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Sleeping with Other People Movie Review

4 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Sleeping with Other People Director: Leslye Headland Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrea Savage, Natasha Lyonne Can men and women ever be just friends? Films like No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits have suggested that if sex enters the equation, all bets are off, since romance and love are inevitable consequences of a physical relationship. In Sleeping with Other People, two people meet one night in college and lose their virginities to each other, and then are not reunited for twelve years. Realizing just how much sex has ruined every relationship either of them has ever had, they decide to avoid any  [ Read More ]

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Amanda Peet Didn't Think Game of Thrones Was a Good Idea (Also: Her Hubby's the Showrunner!)

13 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "249I4kxTBEU"] Not to cast aspersions on Amanda Peet's character, or anything, but she may not have the best judgment. If it were up to her, Game of Thrones wouldn't have received a green light! The actress, 43, has been married to David Benioff since 2006. He co-created GoT, now entering its fifth season, with D.B. Weiss - and Peet wasn't so sure that the fantasy series should have been adapted for television."Yes, I thought it was a terrible idea," Peet admitted to Conan O'Brien on Monday. "Terrible. Just silly. Dungeons and dragons but with real people." At that point, a low »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Amanda Peet Didn't Think Game of Thrones Was a Good Idea (Also: Her Hubby's the Showrunner!)

13 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "249I4kxTBEU"] Not to cast aspersions on Amanda Peet's character, or anything, but she may not have the best judgment. If it were up to her, Game of Thrones wouldn't have received a green light! The actress, 43, has been married to David Benioff since 2006. He co-created GoT, now entering its fifth season, with D.B. Weiss - and Peet wasn't so sure that the fantasy series should have been adapted for television."Yes, I thought it was a terrible idea," Peet admitted to Conan O'Brien on Monday. "Terrible. Just silly. Dungeons and dragons but with real people." At that point, a low »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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HBO Renews Togetherness for Season 2

13 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Well, it looks like HBO and Togetherness will be staying together for a little longer. The freshman comedy series has been renewed for Season 2 by the premium cable network three episodes into its eight-episode first season. Togetherness, which was created by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (The Mindy Project) and Steve Zissis, follows Brett and Michelle (Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey), a married couple who have are attempting to rediscover the spark in their relationship. When Brett’s best friend, Alex (Steve Zissis), and Michelle’s sister, Tina (Amanda Peet), fall on hard times (Alex is a struggling actor who just lost his home; Tina is a successful but unlucky-in-love woman who needs an escape from her typical lifestyle) and move in with the two of them, the foursome does their best to encourage one another and follow their dreams while living under the same roof. “We began our love affair… »

- Chris King

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Jason Mantzoukas: Banned from getting naked in 'Sleeping With Other People'

23 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Park City, Utah -- Jason Mantzoukas co-starred in Sundance pic "Sleeping With Other People" with comedians and other comedic actors including improv partner Jason Sudeikis, "Community's" Alison Brie, "Parks & Recreation" cohort Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, and Andrea Savage. From the sound of it, the work wasn't all that... worky. The sex/relationship comedy is about "figuring it out, and f*cking it up," Mantzoukas said from the premiere's red carpet at Sundance. But he was floored by his scenes with Savage -- who plays his wife in the film -- and, overall, it was a low-maintenance cast. However, there was a stipulation for Mantzoukas in this romp. "I was not naked. They wouldn't let me." Cue the sad trombones. Watch our interview above, on why he thinks "Parks & Rec" is one of the "most delightful" shows to work on, how "The League" doesn't turn to shambles, what Billy Eichner »

- Katie Hasty

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HBO’s Togetherness Has Been Renewed for Season Two

23 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

HBO has renewed the Duplass brothers' Togetherness for a second season. The series, about two couples (Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey; Amanda Peet, Steve Zissis) struggling to coexist in the same Eagle Rock house — all while pursuing their own long-shot dreams — premiered this year to mostly positive reviews. "We began our love affair with HBO in our parents' living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of Togetherness is a real-life dream come true," Mark and Jay Duplass said in a cute statement today. The show restarts production this year for a debut date sometime next year, which just means 2016 will feature more wonderfully bromantic Mark DuplassSteve Zissis interactions. Happy New Year in advance. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Togetherness Renewed for Season 2

27 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO has developed a sense of Togetherness with its newest comedy, leading to a Season 2 renewal for the freshman series.

From brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project), the series follows married couple Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey), who are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship. When Brett’s friend (Steve Zissis) and Michelle’s sister (Amanda Peet) move in with them, the foursome try to continue following their personal dreams while living under the same roof.

