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They Came Together review: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler star in spoof rom-com

8 September 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: David Wain; Screenwriters: Michael Showalter, David Wain; Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders; Running time: 83 mins; Certificate: 15

Targeting the lazy contrivances and conventions that permeate the romantic comedy genre, They Came Together is a hit and miss affair that lacks the cohesion and consistency of similar spoofs Airplane and The Naked Gun. Sporadic moments of inspiration and a wonderful cast, spearheaded by the effortlessly amiable leads Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, ensure that there's enough charm and laughs to make this a worthwhile experience.

Rather than unfolding in linear fashion, this tale about how Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) overcame initial hatred to become a couple is recounted through flashbacks over the course of dinner with fellow amours Kyle (Bill Hader) and Karen (Ellie Kemper). This narrative framework instantly establishes the lampooning nature of the piece, with the diners amusingly discussing how »

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The Essential Films and TV to Stream – September 8th 2014

8 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.

In better news David Wain’s relatively well »

- Chris Holt

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Win a Fantastic DVD Bundle with They Came Together starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler

5 September 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of “They Came Together” this September, we’re giving you the chance to win a rom-com DVD bundle.

Starring comedy greats Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, They Came Together is an irreverent subversion of the romantic comedy genre that will be simultaneously released across cinemas nationwide, on digital download and premium on-demand on September 5th.

From the director of Wanderlust and Role Models, David Wain, this smart and fresh comedy takes on every romantic comedy cliché in the book and features laugh-out-loud performances from two of comedy’s leading lights.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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They Came Together is in cinemas and available on digital download and premium on-demand on September 5th.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 15th September at 23.59 GMT The winner will be »

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Film Review: 'They Came Together'

4 September 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆The quest for a new take on the romantic comedy has been a vague Hollywood inclination since Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer (2009) 'reinvented' the genre by daring to implant a male character in the leading role. David Wain's Sundance offering They Came Together (2014) exhibits an enthusiasm for the task in this spoof of the genre that's saturated so heavily in self-parody that it literally eats itself alive. Wain's foray into rom-com cannibalism sees leading actors Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd (the new Ant-Man) stampede through a lexicon of the genre's clichés before wildly throwing them back in our faces shrieking, "You didn't see that coming, did you?" Unfortunately, for the most part we did.


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Hollywood and the comedy world react to the death of Joan Rivers

4 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's hard to believe, but legendary comic Joan Rivers is gone. Following is a roundup of reactions from around the entertainment community. Rip the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind. — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014 we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014 Joan Rivers!!! Oh Noooo!!! — Queen Latifah (@Iamqueenlatifah) September 4, 2014 My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan ???? — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014 My heart is broken. Joan Rivers Rip. Gone way too soon. All my thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & her family. — Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 4, 2014 A legend, a friend, a mentor, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind. Rip #JoanRivers @joan_rivers — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014 Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Six Of The Best Paul Rudd Comedies

4 September 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From Brian Fantana to Crap Bag (aka Mike), Paul Rudd has played some brilliant characters on both the big and small screen. The Anchorman star comes to cinema and video on-demand once again this Friday, September 5th in the romantic comedy They Came Together, and to celebrate the release we take a look at some of his best comedic roles.

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Paul Rudd played the character of Andy in the comedy directed by David Wain about an 80’s American summer camp. It’s the last day of camp so the staff and campers are all determined to resolve their unfinished business. The cast included Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon and even They Came Together co-star Amy Poehler.

Friends (2002-2004)

In the iconic comedy series Friends, Paul Rudd played the character of Mike Hannigan who appeared in a total of 19 episodes. After falling for the quirky Phoebe, the pair »

- David Agnew

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Giveaway: Win David Wain’s ‘They Came Together’ on Blu-ray

4 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the arrival of one of our favorite films of the year thus far, David Wain‘s hilarious They Came Together, on Blu-ray, we’ve teamed with Lionsgate to give away one (1) Blu-ray to our readers. One (1) winner will receive one (1) copy of They Came Together on Blu-ray. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm […] »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: David Wain on They Came Together

2 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The magnificently, gloriously silly spoof romantic comedy They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, hits the UK on Friday, so to gear up for a big belly laugh, we caught up with director, co-writer and all-round very funny man David Wain (Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer) to talk about going goofy, shooting in New York and getting a cameo from Zod himself.

Starting writing They Came Together with Michael Showalter, where did you guys begin within the realm of parodying a genre like romantic comedies?

