Born December 6, 1967, Judd Apatow started his amazing career at 17 by doing stand up comedy. He was also roommates with legendary funnyman, Adam Sandler. Apatow achieved notoriety with his excellent television writing and is responsible for such stellar shows as Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.
One of the best (and worst) things about this time of year is how much time we get to spend with our families! If watching TV shows like Arrested Development and The Simpsons remind you of your family, here are some more great movies to help you appreciate your own unique situation.
Garrett Hedlund is not a well known actor, but I personally loved him in FOUR BROTHERS! He is one of the main characters in TRON: Legacy, playing Sam Flynn, who is haunted by the disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a man who was once known as the worlds leading video-game developer. While investigating the disappearance, Sam finds himself pulled into a world filled with gladiatorial programs. I'm kinda excited to see this one. I never saw the first one back in the 80's, but this looks good.
Funnyman Leslie Nielsen passed away on November 28 saddening the comedy world. In addition to starring in TV shows like Route 66 and Police Squad, Mr. Nielsen has appeared in over 200 films during his long and illustrious career.
Selected films with appearances by Leslie Nielsen owned by the Denver Public Library:
I love watching zombie movies so when I heard about a series I had to watch it and let me tell you I haven't been disappointed. I like how The Walking Dead brings new elements to the table that have never been done before in any zombie film I've seen. For instance I like how the cast like to NOT use guns, the reason being that the noise draws out the Dead! Also I haven't ever seen the concept where the "Living" wear body parts of "The Dead" to walk around undetected!
Mother-in-Law's Day is November 21. If your mother-in-law has more in common with Marie Barone (Doris Roberts in Everybody Loves Raymond) than Naomi (Ruth's Mother-in-Law from the Bible) watch these films with nightmarish mothers-in-law - they are sure to help you appreciate your own much more!
Mickey Mouse celebrates his 82nd birthday on November 18! His birthday was selected to coincide with the release of Steamboat Willie in 1928. This iconic cheerful mouse has become one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by enjoying one of the many great films about the Native American experience. For far too long Native Americans were portrayed as the "bad guys" of Western films, I am thankful that Hollywood has adopted a more sympathetic attitude toward these heroic peoples.