“We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant »

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HBO renews 'Togetherness' for season 2

27 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HBO has ordered a second season of "Togetherness." The dramedy, created by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass and their friend (and Mark's "Togetherness" co-star) Steve Zissis, is part of a very Sundance Film Festival-flavored current HBO Sunday lineup, with "Girls" and "Looking," so it feels appropriate that renewal would come while this year's Sundance — where so much of the talk has been about the ways that television is providing new opportunities for independent filmmakers — is still ongoing. HBO already renewed "Girls," which leaves "Looking" as their only current Sunday show whose fate is still up in the air. I imagine that's more a question of when, not if, but we'll see. I liked "Togetherness" a lot, and am happy to hear that the show will continue. Hoping to do a couple of follow-up pieces later in the season, but I'm curious how people are feeling about it so far. Do you like Zissis and Duplass? »

- Alan Sepinwall

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HBO Renews Duplass Brothers Comedy ‘Togetherness’

27 January 2015 3:58 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has given a second-season renewal to the family comedy “Togetherness” from Jay and Mark Duplass.

The series revolves around two very different couples living in the same house in Eagle Rock. The half-hour is three episodes into its eight-episode first season.

“We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of ‘Togetherness’ is a real life dream come true,” the Duplass brothers said.

According to HBO, the premiere of “Togetherness” on Jan. 11 has averaged 2.6 million viewers to date across multiple platforms.

Togetherness” stars Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis. Jay and Mark Duplass are co-creators with Zissis. The brothers are exec producers and also write and direct.

Production on season two will begin later this year in Los Angeles for debut next year.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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HBO Renews Jay and Mark Duplass’ ‘Togetherness’ for Season 2

27 January 2015 3:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Get ready for more “Togetherness” with Jay and Mark Duplass.

HBO has given a second season to the Duplass’ half-hour comedy, which will begin production in Los Angeles this year for a 2016 debut.

Also Read: ‘Togetherness’ Creators Jay and Mark Duplass: ‘We’re Betting on Doing a Bunch of Seasons’

The series follows two couples living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles. Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children. When Brett’s friend Alex (Steve Zissis) and Michelle’s sister, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Amanda Peet Told Game of Thrones Creator Husband David Benioff That Show Was a "Terrible" Idea

27 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Good thing he didn't take her advice! A few years back, Amanda Peet almost led her husband David Benioff seriously astray.  The Togetherness actress, 43, has been married to the Game of Thrones co-creator since 2006 and they share three children: Frankie, 7, Molly, 4, and Henry, 1 month. When Benioff, 44, first discussed the idea for his HBO series with his wife, however, she was hardly a fan. "I thought it was a terrible idea," the Good Wife alum spilled to Conan O'Brien on Conan on Monday, [...] »

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Best of Late Night TV: Louis Ck Defends Patriots Cheating, Channing Tatum Loves Daughter's 'Poop Face' (Video)

26 January 2015 11:57 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

The Northeast was covered in snow Monday night, and Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were on repeats (not because of the storm, but still). David Letterman pressed on, talking to Louis Ck about the Super Bowl. Louis is from Boston and he's a Patriots fan. He has no problem with the deflated footballs, or with bending the rules to win. He thinks the whole thing is hilarious. In the second video, he talks about how he disappoints his fans. At every live show, he can always spot the fans in the crowd who are disappointed. Channing Tatum was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and he and Jimmy talked about their baby daughters. »

- Gina Carbone

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Amanda Peet Thought a Game of Thrones TV Show Would Be ‘Terrible’

26 January 2015 10:09 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Amanda Peet is married to Game of Thrones showrunner and co-creater David Benioff, but here's a fun fact: She initially wasn't into the show and thought the concept sounded like "Dungeons & Dragons, but with real people." Fortunately, Conan saved the day and turns Peet's diss into a delightful, self-deprecating joke. Another fun fact: Peet is in an HBO show of her own, Togetherness, and when given the chance, people will not ask her about it. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Sleeping With Other People

26 January 2015 2:18 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews.

Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews

Sleeping With Other People

Director/Screenwriter: Leslye Headland

Principal Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas, Natasha Lyonne

U.S.A., 2015, 92 min., color

Plot (courtesy of Sundance): Jake and Lainey impulsively lose their virginity to each other in college. When their paths cross 12 years later in New York, they realize they both have become serial cheaters. Bonding over their chronic infidelity, they form a platonic friendship to support each other in their quests for healthy romantic relationships.

