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BookExpo America 2015

Judah Friedlander - BookExpo America 2015 - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 28th May 2015

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Judah Friedlander at Today FM

Judah Friedlander - Judah Friedlander at Today FM - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 15th October 2014

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LOL With LLS: Jokes on You, Cancer!

Judah Friedlander - LOL With LLS: Jokes on You, Cancer! at New World Stages in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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NBCUniversal's Summer Press Day

Judah Friedlander - NBCUniversal's Summer Press Day At The Langham Huntington - Pasadena, California, United States - Tuesday 8th April 2014

Judah Friedlander and Mark McGrath
Judah Friedlander, Kari Wührer and Mark McGrath
Judah Friedlander, Kari Wührer and Mark McGrath
Judah Friedlander and Mark McGrath
Judah Friedlander, Kari Wührer and Mark McGrath

2014 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

Judah Friedlander, Kari Wuhrer, Mark Mcgrath and Guest - Celebrities pose at 2014 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham, Hunington Hotel and Spa in Pasedena. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 8th April 2014

Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer and Judah Friedlander
Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer and Judah Friedlander
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Judah Friedlander, Kari Wuhrer and Mark McGrath

Video - 'The Heat' Double Act Sandra Bullock And Melissa McCarthy Look Like BFFs At NY Premiere - Part 4


Sandra Bullock is seen sharing a joke with comic actor Marlon Wayans while they are being interviewed on the red carpet. Marlon dabs the interviewer's head with a towel before wiping his own. Sandra is also seen holding hands and hugging Melissa McCarthy as they pose for photographers; director Paul Feig briefly photo bombs them, before they are joined by the rest of the cast.

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Video - Judah Friedlander Talks Animation And Karate T-Shirts In An Interview About His New Movie 'Epic'


Judah Friedlander, who voices Larry in the animated movie 'Epic', talks about his previous experience in animation and the meaning of his T-shirt which has 'World Champion' written across it and a cartoon of himself.

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Video - Amanda Seyfried, Judah Friedlander And Aziz Ansari Are Snapped At The 'Epic' NY Premiere - Part 2


As Blue Sky Studios' new animated movie 'Epic' comes to New York for the premiere, several of the film's stars are snapped on their arrival. The set up for photographs includes several cardboard cut-outs of characters, a grassy carpet and a collection of bracken and tree stumps.

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Video - Heidi Klum Takes A Well-Earned Lunch Break With Judah Friedlander in Santa Monica


Supermodel Heidi Klum is snapped taking a break from filming and talking to Judah Friedlander ('30 Rock') while sat barefoot on the street on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica eating her lunch.

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Meet Dave Review


Grim
During his days as SNL's reigning superstar, Eddie Murphy loved to compare himself to Elvis. Sure enough: Two decades later, the former '80s funnyman is allowing his career to die the same way The King did -- naked, bloated, and on/in the toilet. One imagines that, as long as there are Shrek sequels to keep him financially flush, the comedian turned commodity can crank out whatever cinematic self-delusions he wants. But with his latest effort, Meet Dave, Murphy faces one of his more daunting challenges ever -- erasing that atrocity known as Norbit from pop culture's tortured palate. It's a feat he fails at, almost despite himself.

For the tiny extraterrestrials from the planet Nil, Earth seems like the perfect solution to their problems. With their homeland long depleted of its main energy source -- salt -- the aliens plan on using an ocean-draining orb to replenish their supplies. In their humanoid-shaped and -sized starship piloted by a courageous captain (Murphy), they will infiltrate Manhattan, locate the missing device (it crash landed there three months earlier) and complete their mission. Along the way, the newly-named vessel Dave Ming Chang (Murphy, again) will befriend a young widow (Elizabeth Banks) and her son Josh (Austin Lynd Myers). As the police try to track down the man-shaped craft, a mutiny among the crew puts all in danger.

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The Darwin Awards Review


OK
Poor Finn Taylor can't catch a break. By all reports he's the nicest guy in the world, and he typically toils for three or four years on each indie flick he directs. When they finally hit the screen they flop. His last outing, Cherish, was a bizarre story about a cop falling in love with a girl under house arrest who he's assigned to watch. I guess it wasn't bizarre enough, though. I had to reread my review of it just to fully remember what it was about. Cherish bombed with a $180,000 gross.

Four years later, Taylor drops another oddball flick on us, and the trouble is obvious before frame one. For starters, the name of the movie is The Darwin Awards, which sounds like it's going to be a documentary about those nutty people who kill themselves doing stupid things, thus earning posthumous "Darwin Awards" (as written up in a series of books of the same name) for ridding the gene pool of their DNA.

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Live Free or Die Review


Weak
It never occurred to me that the state motto of New Hampshire might be used as the title of a black comedy, and sure enough this wryly dark flick (tagline: "From 2 of the writers of Seinfeld") is a hit-and-miss proposition.

With the distinct aura of a plot that might have been dreamed up over bong hits, writer/directors Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin cobble together a seriously strange and only ocassionally compelling look at the hero myth, updated for COPS era. Said hero is John "Rugged" Rudgate (Aaron Stanford, best known as Pyro in X-Men 2 and 3), an utter loser whose primary source of income is scraping UPC labels from bottles of gin at the local liquor store and mailing them in for rebates. He fashions himself an outlaw and a gangster, but even his plan to sell trucking school diplomas can't earn much more than beer money. With a wreck of a van and various scams costing more than they bring in, he tries to weasel into the U-Lock storage shed business of old friend Lagrand (Paul Schneider), fashioning himself as an elite security guard.

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Duane Hopwood Review


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Call it the Leaving Las Vegas effect: Everybody wants to make a movie where they play a disgusting antihero who, even as he self-destructs, manages to find a way to redeem himself in the end, even if he's still a dangerous drunk and his personal growth is just minimal. That's well and good, but I'm not sure that David Schwimmer is the go-to guy for such a role. Obviously trying to break free from a decade of typecasting as a nervous geek, he's uncomfortably out of place here and the performance just doesn't work. Things turn out better for Jeneane Garofalo as our pal Duane's ex-wife, though her underwritten role meant that I barely recognized her before the end. Safe to skip. "Hopwood," incidentally, was the plaintiff in the famous "reverse discrimination" lawsuit that ended affirmative action in many arenas. When it's more entertaining to think about an old legal case than watch a movie it has nothing to do with, well... hmmmm.

American Splendor Review


Excellent
Comic book heroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk get all the press. Hey, what about the little guy?

Harvey Pekar is the ultimate little guy -- not just in the comics world, where his American Splendor has been an underground phenomenon for decades, but in real life, as he has held down a steady gig as a file clerk in a Cleveland VA hospital since the beginning of the known universe.

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American Splendor Review


OK

Breaking the fourth wall in an extraordinarily innovative way, "American Splendor" stars perennial second-banana Paul Giamatti ("Man On the Moon," "Big Fat Liar") as cantankerous file clerk Harvey Pekar -- the anti-hero of his own autobiographical underground comic book for the last 20 years -- and also features the real Harvey Pekar as meta-narrator and commentator ("OK, here's me, or the guy playing me, even though he doesn't look anything like me") in sardonic interview segments that compliment the action.

Peeling cartoon thought bubbles -- and sometimes entire panels and pages -- straight from the pages of "American Splendor" and incorporating them into the film, co-writers/directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (documentary makers up to now) capture brilliantly both the inner grumblings of charismatically prickly Pekar and his dark and uniquely unironic sense of self-parody.

Inventive and blessed with uncommonly human-yet-cartoony performances (Hope Davis plays Pekar's loving but ever-aggravated wife Joyce), this film is one of a kind.

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