Posts Tagged ‘Amy Poehler’
The first trailer for Are You Here is here; the movie centers on childhood best friends who go on a road trip after one of them inherits the estate of his late father. The movie doesn’t look funny or heartwarming; I’m not sure what they were going for here. With a cast like this, it’s shame that something great didn’t happen. Of course, I will have to see the movie to stand by that statement – something I’m not prepared to do.
Are You Here stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler and opens August 22nd 2014.
Watch the trailer below: (more…)
Due to the shuffling behind the scenes of The Good Dinosaur, this will be the first year since 2005 without a Pixar film hitting theaters. Their next film, the highly ambitious Inside Out, won’t be due until June 19th, 2015. Little has been known about the film beyond the fact that it takes place in the mind of a young girl, but a synopsis has been released which gives us more of an idea of what to expect as well as the cast involved.
From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Sounds exciting, and that’s something I haven’t said about a Pixar film for a few years. Hopefully this will be a welcome return to greatness.
Here is the first trailer for They Came Together from director David Wain’s (Wet Hot American Summer). The film is a spoof of the traditional rom-com movie formula; you’ll notice just about every cliché in the book when it comes to the genre here in this trailer alone. I laughed, and that’s what matter at the end of the day.
The film also stars Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino (yes!), Melanie Lynskey, Jason Mantzoukas, and Max Greenfield.
They Came Together opens in theaters and on VOD on June 27th., watch the trailer below:
Clip and Poster for David Wain’s Rom-Com Spoof THEY CAME TOGETHER Starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler
David Wain’s latest, They Came Together should have a full trailer soon, but for now enjoy a funny clip and even a funny poster. The rom-com spoof stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, and if you’re familiar with Wain’s work (The State, Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Stella) you will notice he’s back to his old tricks of pointing out the absurd in hilarious fashion.
This time around it’s the romance genre and favorites of everyone (as it should be) Poehler and Rudd tackle chemistry like only they can. It didn’t work with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, as Admission was on my worst of 2013 selection, so let’s hope this one pulls off the laughs instead.
Here’s Wain’s on the film:
After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with Michael Showalter to take on a topic that (to our knowledge) has yet been seen in the movies: ROMANCE — particularly heterosexual romance between two white people.
Our next idea was to mix this romance story with humor – so you could almost call this a Romantic-Comedy, so to speak.
We first worked with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd on Wet Hot American Summer. They played summer camp counselors in that movie, so it was obviously hard for us to imagine them playing a shopkeeper and a corporate executive, respectively. But thanks to a team of acting coaches and an award™ winning VFX team, we pulled off the illusion.
Watch the clip and check out the funny poster that below that takes aim at Deadline.com:
The first trailer for the comedy A.C.O.D. is here, that title stands for “Adult Children of Divorce” and the film centers on Adam Scott who has been caught in Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara’s ugly divorce for the past twenty years. It’s nice to see Adam Scott leading a movie, if you watch him on Parks and Rec you know how good he can be.
The film also stars Jane Lynch, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Amy Poehler.
A.C.O.D. opens in theaters on October 4th, read the full synopsis below and watch the trailer after the jump.
Carter is a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the madness of his parents’ divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend. But when his younger brother gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return including his wacky therapist.
Here is the official trailer for The Secret World of Arrietty from the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo) based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.” Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.
The lovely looking film opens February 17, 2012 and was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi from a screenplay by the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. The voice cast for this English-language version includes Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie, and Moises Arias. Watch out the trailer below: