<i>A Good Old Fashioned Orgy</i>: Does It Stack Up to <i>Party Down</i>‘s Group Sex?

If you're going to polarize mainstream audiences by putting the word "orgy" in your film title, you damn well better deliver some serious raunch. Anyone who ventures out to see this Jason Sudeikis-starring end-of-summer flick (penned by veteran comedy writers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck), can rest assured that there is plenty of it, complete with group sex and nudity. Phew, right? Sitting through this 98-minute indie flick about a group of longtime friends planning the most epic summer blowout of all time -- whose theme I'm sure you can guess by now -- begged the question: Can it really compete with the 30-minute Party Down "Nick DiCintio's Orgy Night" episode? Let's battle it out.

Boys vs. Girls: Bachelorette and The Inbetweeners

by Ethan Alter September 7, 2012 6:00 am
Boys vs. Girls: <i>Bachelorette</i> and <I>The Inbetweeners</i>

The eternal battle of the sexes spills over into the multiplex this weekend, as two raunchy comedies -- one female-driven and one distinctly for the boys -- compete for moviegoers' attention. In one corner, you've got Bachelorette, the Bridesmaids-like ensemble piece about a trio of bridesmaids (triple threats Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) who get up to a whole lot of trouble the night before their best friend's wedding. And in the other corner stands The Inbetweeners, the feature film version of the hit British sitcom about four horny high-school kids (Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison, reprising their small-screen roles) who celebrate their graduation by going on an alcohol-fueled holiday to a sunny Mediterranean party town. So which movie does its gender proudest? Here's how they stack up in a few key areas.

Talking Friends (And Kids) With Adam Scott

by Ethan Alter March 6, 2012 2:11 pm
Talking Friends (And Kids) With Adam Scott

Although all of the ads for the new romantic comedy Friends with Kids play up the movie's impressive ensemble -- Jon Hamm! Kristen Wiig! Maya Rudolph! Megan Fox! -- they don't indicate that Adam Scott is actually the movie's leading man. The Parks and Recreation star plays Jason Fryman, a single-and-loving-it New Yorker who decides to enter into an unusual arrangement with his best friend, Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt, who also wrote and directed the movie): they'll have a kid together and share joint custody, but since they're not actually attracted to each other, they won't bother with marriage. At first, this arrangement gives Jason the best of both worlds as he's able to experience the fun of fatherhood while also being able to indulge his single guy hormones by dating a smoking hot Broadway dancer (Megan Fox). But then... well, you'll just have to see the movie for yourself. In town for the movie's premiere, Scott spoke with us about how he scored the gig and what costume he wore for Halloween last year. (Hint: He previously donned it for a very popular episode of Parks and Rec.)

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