July 14, 2006, 7:05 a.m. CST
This idea would be even better if you could make your own 'cut' of the film by selecting your 180 takes manually. Then it would identify that sequence with a unique number, that you could share on the net so others could play that same sequence.
July 14, 2006, 7:52 a.m. CST
Should be good. Anne Hathaway's loss is the world's gain. http://filmick.blogspot.com/
July 14, 2006, 7:53 a.m. CST
by Darth Bono Jr.
This story reads like a junior college creative writing project. More brevity, less ego.
July 14, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST
Um I just pooped myself. Long live Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared!
July 14, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST
Nice write up, Mori. Looks great.
July 14, 2006, 9:16 a.m. CST
...or are Rogen, Rudd, etc. becoming like a rival Frat Pack?
July 14, 2006, 9:17 a.m. CST
During its initial run, my wife leaned over and looked at me and said "Seth Rogen will be a star." I actually laughed, then said, "You'd sleep with him!" To which she replied, "And he wouldn't even HAVE to become a star for that." The guy deserves this monster opportunity, and Apatow becomes more and more my hero for nurturing his young stars, keeping them working and making them shine. MAN, what a great bunch of folks! And Rogen gets to mack on Katy Heigl?!?!?! HA! The wife won't be drooling alone when this one hits theaters!! Go, Seth!!!!!
July 14, 2006, 9:32 a.m. CST
July 14, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST
There's a similar option in the Mike Figgis film Time Code, on the DVD. For those of you who haven't seen it, the entire movie is set in four panels and are all in one continuous shot throughout the entire movie. The stories weave in and out between each other, with character's bumping into each other from different panels. During the movie your basically hearing the audio track from one of the four panels on screen, while the rest of the stories are still going on. On the DVD you have the option of choosing which audio track to listen to, and at what time. So basically you have to option of watching a completely different movie each time, all at your own discretion. VERY COOL
July 14, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
July 14, 2006, 10:12 a.m. CST
Rogen desrves stardom, if for nothing else than the FREAKS episode where he goes out with the almost-hermaphrodite. What could have been mined for mean comedy instead turns into something genuinely moving and touching.
July 14, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST
Is it just me or does this describe every role of Katherine Heigl, ever?
July 14, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST
She just always, always seems to be cast as the beautiful, but bitchy character with no sense of humor and an icy cold stare.
July 14, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST
by Sir Loin
Gotta be a fun time just hanging around the set with those guys in all of these films they're doing.
July 14, 2006, 11:06 a.m. CST
or does this sound a good deal like "Nine Months"? Nothing against the production team, but, seriously, I can't be the only one.
July 14, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST
2007 is shaping up to be one helluva year for films. new spidey, hot fuzz, knocked up...bring on 2007. about time rogen becomes a leading man and teaming up with other underappreciated apatow alumni, fucking genius. great set report, mori!
July 14, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST
by Crash Crator
July 14, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST
...and I'll say it in this one Seth Rogen is a comedy god. He's the ONLY reason I'd consider renting You, Me & Dupree on DVD (I still won't see it in theaters) and as amazing as Steve Carrel is, he was the best part of The 40 Year Old Virgin. Can't wait to see him star.
July 14, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
and I think its great that Rogens getting his own movie. Is it Rudds turn next? He is certainly deserving, great since Clueless). The great thing with the guys from past Apatow projects is that they are consistenly good. Theres got to be cameos in this though right? Also, I love Heigl but still can't help but imagine what Hathaway would've been like in the role.
July 14, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST
Can someone tell me how you pronounce Apatow? It's kind of distracting for me to read the name without hearing it in my head. Anybody else like that? ----- Nice article Moriarty. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I'm embarrassed to admit that I just saw 40YOV for the first time the other night. I loved it- funny as all hell. It was like watching American Pie but funny and with a soul. Easily the best comdy I've seen in a couple years. ------ I like the 10th anniversary poster, but someone missed a grand opportunity- Harry should have been Dorothy, and Massawyrm could have been the tinman.
