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Culture: Why pornography doesn't always pay

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Kevin Smith, the writer and director of Zack and Miri Make a Porno, pays tribute to Judd Apatow for proving that sexually explicit films can make over a hundred million dollars at the box office. Without the success of The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) and Knocked Up (2007), according to Smith, he would not have been able to make a mainstream, commercial film about a couple of friends who decide to make a porn movie.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Kevin Smith, 101 mins, 18

Pornos have better plots than this

Tears without end: the terrible price of true love

Heartbreak has been the subject of so many awful songs that it's tempting to take it lightly. Then, suddenly, it happens to <i>you</i>. Cole Moreton reflects on the appalling human capacity for feeling loss, romantic or otherwise

High life: Why laid-back losers are actor Seth Rogen's stock-in-trade

Stoned father-to-be, pothead on the run from the mob...it's cool, he tells Gill Pringle

The geek's revenge: How did Seth Rogen become the hottest talent in Hollywood?

A few years ago, Seth Rogen was a college dropout with a couple of failed TV shows to his name. Now, with yet another box-office hit on the way, the 26-year-old Canadian finds himself the leader of a billion-dollar gang of comedy performers and writers. Where did it all go right, dude?

Preview: Step Brothers, cinemas across the UK

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When the capes are off

ITV is calling for better sitcoms. But is a comedy about off-duty superheroes the answer?

Why Loudon Wainwright is still going strong

Father of Rufus and Martha, Loudon Wainwright III tells Andy Gill why he's still going strong. Just don't mention the skunk

The DVD map of Britain: What we're watching and where we're watching it

* It seems Scottish cities have the same impeccable tastes as the Academy. Aside from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow are the biggest renters of No Country For Old Men and Juno, which won five Oscars between them at this year's Academy Awards. Glasgow is also the top renter, outside London, of George Clooney's Michael Clayton, which earned Tilda Swinton the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Hollywood duel

Sherlock Holmes, the pipe-smoking Victorian super-sleuth with a penchant for cocaine, is to become the subject of a face-off by two Hollywood studios which are both bringing out films about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary hero.

Made of Honour, (12A)

Patrick Dempsey is a rich, irresponsible womaniser, Michelle Monaghan the platonic best friend who's the only woman to resist his charm: then she falls in love with another man, and if you don't know where all this is leading I can only assume you've not actually seen a film before, and this probably isn't the best place to start.

Drillbit Taylor (12A)

Last year, Heigl co-starred in Knocked Up with Seth Rogen, directed by Judd Apatow. Since then, Rogen and Apatow have collaborated on Superbad, co-writing and producing respectively, and they've done the same jobs on Drillbit Taylor, starring Owen Wilson. Its three nerdy heroes are almost identical to the ones in Superbad, only now, instead of coming to the end of their high school careers, they're at the beginning. Targeted by bullies on their first day, they decide to hire a bodyguard, and give the job to a homeless veteran, Wilson, who claims to have been discharged from the army for "unauthorised heroism". He keeps an eye on his charges by posing as a substitute teacher, but he soon has his other eye on a genuine teacher, Leslie Mann.

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