May 22, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST
I got the screensaver and the countdown on my computer...
May 22, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST
by The Heathen
Spider-Man 3? Because I really loathed myself after coming out of a midnight show of that one. Actually, this does look like a blast. Along with Knocked Up, a lot of the people I talk to want to see these two movies over anything else this summer.
May 22, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST
Michael Cera is The man this will Rock!!!!!
May 22, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST
by Canada's King
I love this kid.
May 22, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST
There was a screening at the Alamo, it wasn't mentioned here, and I didn't manage to find out about it elsewhere though I live in Austin? Damn, Harry! Look out for the little people, already! Knocked Up at BNAT was beyond funny and I absolutely can't wait to see it again opening weekend (if not before). Superbad's been on the radar for months, so hopefully I don't have to wait much longer. Michael Cera was hi-lar-ious at the AD 3rd season DVD party at the Alamo, so it should be good times...
May 22, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST
Me = Retard
May 22, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST
I hear filthy teen talk all the time - they just don't realize I can hear them! Teens on this site, be warned! I'm not looking forward to this movie for that reason. I am looking forward to it for Michael Cera and the fading memories I have of my own nerdy teen existence.
May 22, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
I loved it. I haven't laughed harder at a movie this year. I think Knocked Up is a better film, but Superbad is funnier. But who am I kidding? They're both great. Two of the best films of the year. This will be the summer of Seth Rogan.
May 22, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST
it was mentioned on the site - sony only gave us a small amount of tickets and recruited the screening from the U.T. campus.
May 22, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST
He was hilarious in Arrested Development.
May 22, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST
Please... make that movie.
May 22, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST
oh wait... that's what SuperBad is. oops. my bad.
May 22, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST
Where's the Underdog link... it's been down all day since the story went up. I want to see the Underdog trailer. I have a lot of work to ignore and I need shit like the Underdog trailer to help me.
May 22, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST
I think Knocked Up looks terrible, like they are saying you have to get a girl pregnant in order to 'grow up'.- SuperBad could be ok though.
May 22, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
May 22, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
If Superbad can make me laugh as hard as when I read that, I'm totally in.
May 22, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST
...like 6 years :-/
May 22, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST
I'm not expecting perfection, but Jesus, really?
May 22, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST
Superseriously can't wait to see this. Been jonesing since I saw the first trailer some months ago. I bet Superbad is superfuckinrad.
May 22, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST
by The Only Woj
I expected better from you, Harry.
May 22, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
As three of the above posts point out, the phrase isn't "more funnier".<p> It's "more funner".
May 22, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST
by Elmore Rigby
May 22, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
based on James Brown songs, I vote for "Mother Popcorn". It would be a laff-packed action thrill ride of the summer and the perfect mother popcorn movie.
May 22, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST
which is more funnier
May 22, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST
by The Real MiraJeff
that I can't wait to see this. In fact, I tried sneaking into this back in January and Sony's hired help, aka The Screening Exchange Nazis, literally heard me utter the name of Sony's PR guy, and because I knew that apparently highly classified information, inferred that I must be a member of the press. They forced me out of line, started saying how they can turn away anyone they want, yada yada, as if I would ever not like a movie with Seth of Judd's name on it. As if I was going to go home and regardless of whether I actually enjoyed the film, write a scathing review that would turn off millions of fanboys and their precious box office dollars. I totally acknowledge lying on the little form they give you, asking whether you write online reviews, but quite frankly, I have never been treated more unfairly at any screening I've ever attended, or tried to attend. There was no evidence of my actual job, literally, just a security guard overhearing me mention a name that anyone would know if they read the trades. And here's the kicker. To make it up to me, they gave me passes to see a free movie. Well because it was X-Mas season, I had literally seen everything at the theater except for one movie... Night at the Museum. So rather that start up positive buzz for Sony, the company Sony hired actually helped out Fox's box office receipts for a truly dreadful film, and cost themselves a great early review in the process, since I have no doubt that I will love Superbad. So I had to stand in the refreshment line, actually chatting with some of the film's stars and their guests, everyone pumped to see Superbad, and then I had to retreat into a CGI-filled abomination. Way to do your job Screening Exchange. Reaction for this one has been stellar across the board. A prominent comedy director told me last week that it was the funniest film he'd seen in the last 5 years, which technically, would include some of his own movies. Two other tidbits. When my brother came out to visit me in LA in January, obviously I wanted to show the kid a good time and give him a little taste of the industry, so we went to the Alpha Dog premiere, courtesy of the nice, warm-hearted folks at Universal. We met Jonah Hill at the afterparty and not only was he gracious enough to chat with us, but we talked for about a half-hour, mostly about Knocked Up since I was still raving about it after seeing it a couple months earlier. Not only is Jonah hilarious onscreen and off, he's a genuinely good guy who hasn't let his success go to his head. This Apatow crowd keeps it real. Number 2, just in cast Herc doesn't mention it tomorrow, Michael Cera's new Web series, Clark and Michael, debuts tomorrow night on CBS Innertube and on clarkandmichael.com. The series is directed by Max Winkler, a really talented 23 year-old kid who just sold a very cool-sounding spec script to Fox Searchlight which Jason Reitman will produce. I'm looking forward to the web series, and I think those of you looking forward to Superbad (and fans of Arrested Development) would do well to check it out and show it some support. Harry, great review, keep 'em coming.
