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'Juno' director turns 'Air' into successupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 16:02:00

Jason Reitman likes to say he makes movies for adults, "which is different," he quips, "than making adult movies."

'Up in the Air'updated: Mon Feb 01 2010 16:02:00

CNN sits down with "Juno" director Jason Reitman to talk about his new film, "Up in the Air."

Reigning queen of romantic comediesupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 16:58:00

A love story for the aged -- not just for the ages -- works only when its actors are the ones an audience puts on a pedestal, such as Meryl Streep, the newly crowned elder stateswoman of the romantic comedy.

No more farm animals, says Clooney after 'Men Who Stare at Goats' roleupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 10:53:00

It may seem stranger than fiction, but George Clooney's latest film, paranormal comedy "The Men Who Stare at Goats," was inspired by real events.

People.com: Toronto Film Festival: Five Movies You'll Want To Seeupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 07:46:00

PEOPLE's movie critic finds the best of the fest starring George Clooney, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey and Drew Barrymore

Review: 'Jennifer's Body' is a winnerupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:34:00

You don't need to be a teenage boy to realize how scary girls can be. Girls know it too.

Judd Apatow: Hollywood's King of Comedyupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 12:22:00

Judd Apatow is the man behind many of the most successful comic movies of recent years.

'Funny People' laughs to No. 1 at box officeupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 15:15:00

It was a glass half-full, glass half-empty kind of weekend at the box office for "Funny People," writer-director Judd Apatow's comedic meditation on fame, humor, life, and death.

'Funny People' cast sizes up filmupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 14:13:00

Given a cast of Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, and the guiding hand of director and writer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), perhaps there is no more appropriate title than simply "Funny People."

The Scene: 'Funny's' Sandler goes to the doctorupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 12:26:00

A lot of people like Adam Sandler.

The Scene: 'Funny People'updated: Fri Jul 31 2009 12:26:00

The stars of "Funny People" discuss how they turned the seriousness of a doctor's visit into something funny.

Review: 'Funny People' delivers the goodsupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 08:01:00

Comedy is hard; dying is easy. Any stand-up will tell you that.

People.com: Katherine Heigl: Romance Not Always Rated PG-13updated: Tue Jul 14 2009 13:28:00

"It doesn't have to be Snow White and Prince Charming." says the love-savvy actress

'Year One' polishes forbidden fruit in comedic poke at the Bibleupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 11:13:00

In the midst of the ongoing culture wars, can it be a good idea to put out a comedy about two Stone Age men who wander into the Bible?

People.com: PHOTO: Get a (Rear) View of Sacha Baron Cohen's Brünoupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 12:36:00

It's Borat in super-short lederhosen in the new poster for the comedian's upcoming film

Tyler Perry's rise to successupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 15:49:00

Tyler Perry describes how he went from being homeless to a mega-millionaire on Larry King Live.

People.com: Star Power Headed to Sundanceupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:20:00

This year's fest will bring out Ashton Kutcher, Ben Affleck and Chris Rock, among others

Weekend movie previewupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 18:13:00

AOL's Russ Leatherman previews the new films: 'Changeling,' and 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno.'

What's up with Zack and Miri?updated: Fri Oct 31 2008 09:19:00

A look into "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," a movie title at the center of controversy.

Review: 'Zack and Miri' is stupid and sophomoricupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 09:19:00

Technically, Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) do make a porno in "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."

Time.com: Zack and Miri Make a Porno: Sex, Pals and Videotape updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 19:00:00

As Zack and Miri make their porno, Kevin Smith loses his mojo, then finds it again

Kevin Smith on cursing, children and making 'Porno'updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 17:40:00

Subtlety may not be in Kevin Smith's vocabulary, but a lot of off-color words are. They're sprinkled liberally throughout the writer-director's new movie, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."

Rudd on 'Role Models'updated: Wed Oct 29 2008 11:12:00

Actor Paul Rudd talks to Melissa Long about his movie "Role Models" co-starring Sean William Scott.

Paul Rudd, 'Role Model'? He doesn't think soupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 11:12:00

As a comedic sidekick, Brian Fantana in "Anchorman" was golden -- the clueless ladies' man who sex-panthered his way into fans' hearts.

'W.': When George met Lauraupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 11:34:00

Watch a scene from Oliver Stone's new film "W."

People.com: Look Out, Toronto: Here Come Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:51:00

The exes are screening two of 249 films featured during the Toronto Film Fest

Time.com: Pineapple Express: Very Dopeupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 19:00:00

Two affable stoners get caught in an action movie

Review: 'Pineapple Express' is a high old timeupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 11:43:00

Producer Judd Apatow continues his popular assault on common decency in "Pineapple Express," an R-rated celebration of recreational drugs, anti-authoritarianism and mindless violence.

