With a monopoly on good weather and hedonsitic jubilation, summertime is just about every teenager's favorite season... except for Christmas fanatics and those oddball Autumn-lovin' emo kids. But writing/directing partners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who penned The Descendants, deliver a summer born from their childhood whimsies with The Way, Way Back. Of course, things are not especially bright for hero Duncan (Liam James), who must endure his grating mother (Toni Collette), her obnoxious boyfriend (Steve Carell), and that all-too-familiar deficit of self-love that comes along with those awkward teen years.
A slew of new exclusive pics from the movie feature stars James, Collette, Sam Rockwell (as the shades-wearing, too-much-confidence-exuding fellow below), and the creative team of Faxon and Rash, whom you might recognize as Ben and Kate's Ben Fox and Community's Dean Craig Pelton, respectively. Check out the images, and catch the film in theaters on July 5.
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Summer is upon us, which means coming-of-age film The Way, Way Back is almost here. It doesn't hit theaters unit July 5, but in the meantime we've got five new TV spots, a 1-minute trailer and a clip to get you way, way excited for what's to come.
The film is directed by Groundlings alums Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (a.k.a. Ben from the recently canceled Ben And Kate and the Dean on Community). It's about a teenager (Liam James) surviving a summer at the beach with his mom (Toni Collette) and mom's jackass boyfriend (Steve Carell) by getting a job at a water park. The rest of the cast includes Faxon, Rash, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, and AnnaSophia Robb.
Allison Janney's son dances like Bernie from Weekend At Bernie's.
Steve Carell wants you to grab a buddy and go see The Way, Way Back.
You are holding...still holding...just about ready to hold.
Amanda Peet does not know the words to Mr. Mister's "Kyrie."
The Way, Way Back stars Academy Award-winner Jim Rash, sort of.
Steve Carell is a total douche in this movie.
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Following their “total f up” on Wednesday, when a baseball rain delay messed up an airing of the X Factor, Fox has released a new schedule clarifying the changes in Tuesday night’s TV lineup.
This Tuesday, Oct. 23, Fox will air new episodes of Raising Hope, Ben and Kate, New Girl, and the complete “Judges’ Homes” hour-long X Factor episode that was supposed to air Wednesday.
Kicking off at 8 ET/PT, Melanie Griffith, Wilmer Valderrama and Leslie Jordan guest-star on Raising Hope. In the episode, “If A Ham Falls in the Woods,” Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) attend a marriage retreat led by a priest (Jordan) before they get married. Not wanting to miss out on a free vacation, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) pose as a newly engaged couple so they can also attend. It becomes a true family affair when Sabrina’s mom, Tamara (Griffith), and her young lover, Ricardo (Valderrama), tag along.
On Ben and Kate’s “Emergency Kit,” Kate (Dakota Johnson) challenges Ben (Nat Faxon) to be more prepared to take care of Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), and they all end up getting tested. Meanwhile, Ben’s crazy ex-girlfriend, Louise (guest star Lindsay Sloane), makes a surprise visit back into his life and BJ (Lucy Punch) might be developing real feelings for her boss, bar owner Buddy (guest star Rob Corddry).
On New Girl’s “Models,” Jess (Zooey Deschanel) spends a wild night out with Cece (Hannah Simone) and her model friends, then jumps in the driver’s seat when she must fill in for Cece at a car show. Meanwhile, the guys question what defines male friendship after Schmidt (Max Greenfield) buys Nick (Jake Johnson) a sweet gift.
And at 9:30 ET/PT, Fox will air the complete “Judges’ Homes” episode of the X Factor, where the judges reveal which four acts in each of the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – continue on to the live shows.
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