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Go McLovin'! YEAR ONE just got a whole lot cooler!!!

Published at: Dec. 6, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST by Moriarty

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So Judd Apatow's next producer project is called YEAR ONE and it could be the funniest movie ever. Directed by Harold Ramis and starring... Jack Black, Michael Cera, Vinnie Jones, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Juno Temple and... MCLOVIN'!!!! I don't need to know any more. That is now my number one most anticipated movie of 2008. I'm sorry INDIANA JONES, IRON MAN and DARK KNIGHT. Okay, I want to know more, so maybe you do, too. Set in biblical times... Oliver Platt is playing a platform-wearing high priest, Jones is a palace guard and no details are out about the rest of the cast. Still excited. You?


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  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Sounds good.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Still, not a big fan of this Apatow fella you guys keep on loving.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Even though I didn't actually SAY it...

    by Gilkuliehe

    I still feel very very dirty.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Apatow has aptitude.

    by Kubla_Khan

    Yes I am interested. But Quint, Indy and Dark Knight are far more exciting. Sorry. Year One is not at "holy chocolate dipped in pussy juice" exciting for me. Yet.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    By the way...

    by Gilkuliehe

    George Michael and Tobias Funke together again = Cool.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:51 a.m. CST

    (shakes head)

    by damagedinc

    I bet this is going to be totally hilarious, and as a theology grad student on the eve of his last ever day of class I can only mutter "aw man, here we go again...". Apatow's a freakin genius tho...

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    by jiggertool

    That is "not" my number one most anticipated movie of 2008. ????????

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    They should just credit him...

    by Redfive!

    As Mclovin.Seriously,the bill should be JB,etc etc and Mclovin as Himself.Just have it be a joke within a joke.Like he's Mclovin playing another character.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    McNotExcited. Jack Black IS Oliver Platt..

    by couP

    and no, not excited.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Jay & Silent Bob

    by palewook

    should make a cameo

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    McTypecast!!!

    by tonagan

    Hopefully that role won't haunt him forever, like Jerry Mathers as the Beaver.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    So its like "History of the World: Part one"?

    by Mike_D

    or something?

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Apatow is the most over-rated fan bait since Kevin Smith...

    by Sledge Hammer

    Granted, he's (slightly) more talented than Kevin Smith is even on his best days, but I honestly don't get the rabid degree of love this guy gets, when his work is merely passable (and instantly forgettable) entertainment at best. He also seems to me, for someone who is often credited as "pushing the comedy envelope" to be incredibly and laughingly coy whenever it comes to anything beyond just talking about sex. Maybe it's largely an american thing that he's tapped into culturally for you guys that just doesn't travel and impact quite as well elsewhere, I dunno. I'm not hating on the guy, like I said, I think he mostly makes passable enough diversionary entertainments, but his stuff is so predictable, cliched and paint by numbers, no matter how much snappy patter dialogue you try to attach to it, that like I said, I guess I just don't get it. <p>Still, to paraphrase David LoPan "you're not here to 'get it' mister Hammer"...so, whatever I guess.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Jack Black keeps this out of the running for being excited

    by IndustryKiller!

    How could anyone still think Jack Black is funny? He's been playing the same fucking character for like 10 years. You guys can really hear the same joke over and over for a fucking decade and still laugh. How much more easily amused can you get. Be Kind, Rewind was the absolute last straw for me. He starts off the film playing a really nerdy odd character and I got excited he may actually drop his schtick, but sure enough a quarter of the movie in he's yelling, overly excited, faux narcissistic Jack Black all over again and it just drove me insane.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Don't care for McLovin, but...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...Harold Ramis directing Jack Black and Vinnie Jones could be cool!

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    McLovin is just a cameo

    by vrbtm

    He was just on radio station DC101 with Elliot in the Morning. He said it's a very small part. The audio should be up @ www.eitmonline.com later today.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I am about to get killed but

    by Turd Furgeson

    Superbad was fucking BORING!!!!! I was so excited to see that moive and this site was the only thing that kept me in the theater.. I barely laughed and the over the top, forced humor situations just made it worse. If McKlovin wasn't in that movie, I would have left..