Time.com: Step Brothers: "Oh, Grow Up!" "Never!"updated: Thu Jul 24 2008 14:00:00

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly learn to share their toys

Time.com: Give the Gloucester Girls a Breakupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 02:00:00

Forget the screaming and scandal. Is it possible the pregnancy pact is a sign of maturity? Nancy Gibbs thinks so

Time.com: Borat Joins the Academyupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 16:00:00

Sacha Baron Cohen, known to the world as Borat, joins Hollywood's most exclusive club (along with 104 others)

SI.com: Arash Markazi: Q&A with The Love Guru's Romany Malcoupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 17:23:00

You may not know him by name, but you certainly know Romany Malco. The Brooklyn-bred actor burst onto the scene three years ago as Jay, the smooth talking friend of Steve Carell in the 40-Year-Old Virgin and as Conrad Shepard, in Showtime's dark comedy series Weeds.

Movies and music!updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 09:02:00

Highlights from the 2008 MTV movie awards, where "Transformers" took home the golden popcorn for movie of the year.

Time.com: Handicapping 'Sex and the City'updated: Mon May 19 2008 14:00:00

Will cable's favorite Manhattan muses be a fantastic four at the multiplex, or over-the-hill ladies who lunch? We ask five experts

People.com: Coldplay, Pussycat Dolls to Perform at MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Wed May 14 2008 14:19:00

The British rockers will perform the first single off their upcoming album at the show

Time.com: Come to Baby Mamaupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 11:00:00

Tina Fey's latest movie is a comedy with the old-time blend of wit and sentiment

'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'updated: Mon Apr 21 2008 14:11:00

Breaking up is hard to do, just ask the stars of the comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

Review: 'Drillbit' surprisingly dulledupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 08:37:00

With "Drillbit Taylor," the Brat Pack meets the Frat Pack, courtesy of the House of Apatow.

The best of the bestupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 12:23:00

Watch a compilation of comments by the major Academy Award winners, including best actor and actress, and best picture.

Complete list of Academy Award nominees and winnersupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 10:47:00

Who won and who walked away empty-handed? The following are the nominees and the winners at the 80th annual Academy Awards.

Time.com: Big Evening for 80-Year-Old Oscarupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 03:00:00

Oscar night offers comforting awards and few surprises, as No Country for Old Men takes the top honor

Time.com: And the Not-Oscar Goes to...updated: Sun Feb 24 2008 11:20:00

Juno takes the top award, as Hollywood's annual pre-Oscar tribute to independent films has a beach party

People.com: Rainn Wilson Plans Exposé at Indie Spirit Awardsupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 10:23:00

As host of Film Independent's Spirit Awards, Rainn Wilson is forgoing traditional formal attire for a more revealing look.

'Country,' 'Blood' duel for Oscarupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 11:28:00

The Oscars will be a showdown between a coldblooded killer and a coldblooded tycoon.

People.com: Denzel Washington, Janet Jackson Win NAACP Prizesupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 14:24:00

No debate: Denzel Washington's film The Great Debaters won hands down Thursday at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards.

People.com: Paris Hilton's Film: Not So 'Hottie'updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 09:23:00

Paris Hilton may be known for saying, "That's hot" – but early returns for her new film certainly are not.

Time.com: How Not to Have an Abortionupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 11:00:00

A superb Romanian film gives a creepy twist to Hollywood's unwanted-pregnancy comedies

Review: Ghostly 'Body' dead on arrivalupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 09:52:00

Eva Longoria Parker gets top billing in Jeff Lowell's mediocre supernatural romantic comedy, "Over Her Dead Body," and then the movie bumps her off in the first five minutes.

People.com: Sundance Wrap-Up: Quaid, Farrell Save the Dayupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 12:03:00

Like wine vintages, some years at film festivals are better than others. This year's Sundance Film Festival was by general consensus a lackluster one.

People.com: Quaid, Farrell Flicks Give Sundance Its Lusterupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 11:42:00

Like wine vintages, some years at film festivals are better than others. This year's Sundance Film Festival was by general consensus a lackluster one.

'No Country,' 'Blood' lead Oscar nominationsupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 22:42:00

A coldblooded killer and a coldblooded tycoon led the Oscar nominations Tuesday, with a lawyer suffering from an ethical crisis also earning a strong showing.

People.com: Juno, Michael Clayton Among Top Oscar Nomineesupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 20:43:00

George Clooney and 20-year-old Juno star Ellen Page woke up to great news on Tuesday – they are among the top nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards, announced at dawn in Beverly Hills.

