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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. 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. 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? 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. 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." 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." 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 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. 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 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 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) 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. 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 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 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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 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." 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. The Claus That Won't Flyupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 11:00:00

Performing an autopsy on the Vince Vaughn comedy 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." 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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