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    by jiggertool

    did you mean to say that this is NOW you're #1 anticipated movie by Cap'n Jack ???? That made less sense than Quint's comment.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I felt bad about not loving Knocked Up

    by Spandau Belly

    I thought it was okay, and I really felt they were really trying and made a quality film that was well structured and characters that were consistant and convincing....but it just wasn't that great. I kinda smiled for most of it but never really laughed out loud.<br><br>I think when I rent Superbad that will decide whether I give up on this Apatow character or keep checking out his stuff.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    I have taken to calling my friends "McLovin"

    by redfist

    Sup McLovin!!!!!

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    Mcwho?

    by Pipple

    Is this someone I should know about?

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    "I AM MCLOVIN'" "I'M BATMAN!"

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    The American "Life Of Brian"?

    by Horseflesh

    Is that what they're going for?

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    It's a June 2009 release, not 08

    by smackvein

    So your anticipated 08 choices are still intact

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Mclovin has a beer and cheets....

    by Reel American Hero

    Oh you know the rest.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Was Knocked Up a comedy??

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Because it wasn't very funny. It played more like a drama, even though it was sold as the funniest film in years. I guess it's funny if your idea of humor is preganancy and braindead stoners having "witty yet unfunny" pop culture conversations. The whole flick was about some dumb overweight druggy getting a girl Knocked Up and finally deciding that he wants to grow up and be in the child's life. What little humor they had was based around biting pop culture conversations that just weren't funny. The person who brought up Kevin Smith was right on the money, but I would argue that as tedious and overwritten as some Smith's writing is, at least he usually delivers in the humor department. Knocked Up was a dramedy without the comedy. With stuff like Clerks and Chasing Amy, Apatow unsuccessfully mining the same ground Smith did over ten years ago. I'll even go out on a limb and say that Smith's Jersey Girl was a better film than Knocked Up. It wasn't great, but at least it was funny and the characters weren't totally annoying. Please keep in mind this is being stated by someone that thinks Kevin Smith has been in a sevre creative decline starting with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, so I'm not a huge fan by any means.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Meant to say

    by Samuel Fulmer

    With Knocked Up Apatow is unsuccessfully mining the same gound Smith did with Clerks and Chasing Amy.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    apatow haters are annoying

    by pikagreg

    Seriously, that shit was funny, you guys take yourselves too seriously, though i know won't see walk hard and maybe won't see pineapple express.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    apatow=over -rated

    by LORDRANDO

    so what he has got box office? so does the rock....

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    David Cross... Michael Cera... FUCK YEAH!

    by crayon

    Fuck Yeah!

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Jack Black vs comedy

    by smackfu

    Nobody wins. Bulging eyes + over the top gestures and vocalizations + karate stance = Jack Black's entire career.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Wow, Apatow must be doing something right...

    by Richard Cranium

    Because he seems to be gaining a growing legion of what I like to call 'fashionable haters'. You know, the people that just have to let us know how cool and against the mainstream they are by going against the grain on a particular artist...

  • So many use NOT instead of NOW.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by Monty 16

    You see the difference is....Apatow satirizes relationships with ACTUAL women. You know real life relationships with people who are women. When we were younger like superbad..or when we are more mature like knocked up. If you don't find any humor in Knocked up then maybe youve never been in a serious relationship where pregnancy and or marrige is an option. Or you just have a different sense of humor which is totally fine. Kevin Smiths films have always struck me as "hey I'm an overindulged geek and I have a camera!" look ..boobs...two girls making out(which there is nothing wrong with)..and Star trek...

