Writers Ken Marino and David Wain may have come up with the story for Wanderlust, but when we chatted with the pair at a recent press day for the movie, they told us Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston were "everything" when it came to bringing the film to life. We asked the screenwriters to talk about the commune-like living situation they shared with the cast during the shoot, and they also weighed in on the movie's frequent male nudity. Watch the interview and catch Wanderlust in theaters starting today!
- I'm sorry, maybe it makes me uncool, but I've now watched "The Woz"'s Dancing With the Stars dance at least five times.
- I'm sorry, maybe it makes me uncool, but I've now watched "The Woz"'s Dancing With the Stars dance at least five times. It just makes me so happy! — geeksugar
- Beyonce talks world tours, new videos, etc. — Popwatch
- What embarrassing things have you done because of television? — The TV Addict
- One blogger's parents share what they thought of Watchmen. — Cinematical
- The Office: Now the most romantic show on TV? — Monkey See
- Director David Wain is looking to fashion a Role Models spinoff or sequel. — MTV Movies Blog
- Check out Thom Yorke: marching band director. — Vulture
- The L Word: worst series finale ever? — TV Filter
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For the second time in recent history, I left an R-rated comedy feeling really happy. First Kevin Smith's crass, dirty film about low-budget porn turns out to be rather sweet, and now Role Models. Though full of crude language and nasty jokes, the movie is really a twisted sort of coming-of-age story — for the adult characters more than the kids — that's ultimately heartwarming.
Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) are two energy drink reps who have been with the company for several years now. Danny has grown frustrated with what he sees as a dead-end career, while Wheeler is something of a frat-boyish slacker who rather enjoys his low-commitment lifestyle. One day, however, Danny's aggravation overwhelms him and he and Wheeler end up getting in trouble with the law. They choose to put in 150 hours of service at a mentoring program rather than go to jail, and they meet their charges: Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson). For more of the story and my thoughts on it all, read more
Does the world need another one of these man-child comedies? Old School, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Drillbit Taylor, Step Brothers . . . it just keeps happening. There's the guy (or usually more than one guy) who's schlubby and immature and thinks behaving like an adult is akin to destroying one's soul. He "hilariously" messes up over and over again until the sensible killjoy female character frowningly sets him on his way down the Right Path. It's kinda been done. A lot.
Role Models finds Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott playing energy drink reps who mess up so much that they're told by sensible killjoy (played by Elizabeth Banks) that they need to become basically Big Brothers to some kids (one of whom is played by Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who is pretty funny in the preview). The movie opens Nov. 14. To see the trailer, read more
I think Paul Rudd is cute and funny. I think the concept of making a movie using ten vaguely intersecting comedic skits is potentially great and funny. So why, then, is The Ten just not that funny?
The movie has Paul Rudd playing Jeff, a kind of surreal host on a sparsely furnished "stage," of sorts, introducing each of the film's stories based on the Ten Commandments. Between each segment we get an update on the travails of Jeff's love life (the end of his rocky marriage, followed by his relationship with the bouncy young Liz (Jessica Alba), etc.). The stories themselves are moderately interesting. For the commandment about stealing we do indeed find Winona Ryder playing a young woman who steals a ventriloquist dummy with whom she's fallen in love. The piece featuring Adam Brody (based on the commandment about worshiping false gods) is a pretty funny commentary on the phenomena of American celebrity. Ten stories starts to feel like an awful lot, however, and when the mildly amusing musical finale comes, it arrives in the form of silly relief. For more on my perplexed "eh" reaction to this movie, read more
We all know about my deep affection for Paul Rudd, "The State," and most things "Six Feet Under"-related. So I am loving the trailer for Diggers, a drama that a) focuses on a character played by Paul Rudd, b) was produced by David Wain and written by Ken Marino, both from "The State," and c) stars "Six Feet Under"'s sassy redhead Lauren Ambrose. Count me in!
The film is only out in limited release this Friday before moving into DVD release the following Tuesday, May 1. IMDB calls it a "coming-of-age story about four working-class friends growing up in Long Island, New York, as clam diggers. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as their grandfathers before them." The trailer, however, is a lot more intriguing than that. You can check it out and tell me what you think if you read more
I've been crushing on Paul Rudd ever since Clueless. I mean, he's cute, he's funny, he can act, and — as I learned today — he can also rock some serious karaoke. On Friday night, Of Montreal played a show at Studio B in Brooklyn, and the band took a break for a bit of hipster karaoke. Rudd was there, and he and David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, "The State") treated the crowd to a rollicking rendition of Boston's "More Than a Feeling."
Winona Ryder, Adam Brody and Paul Rudd were just some of the stars who were on hand for the premiere of director David Wain's The Ten. Jessica Alba is also in the film but evidently she didn't make it to the festival. Love that Adam Brody wouldn't put down his burger for the promo pics! But it's all in good fun, just like the film itself, which is composed of ten interrelated short films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. Even before it premiered it was getting buzz for its impressive cast and dark but silly humor. For instance, Winona's story involves her being romantically infatuated with a ventriloquist dummy. Sounds a little odd but we're just psyched she'll be back on the big screen soon.
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