Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast David Wain has never made a movie like this before. “It was truly a totally different thing for me,” the director of comedies like Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, and Wanderlust tells The Daily Beast. Show More Summary
Check out the first trailer for A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Netflix's look at the origins of National Lampoon from the mind of the director of Wet Hot American Summer.
Netflix has launched an official trailer for a new film titled A Futile and Stupid Gesture, from director David Wain, who is already working with Netflix to bring you the "Wet Hot American Summer" series. The sort-of-doc film profiles Doug Kenney, the comedy wunderkind who co-created the "National Lampoon", Caddyshack, and Animal House. Show More Summary
National Lampoon, the humor magazine that eventually jumped into the movie business, now has its own biopic courtesy of Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David Wain. A Futile and Stupid Gesture, which hits Netflix next month, focuses on National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, played in the film by Will Forte. Show More Summary
Things get absurdly comedic in the new trailer for Netflix’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture starring Will Forte. Directed by Wet Hot American Summer‘s David Wain, the movie is based on the story of Doug Kenney (Forte) who, along with Henry...Show More Summary
As promised, here’s a look at the art for the other piece I had in this issue… a parody of the movie poster for “Wet Hot American Summer” but entitled “White Hate American Summer”. Some of the people depicted are from the VICE mini-documentary “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”. Show More Summary
One of the TV hits of last season was TBS’s new show, Search Party. As a comedy, it stretched across genres as Dory (Alia Shawkat) led her friends on a search for their missing friend Chantal (Clare McNulty). By the end, it got very dark, complete with existential angst and a possible murder. Show More Summary
Wet Hot American Summer might seem like just a bunch of friends hanging out on the same set and being hilarious with one another, but it turns out almost no Hollywood endeavor can come to life without a little dressing up from the CGI paintbrush. Director David Wain shared a ... More »
Just when you can't decide if Lake Bell's an actress who specializes in outrageous TV comedies like "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" and "Childrens Hospital," or intense film dramas like "Shot Caller" and "No Escape," she goes...Show More Summary
Netflix recommendations. This week, "Wet Hot American Summer" tops the list.
Whenever a comedy show or film series starts up again after a lengthy break, the current trend is to acknowledge the hiatus. Take Wet Hot American Summer’s two subsequent Netflix seasons, where so much of the humor comes from how much the cast has aged, even as they continue to play characters they were much too old… Read more...
In the penultimate episode of the sequel to Wet Hot American Summer, a cult classic comedy starring dozens of before-they-were-really-famous actors, a character's convoluted backstory takes a dive into the advertising world. The original cast includes comedic actors like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo and Molly Shannon as well as actors...
He started in the mess hall, but now he’s a big deal chef For fans of the original Wet Hot American Summer, one of the most satisfying parts of the new star-studded Netflix sequel is seeing that lowly line cook Gary (played by A.D. Miles) has blossomed into a hot shot Manhattan chef. Show More Summary
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Alien: Covenant gets a cool special effects video Edgar Wright talks about the potential for Baby Driver 2 Wet Hot American Summer is getting the comic book treatment M. Night Shyamalan provides an update...Show More Summary
We may be smack in the middle of August, and you may still be making your way through Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, but don’t kid yourself: It’s nearly September, which means it’s almost time for fall television.September and October will, of course, bring the usual onslaught of ... More »
The 90s are so hot right now, and the creators of "Wet Hot American Summer" took advantage of that with "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," which made its debut on Netflix last week. "10 Years Later" takes place in 1991, while...Show More Summary
Wet Hot American Summer teeters between being a rousing, fast-paced tall tale suited to the campfire and a relentless joke delivery machine. The first half of Ten Years Later has leaned too far toward the latter, so even when the jokes land, there’s a certain emptiness to the whole affair. Show More Summary
Wet Hot American Summer returned to Netflix on Aug. 4 with an eight-episode series subtitled Ten Years Later, a nod to the 2001 film where a group of counselors agree to meet up 10 years after their memorable Summer. But never the type...Show More Summary
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later raises many questions, ones like, was that David Hyde Pierce’s Emmy-filled, be-skulled home office? Or was it just made to look like it, as a joke about how the franchise famously has had to work around people’s schedule? Vulture was curious, so ... More »
On the /Film Daily podcast for August 10, 2017, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson, Brad Oman and Jacob Hall, who stop by the water cooler to discuss Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, The Magic Castle, RPG cases, and Mondo’s Home Alone Cheese Pizza Vinyl. Show More Summary