5 items from 2011
Elizabeth Banks was a complete unknown when she was cast as “Lindsay” in the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer. And she stayed that way for a while after, thanks to the dismal box office performance of David Wain’s camp comedy. But, over time, the movie’s growing cult would help Banks become one of the most in-demand actresses around.
Entertainment Weekly: What do you remember about the Wet Hot audition? »
- Clark Collis
We're just going to come out and say it: news that Michael Showalter, David Wain and their cast members are considering a sequel to the 2001 cult comedy classic "Wet Hot American Summer" makes us want to smear mud everywhere!
It's hard not to get that kind of messy-excited when the list of comedic stars the includes Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Banks, Judah Friedlander, Amy Poehler, Marguerite Moreau and, yep!, Bradley Cooper.
"Oh, f**k yeah, in a heartbeat," is what "Law & Order: Svu" star Meloni told Entertainment Weekly when asked if he'd be up for second round.
“Look, any chance to get that group of people all together in a room I will take,” Banks declared.
- Mark Rabinowitz
This makes it all worth it
Before we get to to the good stuff in this episode, let's take care of Frank's nonsense. He's still in debt for $6,000 clams (when you're a colorfully written poor person, dollars are called "clams"), and those two goons have caught up with him.
He doesn't have the money, so they have to teach him a lesson. Do they ... cut off his pinky so he can never properly hold a tea cup again? Remove his superfluous third testicle (although with a few more he can play "pocket snooker")? Carve out his liver for Charlie Sheen to worship?
None of the above. They goons give Frank ... a swirly. They warn him that if he doesn't come up with the cash in 24 hours, they'll be forced to move on to the next level.
A purple nurple.
In the meantime, let's just sit back and enjoy this one more time. »
"What are you wearing?" A late-night call to his motel room brings writer Davy Mitchell an unexpected introduction to the mysterious Nicole, a woman who likes to seduce guys over the phone. Before long, Davy's dull book tour of New Mexico has been transformed into an onanistic odyssey that shocks even his own brother, Sean.
I shudder to think about the prurient comedy that could have resulted from this set-up if Judd Apatow or the American Pie team had got their sticky fingers on it. Fortunately, Davy Rothbart's GQ article "What Are You Wearing?", has been successfully adapted by writer/director Kyle Patrick Alvarez into Easier with Practice (2009), a low-key but surprisingly affecting drama about loneliness and the yawning gap between romantic expectations and real life.
The film begins in a bookshop with the earnest, bespectacled Davy (Brian Geraghty) giving a reading from his collection of short stories, "Things »
- Daniel Green
First time writer and director Kyle Patrick Alvarez looks set for a promising career after his debut feature Easier With Practice. Winner of Best New International Feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Easier With Practice is inspired by Davy Rothbart's GQ magazine autobiographical essay.
On the road with his brother Sean (Kel O'Neill) for several months, stopping at book stores to publicise his yet-unpublished book of short stories, Davy grows weary of the loneliness of life on the move. One night he receives a mysterious and sexually-charged phone call from the seductive Nicole. At first believing it to be a wrong number, Davy's reluctant to play along, but as Nicole turns up the heat, Davy finds himself talking just as "dirty". Interrupted by the reappearance of Sean, they are forced to stop, but when Nicole rings back later, there's no turning back for Davy.
As the weeks pass, their phone-sex sessions become more regular, »
5 items from 2011
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