Exclusive: Tyler Labine & Lucy Punch Have A First Date Kiss In Clip From ‘Someone Marry Barry’

Sometimes, two great performers are all you need to make a movie engaging, and in the romantic comedy “Someone Marry Barry” that’s the case with talented comic actors Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a clip that highlights the start of a raunchy relationship.

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Sometimes, two great performers are all you need to make a movie engaging, and in the romantic comedy "Someone Marry Barry" that's the case with talented comic actors Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch. And just in time for Valentine's Day, we have a clip that highlights the start of a raunchy relationship.

In the film, Labine plays the titular Barry, whose boundary-free antics has been making life a living hell for his three best friends, so they come up with a solution: set him up with a girl who will tolerate his rude, obnoxious behaviour. But they get more than they bargained for when Barry starts seeing Melanie, who is equally unguarded with her thoughts, emotions and bodily emissions. And in this clip, we see how famously the pair get one as they say goodbye at the end of their first date, with a conversation that covers such topics as masturbation and yeast infections.

"Someone Marry Barry" is now playing in limited release and is available on VOD starting today.

New ‘Transcendence’ Trailer Finds Johnny Depp A Little Artificial-Intelligence Happy

“This isn’t evolution. It’s an abomination,” Morgan Freeman informs Johnny Depp in the new trailer for “Transcendence.” It looks like the velvet-voiced sage is going head-to-head with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in the forthcoming artificial-intelligence thriller. Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, a researcher who’s working to create a sentient machine that surpasses human intelligence. Naturally, he’s up against a motherload of opposition. When Caster faces death and wants to become a part of that machinery, even his wife (Rebecca Hall) and best friend (Paul Bettany) think he’s gone too far.

“Transcendence” opens April 18. It’s directed by Wally Pfister, who is known for his cinematography work on Christopher Nolan’s movies. Watch the new trailer here.

Take My Bro, Please: ‘Someone Marry Barry,’ a Gross-Out Rom-Com

For a gross-out movie, “Someone Marry Barry” has a respectable number of genuinely funny moments. Over all, it’s still kind of crass and lowbrow, showing a particular obsession with flatulence, but there’s a good-heartedness to it that somehow overrides your gut instinct to stop watching.

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For a gross-out movie, “Someone Marry Barry” has a respectable number of genuinely funny moments. Over all, it’s still kind of crass and lowbrow, showing a particular obsession with flatulence, but there’s a good-heartedness to it that somehow overrides your gut instinct to stop watching.

Tyler Labine is Barry, a lunk who lacks the social filters most of us have and is thus constantly embarrassing his three best friends (Thomas Middleditch, Hayes MacArthur and Damon Wayans Jr.). They decide that the best way to solve this persistent problem is to find a wife for Barry, so that he can become her problem.

That leads to some matchmaking scenes, including a speed-dating sequence, that look borrowed from a zillion other movies of this ilk. But things perk up once Barry meets Melanie (Lucy Punch), a female version of himself in terms of inappropriateness.

Mr. Labine and Ms. Punch find a workable comic chemistry, and the script by Rob Pearlstein (who also directed) gives Barry’s buddies some amusing bits as well. There’s nothing sophisticated or groundbreaking here, but the movie is a moderately good entry in the bro-grows-up genre.

Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Gets New Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the a second official trailer for Johnny Depp’s sci-fier “Transcendence,” two months before its April 17 opening.

Depp portrays a researcher who is uploaded into a computer in the near future after being shot by an anti-technology terrorist group RIFT — Revolutionary Independence From Technology. “My mind has been set free,” Depp explains.

Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman also star, with Wally Pfister helming and Alcon producing and financing in association with DMG Entertainment. Producers are Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, David Valdes and Aaron Ryder.

The experiment apparently goes wrong as an ultra-serious Freeman intones, “If we don’t stop him, it will be the end of mankind as we know it.”

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Hot Trailer: Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence’

Johnny Depp stars as an AI professor who uploads his consciousness into the digital ether when his body dies in Transcendence, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister. Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, and Morgan Freeman co-star in the sci-fi thriller from a Black List script by Jack Paglen. Nolan and Emma Thomas are exec producers. Transcendence is the first product of a partnership between Alcon Entertainment and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment to finance, produce, and distribute films, and was brought to Alcon by Straight Up Films’ Kate Cohen and Marisa Polvino, who are also producing. Warner Bros releases the pic April 17. Here’s the new trailer.

