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Treat Yoself!

You know you’re desperate when you do something you really don’t like, and end up enjoying every single second of it.

This past weekend I went in to a nail salon to get my gels off, and while I was sitting there I decided to get a pedicure. 167 more words


Judd Apatow. Comedic Genius.

I am a huge fan of Judd Apatow and his films.  I think his comedies can not only be raunchy, but heartfelt and soulful as well. 399 more words


More Than a Bit

(Copyright Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions)

It might be clear by now that one outstanding line reading is enough to endear a performer to me forever. A stellar delivery often comes from an emphasis on an unexpected word that might be otherwise downplayed and/or an unusual vocal inflection, combined with controlled body language (broad for comedy, buttoned up for drama). 347 more words

Movie Criticism

Social Anxiety in Movies: The 40 Year Old Virgin

I first saw The 40 Year Old Virgin when it came out in theaters in 2005— hard to believe it’s already been ten years. I remember laughing a lot and thought it was a funny comedy, but I didn’t think much more of it than that. 4,283 more words

Social Anxiety


a history of the gay joke


Who are we laughing at? The best jokes target our weaknesses or the folly of life itself; the punch line kills because it so goddamn… 1,261 more words

Watch & Listen

2005 Project Batch 2: Munich, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, and Grizzly Man

Like I said in the previous post, I’ve been watching movies from 2005 and writing about some of them on my Letterboxd page. I’ve also been copying those thoughts and posting them in the blog. 642 more words

Movies Of The 2000s