Jemaine Clement

‘The BFG’ Review: A Sleepy Stumble From Steven Spielberg

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by Matt Singer 3 days ago
The BFG — or “Big Friendly Giant” — spends his days in Giant Country, collecting dreams from a magical tree and distributing them to the people of the world. He seems like just the sort of character who would appeal to Steven Spielberg, a big friendly giant of the film world whose work has stimulated the imaginations of millions of moviegoers. But Spielberg doesn’t fully communicate that appeal with his film version of The BFG, which contains a fair amount of lovely images but may be the director’s most listless and dramatically inert movie in decades.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Gets a Delightful Title

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by Britt Hayes January 25, 2016 @ 6:49 PM
The Orchard
Director Taika Waititi is at Sundance this week to debut his new indie comedy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople. And while he’s promoting that film, reporters can’t help but ask him about a couple of his other upcoming projects — like Thor: Ragnarok and the What We Do in the Shadows spinoff. Today’s news concerns the latter, as Waititi has suggested the title of the upcoming werewolf-centric spinoff, and it’s quite punny.

‘Don Verdean’ Trailer: Danny McBride Sends Sam Rockwell to Search for Religious Artifacts

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by Britt Hayes October 27, 2015 @ 7:25 PM
If that headline didn’t clue you in, then you should know that this is a trailer for Don Verdean, a new absurd religious satire from the guys who brought you Napoleon Dynamite (and some other movies that weren’t as well-liked) — not a trailer for a new religious movie. Although I’d pay handsomely to watch Danny McBride and Sam Rockwell play it straight in a faith-based drama.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Is Getting a Werewolves-Not-Swearwolves Sequel

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2015 @ 5:22 PM
The Orchard
What We Do in the Shadows is one of the funniest films of the year — if you’ve been sleeping on it, consider this your reminder to watch it immediately. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s hilarious mockumentary will likely become a cult classic in due time, but the duo are already developing a potential sequel, this time focusing on the werewolf characters.

‘People Places Things’ Trailer: Jemaine Clement Is Having a Bad Life

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by Britt Hayes June 17, 2015 @ 6:37 PM
That headline is slightly misleading because Jemaine Clement appears to actually be having an okay time in the trailer for People Places Things, the new dramedy in which the Flight of the Conchords star plays a graphic novelist and professor in New York, struggling with a break-up while trying to take care of his two adorable daughters — but he has so much fun with those kids!

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Trailer: Vampires Get the Mockumentary Treatment

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by Britt Hayes December 7, 2014 @ 12:56 PM
It may be a bit early to make such bold claims as this, seeing as 2014 hasn’t even ended yet, but ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ may very well be the funniest film of 2015. The vampire mockumentary created by Jemaine Clement of ‘Flight of the Conchords’ and his collaborator Taika Waititi has been totally killing it (no pun intended) on the festival circuit all year, earning high praise from the critic community. And now you can have a little taste of what will likely be one of your favorite films next year with this new trailer.

'What We Do in the Shadows': Watch the First Six Minutes of This Hilarious Horror Mockumentary Right Now

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by Britt Hayes October 27, 2014 @ 9:03 PM
One of the funniest films making the rounds on the festival circuit this year was 'What We Do in the Shadows,' a mockumentary about a group of vampires living together in a flat. Directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi and starring Waititi and Jemaine Clement of 'Flight of the Conchords' fame, the film is reminiscent of the work of Christopher Guest, like 'This Is Spinal Tap,' but with vampires. And even though the film doesn't have a release date in the U.S. yet, you can watch the first six minutes online for free.

'What We Do in the Shadows' Trailer: Spoof Vampire Documentary Flips the Undead on Their Heads

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by Jacob Hall May 1, 2014 @ 9:37 AM
http://youtu.be/Cv568AzZ-i8
Just when you thought vampires were completely played out thanks to the likes of 'Twilight' and 'Dark Shadows,' the 'What We Do in the Shadows' trailer shows up and reminds us that there's plenty of life left in the undead. Starring and co-written by 'Flight of the Conchords' comic Jemaine Clement, this comedy takes typical vampire tropes and flings them into the modern day with (hopefully) hilarious results.

'What We Do in the Shadows' Review

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by Britt Hayes March 18, 2014 @ 2:08 PM
Unison Films/Funny or Die
Those familiar with Jemaine Clement from his work on HBO's 'Flight of the Conchords' should be plenty excited for 'What We Do in the Shadows,' the new film he co-directed and co-wrote with Taika Waititi, who also worked with Clement on the indie film 'Eagle vs. Shark.' The pair reunite for this new venture, a faux documentary in the vein of the hilarious work of Christopher Guest -- but the eccentric group at the heart of this film is something a bit different: immortal vampires who happen to be flatmates, just trying to sort out normal life stuff while also dealing with being supernatural.
'What We Do in the Shadows' doesn't yet have distribution stateside, but that should be rectified pretty quickly. The film, the product of Clement and Waititi's brilliantly clever collaborative minds, is an insanely funny mock-doc that never skips a beat.