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Cate Blanchett To Star In Susanne Bier's 'The Dig,' Amy Poehler Heads To 'The Nest' With Tina Fey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2014 4:41 PM
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 Cate Blanchett, The Dig, Susanne Bier
Susanne Bier doesn't stop. Already in post-production on "A Second Chance" starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (first look here), and with "Serena" forever dangling over her head as that completed but still somewhat shelved Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence joint, the director is already plowing ahead on new a movie, one that is aiming to shoot this fall, with a pretty big star attached.

Sundance Review: David Wain's 'They Came Together' Gives Assembly-Line Rom-Coms A Brisk, Bruising Rebuttal

  • By James Rocchi
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  • January 25, 2014 5:04 PM
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They Came Together
A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly sweet blood. It knows how to mock cliché big things, like jokes about set-dressing and music video montages; it’s also wise about small matters, right down to the font and the framing device.

Watch: First Clip From David Wain’s Sundance Rom-Com Parody 'They Came Together' Starring Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 15, 2014 9:00 AM
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They Came Together
First announced in the summer of 2012, David Wain’s “They Came Together” will finally be making its way in front of audiences next week at Sundance. In advance of its Park City premiere, the first clip from the Amy Poehler-and-Paul Rudd-starring film has arrived online.

10 Things We Learned From The 2014 Golden Globes

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2014 1:28 PM
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10 Things We Learned From The 2014 Golden Globes
If you're a salesperson of aspirin, raw eggs or hair-of-the-dog booze in Hollywood, today is a good day for you: it's the morning after the Golden Globes, otherwise known as the single most hungover day in the Hollywood calendar. The night that truly kicks off the two-month-long season of awards ceremonies, all leading up to the Oscars at the start of March, its reputation is as one that not many take seriously, but everyone treats as a bit of a party, with some gloriously decadent shenanigans taking place over the years.

Review: Animated Thanksgiving Comedy 'Free Birds' Is A Turkey

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 30, 2013 11:09 AM
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In the first fifteen minutes of "Free Birds," a jarringly awful, new animated comedy loosely centered around a bunch of historical anachronisms about Thanksgiving, we're introduced to Reggie (Owen Wilson), a turkey who is seemingly the only bird on the farm to realize that they're getting fattened up for slaughter. He's then ostracized from his flock and given the annual Presidential pardon. While relaxing at Camp David, he's intercepted by Jake (Woody Harrelson), the President of the Turkeys Liberation Front, and boards a time machine in an effort to stop the first Thanksgiving from happening, thus saving countless turkeys through history. Again: this is all in the first fifteen minutes.

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Will Return To Host The Next 2 Golden Globes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 9:54 AM
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The yearly tradition of watching award shows, and then cringing through the broadcasts as talented people are forced to try and appeal to every person in the world with watered down jokes and lame puns, will at least get a reprieve at the Golden Globes. This past January, BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a big hit at the Golden Globes, and so of course, they were courted to return. And that wooing went smashingly as the pair are gonna be regulars, at least for the immediate future.

Review: 'A.C.O.D.' Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Richard Jenkins & Catherine O'Hara

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • October 2, 2013 5:00 PM
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Comedy can succeed based on either its relatability or sheer absurdity, and “A.C.O.D.” favors the former approach, while not entirely forgoing the latter. Within its first few moments, this movie informs us that 54% of people are adult children of divorce, or A.C.O.D. Statistically, you’re likely to fall within that group (or closely know someone who does), making many of the jokes and observations here hit perhaps a little too close to home, though not too closely not to laugh.

Exclusive: First Clip & Photos From Adam Scott Comedy 'A.C.O.D'; Plus Win Tickets To Sneak New York City Screening

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 16, 2013 3:12 PM
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A.C.O.D. Adam Scott
Sometimes movies need to sell us on their premise or the visual ambition, or provide some other hook to get us interested. Then there are movies like the upcoming comedy "A.C.O.D.," which with an ensemble led by Adam Scott and featuring Catherine O'Hara, Richard Jenkins, Jane Lynch, Clark Duke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Amy Poehler and Jessica Alba, has the kind of cast we'd watch in anything. Just tell us where to show up. Speaking of showing up, not only do have some exclusive photos and clips from the film but those of you in New York City may be in for an extra treat.

TIFF Review: 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner's 'You Are Here' Starring Zach Galifianakis & Owen Wilson

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • September 8, 2013 3:25 PM
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Owen Wilson & Zach Galifianakis in YOU ARE HERE
Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” is the worst “Mad Men”-related disaster since Sally Draper walked in on her father and Linda Cardellini going at it last season. And that was pretty bad, especially since Sally has already barged in on several passionate trysts—happily, not always involving her old man. “You Are Here” is far, far more soul-crushing: a supposed passion project that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with an air of mystery. Would Weiner’s first feature be a comedy? Would it have the feel of the modern television classic? Or perhaps seem linked to Weiner’s sitcom roots? And would it be any good? The answers to those questions are yes, no, yes, and my goodness, no.

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler May Return To Host The Golden Globes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2013 11:01 AM
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Will this be the awards season where women are ruling the roost when it comes to handing out trophies? With Ellen Degeneres already slated to hand out the Oscars, it looks like two more funny women are being eyed to work their magic once again.

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