Michael and I just love that genre, we grew up watching so many of those movies and loving them, and also we always had an interest in what that formula was, what the tropes were, without even an eye towards making fun of it, just talking about them. As we got more into making movies and doing comedy we thought it’d »

- Andrew Jones

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‘They Came Together’ Review

2 September 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max GreenfieldEd Helms, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Michael Murphy, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, Ken Marino | Written by David Wain, Michael Showalter | Directed by David Wain

Spoof films are rarely done well. There is so little subtlety in them, and they often result in terribly written and ridiculous slapstick comedy films that mock other films in a very obvious and unrelentingly silly manner (see Scary Movie 4, Date Movie, Disaster Movie, A Haunted House) but this, a satire more than a spoof, finally shows the pretenders how it’s done, bringing a softer hand to a genre that is flooded with terribly over-bearing abominations.

Directed by David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust) who co-writes it alongside Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer), They Came Together is something of a throwback, reminiscent of older spoof-comedy films like Airplane. »

- Chris Cummings

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Hulu Grabs Party Down

27 August 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a further demonstration of how a little-seen TV show can have a second life once its cast members hit the big time, Party Down is about to cater to users of – the online, ad-supported, on-demand streaming website. The channel has obtained the exclusive streaming rights to the entire series, which originally debuted on Starz in 2009. The first 5 episodes will be available for a limited time on, with the whole thing becoming available on Hulu Plus from August 29th, 2014.

Party Down is a comedy show that follows a group of wannabe actors who are trying to make it big in Hollywood, but instead find themselves working for a Los Angeles catering company to make ends meet. With 20 episodes over 2 seasons, the show was created by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and starred Lizzy Caplan (Masters Of Sex), Jane Lynch (Glee), Adam Scott (Parks And Recreation), Ken Marino »

- Sarah Myles

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UK movie releases: September 2014

26 August 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

September 5, 2014

Sex Tape

Director: Jake Kasdan

Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz

Running time: 94 mins

Certificate: 15

Before I Go to Sleep

Director: Rowan Joffe

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 15

The Guest

Director: Adam Wingard

Starring: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe

Running time: 100 mins

Certificate: 15

They Came Together

Director: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler

Running time: 81 mins

Certificate: 15

September 12, 2014

The Boxtrolls

Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Starring: Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: PG

A Most Wanted Man

Director: Anton Corbijn

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams

Running time: 122 mins



Director: Matthew Warchus

Starring: George Mackay, Andrew Scott

Running time: 120 mins

Certificate: 15

September 19, 2014

20,000 Days on Earth

Director: Jane Pollard, Iain Forsyth

Starring: Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

The Giver

Director: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges

Running time: Tbc mins

Certificate: Tbc

Magic in the Moonlight

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Colin Firth, »

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Taran Killam, Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson Join ‘Brothers in Law’

21 August 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saturday Night Live” cast member Taran Killam is starring in the comedy “Brothers in Law” with Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson, David Wain and fellow “SNL” star Bobby Moynihan.

SNL” creator Lorne Michaels is producing and the team of Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez is directing. Shooting began on Tuesday in Oregon.

The original script was written by Cameron Fay with Killam amd Mikey Day performing rewrites. The story is described as having elements of “Meet the Parents” and “What About Bob?”

Fay and Harris have been tweeting photos from the set.

Best cast a boy could ask for! Rt @RitaWilson: @bibbymoynihan @RachaelEHarris @davidwain Man, this is No fun at all.—

Cameron Fay (@Cameron_Fay) August 20, 2014

Oh good times with the couples! #swinging @ritawilson #billpullman @davidwain #brotherinlaws—

Rachael Harris (@RachaelEHarris) August 19, 2014

Villines and Rodriguez have directed and edited comedy shorts for Funny or Die, »

- Dave McNary

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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

16 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina, »

- Variety Staff

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Movie Review – They Came Together (2014)

1 August 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

They Came Together, 2014.

Directed by David Wain.

Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey and Ed Helms.


When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up and then must find their way back together.

