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‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Alternate Intro Is a Hilarious ’90s Throwback — Watch

2 September 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Alternate endings aren’t cool. You know what’s cool? Alternate intros. And since nothing is cooler than Camp Firewood, it only makes sense that Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” would have one. Watch it below.

Read More:‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

It finds Coop (Michael Showalter) at a diner just before he and the rest of the Camp Firewood gang reunite as promised. Asked by his waitress what he’d like, the aspiring author replies, “An ending to my book would be great.” The awkward back-and-forth that follows is as David Wain-y as these exchanges come, and ends with Coop joking that “there’s only one writer here” to which the waitress responds, “You’re right, I’m never gonna amount to anything.” Awkward silence ensues, followed by those joyous opening credits. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Alternate Intro Is a Hilarious ’90s Throwback — Watch

2 September 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alternate endings aren’t cool. You know what’s cool? Alternate intros. And since nothing is cooler than Camp Firewood, it only makes sense that Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” would have one. Watch it below.

Read More:‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

It finds Coop (Michael Showalter) at a diner just before he and the rest of the Camp Firewood gang reunite as promised. Asked by his waitress what he’d like, the aspiring author replies, “An ending to my book would be great.” The awkward back-and-forth that follows is as David Wain-y as these exchanges come, and ends with Coop joking that “there’s only one writer here” to which the waitress responds, “You’re right, I’m never gonna amount to anything.” Awkward silence ensues, followed by those joyous opening credits. »

- Michael Nordine

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The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked

1 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains light spoilers for each of the shows described.]

10. “What Would Diplo Do”

Season 1, Episode 2, “The Cult”

Directed by Brandon Dermer

Written by James Van Der Beek

“What would Diplo do?” is a question addressed throughout the first few episodes of Viceland’s new comedy, but what Diplo actually does gets tackled head on in Episode 2. Functioning as a response to Diplo’s most human moment in the pilot (asking nemesis Calvin Harris if all they do as DJs is push a button), the episode examines the creation of one song — just one — over the course of, well, quite a long time.

When a reporter stops by to write a story on how Diplo (James Van Der Beek) creates a song, he becomes witness to a maniacal process involving rats, post-its, a blender, and, yes, a cult. The running joke is that Diplo goes to crazy extremes just to get back to where he started, but there’s a »

- Ben Travers

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The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked

1 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains light spoilers for each of the shows described.]

10. “What Would Diplo Do”

Season 1, Episode 2, “The Cult”

Directed by Brandon Dermer

Written by James Van Der Beek

“What would Diplo do?” is a question addressed throughout the first few episodes of Viceland’s new comedy, but what Diplo actually does gets tackled head on in Episode 2. Functioning as a response to Diplo’s most human moment in the pilot (asking nemesis Calvin Harris if all they do as DJs is push a button), the episode examines the creation of one song — just one — over the course of, well, quite a long time.

When a reporter stops by to write a story on how Diplo (James Van Der Beek) creates a song, he becomes witness to a maniacal process involving rats, post-its, a blender, and, yes, a cult. The running joke is that Diplo goes to crazy extremes just to get back to where he started, but there’s a »

- Ben Travers

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One Scene From Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Required 3 Days and a Green Screen to Film

31 August 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Director David Wain shares a look behind the scenes. »

- Jordan Crucchiola

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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

22 August 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review

12 August 2017 1:15 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

I have never been the biggest fan of the original ‘Wet Hot American Summer‘. Although it has attained cult status over the years, I never found the film to be memorable as others do. In fact, when Netflix revived the franchise a little over two years ago with an eight episode prequel series titled “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp“, I pretty much had the same feeling. With the latest entry in the revival, “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later“, we finally get a true sequel to the original. And the premise is simple: the campers and counsels of camp firewood reunite a decade later to fulfill their promise made in the first film. Hilarity ensues. But the question still remains; does it follow the aforementioned trend of it’s predecessors? Well, the simple answer is no–but the more complicated answer, is inevitably yes.

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- Taylor Salan

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David Wain Explains That Insane ‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Ending

10 August 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Somewhat impossibly, the cult hit Wet Hot American Summer has spawned two star-studded Netflix miniseries. When the film hit theaters in 2001, it was a dud. Critics didn’t love it, audiences didn’t show up, and it disappeared from cinemas as quickly as it appeared. But over the years it grew a massive cult following, partly due to the fact that it featured so many now-famous actors in early roles, from Paul Rudd to Amy Poehler to Bradley Cooper. Co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter always said they had an idea to do a prequel to … »

- Adam Chitwood

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Who Plays Claire on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later?

9 August 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Wet Hot American Summer returned to Netflix on Aug. 4 with an eight-episode series subtitled Ten Years Later, a nod to the 2001 film where a group of counselors agree to meet up 10 years after their memorable Summer. But never the type to shy away from cheeky winks and nods, creators David Wain and Michael Showalter decided to add a couple new cast members to the sequel in the form of characters they decided had been there the whole time. Enter Claire and Mark, a couple edited into scenes from the original movie and 2015 prequel series, First Day of Camp, who are now a power couple living in New York City. You may have recognized Mark Feuerstein as Mark, as he's been in a ton of TV, including recurring on The West Wing and playing the lead role on Royal Pains. But you may be wondering where you've seen Claire before. Related »

- Andrea Reiher

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More "Wet Hot American Summer"

9 August 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Boom! Studios and Enter These Dark Woods will release a "Wet Hot American Summer" graphic novel, adapting the 2001 feature and Netflix TV movies, set @ the sex-crazed 'Camp Firewood',  available June 18, 2018:

"'Wet Hot American Summer' (2001) is one of those magical films that not only helped launch the career of a dozen household names, but resonated with a generation of viewers over many repeat viewings," said Filip Sablik, President, Boom! Studios.

"We love the Boom! Studios guys' work and we're thrilled to be partnering with the them on the Wet Hot graphic novel," said Howard Bernstein, producer of the 2001 film.

"Wet Hot American Summer" was directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce ("Fraser"), Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd ("Ant-Man"), Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper  ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, »

- Michael Stevens

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‘Fun Mom Dinner’ VOD Review

8 August 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Molly Shannon, Bridget Everett, Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Adam Levine, Paul Rust, Paul Rudd, David Wain | Written by Julie Rudd | Directed by Alethea Jones

Four moms, whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, arrange a fun mom dinner with the sole aim to drink wine, gossip, and bond without worrying about their kids, husbands and housework for the night. The dinner guests include the newly divorced Jamie (Molly Shannon), super mom Melanie (Bridget Everett), the stressed-out Emily (Katie Aselton), and Emily’s best friend and social outcast Kate (Toni Collette), who was more than a little reluctant in accepting the invite. The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a very cute bartender (Maroon 5′s Adam Levine), leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realise they have more in common than just motherhood, mess and men.

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- Phil Wheat

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Interview: David Wain speculates on what could be next for the Wet Hot crew

7 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In 2001, David Wain teamed up with his fellow Stella and The State alum Michael Showalter to write a loving yet irreverent ode to their summer camp experiences, which Wain directed. Wet Hot American Summer failed to make much of an impact at first (and still stands only at 32 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). But the movie eventually became a beloved cult comedy (scoring the number-one spot on our list of best comedies since 2000), and many then-unknowns in the young cast—Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black—quickly went on to stardom.

Based on that ever-increasing momentum, the Wet Hot crew hooked up with Netflix to offer the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp in 2015, followed by the sequel, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, which debuted on Netflix last week. Series director and co-writer Wain—who also plays the »

- Gwen Ihnat

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Electus Acquires Management Firm Principato-Young

7 August 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Electus has acquired a majority stake in management firm Principato-Young. With the acquisition, co-founder Peter Principato takes over as president and CEO of the firm. Longtime partner Paul Young is exiting the company.

Principato-Young’s talent roster includes Cristela Alonzo, Anthony Anderson, Will Arnett, Ike Barinholtz, Kenya Barris, Tracee Ellis Ross, R. Ben Garant, F. Gary Gray, Andrew Gurland, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Ed Helms, Keegan-Michael Key, Queen Latifah, Thomas Lennon, Kate McKinnon, Niecy Nash, Jordan Peele, Rob Riggle, Michael Showalter, John Travolta, David Wain, Matt Walsh.

“From scripted to unscripted, across all platforms, serving and creating opportunities for talent is at the heart of Electus,” Electus CEO Chris Grant and COO Drew Buckley said in a statement. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Pye as we collaborate to create innovative content for a global marketplace. We thank Paul Young for his many contributions to the exceptional company he co-founded, and »

- Daniel Holloway

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Fun Mom Dinner movie review: stay at home, moms

4 August 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Stereotypes and contrived shenanigans don’t seem to actually offer much catharsis for harried moms seeking escape. And the dads inevitably butt into their me-time. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Fun? Nope, not for us. Dinner? Mostly offscreen. Moms? Check… though even here, in a movie allegedly devoted to mom time, they have to share the spotlight with dads. Wtf?

