Posted in To Do | comedy | movies | music on June 29, 2007

David WainThe more I read the reviews and the more I rewatch the trailer, the more I'm beginning to think that former Statesmen David Wain and Ken Marino might have created a classic with their upcoming film THE TEN. The film is basically 10 short films about each of the ten commandments. Many film twats are quick to remark that this concept has been done already in Krzysztof Kieslowski's supreme masterpiece Dekalog, but being that this film is from the geniuses that brought you The State and Wet Hot American Summer, I can assure you that the approach in this film will be much different, and much, much, much, MUCH funnier.

The film will have its nationwide release on August 3rd with some festival dates (including a July 21 Hamptons Film Festival screening), but New Yorkers will have a chance to attend a big "An Evening of Comedy & Music Celebrating the Release of The Ten" in New York on August 2nd at the Blender Theater at Gramercy. The shinding will be hosted by director David Wain, and will feature Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Craig Wedren (a longtime State collaborator), Mr. Blue, Rashida Jones and Peter Salett (who is also playing The Living Room on July 18). Tickets to the event go on sale TODAY AT NOON.

Which reminds me, Michael Showalter's CD-taping shows at Union Hall are already sold out. More comedy shows that hopefully aren't sold out by the time you read this, BELOW....

The Ten Trailer - UNRATED version

6/29/07 8:00pm, UCB THEATER: God's Pottery Saves The World!: As previously mentioned, folk rockers Gideon Lamb and Jeremiah Smallchild take on global issues like adoption, drug addiction, and Africa in an effort to save all mankind. Be there or be spending eternity in hell

6/29/07 8:00pm, Rififi: Greg Johnson Show: Can't make it to God's Pottery? Then head to Rififi for another spectacular Greg Johnson show, featuring Liz Miele, Myq Kaplan, Mike Dobbins, and Reggie Watts!

6/30/07 7:00pm, Mo Pitkins: Flying Carpet Comedy: Nothing's finer than an early Saturday evening comedy show. This one features Reggie Watts, Rob Cantrell, Joe Mande, Brian Koppelman, Dan Soder, Mike O'Rourke, and Matt Ruby

7/6/07 8:00pm, UCB THEATER: God's Pottery Saves The World!: The second of three UCB Theater shows, folk rockers Gideon Lamb and Jeremiah Smallchild take on global issues like adoption, drug addiction, and Africa in an effort to save all mankind. Be there or be spending eternity in hell

Check out the UCB Theater website as well as the Pit website for even more listings of events. Also read my last canon if you haven't already.

SC Johnson: A Family Company w/Meredith Scardino + Dave Hill

Superjail pilot (David Wain as warden)

-Klaus

---

      

Comments (17)

So The Ten thing at Gramercy doesn't include a screening of the movie? Boo.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2007 9:49 AM

saw 'the ten' at sundance this year... don't set yourself up for a big let down, klaus. it's pretty funny, but i didn't think there was any rewatch value (unlike wet hot).

Posted by nick | June 29, 2007 9:58 AM

does this event at Gramercy include a premiere of the actual film?

Posted by jkov | June 29, 2007 10:13 AM

The movie is the funniest thing I've ever seen. Here's an interview I did with wain about it:

http://www.freeindie.com/2007/05/david_wain_interview_the_ten.html

Posted by Mike | June 29, 2007 10:22 AM

Klaus - Thanks for the update on The Ten. I laugh out loud at Stella episodes, so I'm sure this one will be up my wing.

Posted by Dfactor | June 29, 2007 10:28 AM

are you for real?

i love these dudes but the stella tv show was completely HORRIBLE.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2007 10:59 AM

wait, so will they be premiering the film at the gramercy or not?

Posted by yeah | June 29, 2007 11:00 AM

"wait, so will they be premiering the film at the gramercy or not?"

no

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2007 11:17 AM

I saw it at a film festival and all I can say is be prepared to be horribly disappointed.

That is unless you loved Wet Hot American Summer and Stella but really wished they could have sucked.

How this movie is not a straight-to-video release baffles me.

Posted by erk | June 29, 2007 11:50 AM

I am prepared to love this movie! Does anybody know how to find out the lineup for the event?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2007 1:02 PM

"Does anybody know how to find out the lineup for the event?"

One way would be by reading what is says:

"The shinding will be hosted by director David Wain, and will feature Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Craig Wedren (a longtime State collaborator), Mr. Blue, Rashida Jones and Peter Salett "

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2007 1:31 PM

I already want to own The 10. When's it out?

Posted by zp | June 29, 2007 1:53 PM

I just tried to buy a ticket and the service fees are as follows:
In addition to the $6.10 "convenience fee", there is another $4.90 "order processing charge"
So that's $27 for a $17 ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2007 4:58 PM

Don't worry Bumpershine. There's plenty more news coming when I get back from vacation

Posted by klaus_kinski | June 29, 2007 6:18 PM

I saw The Ten at the Cleveland Film fest a few months ago. As a huge fan of all the post-State projects, I went in with high hopes. There were some very funny moments, but the film as a whole left me underwhelmed. It's definitely worth seeing for fans of their work, but it doesn't have much re-watch value.

Ken Marino has some fantastic moments!

Posted by jim stancil | June 29, 2007 7:06 PM

Honestly I thought Kieslowski's Dekalog was a lot funnier. Saw this in May at NYU. I've seen a lot of dumb movies. This was probably the dumbest.

Posted by film twat | July 1, 2007 7:05 PM

Leave a Comment