Paul Rudd

Can Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd’s ‘They Came Together’ Save the Spoof Comedy?

There are few things more pretentious and self-serving than quoting yourself, but hopefully I’ll offset that quality by quoting myself being wrong about something. “The spoof movie is dead,” your film editor wrote on these pages, back in November, “and The Starving Games is just a phantom moan from a long-closed coffin.” You can understand my hopelessness; after all, I’d just sat through the latest “spoof” “comedy” from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the talentless hacks who all but single-handedly destroyed the parody movie as a viable comedy subgenre. But the good news is the spoof movie may have risen from the dead, Dracula (or, more appropriately, Dracula: Dead and Loving It) style, thanks to director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter, whose rom-com send-up They Came Together is as funny a film as I’ve seen in a good, long while. … Read More

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Watch Norah Jones’ Video for “It Was The Last Thing On Your Mind” From ‘They Came Together’

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd’s romantic comedy spoof They Came Together doesn’t hit theatres for another three days, but it already seems to… Read More

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25 Summer 2014 Movies You Need to See

Though we’ve barely put away our parkas here in NYC, summer movie season is apparently underway, since there’s now a new Spider-Man movie playing on basically every vertical surface in the country. It could be argued that “summer movie season” began a month ago, when Captain America: The Winter Solder came out, because Hollywood is stuck in a PERPETUAL COMIC BOOK TENTPOLE BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER, but I digress. Let’s not fight it; here’s our look at 25 of this summer’s most promising releases, big and small. Plan your vacations… Read More

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Paul Rudd is Your Ant-Man

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‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ is Smarter and Ballsier Than You Think

By most reasonable standards, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a stupid, stupid movie — gleefully so, even. It concerns the further adventures of super-dim television news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), for starters. It includes a relationship between his even-stupider weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and his comparably-witted new lady love (Kristen Wiig) that basically amounts to two people blurting non-sequiturs at each other. Sports correspondent Champ Kind (David Koechner) owns a chicken restaurant, but confesses to serving deep-fried bats. Ron has a brief relationship with his African-American boss (Meagan Good), and their interracial sex scene is intercut with a clip from Diff’rent Strokes. And so on; you get the idea. But co-writer/star Ferrell and his frequent collaborator, co-writer/director Adam McKay, are up to something else here, slyly sneaking in several pointed jabs at television news in general and cable news in particular. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Paul Rudd

Last night was Paul Rudd’s third time hosting SNL, and the Anchorman actor was ready to nail it — with reinforcements. The episode didn’t work to play to Rudd’s comedic talents as much as it showcased a number of past cast members (and a former head writer), leaving us to wonder how several of SNL’s 16 current players (most ridiculously underused) spend their time during moments like these. It was a safe episode, with a few passable funnies — all featured, below. … Read More

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Watch Paul Rudd’s Promos for ‘SNL’

This weekend should make for an especially fun episode of SNL, as comedy mainstay Paul Rudd will host with musical… Read More

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