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I'm just sick of the unconditional love poored at the

    by GQtaste

    love poored at the guy. The dude is treated like a Marty, Steven, Mann, etc. around here by the contributors. FArrally Bro's have done more quality work and they don't get half the love. NOt even 1/3 or it by staff of this site.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Re: The Year One

    by benito

    The script is hilarious, Harold Ramis is a legend, Cera and Black are perfectly cast... and McLovin beat me for this part. ...In other words? It will suck.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Vinnie Jones is a cunt

    by KristianUK

    and not a nice cunt at that.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Oh my! The same people making the same movie...

    by Heckles

    Watch out Kevin Smith, you're about to get phased out. And no... piles of no... I am not excited about this movie. The Apatow crew is becoming about as original as a SNL sketech, which is to say not at all.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by Series7

    Yeah I agree about you on Knocked Up. It just should't have been billed as the funniest movie of the year, then I think it wouldn't have sucked. The part I found the funniest was when they were at dinner and the guys were talking guy talk and the girls were just getting pissed. The scene at the Circ de soli was embarassing. Thats why I thought Superbad would suck, but he nailed that, because that is how nerd and geeks talk in high school. I just don't think Apatow can do nerd and guy talk, but grown up talk? No, and Pineapple Express the preview for that looked like Knocked Up 2: With Weed, plus the guy who directing it is like known for Serious movies and I heard his is kind of a dick? As for McLovin.... who cares, he'll be a one note joke. But like whoever said it before people eat this up and it makes tons of money because well it looks like most of his movies are just filmed in houses. Also Ramis totally wasted in Knocked UP at least Kasdan got huge laughs with him in Orange County, and the last time Platt and Harold did something it sucked in a big way.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Period Comedy... Never Fails.

    by modlight

    wait.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Anybody remember Wholly Moses

    by skimn

    with the late Dudley Moore (when after "10" he would star in anything)? So is it the same modern attitude in historic setting schtick?

  • Dec. 6, 2007, noon CST

    Wow

    by gspektor

    Those are all good and great comedic actors especially Oliver Platt. That movie is gonna be funny

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    holy crap

    by ballsxcrew

    seriously though tobias and george michael reunited?!?! this is going to be incredible.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    McLovin fucking sucks.

    by AdrianVeidt

    Seriously, I've never seen a more annoying character written to try and get the biggest idiots in the audience to laugh. This character was much better in Can't Hardly Wait played by that Charlie Korsmo.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Christopher Mintz-Plasse VS. Charlie Korsmo

    by slone13

    Christopher Mintz-Plasse by a knockout in the first round. Undisputed.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Can't Hardly Wait was Funnier than Superbad

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    On every possible level. Superbad was mildly amusing, but hugely overrated. Can;t Hardly Wait was hilarious, due largely to Seth Green's Kenny Fisher. So I'll side with the Charlie Korsmo side in this argument.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    knocked up

    by BigTexas42

    is a thousand times funnier if you have had/are having kids. I don't think i would have liked it nearly as much had i not just gone through the whole getting-pregnant-having-to-clean-up-my-act-we're-in-this-together thing. am i right, daddies? Didn't like superbad as much (still liked it, though) bacause I'm not a high schooler trying to get laid. <P>I'm not saying you have to have had whatever the experience going on in the movie is to like it, I'm just saying it tends to deepen your appreciation for it. so all you folks you didn't care for knocked up, give it another watch when your girlfriend is 8 1/2 months pregnant.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    was excited until...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...i read vinnie jones. worst. actor. ever.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Can't Hardly Wait?!??!?!?

    by slone13

    C'mon, that flick was nigh unwatchable. Unfunny, cliched , and completely forgettable. Except for maybe Jenna Elfman's brief cameo.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Chester Cheetos!

    by TruPhan

    Loved Can't Hardly Wait.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Can't Hardly Wait

    by Reel American Hero

    Mainly since it was the only teen movie that was targeted at my age range, (i.e. high school class of '98). Then everything after that was all about people either younger or older than us. Kind of sad really.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Freaks and Geeks

    by gavdiggity

    I'm willing to give Apatow a pass for ever for co-creating Freaks and Geeks, a show that was far too good to ever have made it to TV in the first place. Also, i f you think the Farrelys are funnier than Apatow, you should try watching Stuck On You (or Fever Pitch, or The Heartbreak Kid) then 40 Year Old Virgin back to back and get back to me. There's Something About Mary was only worth sitting through to see Johnathan Richmond pop up from time to time.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Amazing cast.

