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Watch: Trailers For 'Best Man Down' With Justin Long & Jess Weixler; 'Ass Backwards' Starring Alicia Silverstone, June Diane Raphael & Casey Wilson

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 6:03 PM
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Best Man Down
If there's one genre that's benefited from the recent boom of home viewing options, it's the indie comedy. With the glut of studio comedies regularly choking the multiplexes, it's easy for the smaller comedies to get lost along the way. The breakout success of things like "Bachelorette" has shown distributors that the audience is there and, with a little prodding, they'll click, download, and whatever else happens when you download a movie at home. Two more comedies looking for that VOD gold have just released trailers: "Ass Backwards," starring June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson and Alicia Silverstone and "Best Man Down," with Justin Long and former indie movie queen Jess Weixler, which, despite the title, is sadly not a wedding-set sequel to "White House Down."

Watch: Trailer For Amy Heckerling's 'Vamps' Starring Alica Silverstone Sucked Dry Of Any Comedy

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 24, 2012 4:12 PM
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How the mighty have fallen? Going from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Clueless" to this...goofy and dated-feeling vampire comedy, "Vamps," feels kind of depressing for filmmaker Amy Heckerling. Why? Well, other than looking like it belongs from another era this quote unquote, "cheeky, fresh comedy about two eternally young party girls navigating the dating world in the Big City" looks like it's "Clueless" blandly blended with supernatural creatures du jour (eg. vampires) but without anything inspired or funny to say about it.

'Olympus Has Fallen' For Melissa Leo; J.K. Simmons Joins 'Jobs'; Adam Brody Does It For 'All The Wrong Reasons' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 11, 2012 2:43 PM
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In today’s casting round-up we have more news regarding the villain in one of the two competing White House-siege films, a whole host names joining the indie Steve Jobs biopic, a New York-set ensemble indie pic, and a coming-of-age dramedy set along the Red River border between Oklahoma and Texas.

Exclusive: BAMcinématek To Present An Early Sneak Preview Of Amy Heckerling's 'Vamps' On April 7th

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 22, 2012 1:14 PM
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You may have heard of BAMCinematek's awesome "Hey Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects" series curated by none other than Dunham herself, the director and star of the Criterion-approved micro-indie "Tiny Furniture" and the writer, producer and co-star of "Girls," her upcoming HBO show also produced by Judd Apatow.

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