Romantic comedies continue to get churned out every year, and almost every director and screenwriter continue to do the same things over and over again. It’s not often that we get a romantic comedy that tries to do something different, let alone attempts to parody the genre. With They Came Together, director David Wain (Role Models) decided to bring his own brand of humor in to try and poke some fun at the genre and »

- Gary Collinson

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Top 5: Sex Tape, First Avengers: Age Of Ultron Image, Power Rangers Movie News, The Purge: Anarchy, First Trailer for Annabelle

19 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Thanks to the greatness that is VOD, last night I was able to check out David Wain and Michael Showalter's rom-com parody, They Came Together. Starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, the film looks to deconstruct the romantic comedy much like Wain and Showalter's Wet Hot American Summer sought to satirize summer camp films. From the standpoint of ripping the often shallow and happenstance conceits of the modern rom-com to shreds, They Came Together is wildly successful. Poehler and Rudd are great and Wain and Showalter know the genre so well that the script often feels like a template for a Valentine's Day release waiting to happen. While its constant barrage of meta can be distracting at times (a scene where Rudd drowns his sorrows at a bar specifically comes to mind), more often than not I found myself laughing too hard at the absurdity of the genre's conventions to care. »

- Jason Barr

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'Drunk History' co-creator recalls the day he cast Weird Al as Hitler

15 July 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

As Drunk History continues its second season on Comedy Central (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Et), viewers keep learning fascinating stories of America’s lesser-known past—and how far co-creator/interviewer Derek Waters will go to both get his inebriated friends to tell them and actors to reenact them. Here, we discuss some of season two’s early highlights (like “Weird Al” Yankovic as Hitler).

As for what lies ahead, the July 15 “American Music” episode features Johnny Knoxville as Johnny Cash and Jon Daly as Kris Kristofferson, as well as Jack McBrayer as DJ Alan Freed. “He doesn’t scream DJ, »

- Mandi Bierly

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'They Came Together' Coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 2nd

15 July 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent subversion of the romantic-comedy genre: They Came Together, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is also currently available via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. This laugh-out-loud comedy features an all-star cast including Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Role Models), Amy Poehler (TV's Parks and Recreation, TV's Saturday Night Live), Cobie Smulders (TV's How I Met Your Mother, Marvel's The Avengers), Christopher Meloni (TV's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wet Hot American Summer), Max Greenfield (TV's New Girl, Veronica Mars), Bill Hader (upcoming The Skeleton Twins, TV's Saturday Night Live), Ellie Kemper (TV's The Office, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (TV's The League, Neighbors), Melanie Lynskey (TV's Two and a Half Men, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Ed Helms (TV's The Office, »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive Portraits: Stars of the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival

12 July 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Previous | Image 1 of 9 | NextDirector David Wain of ‘They Came Together,’ the Opening Night Film.

Chicago – The second-annual Chicago Critics Film Festival, which took place from May 9 to May 15, 2014 at the Music Box Theatre from the Chicago Film Critics Association, has been one of the best film events of 2014 in Chicago. Over seven days, films from such diverse representatives as David Wain, Martin Starr, Dick Miller and Bobcat Goldthwait were unreeled for Chicago film aficionados.

Photographer Joe Arce of was there and captured these exclusive portraits of the stars, directors and documentary subjects that defined the Chicago Critics Film Festival programming. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

CCFF1: Director David Wain of ‘They Came Together,’ the Opening Night Film. CCFF2: Martin Starr of »

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Exclusive They Came Together Clips: Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler Poke Fun at Rom-Coms

3 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last weekend may have been consumed by Mark Wahlberg, Autobots, Dinobots and one too many Michael Bay low angle shots, but there was also a unique take on romantic comedies in the mix too, David Wain’s They Came Together.  It stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as Joel and Molly.  While on a double date with Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper’s characters, Joel and Molly run through the history of their relationship, hitting an abundance of all-too-familiar rom-com troupes along the way. They Came Together hit select theaters and On Demand on June 27th, so if you caught Matt’s review, you might have already checked it out, but if you’d like a taste of the type of comedy and tone Wain’s going for first, we got our hands on some exclusive material from the film that might help you out.  Hit the jump to check »

- Perri Nemiroff

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If a 'Weekend at Bernie's' Remake Ever Happens, This Is Exactly How It Should Go Down

3 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There has been a flurry of super-important, nostalgia-drenched movie anniversaries recently, including, but not limited to Tim Burton's "Batman" (25 years), "Gremlins" (30 years), "Ghostbusters" (30 years) and "The Karate Kid" (30 years). But one movie that seems to have been overlooked completely is "Weekend at Bernie's" (find out where to watch) which came out 25 years ago this week. The story of a couple of yuppies who try to pretend that their dead boss hasn't died at all, it was a surprise hit, pulling in double its production budget at the box office and spawning a goofy, guilty pleasure sequel. (It did get a Blu-ray release earlier this summer, so you can now watch all of the icky '80s tomfoolery in HD.)

Even though "Weekend at Bernie's" was far from a phenomenon (as evidenced by the deafening silence around its anniversary), you can bet one thing: it will be remade. Look no »

- Drew Taylor

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