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REVIEW: The Way Way Back

The Way Way BackIn my other life, I teach 9th grade and the theme for the year is Coming of Age. It has become a major inspiration for movies, television, songs, and tons of books for the last century or two. As a result, it takes a lot to gain attention and have something fresh to say. The Way Way Back odes that by examining three different stages of coming of age, each a type you’ve seen before, but melded nicely into a satisfying blend.

The movie, out now from 20th Century Home Entertainment, tells the story of Duncan (Liam James), who is forced to accompany his divorced Mom (Toni Collette) on a summer away with her boyfriend, the quietly cruel and controlling Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin). He’d rather be with dad, who is busy settling into a San Diego life with his new girlfriend. Instead, he’s plunged into a community with long-term ties so h feels even more of an outsider and unwanted member.

From his point of view, the pot smoking, alcoholic-fueled adults are little better than the swarm of teenaged girls who have their own clique and social conventions that keeps him at arm’s length.

Instead, there appear to be only two people willing to tolerate his brooding adolescent self: the cute girl next door Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb) and Owen (Sam Rockwell), owner of the island’s superfluous water park. Owen refuses to grow up, shirking his responsibilities in order to coax Duncan out of his angst shell. There are few adults who act responsibly in this tale although Owen is fortunate to have one of them (Maya Rudolph), who has patiently invested in him, much as he invests in Duncan.

The remainder of those over 30 are a sorry lot with smarmy Trent badly concealing his ongoing affair with Kip’s (Rob Corddry) wife Joan (Amanda Peet). Boozy Betty (Alison Janney) is as cluelessly nasty to her own son Peter (River Alexander) as Trent is Duncan, emphasizing he is far from unique.

Co-writers and co-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash bring a lot of heart to the story, even if the performances are too broad at times so become distracting. Additionally, the large cast is underserved with sketchy characterization, each playing a type rather than a person. Still, this is an entertaining exploit worth a look.

The high definition transfer is absolutely fine and the Blu-ray comes with a mere handful of features including three deleted scenes (3:02) and a perfunctory Behind the Scenes with the Hilarious Cast and Filmmakers (31:19).

The Point Radio: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Crosses The Line

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This week, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL winds up it’s 5th season on Adult Swim (Thursday at 12midnight ET), closing a year that saw an Emmy win, bunches of cool guest stars and even more over-the-edge episodes. Co-Creator and star, Rob Corddry talks about how it all came together and just what changes that Emmy brought to the show. Plus Oni Press has another indy sell-out and the most important name in Hollywood now is The DVR.

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Monday Mix-Up: Ben Folds Five and Fraggle Rock

Dance your cares away, worry’s for another day. Let the music play, “Do It Anyway”.

This is the Official Music Video (ooooooo…) for “Do It Anyway,” the first track from Ben Folds Five’s new album featuring the Fraggles from Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock”. The video also stars Rob Corddry, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Hardwick.

Now I know why Ben Folds Five is going to be at New York Comic-Con…

The Point Radio: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Goes British?

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL has started Season Four on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Rob Huebel and even Henry Winkler are excited about sharing some news on the upcoming episodes plus more with  Will Farrell and Zach Galifianakis and THE CAMPAIGN, and is it fan fiction coming true? “Mulder & Scully sitting in a tree……

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PRIME SUSPECT: Maria Bello’s PRIME New Role


PRIME SUSPECT was one of the most revered BBC series of all time. Now NBC is bringing a new version to their fall season with Maria Bello in the lead role. We talk to her about the good and bad things in taking the part, and what is the deal with that hat??  And a BEETLEJUICE sequel? Yep!

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The Point Radio: CONTAGION Ready To Spread Through The Theaters

The lights are finally on, the internet is up and we are finally back – and there is a lot to catch up on! This coming weekend, CONTAGION infects theaters and we talk to star MATT DAMON and the others involved on just how scary this really can be. Plus here’s the plan for when you can see THE WALKING DEAD finally return, DC’s NEW 52 continues to sell out and ROMANCING THE STONE is coming back – shockkkkker!

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TV’s Funniest 15 Minutes – CHILDRENS HOSPITAL


It’s wild, funny and it’s coming back for a new season. The best fifteen minutes n TV might very well be CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. We talk to Rob Corddry, Ken Marino and Megan Mullally about pacing a show in so short a time slot. Plus WONDER WOMAN as a horror comic and more Cap & Thor footage leaked from THE AVENGERS.

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The Point Radio: Rob Corddry Joins ‘The Boys’?

The Point Radio: Rob Corddry Joins ‘The Boys’?

Hot Tub Time Machine‘s Rob Cordrry has a few dream projects in mind – one of which is starting in the big screen version of a little comic created by Garth Ennis. Can we make this happen, or better yet, can he?

Rob shares his thoughts here plus a Dragon sized box office, 24 clocks out and the passing of the legendary Dick Giordano.

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The Point Radio: Rob Corddry On Time Travel

The Point Radio: Rob Corddry On Time Travel

It might be the most obvious movie title of all time – HOT TUB MACHINE. Rob Corddry is here top explain just what it all means, plus we get another Amanda Waller and finally a look at SCOTT PILGRIM!

AND Rob rejoins us on Monday to discuss his plan to join the cast of THE BOYS big screen adaptation!

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