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Exclusive: Tyler Labine & Lucy Punch Have A First Date Kiss In Clip From 'Someone Marry Barry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2014 10:05 AM
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Someone Marry Barry
Sometimes, two great performers are all you need to make a movie engaging, and in the romantic comedy "Someone Marry Barry" that's the case with talented comic actors Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch. And just in time for Valentine's Day, we have a clip that highlights the start of a raunchy relationship.

Review: Tyler Labine & Lucy Punch Energize Otherwise Uninspired 'Someone Marry Barry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 2:05 PM
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Someone Marry Barry
To be fair, the sorta-raunchy rom-com "Someone Marry Barry" is shamelessly and unapologetically up front about how much it owes and rips off from the Judd Apatow oeuvre. And we're not just talking about the four-bros-with-women-and-life-problems premise. Whether it's nodding to the speed dating sequence from "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," or even the detail that the titular character lives off money he earned after falling into an open manhole (not unlike Seth Rogen's Ben from "Knocked Up" who received a settlement after his foot was run over by a mail truck), it's clear writer/director Rob Pearlstein—Oscar nominated for his 2004 short "Our Time Is Up"—has spent some time watching a very selective batch of movies.

Will Forte, Rhys Ifans, Lucy Punch & Tatum O'Neal Join Peter Bogdanovich's 'Squirrel To The Nuts'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 26, 2013 4:50 PM
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Have you noticed pictures of Jennifer Aniston filming a movie rocking a brunette bob? Keep an eye on it because the film is director Peter Bogdanovich’s (“Last Picture Show“) return to filmmaking after a twelve-year hiatus— his last film was the criminally under-seen 2001 biopic “The Cat’s Meow.” The film is a stage comedy titled “Squirrels to the Nuts.” We reported on the casting of Imogen Poots a few days back, and she joins a cadre of comic actors including Kathryn Hahn and Owen Wilson.

Review: 'Stand Up Guys' Strands A Handful Of Legends In A Lame Up-All-Night Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 29, 2013 10:57 AM
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It’s impossible to walk out of “Stand Up Guys” without doing an impersonation of William Hurt in “A History Of Violence,” pressing fingers to your temple and asking, “How do ya fuck that up?” It’s like stocking a team with proven performers and hoping that everything else will work itself out at the end, including a rickety script, indifferent direction, and a plot that pretends its final act is anything other than a cliché-hugging inevitability. As far as superstar combinations, “Stand Up Guys” is less the dramatic turnaround of the 2008 Boston Celtics, and more like the floundering 2013 Los Angeles Lakers.

First Look At Malin Akerman & Tyler Labine In The Dark Comedy 'Cottage Country'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2011 3:48 AM
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Lucy Punch Co-StarsFun fact: rising funnyman Tyler Labine -- seen this year in "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" and "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" -- is a graduate of the semi-legendary Canadian kids TV sitcom "Breaker High." His co-star? Ryan Gosling. It's like some kind of Canuck "Mickey Mouse Club" or something. And this is all to say that Labine, Malin Akerman and Lucy Punch have come aboard the dark comedy "Cottage Country" and there is already a first look at the film.

Lucy Punch Says Her Character In 'Bad Teacher' Was Inspired By Sarah Palin

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 25, 2011 1:19 AM
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Dry Humping, Vomit, Boobs & More We Things Learned About From The Cast Of The FilmWhen you get a group of people together who are as funny as the motley crew in "Bad Teacher," things not only get outrageous onscreen but offscreen as well. Such was the case a few days ago in Manhattan, when we joined the press to visit Lucy Punch, Thomas Lennon, Phyllis Smith and the radiant Cameron Diaz to talk about the film.

Review: 'Bad Teacher' Only Deserves A Mildly Passable Grade

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 23, 2011 2:56 AM
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After the critical and commercial success of "Bridesmaids," and an escalation in the discussion of women's place in comedy both in the more niche-y blogosphere and in mainstream popular culture (illuminated most wonderfully earlier this year in a gonzo episode of "30 Rock"), "Bad Teacher," about a foul-mouthed, irresponsible, self-centered, drug-addled teacher (who also happens to be a woman) seems particularly well-timed. And while the comedy is periodically laugh-out-loud, shoot-soda-out-of-your-nose funny, it also ultimately feels like a missed opportunity; like a substitute that breezes out of your life a semester too soon without ever making much of an impact.

Tribeca Review: 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy' Is A Good New-Fashioned Slob Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 1, 2011 6:20 AM
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The slob comedy, an invention of the American counterculture of the sixties and seventies that tore down movies’ perception of onscreen propriety, has miraculously survived in various forms since Bill Murray and his “Saturday Night Live” cronies started smirking on the big screen. Every time someone thinks that the influence of “National Lampoon’s Animal House” can no longer be felt, a film like “The Hangover” emerges, tapping into the zeitgeist and pulling in record-breaking numbers, further establishing the modern onscreen male as proprietor of snark, juvenile tomfoolery, and general bad behavior.

Sony & Samuel Goldwyn Plan 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy' With Jason Sudeikis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 6:40 AM
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Jason Sudeikis seems to have arrived out of nowhere to become one of the hottest comic actors in film right now. The "Saturday Night Live" veteran pretty much was the only redeemable factor (along with Charlie Day) in last year's Drew Barrymore rom-com "Going the Distance" and this year he's already set to star in a trio of comedic vehicles: the open relationship pic "Hall Pass," the Black List-approved "Horrible Bosses" and the ensemble comedy omnibus "Movie 43." Well, you can now add one more film into the mix.

Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk & Rich Sommer Join 'The Giant Mechanical Men'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 3:33 AM
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Join Cast That Also Includes Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace & Malin AkermanWith filming now underway on the indie romantic comedy "The Giant Mechanical Man," the final bits of casting are being put into place.

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