Time.com: The Downsizing of Oscarupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 18:00:00

Indies rule the day at the Academy Award nominations. Richard Corliss ruminates on a big year for little pictures

Complete list of Academy Award nomineesupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 11:45:00

Who'll win and who will lose? The following are the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Winners will be announced February 24.

List of Oscar nomineesupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 09:09:00

Following is a complete list of the nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards:

People.com: Drew Barrymore Set to Direct Juno Starupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 15:22:00

What do you get when you combine Juno with Charlie's Angels? The roller-derby movie Whip It!, starring Juno lead Ellen Page and directed by Charlie's Angels executive producer and star Drew Barrymore.

People.com: Atonement, Sweeney Todd Take Home Golden Globesupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 16:05:00

Tim Burton's macabre musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won big at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced during a live press conference from Hollywood on Sunday, while the film's star, Johnny Depp, picked up best actor in movie comedy or musical.

People.com: WGA Nods Go to Juno, No Country, Knocked Upupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 20:42:00

Ellen Page's 16-year-old mom-to-be Juno and George Clooney's sleazy Michael Clayton are among the films named as The Writers Guild of America's best of 2007.

Review: The best (and worst) films of 2007updated: Sat Dec 29 2007 00:05:00

The year in film was a mixed bag, though one that holds great promise for the future.

Surprise film hits of 2007updated: Sat Dec 29 2007 00:05:00

2007 had its share of surprise successes at the box office. CNN's David Daniel takes a look.

Time.com: Walk Hard: Stumbling to Gloryupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 11:25:00

Not since Spinal Tap has there been a sharper satire of cinematic mythomania

People.com: AFI Releases Annual List of Best Movies, TV Showsupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 14:02:00

American Film Institute's year-end honors have a surprise topping their annual list: Judd Apatow's Knocked Up.

People.com: Atonement, Charlie Wilson's War Top Globe Nominationsupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 18:03:00

Trophy season kicked into high gear Thursday morning, with an impressive roster of seven movies nominated for best dramatic picture in the Golden Globes race.

Time.com: The Globes Atone for the Criticsupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 14:00:00

The critics hailed films no one will see. Now the Hollywood Foreign Press tries to balance prestige and popularity

Time.com: Do Film Critics Know Anything?updated: Mon Dec 10 2007 18:00:00

As No Country for Old Men gets the best-picture nod from the New York Film Critics, Richard Corliss wonders if his colleagues are actually talking to the audience

People.com: Katherine Heigl Clarifies Knocked Up Remarksupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 20:05:00

After knocking the movie Knocked Up, in which she starred, as being "a little bit sexist" in a recent interview, Katherine Heigl has clarified to PEOPLE that it was the "best filming experience of my career."

Time.com: Margot's Misconceived Weddingupdated: Sat Nov 17 2007 13:00:00

Noah Baumbach's dysfunctional-family comedy thinks it's being funny and serious. But it's mostly just self-indulgent

Cruise, Streep and Redfordupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 13:41:00

Robert Redford directs the political thriller ''Lions for Lambs'' starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.

Time.com: The Claus That Won't Flyupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 11:00:00

Performing an autopsy on the Vince Vaughn comedy

People.com: Jaime King Talks About FedEx Engagement Fiascoupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 17:55:00

Jaime King's romance with fiancé Kyle Newman is like a fairytale - but she describes their engagement as "a scene out of a romantic comedy."

Time.com: Not Knocked Out by 'Knocked Up'updated: Tue Jun 12 2007 11:30:00

Judd Apatow's slacker romantic comedy is not only hard to believe, but hard to swallow

Fortune: The race to create a 'smart' Googleupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 10:55:00

"If a girl says she likes 'The Big Lebowski,' instantly, I think 'stoner.' " That's Matthew Kuhlke speaking. We're sitting at a table full of grilled meat and jug sodas on a late-summer weeknight i...

EW review: 'Failure' lives up to titleupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 09:18:00

I can't count how many times since Christmas I have been informed of the imminent arrival of "Failure to Launch," by movie trailers and TV spots as well as by eye-catching full-page newspaper and magazine ads that feature a breezy Sarah Jessica Parker propping up a loungey Matthew McConaughey.

Review: Pitt, Jolie give 'Smith' sexy punchupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 09:22:00

Start with a nice little battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy, the kind favored by the likes of Frank Capra and Howard Hawks. Then dump in a whole lot of 21st-century action and ear-splitting gunplay, in the vein of Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay.

EW Role Call: Jane Fondaupdated: Mon May 09 2005 13:32:00

Don't expect ''Monster-in-Law'' (opening May 13) to be a grand summation of Jane Fonda's four-decade, two-Oscar film career.

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