July 14, 2006, 4:15 p.m. CST
Is identical to the voice of Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin.
July 14, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST
...I just thought he was okay in 40 Year Old Virgin. None of the friends really set me off. Rudd is overrated too... he was so wooden in "Friends".
July 14, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST
...improv is overrated. I can't for the life of me figure out what's funny about pointless, meandering scenes in movies like 'Wedding Crashers' and '40-Year-Old Virgin' that were clearly unscripted, and I really wish that they'd do more to clean the dialogue up than just give general directions from off-camera.
July 14, 2006, 7:20 p.m. CST
I love this guy, he's getting more involved in producing and writing. He's damn good at everything he does and he's fucking funny as hell in Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks. More power to the guy, I can't wait to see this.
July 14, 2006, 8:33 p.m. CST
OMG!! Hahahahahaha! Amen brother. Heigl is a hottie! It should be (Izzy) Stevens' Anatomy! Screw Grey! The main reason I watched Roswell!....This is the stupidest thing I posted thus far!
July 14, 2006, 10:27 p.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
July 14, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST
I don't think they're anywhere near the level of like Trading Places, Caddyshack, Stripes, or National Lampoon's Vacation. A lot of humor in those movies was based on totally unabashed honesty on race and/or class. These guys are way too afraid to go that far. A lot of their humor, if not all of it could never really be considered potentially offensive, except in a sexual way. It's all sex, farts, archetypes (Taledega Nights - hick race car drivers) and fucked up situations where they racket up the tension according to a formula the same way Hitchcock did it with suspense. Except they do it to make a scene funnier. I guess there can be a science to comedy in that respect, but to me, in Trading Places when Don Ameche says, "Do you really think I'd let a nigger run this institution?" and they cut to the look on Eddie Murpy's face - now THAT'S funny. Or the look on Eugene Levy's face when Clark Griswald pulls into the lot at the beginning of Vacation. That gets me every time. It's those moments that you just never get tired of revisiting and they're always funny, especially when it's like 2am and you come across them on tv. Someone else said it on here - with the new crop, it's all this hyped up frat house humor and the characters are never memorable, at least to me, as like Bill Murray in Caddyshack or Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters. Maybe I'm must old school and can't get with the new shit cause I'm imagining it better than it was... nostalgia... but I really just don't think these guys and their films are up there with those great comedies of the late 70's and 80's.
July 15, 2006, 1:01 a.m. CST
... and then she'll send you a check for $12 on your birthday." Still cracks me up. After Freaks, Undeclared, Ali G and 40 Yr Old Virgin -- Rogen's earned a shot. Let's hope Apatow can improve on the improv. Dig it.
July 15, 2006, 1:08 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Hardest I've laughed in a while.
July 15, 2006, 2:32 a.m. CST
At least one person agrees with me. I feel slightly less crazy now.
July 16, 2006, 12:39 a.m. CST
July 16, 2006, 3:04 a.m. CST
And he was a writer for the Ali G show. How many of you were writing for an HBO show in your early 20s?
July 16, 2006, 6:40 a.m. CST
by Mr Brownstone
too bad Time Code is unwatchable.
July 16, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST
by The Ender
That's all I needed to sell me a ticket!
July 17, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST
by Turd Furgusen
I watched him in 40YOV and thought he was the best part of every scene. I kept thinking, "Man, this guy keeps stilling the scene." He was going up against some of the best scene stealers out there. I thought he should have a much larger roll in his next flick. Very cool that he is in the main role in this one. Watch out Rudd and Carell. I'll watch it, especially if Heigl is in it. I totally missed watching her film her indy movie in my hometown a couple of years ago. I envy Mori's chance to get "up close and personal". Ahem.
July 17, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST
You can already tell that this movie is going to be hilarious. I don't know what it is about 40YOV, but that movie gets funnier every single time I watch it. And Rogen does indeed steal every scene he's in. Can't wait for this one already
Nov. 3, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST
by Quin the Eskimo