‘Someone Marry Barry’ (2014) Review

Comedy is hard to do for two main reasons: First, comedy isn’t universal. Appreciation for comedy varies much more wildly than it does for other genres of entertainment, like action or horror for example. Second, comedic bits and gags have greater diminishing returns when repeated than action or horror sequences do. So while martial arts fights and murdered teenagers never get old, comedy has to keep evolving and trying different approaches to remain relevant. Someone Marry Barry exemplifies this concept, offering a little bit of the old shock comedy of recent years while exploring relatively new territory in humor. The result is something refreshing and unique that’s worth any comedy-seeker’s time.

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Comedy is hard to do for two main reasons: First, comedy isn’t universal. Appreciation for comedy varies much more wildly than it does for other genres of entertainment, like action or horror for example. Second, comedic bits and gags have greater diminishing returns when repeated than action or horror sequences do. So while martial arts fights and murdered teenagers never get old, comedy has to keep evolving and trying different approaches to remain relevant. Someone Marry Barry exemplifies this concept, offering a little bit of the old shock comedy of recent years while exploring relatively new territory in humor. The result is something refreshing and unique that’s worth any comedy-seeker’s time.

Barry Burke (Tyler Labine) epitomizes the one guy in every group who manages to say and do the most inappropriate thing in any given situation. He’ll dredge up embarrassing stories during eulogies, masturbate to the thought of his friend’s girlfriend, talk to the boss about how hot his daughter is, and more. The bigger problem is that Barry doesn’t realize the havoc his actions cause, and while he may have been a fun time for his friends, Desmond (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Rafe (Hayes MacArthur), and Kurt (Thomas Middleditch), when they were kids, the guys can no longer tolerate Barry as adults. They decide that the only way to rid themselves of Barry, without killing him, is to get him a wife. Unfortunately, all of their initial attempts fail, until Barry meets Melanie Miller (Lucy Punch). The problem, however, is that Melanie is just as inappropriate as Barry, and that’s definitely too much for the guys to handle.

At its core, Someone Marry Barry is a romantic comedy, which means that – in many significant ways – audiences can expect prototypical story beats. Boy is going meet girl, lose girl and then try to get girl back. Where the film distinguishes itself, however, is in the type of characters that are involved in the relationship. The two leads are so outrageous, they could only be made for each other. For example, when Barry confesses to farting while sharing a cab with Melanie, she isn’t repulsed. Instead, she criticizes him for having such a weak fart and then tries to outdo him. Who else could be with either of these two people?

Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch give two of the more natural performances in a film about two jackasses falling in love with each other. As a result, the two come off as charismatic in their own ways. The performances truly portray Barry and Melanie as two eccentrics who don’t behave the way they do out of mean spiritedness, but rather due to a light sociopathic streak in both of them. Best of all, the two actors are fully committed to their roles, to the point that it wouldn’t surprise if half their dialogue turned out to be adlibbed. Both Labine and Punch have played their fair share of quirky characters in the past, and they continue to flex their acting and comedy chops here, handily carrying the film.

Predictability does rear its ugly head throughout the film, but that’s almost unavoidable given the genre. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to feel a little impatience when watching any of the subplots involving the three friends who want to get rid of Barry. Their stories are more or less necessary for the overall film to work, but because they don’t get much screen time, it’s easy to see how they’re going to resolve later in the movie.Someone Marry Barry would have been better served if the group of friends had been consolidated into one character, which would have made for a more poignant experience for audiences, but this is a minor concern at best.

Someone Marry Barry is a reliable choice for anyone who enjoys comedies. It isn’t dark or mean or even too shocking – despite seeing some scrotum and a sculpture of a penis. Just don’t go into this movie thinking it’s a romantic comedy in the traditional sense. Technically, the film has romance and comedy, but a date movie it ain’t.

CRAGG LIVE Melanie, Gary De Carlo, Regency Boies, Walter Egan, Ron Dante, and Jose Prendes

A lively 4 hour talk radio show hosted by Terry and Tiffany DuFoe LIVE from an old abandoned Drive-In Movie theater with Wicked Kitty the studio Cat and CRAGG The Gargoyle.

Join us as we talk to our guests singer / songwriter Melanie (“Brand New Key”), singer / songwriter Gary DeCarlo (Steam, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”), actress / producer Regency Boies (Silver Linings Playbook, Away From Here), singer / songwriter Walter Egan (“Magnet & Steel”), singer / songwriter Ron Dante (The Archies, “Sugar Sugar”), & writer / director Jose Prendes (Megashark Vs Mechashark, Haunting of Whaley House, Hansel & Gretel, Sharcano).

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