Wet Hot American Summer

Camp Firewood is about to get even more crowded. The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series has just added about 9 more actors, to join the 21 — count ‘em — cast members from the original. The new additions include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery (Mad Men) and Randall Park (The Interview). More details on the Wet Hot American Summer cast after the jump.  Read More »

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Wet Hot American Summer

At one point in 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer, the counselors of Camp Firewood make an earnest promise to reunite at in exactly one decade. Well, it looks like they’ve missed the mark by a few years, but better late than never, right?

Netflix is officially moving forward with the Wet Hot American Summer TV series first teased last year. Shooting is already underway with much of the original cast, including a few names who are much bigger now than they were then. More on the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix show after the jump.  Read More »

They Came Together

They Came Together, directed and co-written by David Wain, is a madcap, off the wall, comedic send-up of the romantic comedy genre that goes so far over the top, you won’t believe it. The cast is a who’s who of comedy, from stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler to supporting actors Melanie Lynskey and Jason Mantzoukas, all the way down to scene stealers like Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper. There are a lot of laughs, an ambitious premise and I think a lot of people are going to like the movie. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people.

I may, however, grow to be one of those people. The brilliance of Wain’s comedy is that it can be so unexpected and off-putting that sometimes time and familiarity can make a movie funnier than it feels on the first viewing. However, on my first viewing, I felt They Came Together tried to be shocking so many times, and failed more often than not, that I couldn’t get into it. It’s so incessantly obsessed with the next joke, it skips everything in-between. Read More »

They Came Together clip

Amy Poehler and Ed Helms were on the same NBC Thursday night comedy block for five seasons, but somehow they’ve never actually appeared onscreen together until David Wain‘s They Came Together.

The latest clip from the romcom parody features Poehler as a quirky candy shop owner, and Helms as the accountant who has the hots for her. Obviously, any romance between them is doomed to fail since he’s not the one whose face is on the poster. (Paul Rudd is.) But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the supremely awkward way he makes his move. Watch the latest They Came Together clip after the jump.

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Wet Hot American Summer TV show

For years, director David Wain and many of the actors involved in his film Wet Hot American Summer have talked about a sequel. The original film, which featured an incredible roster of then-up and coming talent as counselors at summer camp, even ends with a joke that sets up a sequel, in which the counselors would reunite years after the end of the film. Several original cast members, however, such as Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Banks, now command more money per film than the entire budget of Wet Hot American Summer, and Universal has been totally disinterested in financing another film. But what about a Wet Hot American Summer TV show?

Now there is talk of a TV show on Netflix. It would not be a sequel, but a ten-episode version of the prequel story that the creators have discussed on occasion over the last couple years.  Read More »

They Came Together clip

Director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust) returns this year with a send-up of romcoms called They Came Together. The film stars Paul Rudd and Amy Pohler as a couple who finds one another, and then maybe also finds some other people, while working at a candy company. Today we’ve got an exclusive They Came Together clip, showing what happens when Rudd and Jason Mantzoukas engage in some office shenanigans. Things don’t go well, and when their smarmy co-worker Trevor (Michael Ian Black) saunters in, things don’t get any better. Read More »

They Came Together trailer

This year’s most star-studded, cliche-filled romcom isn’t based on a self-help book, built around a holiday, or directed by Garry Marshall. It’s They Came Together by David Wain, director of Wet Hot American Summer. Which, of course, means those cliches aren’t exactly being played straight.

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler play two New Yorkers who meet cute, You’ve Got Mail-style. She’s the owner of a small candy store; he’s the corporate exec of a big chain that wants to buy her out. Despite their differences, they fall in love.

Among the people who help and hinder the couple along the way are Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Kenan Thompson, Michael Ian Black, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Mantzoukas, Jack McBrayer, Cobie Smulders, Max Greenfield… and those are just the ones who make appearances in the trailer. Watch the They Came Together trailer after the jump. Read More »

They Came Together

Thirteen years after Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain is getting the Camp Firewood gang back together. Well, some of them, anyway. And in completely different roles. In a totally different setting.

Okay, so They Came Together isn’t really a Wet Hot American Summer sequel at all. Instead, it’s a parodic take on the You’ve Got Mail formula. But with Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, and Christopher Meloni all lined up for roles, it looks like the next best thing.

Check out the first clip, featuring Rudd, Poehler, Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) after the jump.

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