May 22, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST
by Ditch Brodie
Other than that, nice review.
May 22, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST
Waaaaaaaaa! Didn't get to go to the screening. Waaaaaaaa! Had to see a different FREE movie. Waaaaaaaaaa! You coulda started some positive buzz! Waaaaa! Your diaper's full. And while I hope it makes for a more comfortable seat, I just want to know how the fuck did you make it through the holidays, let alone spring, let alone all those hours of Everquest, let alone a scathing case of loneliness knowing that you'd gotten so close, but yet like the moth that is burned by the flame, had to mention one of your many connections to the magic that is Hollywood and the Sony PR machine, and not see Superbad? I have an idea for next time, shut the fuck up. Who the fuck even are you? What do you do? What part of Harold's inner ass-kissery circle of droogs do you belong to? Are you the group that butters his popcorn? Or the sector that has to think up new ways to tell him that third chin makes him look thin? I'm sorry, I'm jealous, cause I've been wanting to see Night At A Museum for a while myself.
May 22, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST
I loved it from beginning to end whenever I saw it at the drafthouse. It's definitely going down as my high school movie. Completely captured what I felt like in high school.
May 23, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST
Jesus holy fuck what is wrong with you?<p>Why is it that every fucking lunar cycle one of the AICNers gets low on their Zoloft and flips out about not getting into some screening somewhere or how they couldn't entertain pals/friends/family by schmoozing?<p>Here's a tip - it's Harry's turn to write something now. Back out of the goddamn spotlight. Sheesh. It's like a menstrual cycle with you guys. Who's next month? Vern?
May 23, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST
by Allfather Starr
Or did this review consist merely of "A likes B because B likes C. But C likes A because A likes C because he's cool. But even more funnier than that is that B likes C to A his friend B, and then when CBA meets BCA we end up with BA. Baracus!" Pointless.
May 23, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST
by The Real MiraJeff
i was bummed i didn't see it then and can't wait to see it later this summer with everybody else, just thought u guys might be able to relate to the cool kids getting to go to the good movie and the rejects having to suffer through Night at the Museum, which I still can't believe was written by the Reno 911! guys... it's like an alternate universe, man
May 23, 2007, 2:51 a.m. CST
Okay, isn't...I don't graduate for another 2 weeks. But seriously, I'm a total geek, anti-social, and not terribly good looking and I managed to consistently have a girlfriend and access to sex for much of high school. I never understood these comedies where people just want to love their V-card. I never slept with a girl in a one night stand scenario (Okay, once with just-a-friend, but that's a bit different) and I certainly wouldn't want to lose my virginity in a one off type thing. It's not some weird moral crusade bullshit. It's just not my preference. Also, it sucks when you're used to getting laid and then suddenly don't, so losing it on a pity fuck the night of graduation or prom or whatever just seems to suck on many levels. But then, no one cares about my sex life except me.
May 23, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST
or October maybe and while I laughed a lot and made 2 friends in the kids I invited to come with me to the film I didn't think much of it. Also, addendum to my previous post: I don't drive. So, I'm a geeky, anti-social, medium looking guy. If I could/can get laid in high school, anyone can. It's a meat market. The hard part is finding someone worth your while. Luckily, I go to a high school that is on a college campus (long story) so when I swore off high school girls, (they're really insipid generally and frigid as a whole) I had alternatives at the CC.
May 23, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
I saw the trailer at: www.sonypictures.com/previews/index.html There is also a website for the movie called www.areyousuperbad.com Not much there now. That may change later though.
