Filmspotting #163: Knocked Up / Bug / Top 5 Opposites Attract Movies
Friday, 01 June 2007 01:00

June 1: "Knocked Up," writer/director Judd Apatow's follow-up to 2005's hilarious "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," burdens its portly, uncouth leading man Seth Rogen with a formidable task -- the "Virgin" sidekick doesn't just have to carry a movie for the first time (granted, with the help of Apatow regulars Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and Jason Segel, among others), he also has to convince the audience that his sexy, put-together co-star Katherine Heigl could actually find him endearing. Does Rogen (and Apatow) succeed? Can a comedy that features a group of buddies developing pink eye after farting on each other's pillows actually prompt use of the word "profound"? Adam and guest host Scott Tobias from The Onion AV Club have your answers... and discuss William Friedkin's wacked-out, minimalist new film "Bug" starring Ashley Judd as a lonely barmaid who falls for a creepy former soldier (Michael Shannon) and becomes convinced that her run-down hotel room is teeming with insects. [Read Scott's review of "Knocked Up" here and his interview with Seth Rogen here.]

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and -- in honor of "Knocked Up" -- our Top 5 Opposites Attract Movies.

Music by Robert Pollard courtesy of Merge Records.

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Filmspotting #163
:22-13:00 - Review: "Knocked Up"
Music: Robert Pollard, "Love is Stronger Than Witchcraft"
13:30-26:26 - Review: "Bug"
Music: Robert Pollard, "Supernatural Car Lover"
26:50-30:04 - New DVDs, Donations
30:05-33:14 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Amy Fox)
33:15-44:59 - Polls, Listener Feedback (Pirates 3, 'Sea' Movies)
Music: Robert Pollard, "Dancing Girls and Dancing Men"
45:58-1:00:25 - Top 5: Opposites Attract Movies
1:00:26-1:03:05 - Close/Next Show/Pirates 3 Voicemails

CORRECTIONS/NOTES
- My goodness. Scott was right, of course. Seth Rogen discusses watching a woman have sex with a horse in "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." What was I thinking of -- the donkey in "Clerks 2"? I'm an idiot.

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