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  • David Wain's 'They Came Together' Completes 12-Year Journey at L.A. Film Festival

    David Wain found himself in reflective mood as his romcom spoof "They Came Together" had its West Coast premiere Monday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival. "We tried to make this in 2002 but we couldn't get the studio to do it," he told the...
  • 'They Came Together' skewers bad rom-coms

    'They Came Together' skewers bad rom-coms
    *** (out of four) What may as well have been called “Wet Hot Met Sally,” “They Came Together” cheekily replicates romantic comedy cliches. But director David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer”) and co-writer Michael...
  • Review: 'They Came Together' ★★★

    Review: 'They Came Together' ★★&#9733
    The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough." Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party
    David Wain’s “They Came Together” identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    David Wain's "They Came Together" identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as the...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV show?!

    'Wet Hot American Summer' TV show?!
    My friend texted me a link to a Variety story, reporting that "Wet Hot American Summer," only one of the best comedies of all time, may be returning as a 10-episode Netflix series. This was my response: "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat." For a few years there'...
  • Netflix in Talks for 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    Cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer" could finally make its long-awaited resurrection courtesy of Netflix, according to sources. The 2001 comedy, which boasted a who's who of up-and-coming comedic stars playing campers at fictional Camp Firewood, may...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • TV Picks: '@midnight,' 'Cosmos' times two

    TV Picks: '@midnight,' 'Cosmos' times two
    "@midnight" (Comedy Central, weeknights Monday through Thursday). Busy Chris Hardwick, the alt-Allen Ludden (I might have said "indie Gene Rayburn" or "left-field Dick Clark" just as well), hosts this late-night comedy game show with a social media theme....
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Premieres, Documentary Premieres

    An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...