May 23, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
The R-Rated Trailer For "Superbad" is here. It Has a MPAA red intro screen. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPc28FASaEE It is quite a bit rauchier than the MPAA green intro screen.
May 23, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST
Lost will be in syndication, and we can talk about it than
May 23, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST
I'm a long dead talkbacker, resurected to make sure geeks still watch lost
May 23, 2007, 6:20 a.m. CST
by Bronx Cheer
I realize you explained yourself, but c'mon now, think about it the next time you abuse the black box. The one thing I took away from your rant was how devastated the film's turnout would be because you did not get the chance to write an early review.</p> <p>I have one piece of advice: don't lie. If they ask if you write online reviews, tell the truth. Or is it so important to you to get you little blurb of a review out into the world that you'll lie, cheat, and steal to do it? Blech.</p> <p>This film will probably be a big hit.</p>
May 23, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST
But you do realize there's not a single readable review of Pirates 3 on your site? Anyway... good review. I'll definitely check this out, just like Knocked Up.
May 23, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
"I Feel good" is the I feel good hit of the Summer! Actually, that's all I got, unless Spike Lee films "Say it Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud". "Sex Machine" might be good with a hard-R. "Tara Reid IS... Sex Machine!" <p> Here's that Superbad red band clip again, this time with TinyUrl. <p> > http://tinyurl.com/yu5p4y <
May 23, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST
a bullet, if he has to read those three awkwardly-contructed paragraphs ever again. Movie sounds GREAT, though.
May 23, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST
by Neil McCauleys Crew
More mentions of Harry's bodily functions in the headline, one of the many awesome features of why I love AICN!<p>As my main man Tyrese would say: Bring it!
May 23, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST
by The Central Scrutinizer
Thank God for Judd Apatow and Co. My favorite comedies from my childhood were "Animal House", "Caddyshack" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and I think it's about time that the film industry made comedies for adults instead of the PG-13 crowd. Bravo!!!
May 23, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST
somehow white font on black ground reads better than dark font on white ground.
May 23, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST
but I will tonight! H
May 23, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST
I was able to attend this screening (and thanks btw, to the ptb for letting me in!) and it was awesome. My face literally hurt from laughing. McLovin rocks!
May 23, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST
HOT ROD is fucking hilarious. Don't care what anybody else says. Plus, Harry, cool it on the hyperbole. "They’re the coolest most irresponsible insane fucking cops ever." Um, have you ever seen SUPERTROOPERS!?
May 23, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
...would you? Because you just name-dropped Clark Duke, a former child star and LMU grad from 2006, and Henry Winkler's son, a 2006 graduate from USC. <p> Just curious, because we kind of run in the same circles.
May 23, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST
by Birdys Piano Teacher
Could absolutely play Harpo or Zeppo in a Marx Bros. biopic.
May 23, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST
by Colier Rannd
Ok, no one can really make incest cool but Michael Cera help to make it some of the funniest most awkward scenes ever on tv. Can't wait to see this!
May 23, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST
They have nothing on these guys. And that's no hyperbole.
May 23, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST
by Trader Groucho 2
the carrot spawn of HeadGeek and Marcia Cross, were such a thing ever to have occurred???
May 23, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST
by Trader Groucho 2
is by no means a traditional beauty, but she is hot.
May 23, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST
by Deadwood Dan
Harry, can't wait for this movie, but man, your sentence structure is just FUBAR. I have a book on writing. Would you like to borrow it?
May 23, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST
you got to have real confidence in your movie to name it that. Otherwise......:)
May 23, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
Please hold the pickle. Extra special sauce on the fur-burgers.
May 23, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST
Makes me want to see this far more than the trailer did. Thanks.
May 23, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST
I just was never able to crack the corridors of 'tang in high school. I wan't unpopular or bad looking, it just never happened. Now that I'm happily married with three kids, I'm over all of that, but it bothered me quite a bit, I recall, at the time. I think my experience is probably more common than yours. Kudos, friend, for taking the plunge.
