It is that time again! Time to introduce a new star of the month! The star for this month is a man who I have considered an amazing actor for years. I will admit that I called him by one of his character’s name for the longest time though. Josh. Every time I would see him I’d shout, “HEY IT IS JOSH FROM CLUELESS!” and get all excited about him appearing on my screen once more. While he started out a bit small, most of his fans are beyond glad he is getting more screen time. For those of you who might still be wondering who I am talking about your wait is over. This month’s star is the one and only Paul Rudd. I must confess my first new movie of 2012 just happened to be Our Idiot Brother (2011), which is what inspired my desire to place him as this month’s star. is the feature that came out this past Tuesday and she three films coming out in 2012 alone! in This Wanderlust (2012), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and This is 40 (2012), which is the sequel to Knocked Up (2007) and focuses more on his and Leslie Mann’s characters from the feature. While none of the features have yet to come out with Rudd in them this year, there are plenty of films that one can rent to catch up with the star until then.
Before moving on just yet, I feel that I must divulge a little bit of information about Mr. Rudd. Paul Rudd might have been born in Passaic, New Jersey, but he was raised mostly in Overland Park, Kansas. After high school, Rudd found himself enrolling and being accepted into the University of Kansas and majoring in theater. Sadly he realized this was not the place for him after a while and found himself applying and being accepted at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from the academy he found himself participating in a three-month workshop at the British Drama Academy at Oxford University in Britain. While Rudd began taking on various roles, his breakout role for most people would come as playing Josh in 1994’s hit re-imagining of Emma in Clueless. This is despite the fact that in the film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) he is still listed as introducing Paul Rudd. Afterward, Rudd went on to star in various features including Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Object of My Affection (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), and also appeared on the hit television series “Friends” as Mike Hannigan. With his current success, something tells me that Rudd is going to be around in cinema for a long time.
Reviews readers can look forward to this month in Rudd’s filmography include: The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005), I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), The Oh in Ohio (2006), How Do You Know (2010), and Our Idiot Brother (2011). Since I might not have time to get up the first review today, I will relink to my review of Clueless (1994). Hopefully by Friday the review of Our Idiot Brother will be up however! Regardless, if you are looking for a movie this month to rent, take a chance and rent one that stars Paul Rudd. Nine times out of ten this will not be something one regrets at the end of the day.
If you are interested in renting any of the aforementioned films, make sure to check out this title through your local Austell Blockbuster, Videodrome, Movies Worth Seeing, Netflix, or movie channels based upon your cable or satellite provider around Halloween. To purchase any Blu-rays or DVDs mentioned in this review please check out your local Austell Best Buy, Walmart, Target, or Kmart.