in comedy,” Just For Laughs chief Bruce Hills said in a statement.
“Judd is the ideal choice because he embodies the many talents that have made him one of the most successful comedy filmmakers.”
Apatow, a New York native now living in L.A., has earned commercial and critical success in recent years with hit comedies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.”
His film production company, Apatow Productions, is also behind recent movies like “Superbad,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story ” and the upcoming “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
Before that, he built up a career in TV starting in the early ’90s, including co-creating “The Ben Stiller Show,” writing and producing for “The Larry Sanders Show,” producing the cult series “Freaks and Greeks” and creating the college sitcom “Undeclared.”
The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, now in its 26th year, will take place July 10 to 20.
The two-day Just Comedy conference, set to run July 17 to 18, is a new event which aims to bring together those in the comedy industry for panel discussions, master classes and networking sessions.
“Superbad”‘s McLovin, a.k.a. teeny actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, will have the chance to steal scenes once again in the Judd Apatow film “Year One.”
Reuniting with Canadian pal Michael Cera, Mintz-Plasse will play a ” platform-shoe-wearing high priest,” according to Yahoo! Entertainment.
No word yet on what his catchphrase will be this time around.
The comedy, set in biblical times, will also star Jack Black. Vinnie Jones is also in talks to play a palace guard. Harold Ramis will direct. Filming will take place in Louisiana and New Mexico come January.
“Superbad” is now on DVD.