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

    Hope the writing or improv as it were is awesome.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    "Fashionable haters"???

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Um, no. Some people just have *gasp* DIFFERENT TASTES from yours! I know, hard to believe isn't it? Some of us don't think Apatow brings the funny. It isn't more complicated than that. Gotta say, I really, really liked Undeclared though.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Oliver Platt is still making movies?

    by Bobo_Vision

    The last thing I remember him in was either Flatliners, or the abysmal 'Three Musketeers'. I hope he's not starring. I'd have to know more about the story before I could get interested in this.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    What is with the sudden Apatow hate?

    by TiVo1138

    It's because he's successful, and mainstream audiences and critics love him, isn't it? That automatically makes him uncool, right? <br><br>I'm amazed at some people's inability to enjoy anything.<br><br>I'm looking forward to this movie.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    tivo1138

    by benito

    That's not fair. People have diffeing tastes. I for one don't think much of either of the films Apatow has directed and it's nothing to do with their popularity. His tv shows were both terrific, but these days I think he lacks a lot of focus in his writing and direction. Maybe as a result of having too much freedom. Maybe as a result of having too much fun. His films are nowhere near as good as his earlier tv work. They're kind of lazy and sloppy and it feels like he just throws everything in when he should be cutting a lot more. That said, I've read the script for Year One and it's really great. Apatow didn't write it. He read it and liked it and selected it as a viable producing project. And if Ramis directs it as smartly as its written it'll be really great.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight

    by INWOsuxRED

    could also be the funniest movie ever. Every movie we've never seen could be the funniest movie ever. I want to see this, based on the people involved.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    If this is Quint's number 1 most anticipated movie of 08..

    by JimCurry

    then quint is bigger idiot than I thought he was.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Sounds cool.

    by Tourist

    Not really. Doesn't sound like much at all. But its a top notch creative team, so it will probally be great.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Superbad is what "Can't Hardly Wait" should have been.

    by azmodien

    The production crew said on the DVD commentary that they were held back by the studio and the PG-13 rating so the movie suffered from a lack of realistic depictions of teen alcohol use. I loved the movie as a kid but it didn't strike the same chords on the level that Superbad did. SB had far less contrived writing and felt more authentic than any 'teen' movie I have ever seen.

  • No wait...they're all shit! Love Judd Appatow though, and look forward to anything that comes out that has his mits all over it.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Okay...I like Apatow...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    But what the fuck, man? This is another 'From the Guys Who Brought You'...Right? Right? Fuck. I want an APATOW movie not a movie he said was funny enough....but David Cross and Jack Black...if Bob Odenkirk is directing, this will rock balls to the walls. If someone else...MEH.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Speed...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Apatow...whose name sounds like the sound I make when I fuck a guy up in Street Fighter as he slow motions into the air, a look of shame and pain on his brutalized face..APATOW!<p>But seriously, I like his stuff, and I thought Knocked Up was funny shit, as well as 40 Year Old Virgin AND Superbad was fucking great...even for all the nonsense in it...it was funny as shit, and guess what? I liked, nay, LOVED Death To Smoochy...Saw it in the theaters even. So, Quint's allowed to like both, and I like both, and I like you...You seem like you have a solid head on your shoulders, so fuck give this guy a break or it's gonna be a Ken Masters APATOW!-style beat down on your cat!<p> http://tinyurl.com/2hpjpt

  • Dec. 8, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Bob Odenkirk?

    by INWOsuxRED

    His directing credits have pretty much been a disappointment. On top of that, the story already lists Harold Ramis is the director.

  • Dec. 10, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by atomickeg

    I haven't enjoyed anything Jack Black has done since High Fidelity- (School of Rock gave me a chuckle- but he was still too cartoonish and fuck-all-obnoxious.) Maybe apitow can calm him the fuck down from all the unnecessary hand waving and infantile theatrics.