Fun Mom Dinner (the title sounds like a Japanglish attempt to sound cool) starts off promising enough, with Toni Collette’s (Krampus, Miss You Already) Kate complaining about how child-focused the interactions of so many women can be — “I’m mommed out,” she sighs, with a refreshing lack of reverence for motherhood, something that cinema is sorely lacking — and with Katie Aselton’s (The Gift, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

4 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the year of our Lord 2017, The War of the Chrises ended. A long-gestating and confounding battle between movie stars with similar names, similar roles, and similar skin tones, came to a close. Chris Evans (the Captain in “Captain America”), Chris Hemsworth (the Thor in “Thor”), Chris Pratt (a guardian in “Guardians of the Galaxy”), and Chris Pine (the dude in “Wonder Woman”) laid down their super weapons and bowed down to the king.

You need not ask who won. You already know.

Let King Pine’s reign never end.

Now, before we get too much further into this review of “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later,” it should be noted that King Pine isn’t a prominent figure in David Wain and Michael Showalter’s eight, cheery new episodes. King Pine is emblematic of what makes this Netflix original series better than the last, even though he’s »

- Ben Travers

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‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

4 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the year of our Lord 2017, The War of the Chrises ended. A long-gestating and confounding battle between movie stars with similar names, similar roles, and similar skin tones, came to a close. Chris Evans (the Captain in “Captain America”), Chris Hemsworth (the Thor in “Thor”), Chris Pratt (a guardian in “Guardians of the Galaxy”), and Chris Pine (the dude in “Wonder Woman”) laid down their super weapons and bowed down to the king.

You need not ask who won. You already know.

Let King Pine’s reign never end.

Now, before we get too much further into this review of “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later,” it should be noted that King Pine isn’t a prominent figure in David Wain and Michael Showalter’s eight, cheery new episodes. King Pine is emblematic of what makes this Netflix original series better than the last, even though he’s »

- Ben Travers

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'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later': TV Review

3 August 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

It's one of those odd modern programming miracles that Wet Hot American Summer, a movie that made under $300,000 at the domestic box office in 2001, built enough of a cult following to spawn the Netflix prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. And then it's in some ways equally remarkable that just two years later, without the rocket fuel of a decade's nostalgia, creators David Wain and Michael Showalter were able to get much of the gang back together for another eight-episode Netflix season.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later isn't an example of going »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Clip: Why Bradley Cooper Is Now Adam Scott

2 August 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This Friday, Netflix will release the sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. True to its subtitle, the upcoming series will take place ten years after the events of the 2001 movie and the 2015 prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Almost everyone involved with those projects is returning including (deep breath): A.D. Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Chris Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Nenninger, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Early, Josh Charles, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, … »

- Matt Goldberg

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in August 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” (available August 4)

Why Should I Watch It? Because you can’t resist. The core cast of “Wet Hot American Summer” is as irresistible as a cast can get, including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, H. Jon Benjamin, and Ken Marino. Throw in the new members who joined up for Netflix’s prequel season — Kristen Wiig, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, Lake Bell — and this is a comedy dream team. The only problem facing creators (and actors) David Wain and Michael Showalter is finding enough time to highlight each and every one of their talented team, especially with even more actor additions for “10 Years Later” (like Adam Scott!).

Best Episode: Time proved to be a bit of factor in “First Day of Camp”: There were too many characters, and the script tried too hard to tie »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in August 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” (available August 4)

Why Should I Watch It? Because you can’t resist. The core cast of “Wet Hot American Summer” is as irresistible as a cast can get, including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, H. Jon Benjamin, and Ken Marino. Throw in the new members who joined up for Netflix’s prequel season — Kristen Wiig, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, Lake Bell — and this is a comedy dream team. The only problem facing creators (and actors) David Wain and Michael Showalter is finding enough time to highlight each and every one of their talented team, especially with even more actor additions for “10 Years Later” (like Adam Scott!).

Best Episode: Time proved to be a bit of factor in “First Day of Camp”: There were too many characters, and the script tried too hard to tie »

- Ben Travers

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