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They Came Together DVD Review

16 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hadar, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms and Jack McBrayer.

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: Joel (Rudd) is an executive at a confectionery corporation that is trying to close down Molly (Poehler)’s small candy shop, not far away from the company. When the unlikely pair meet, they take an instant dislike to each other due to obvious circumstances with their businesses. 

Director David Wain shines a refreshing light on the romantic comedies that have never stopped surfacing, with his spoof film They Came Together. Just like other spoof films before it, Wain’s absurd observations of the romantic genre is vaguely entertaining. The production values, story-line (You’Ve Got Mail), locations and characters are almost exactly the same, but far more exaggerated. In many ways, the film reminds us of the elements we might hate or find cringe worthy in a lot of romantic comedies. »

- Louise Tooth

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‘The Birthday Boys’ season two will include Fabio, Dana Carvey and More

17 October 2014 8:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) You may not know The Birthday Boys, but you’ll definitely recognize quite a few of the faces on "The Birthday Boys," the sketch comedy group’s TV show that returns for a second season tonight at 11:30 on IFC. The Birthday BoysJefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen — started as a stage show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and caught plenty of high-profile attention over the years; notably Bob Odernkirk and Ben Stiller (who have a shared history on sketch comedy with Fox’s short-lived but fondly remembered 1992 series The Ben Stiller Show). Odenkirk and Stiller serve as executive producers on "The Birthday Boys" TV show, with Odenkirk appearing frequently in the show’s first season. This year, though Odenkirk retains a presence on "The Birthday Boys," his schedule (including filming "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

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Watch Keira Knightley and Ellie Kemper Have a Cockfight

16 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In Lynn Shelton's new film Laggies (in select theaters October 24 and nationwide November 7), Keira Knightley plays Megan, a sweet but slackerrific 28-year-old whose total lack of motivation utterly stumps her friends and family. At a time when all her friends are embracing their adult responsibilities, Megan would much rather hang out with her new teenage friend Annika (Chloe Moretz) and refuse to grow up, and nowhere is that enthusiasm gap more evident than when Megan is forced to celebrate the imminent wedding of her prissy friend Allison (Ellie Kemper). In this exclusive clip from the film, Megan treats a bachelorette party game as the impetus for an immature (but enjoyably scandalous joke), but Allison is not having it. A very unique cockfight then ensues, with Knightley and Kemper pitted head to head. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of Laggies

13 October 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of Laggies, the new film starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Webber.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see Laggies at the Emagine Novi Theater in Novi, Michigan on Monday, October 27th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

About The Film

Laggies: 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 »

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Female-Led 'Ghostbusters' Reboot In The Works

8 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

A Ghostbusters reboot starring women in the leading roles is in the works and will be helmed by Paul Feig.

'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Feig confirmed the news that he’s working on a female-led Ghostbusters on Twitter Wednesday. “It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women,” wrote Feig, who quipped, “That’s who I’m gonna call.”

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

Feig previously teamed up with Katie Dippold on the massively successful summer buddy cop comedy The Heat, which starred Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. McCarthy had her breakout film role in Feig’s 2011 hit Bridesmaids, which also starred Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolf as well as Rebel Wilson, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper. »

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Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' heading West for Super Bowl

30 September 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jimmy Fallon will do a post-Super Bowl “Tonight Show” in Phoenix, followed by a week of shows in L.A. Fallon’s post-Super Bowl show will air after a special episode of “The Blacklist.” After the game, he’ll bring “The Tonight Show” back to Los Angeles from Feb. 2-5 for a week of shows from Universal Studios Hollywood. “How to Get Away with Murder’s” premiere now has more than 20 million viewers — after setting a DVR playback record A record 6 million watched the ShondaLand drama on DVR. Dominic Cooper officially joins “Agent Carter” His role as Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, will become a regular one on the ABC series. Click Read Full Post For More A mathematician has created a statistical model predicting who will die on “Game of Thrones” Richard Vale from the University of Canterbury’s statistics department uses previous chapters to predict which character »

- Norman Weiss

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Thinking Outside the Shortlist for Women in Comedy

26 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Margaret here with a guessing game for you: a studio comedy is in production, and the lead is a woman. Who gets cast? If you're a Hollywood executive, the answer is Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig or Jennifer Aniston. Looking at today's top-grossing movies, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there are only four comic leading ladies; the studio focus on bankability keeps them sticking to a pretty rigid shortlist.

Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey, known best for her work in Bridesmaids and Reno 911!, thinks that shortlist should be a little longer. Earlier this week she took to a guest column at Laughspin to stump for her favorite comic actresses, and pitch a host of new projects. I am in no way saying that the women on the funny-lady short lists aren’t funny; they absolutely are! This is just a gentle reminder that there are other bankable comediennes out there, »

- Margaret de Larios

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New UK Trailer for Lynn Shelton's Slacker Dramedy 'Laggies'

24 September 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Only a month away from its domestic theatrical release, a new trailer has debuted for director Lynn Shelton's upcoming slacker dramedy Laggies, starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz. Sam Rockwell, Katelyn Dever, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, and Mark Webber help round out the cast for Shelton's latest, a film about an adult woman stuck in perpetual adolescence. Check out the detailed synopsis below: Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28-year-old Megan (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 (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 (Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Rockwell). The film is being released in the U.K. »

- Jordan Benesh

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New Trailer For Laggies

24 September 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s not unheard of for films to change their names when they travel across borders, especially if, in the case of something like Laggies, the original title doesn't make any obvious sense. So the Keira Knightley/Chloe Moretz/Sam Rockwell comedy drama Laggies is now called Say When in the UK, and has posted a new trailer online to prove it. Knightley is Megan, a young woman approaching 30 who has yet to really sort her life out. When her devoted boyfriend Anthony (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan’s suddenly panics that this is everything her life will ever be, and runs off.She ends up hanging out with teenager Annika (Moretz) and her single dad Craig (Rockwell). Soon, Megan’s reliving her youth, although this time that apparently includes making out with Craig. Then there’s her friend Allison (Ellie Kemper) who disapproves of Megan’s new lifestyle… It looks like it could be fun, »

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'Laggies' International Trailer Starring Chloe Moretz

24 September 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Lynn Shelton, the auetuer behind indie favorites Humpday and Touchy Feely, returns to adolescence and a life crisis in her new dramatic comedy Laggies. The international trailer finds Keira Knightley as a 28-year-old woman who has run into a dead end in both her career and relationship. Wanting to escape her own existence, she decided to hide out with a 16-year-old (Chloe Moretz) and eventually connects with her new Bff's father (Sam Rockwell). Is true romance waiting at the end of this coming-of-age tale? Check out the latest look at Laggies, which hits theaters in late October.

The latest comedy from indie darling Lynn Shelton follows a 28-year-old woman named Megan (Keira Knightley) who faces a quarter-life crisis realizing she still works for her father and is still dating her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber), who has just proposed to her. Looking to lay low, she befriends a 16-year-old »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: New U.K. Trailer For Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies' Starring Chloe Moretz, Keira Knightley And Sam Rockwell

24 September 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When American movies travel abroad, they sometimes are interestingly renamed. For example, "The Hangover" became "Very Bad Trip" in France, and now "Laggies" will be called "Say When" in the UK. We're sure there's a marketing reason that some studio executive could explain, but lacking that, here's a new trailer. Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell star in the latest from director Lynn Shelton that follows an aimless 28 year-old Megan, who freaks out when her boyfriend proposes marriage and winds up spending more time with the teenage Annika and her single Dad. It's a movie in which a "patchy tone, plot, characters and sympathies make for a film that’s difficult to wholeheartedly endorse," we wrote in our review out of Sundance.  Co-starring Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Moland Kaitlyn Dever, "Laggies" opens on October 24th. Trailer below. [Digital Spy] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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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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