May 23, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST
by The Real MiraJeff
Lenny, man, wow, I love that name. Strange Days is so underappreciated. You get today's gold star. And yes, I am a recent grad. Shoot me an email, we'll grab a drink and do some playback. And Bronx, my good buddy, back again. I don't normally have to lie my way into screenings, but in this case, because I'm a devoted Apatow freak, I figured I'd give it a shot for you guys, to get the word out on the film, which in turn would help build buzz for Sony. I wasn't saying that because I didn't get to see it early and review it, the film's box office haul would suffer. That's ridiculous. I'm just saying, a little early strong word of mouth on AICN can go a long way. Why do you think Sony earmarked tickets for AICN when it was doing a U-Texas campus screening? Because they wanted us to write about it. They're not going to spend the marketing money on Superbad like they did on Spider-Man. They have to rely on word-of-mouth. That's how Virgin got to be such a big hit. The point of the original post had nothing to do with Superbad or Sony, it had to do with the Screening Exchange freakshows who take their job a little too seriously. I mean, if you've ever had to deal with these people, you'd know what I'm talking about. Just a ton of bad experiences, not just that night, but in NY years ago too. They treat you like getting to see a movie early is akin to being let into Camp David. I think one guy was giving cavity searches at the front door. I understand why they have to be as stringent as they are, but I find it sad how much security there is nowadays at the movies, frankly because of piracy. It's a shame, really. I guess I did a poor job of describing the circumstances of the evening. But when you take work off early, drive 30 miles in LA rush-hour traffic to get to a theater an hour early in the middle of Bumfuck, CA to see a movie you're pumped to see, and then have the rug pulled out from under you at the door because of an innocent name-drop, it's just immensely frustrating, especially when you waste another 2 hours having the lifeforce sucked out of you during Museum. I know you guys don't come here for my stories but I couldn't help myself. Next time, don't read it if you don't want to. Sorry to make a stink in Harry's talkback. Proceed with the Superbad discussion.
May 23, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST
If anyone wants a free pass I was eavesdropping and I heard one of the dudes who was giving out passes, say that he was going to be at 68th street and B'way tonight around 9pm and tomorrow (Thursday) at the AMC 25 starting at 3pm giving out passes for the 7pm screening of Superbad. I got mine, go get yours!!
May 24, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST
I was actually probably too young when I started. It fucked me over in the long run. It might work for some, but I just wasn't in a condition emotionally when I deal with it all.
May 24, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST
right now. Great interview. I forgot Howard did an episode of the Larry Sanders Show.
May 24, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST
this is a film that should happen. Not Cruise and Stiller. yuck.
May 24, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST
Yes, starting too young is probably bad. Remember what Chef said on South Park: the correct age to start having sexual relations is..........17! Chef knows all!
May 24, 2007, 6 p.m. CST
The trailer for this had me pumped like the first time I saw the trailer for American Pie.
May 24, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST
at least better than 15.
May 24, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST
by Veni Vidi Vici
May 25, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST
THIS MOVIE IS HILARIOUS. I'm talkin' 'funniest shit I've seen since ANCHORMAN' funny. Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow did a Q&A afterwood, I'm writing a review. I'll send it in tomorrow for you guys. GREAT movie.
May 27, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Getting back from Pirates 3 which was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, Superbad is getting me pumped up. Loved the trailer and I just wish I didn't have to wait till August for this movie!
June 19, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST
by Arrested Development fan
I think this year has been pretty damn good for comedy so far, and the red band trailer for this looks absolutely awesome. Plus I'm a huge Arrested Development fan, but I'll be in L.A. for the next few days and I'm wondering if there's gonna be any screenings.
June 21, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST
Thanks, but no thanks!
June 27, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST
It was 2 times as funny as Knocked Up, and I LOVED Knocked Up. Anyone thinking that the film will be too "Juvenile" a la "Blades" and "Talladega", you're dead wrong. This one's got lots and lots of intelligent jokes.. And anyone who uses Orson Welles' career as an analogy to their sex life for a joke is cool in my book.
June 27, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST
when I first saw Animal House. THAT'S how funny this movie is. Bill Hader & Seth Rogen play a couple of cops straight out of Reno 911 too, they're a blast.
June 27, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST
That Alok guy is a hoot, isn't he? heheheh
June 27, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST
I last saw Corrigan as a crackhead bookie on The Black Donnellys and as Leo's cousin in The Departed, and to see this guy in this film doing what he does is another high point in the film.
July 2, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST
Just a lil bit sad, 38-yrs-old and this is the movie I have been most looking forward to seeing. Know what? Don't give a... I'm sick of freaking 'ADULT' comedies that suck!!!
