Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: the first demo from The Beatles has resurfaced after 50 years; Emma Stone may have a sex tape out there somewhere; Judd Apatow’s 22-year-old Simpsons script is finally being made; $299 could earn you a celebrity voicemail message; Chevy Chase is walking away from Community; and expect the next Riddick film to come with a hard-R rating.
Awards season is well under way as the 69th Golden Globe Awards welcomed Hollywood’s top hotshots and A-listers to join together in some collective fist pumping to celebrate the last year in film and television.
Summer is here and whether you’re looking for a funny film to lighten your weekend, or something to keep you amused on a rainy day at the cottage, this week I take a look at 13 classic comedies perfect for the warm days ahead.
Soon to be franchise superhero Iron Man makes his big DVD debut this week, with Robert Downey Jr. filling out the ego and the charm of this incredibly cool character. Also coming to shelves this week is Judd Apatow‘s comedy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, with Jason Segel as another loser dealing with his empty life.
This week, the stoners are running for their lives in the Pineapple Express, while those well-patched jeans are back for another summer as The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 ventures into the girlie hamper. Other new arrivals this week include the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired, and the based-on-a-true-story wine drama Bottle Shock.
Barely a month has passed since Judd Apatow‘s disaster Drillbit Taylor bombed in theatres, and already the busy producer has a new comedy ready to bring in the crowds. Forgetting Sarah Marshall will almost certainly be the big film of the weekend, but other hopefuls arriving this week include 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino; Hong Kong action film, The Forbidden Kingdom; and the drama Emotional Arithmetic.