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They Came Together Blu-ray Review

18 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When Wet Hot American Summer came out in 2001, it was released by USA Films – a company that eventually morphed into Focus Features, but at the time had no real footing theatrically.  That may explain why the film was barely released, but eventually found a cult audience.  Considering it was written by Michael Showalter and David Wain (the latter of whom directed the film), and featured many members of The State there was almost a guarantee it would be funny, but the fledging USA Films didn’t know how to sell it.  Originally Showalter and Wain wanted to follow that film with They Came Together, which they were unable to make until recently, and it was also given a small theatrical release (but was also put on VOD).  But now that it’s on home video, it seems likely it too will become a cult favorite.  Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Laggies Review [Tiff 2014]

12 September 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lynn Shelton’s latest indie dramedy, Laggies, not only comes with the largest budget that the director’s ever worked with, but also the first script she did not pen herself (written instead by Andrea Seigel). Set on the outskirts of Seattle, the film tracks Megan (Keira Knightley), a young woman out of graduate school, working as the underemployed “sign girl” for her father’s tax firm and as she describes it, “floating,” through life. Still hanging out with the high school friends she went to prom with and dating the same high school sweetheart, Keira has a crisis of confidence when her boyfriend (Mark Webber) attempts to propose to her at a friend’s wedding.

The early representations of Megan friends paint the group as square and simple. A joke Megan makes a bout a Buddha statue’s nipples offends her one friend (portrayed effectively by the perpetually underused »

- Zachary Shevich

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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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Tony Hale, Jack Black, Casey Wilson to guest on 'The Birthday Boys'

3 September 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s almost time to jump back in the pool: IFC has given sketch comedy The Birthday Boys—which counts Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller among its executive producers—a return date of Oct. 17 at 11:30 p.m.. And the boys are bringing some notable names to the party.

EW has learned exclusively that the 10-episode second season will feature appearances by Tony Hale, Dana Carvey, Casey Wilson, and Doris Roberts, along with both halves of Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) and Tim & Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim). The guest list also includes Scott Aukerman, Chloe Bennet, »

- Dan Snierson

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Tony Hale, Jack Black, Casey Wilson to guest on 'The Birthday Boys'

3 September 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s almost time to jump back in the pool: IFC has given sketch comedy The Birthday Boys—which counts Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller among its executive producers—a return date of Oct. 17 at 11:30 p.m.. And the boys are bringing some notable names to the party.

EW has learned exclusively that the 10-episode second season will feature appearances by Tony Hale, Dana Carvey, Casey Wilson, and Doris Roberts, along with both halves of Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) and Tim & Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim). The guest list also includes Scott Aukerman, Chloe Bennet, »

- Dan Snierson

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Sex Tape Review

3 September 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having previously teamed up for 2011’s Bad Teacher, director Jake Kasdan reunites with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel for R-rated comedy Sex Tape. Though it starts strong and finishes well, script flaws mean it’s unfunny for the majority of its run time, squandering the potential of a great cast and an entertaining premise.

Segel and Diaz play Jay and Annie, a married couple whose sex life has dulled in the ten years they’ve been together. With the kids out of the house, the two eventually decide to rekindle their intimacy by making a video of themselves trying out every position in ‘The Joy of Sex’. Though the gambit works, Annie and Jay soon discover that their private video has gone public.

That’s a perfectly fine setup, and the opening act is a strong one too. Crucially the film doesn’t begin, as so many others in the genre do, »

- Amon Warmann

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Sex Tape Review

2 September 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jake Kasdan.

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe.

Certificate: 15.

Running Time: 94 minutes.

Synopsis: A couple hoping to reignite their sex lives decide to make a sex tape. Unfortunately the tape is accidentally uploaded to The Cloud and syncs with a set of iPads the couple handed out at Christmas. They soons find themselves attempting to retrieve the iPads and delete the video.

Despite the lurid sadness of recent events involving private material and The Cloud, there must be at least one person wringing their hands with delight over at Sony. Suddenly it’s made their film ‘of the moment’ with its finger on the pulse of the current climate surrounding privacy and the internet. That’s just a stroke of luck though, as this film is essentially an idea with nowhere to go. The idea of a personal moment being captured and made available »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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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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Sex Tape review: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel have an iPad mishap

2 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Jake Kasdan; Screenwriters: Kate Angelo, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller; Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe; Running time: 94 mins; Certificate: 15

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel get themselves into a rather tricky position in Sex Tape, in more ways than one. The two bounced off each other pretty well in Bad Teacher and apparently, that was enough to convince director Jake Kasdan to throw them together again and cut loose with some cheeky nudity and a naughty premise and the end result is a flabby, largely unfunny comedy. Awkward...

Right away, the couple are seen getting up close and very personal, but those were the good old days fondly recalled by Annie (Diaz) who now writes a parenting blog between chores, sleep and sexual frustration. Her now-husband Jay (Segel) has resorted to booking appointments for possible nookie and when they do find the time, it's all friction and no sparks. »

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Sex Tape

25 August 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Oct. 21, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel record their interpretation of "The Joy of Sex" in Sex Tape.

Cameron Diaz (The Counselor) and Jason Segel (The Five Year Engagement) and director Jake Kasdan, who teamed up for the well-liked 2011 movie Bad Teacher, reunite in the undeniably salacious–and inferior–comedy Sex Tape.

Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has been accidentally uploaded to “the cloud” and gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, »

- Laurence

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Tina Fey's New Show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Features Everything You Love: Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski and Small Dogs

22 August 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tina Fey's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars two of your favorite people—Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski—and is filming right now in the Big Apple. The NBC comedy follows a young woman who escapes a cult and starts a new life in New York, and you can get your first look at the series above and below. The Office and Bridesmaids star Kemper plays the title role of Kimmy Schmidt, a young woman who departs a cult and goes on a press tour that includes a stop on NBC's Today. But she's not going back to Indiana. Kimmy decides to stay in New York and "reclaim her life." She's got just a backpack, sneakers, some library books and cash and is ready to take New York by storm. 30 »

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Watch: Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper & More In 12-Minute Comedy Short 'The Nobodies'

21 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier this week, Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman — who are Upright Citizens Brigade alumni — quietly released their new short film “The Nobodies,” and they rounded up comedy names like Jim Gaffigan, "Veep" star Tony HaleJack McBrayerEllie Kemper, and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster to play along. The short grew out of a duo Brown and Bratman formed in NYC called “The Barrel Brothers,” that they describe as 'a talentless vaudevillian team of two naïve brothers from a fictional town in Kansas who were out of their depth performing in the big city.' Their long-running show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater won Best Emerging Comedy Duo in 2004, and gave them a platform where they met the actors who appear in their short. Here's the official synopsis: In “The Nobodies”, our two central characters (Greg and Dusty) have to make a fantastical journey through their own identity crises. »

- Joshua Encinias

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Fox Passes on Tina Fey-Produced Comedy ‘Cabot College’

18 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Fox network has taken a pass on the comedy “Cabot College,” produced by the “30 Rock” duo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for Universal Television.

Project from Universal TV had received a series commitment from Fox but never got a formal greenlight for production after the pilot was shot last spring. Matt Hubbard, another “30 Rock” alum, penned the script set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time.

Asif Ali, Margaret Cho, Jack Cutmore-Scott and Bonnie Dennison toplined the pilot. It’s unclear if Universal TV plans to shop the project to other outlets.

Fey and Carlock also have a midseason order from NBC for the Ellie Kemper starrer “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

 

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- Cynthia Littleton

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'Laggies' Poster Featuring Chloe Moretz and Keira Knightley

13 August 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Chloe Moretz, Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell play peek-a-boo on the latest poster for the coming-of-age comedic drama Laggies. Directed by Lynn Shelton, the movie follows a woman having a life crisis, who escapes her recent marriage proposal to hide out in the home of her new 16-year-old friend. Check out the trio of actors as they attempt to find some meaning in life without letting the important things go.

Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell »

- MovieWeb

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New Poster for Laggies Starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz & Sam Rockwell

13 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Lynn Shelton and also starring Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn Dever, Laggies is scheduled for limited theatrical release on October 24th, 2014. Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell). »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Paul Feig rumored to be taking the helms of a female-driven 'Ghostbusters' reboot

2 August 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Paul Feig is a very funny man. First and foremost, before any further conversation about the merits of a possible female-driven "Ghostbusters," let's be very clear about that. You should read "Kick Me: Adventures In Adolescence" and "Superstud: Or How I Became A 24-Year-Old Virgin" immediately, especially if you're a fan of "Freaks & Geeks." You'll see how his writings evolved into that show, particularly in terms of the way he uses brutal truth to get his laughs. When I visited him on the set of "Bridesmaids," he was confident about the film he was making, and he was over-the-moon in regards to his cast. His background is such that he really loves performers, and he knows how to create an amazing atmosphere for them to play together. I'm not a big fan of "The Heat," but the same skill set is on display, and it's obvious that he was able »

- Drew McWeeny

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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.

Synopsis:

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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‘Sex Tape’ Video Interviews: Segel Talks Comedy, Diaz Plays Cell Games

19 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Sex Tape reunites Bad Teacher co-stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, for a comedy about Jay and Annie, a married couple who try to spice things up with a private home video – only to have said video leak online, where any and all can see.

Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Ellie Kemper and Rob Corddry in ‘Sex Tape

During the press day for Sex Tape we sat down with Segel, Diaz, and their co-star Ellie Kemper (The Office), to talk about everything from what it’s like to star in a movie with such ...

Click to continue reading ‘Sex Tape’ Video Interviews: Segel Talks Comedy, Diaz Plays Cell Games

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- Kofi Outlaw

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Keri, Maria & More -- See This Week's Best Dressed Stars!

19 July 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Looking good, ladies! Keri Russell looked sexier than ever at the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" premiere in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. The former "Felicity" star stunned in a low-cut black jumpsuit. Russell went for a rocker-chic style, wearing her hair in messy waves and sported a smokey eye. The brunette beauty completed her look with a delicate silver necklace, black bangles and silver strappy sandals. Ellie Kemper looked fab in floral as she walked the red carpet of her new upcoming movie "Sex Tape," in Los Angeles on Thursday. "The Office" actress donned a delicate, yellow and green floral collared Honor dress. She paired it with silver Jerome C. Rousseau strappy heels and finished off her look with Effy Jewelry. Kemper kept her dark auburn hair simple in a low, wavy ponytail and completed her look with natural makeup. Maria Menounos stunned at NBC Universal’s 2014 Summer »

- tooFab Staff

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