July 5, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST
This looks good..but is there nudity? I mean nudity of women that could actually pass for H.S. chicks-not older women copouts like in the American pie movies. It's a shame that most young actresses nowadays won't do nude scenes. Where is today's Phoebe Cates? Bring back the 80s,Dammit!
July 11, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST
by Cotton McKnight
for his cousin in okay in my book. George Michael rules all.
Aug. 23, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST
August 23, 2007 - Thursday SUPERBAD(ASS) SUPERBAD IS THE FUNNIEST MOVIE I’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!!!!!!!! Current mood: FUCKIN A RIGHTEOUS HOLY SHIT MAN (exclamation point) superbad is an instant classic. better than 40 year old virgin, better than anchorman, better than dodgeball and possibly better than my all time coveted comedy..supertroopers. it has wit like jay and silent bob its crude as fuck (american pie the x rated version) (BIG POINTS FOR THAT)..and im not so sure animal house itself wouldnt even be just a wee bit jealous (MCLOVIN is the most original party guy character since..the dude..or spicoli as sean penn..or lisa..you know..kelly fucking bend me over crazy with love lebrock..if..i..was..talking about wild child guys as if they were a girl for example..who..anyway moving on..sean penn as spicoli...)its got taboo in all the right on the border of do i laugh or is this sick humor like borat(think the part with borat kneeling beside the naked guy in the polaroid. it happens so fast youre like what the fuck.. and it literally took me 5 seconds to even catch my breathe from the depths of the humor that just comes out of nowhere again and again and...man..seth rogen you just bought yourself a big fucking seat to the winners circle..bravo man...its like waiting but more intelligent and it doesnt bear down upon itself like some could be perfect but fall just short because they fall on themselves types of movies (sounds a bit like this review..)i dont know too many of the rest of your crew (although i have seen knocked up several times and i do enjoy arrested development immensely..WHO THE FUCK CANCELS A SHOW LIKE THAT I MEAN HONESTLY ?..) but big fucking props to all of you. hands down the funniest most original shit ive seen in a very long time...although knocked up was some really cool shit ..this one just grabbed my balls in a different way man..maybe because i can relate a little better to this one (Eric Cartman epiphany solo monologue to get himself out of trouble on yet ANOTHER occasion: somehow i avoided a knocked up type of life) but i almost didnt make it out with a bang and then it all hit me at once just like the humor in this film man...this thing was such a cathartic rush. i fucking love stoner movies..i fucking love crude humor but i fucking love it even more when the movie not only holds together but the credits tie the whole fucking thing together..i busted a nut!!!! this film just entered the comedy hall of fame with just one viewing and supertroopers is the only other film to hit me like that on the first cut..i watch a fucking TON of movies..well maybe not as many as tarentino or harry knowles or..anyway..i watch a lot of movies in general but comedies..oh man..lets see..kevin smith (the obvious) to the obscure (rushmore) to the classics (real genius) (yes i said real genius..its a Goddamn classic and you know it is..finally give that bitch some a what she deserves comedy central..air that shit uncut so kent can fuckin get caught jerkin it!)i love dry humor like sideways..i love subtle humor like high fidelity..i love old school beatdown humor like the jerk...THIS FUCKING MOVIE HAD ALL OF THEM. AND THAT FUCKER HAD THE FEEL GOOD HIGH TIMES ENDING (that sadly killed harold and kumar..well that and the last half hour was totally douche..no disrespect to harold and kumar it just got a bit much at the end..although the doog was a nice surprise) did i mention there should be a sequel( well no..actually thatd kill the badass superbadness) sorry guys im a purist and there are only a handful of movies that truly deserve sequels..i dunno they just sort of fall apart after a few years..its like you take a picture while something is fresh in your mind for the first time and then you waive it like a polaroid you pulled too fast no matter how great it was only the steadiest of magicians can do that one right( or really crazy horror and i dunno about you all but im really rootin for the new halloween) but please please please i beg of you...make more of it...go out into the world and spawn like freaks with a dildo made out of ducttape i dont fucking care..just go man..make as many of these fucking films together.. and with the other funniest fuckers out there..Jesus..somebody get Saget and Carell together in a Wachowski triangle with Apatow and Spike Jones..SUPERBAD WITH JUST ONE MOVIE YOUVE JOINED THE RANKS OF SOME OF THE ALL TIME GREATS AND PUT ABOUT 50 NEW PEOPLE ON THE MAP. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is gonna be huge. Seth Rogen if you weren't in the frat pack before you certainly are now. Big props to your whole crew.