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Jesus Is Just Alright With Me: All The Songs Featured In 'Wanderlust'

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 27, 2012 6:24 PM
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OK, despite delivering the relative funny, "Wanderlust" kind of tanked at the box-office this weekend. For shame. The David Wain-directed, Judd Apatow-produced film is pretty funny all things considered. Sure, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, the film's two leads are a little dull, but the supporting cast, especially Ken Marino, is outstanding. You can't win 'em all, I guess.

Weekend Box Office: Relativity Hoo-Rahs 'Act Of Valor' To The Top Spot In Another Strong Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2012 12:42 PM
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It’s been a red meat kinda year at the box office. The number one slot at the box office has been taken over by an R-rated action movie five times thus far, the latest example being hoo-rah Navy SEALs film “Act of Valor”. With constant studio waffling over ratings, mid-budgeted fare like “Contraband” and “Safe House” have still handily trumped PG-13 four-quadrant "alleged" blockbusters like “This Means War” and “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” all year long despite the supposed ratings handicap. And those films all had noted stars, familiar leading men and women, while “Act of Valor” is populated entirely by real armed forces.

In Theaters: Get 'Gone' With 'Wanderlust' Or Do 'Good Deeds' For An 'Act Of Valor'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 24, 2012 4:31 PM
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Good Friday (oops, that was totally accidental), everyone. The Fat Tuesday spirit is now gone, no more flaming skull heads riding motorcyles for us. Nope, it's just Tyler Perry films and fish out of water comedies. They are making us give up Nic Cage for Lent and I just can't stand it. This weekend we have ensemble comedy "Wanderlust," one Mister "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" and a few other curios and offerings for your cinematic palate.

David Wain Talks Improv, Working With Judd Apatow & The Value Of Test Screening 'Wanderlust'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • February 24, 2012 11:03 AM
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On paper, “Wanderlust” probably looks like your standard high concept romantic comedy. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd are two New Yorker’s displaced by job loss who decide to go on the road and figure out what to do with their lives. They wind up on a rural commune called Elysium where the conventions of modern living and societal standards have been thrown out the window. Hijinks ensue. But for those in the know who’ve been following the career of David Wain and his group of pals since they first turned heads on the MTV sketch comedy show "The State" in the mid-‘90s, the humor of “Wanderlust” is probably a little bit stranger than your standard rom-com. Wain’s comedic sensibilities stray a little more towards the avant-garde than modern movie audiences might expect.

David Wain Promises A "Bizarro Cut" Of 'Wanderlust' On The DVD, Made Up Completely Of Alternate Lines & Jokes

  • By John Lichman
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  • February 23, 2012 4:20 PM
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There's a clear message that David Wain wants to send with "Wanderlust": he will move you. In fact, he'll even massage your head if you're in the aisle of a screening, as he did yesterday as a part of Film Comment Selects at Lincoln Center in New York City (seriously, the author can confirm that Wain's fingers are like a gentle breeze).

Review: David Wain's Easygoing 'Wanderlust' Is A Light, Shaggy, Scruffy & Diverting Comedy

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  • February 22, 2012 3:41 PM
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While it's their first collaboration, one would be completely excused if they believed writer/director David Wain ('Wainy Days," "Stella," "Role Models") and Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up," etc.) had been working together for years. Clearly kin-like comedic souls or brothers from another mother, Wain and Apatow have been drinking from the same sweet and sour pool for some time, "Role Models" especially feels like an Apatow production.

Watch: Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston In 2 Clips & Red Band Trailer For 'Wanderlust' Plus Batch Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 3:18 PM
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It seems in 2012 so far, movie audiences are choosing grim fare. "The Devil Inside," "Contraband," "Underworld: Awakening" and "The Grey" all topped the box office, with "Safe House" coming in a close second last weekend. But if you're looking for something lighter on your next trip to the multiplex, "Wanderlust" should fit the bill.
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Watch: Clip From 'Wanderlust' References 'Role Models'; 'The Raid' Goes 4-On-1 & Amanda Seyfried Is 'Gone'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 11, 2012 11:04 AM
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With a few late winter and early spring releases set to bow in theaters in February and March, studios are starting to get the promotional wheels rolling on several anticipated releases.

New Posters For ‘Wanderlust,’ ‘The Baytown Disco,’ ‘Mirror Mirror,’ ‘Gone’ & ‘The Rise Of The Guardians’

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 30, 2011 9:26 AM
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2012 is just a few days away, and there are a slew of new posters for films that will be released in the new year (assuming none of them switch over to The Weinstein Company, at which point, their release dates will be changed seven times before the film is inevitably dumped on Blu-ray. What up, “Shanghai”!).

Watch: Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston Hang With Hippies In 'Wanderlust' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 8:24 AM
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While some of The Playlist team didn't take to "Role Models" right away, it has quickly become a repeat watch for many of us (seriously, it's worth giving another shot -- the movie is absolutely hilarious, packed with all kinds of subtle, funny moments). Now the "Role Models" helmer, David Wain, is back with his followup and while the trailer for "Wanderlust" might not match the belly laughs of his previous effort, this still has a lot of promise to keep us optimistic.

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