Review: Right from the beginning, we know Lainey (Brie) is a train wreck. She tries to get a dorm door down, and Jake (Sudeikis) is somehow charmed by this mess. Mainly because we learn he’s a little messed up too. That was college, but now we’re in present day, »

- Jeff Bayer

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Cheeky! Sarah Paulson Grabs Bff Amanda Peet's Butt at 2015 SAG Awards

26 January 2015 2:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sofía Vergara pinched Reese Witherspoon's bum Sunday on the 2015 SAG Awards red carpet, but she wasn't the only star to get a little handsy! Sarah Paulson gave Bff Amanda Peet a friendly li'l tap on the booty, too, although for these ladies a public butt-grab is chump change... Seriously, because Paulson, 40, has gotten an eyeful of her gorgeous bestie before, and she was quite impressed with what she saw! So when Peet, 43, stripped down for her role in HBO's Togetherness, Paulson told E! News why we had to tune in. News: 5 biggest jaw-droppers at the 2015 SAG Awards! "She looks really good," said the American Horror Story star of Peet. "And if you don't tune in, »

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Sundance Reviews: Sex, Masculinity Are Complicated in Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, James Franco Movies

26 January 2015 9:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The directors of “Bachelorette” and “Miss Representation” return to Sundance with, respectively, a brilliantly bawdy comedy and a vital look at how our culture raises...

I try not to make sweeping pronouncements about Sundance movies until I’m back at sea level, and my brain is receiving its usual amounts of oxygen; there’s something about the air up here that can occasionally lead to irrational exuberance. (Google “The Spitfire Grill” or “Happy, Texas” if you don’t know what I mean.)

Even though I’m still in Park City, Utah, (and panting when I walk up hills) I’ll »

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Sundance 2015: You should abstain from ‘Sleeping with Other People’

26 January 2015 6:44 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sleeping with Other People

Written & Directed by Leslye Headland

USA, 2015

With each new inferior romantic-comedy, you come to appreciate the delicate brilliance of When Harry Met Sally just a little bit more.  Sleeping with Other People is a particularly egregious offender because it borrows so heavily from the classic.  Though it tries very hard (too hard) to please, it can’t overcome its faulty premise, miscast leads, and ill-conceived gags.  This is a rom-com with very few laughs and even fewer romantic sparks.

From the first frames, it’s evident that Sleeping with Other People is saddled with a deeply flawed premise.  Lainey (Alison Brie) is an uber-fox who remained sexless because she “wanted to be chosen” by a complete zero named Matthew Sobvechik (Adam Scott).  Lainey’s virginal counterpart is Jake (Jason Sudeikis); an uncouth douchebag who “wanted his first time to be special.”  Okay, that’s utter nonsense, »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Sundance: There's a Lot of Sex in 'Sleeping With Other People,' But No Nudity

25 January 2015 12:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You expect a romantic comedy titled "Sleeping With Other People" to feature a lot of sex, and on that front Leslye Headland's follow-up to "Bachelorette," which premiered last night at Sundance, didn't disappoint. The comedy stars Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis as a pair who lost their virginity to each other in college, only to reunite years later in a sex addicts support group in New York. The two actors appear in several compromising positions with a variety of partners (including Amanda Peet and a smarmy Adam Scott). What Headland's film is notable for is its total lack of nudity despite the provocative subject matter. "I personally don't like nudity," Headland explained during the post-screening discussion at the Eccles.  "It was Leslye's choice," Brie added. "It especially speaks to her innovation and creativity to create sex scenes that are about intimacy and connection and not about nudity — and can still be. »

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Sleeping With Other People’

25 January 2015 2:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At a time when audiences are more friendly to raunch-coms than to rom-coms, writer-director Leslye Headland tries to split the difference in “Sleeping With Other People.” Essentially an updated “When Harry Met Sally … ” with texting (or, as Headland described the characters at the Sundance preem, “with a–holes”), two quippy New Yorkers spend more than 90 minutes trying to answer whether a man and a woman can be friends without romance entering the picture. Adhering pretty strictly to romantic-comedy conventions, the pic feels too broad for the arthouse and too small for the multiplex, leaving it in an uncomfortable commercial gray area.

Headland gets the meet-cute out of the way in the first scene, as Lainey (Alison Brie) makes a spectacle in a college dorm yelling at the top of her lungs and banging on the door of the unseen object of her affection. Jake (Jason Sudeikis) pulls her away to »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Sundance 2015: Films to look out for at this year’s festival

22 January 2015 9:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scott Davis on films to look out for at Sundance 2015…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when many of Hollywood’s big hitters gather together to be awarded a variety of different prices on the Awards circuit, culminating with the 87th Academy Awards on February 22nd. But on Thursday weekend in west USA (namely Utah) the Sundance Film Festival kicks off again, and many of the world’s best independent films will get their debuts to the public, and the press, over the next few weeks.

Staff Writer Scott Davis takes a look at some of the films making their debuts, and digs deep to find the next gems that could be coming out way in 2015.

A Walk in the Woods

When an aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy, the duo learn that some roads are better left untraveled. »

- Scott J. Davis

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