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‘Happyish’ Trailer Promises Puking, Non-Alcoholic Wine, Lululemon (Video)

27 March 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime released a new trailer for its upcoming series “Happyish” on Friday. The comedy series stars British actor Steve Coogan as Thom Payne, a 44-year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25-year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things like “digital,” “social” and “viral.” The sudden change sends Thom on a soul-searching quest to discover if he is, indeed, truly happy. In the trailer, we go through the highlights of Thom’s day, which include his son puking at the breakfast table, his boss (Bradley Whitford) indulging in non-alcoholic wine at 11.30 a.m., and a woman (Ellen Barkin) misattributing Goethe to Lululemon. »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actor Joins Showtime Comedy ‘Happyish’

26 March 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Zegen, who played American gangster Benny “Bugsy” Siegel in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will recur in a guest role on Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “Happyish,” Variety has learned. He will appear in at least two episodes.

Zegen will play Atomic Goldfarb, a twentysomething Brooklyn hipster creative brought in to annoy Thom (Steve Coogan) out of his job.

Zegen’s other television credits include “The Walking Dead,” “Rescue Me,” “Girls” and “How to Make It in America.” He has appeared in the films “Frances Ha,” “Taking Woodstock,” “The Girl Next Door” and “Adventureland.”

Happyish” is created, written and exec produced by Shalom Auslander, and stars Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford. Ken Kwapis directed the pilot and co-exec produces the show with Alexandra Beattie under their In Cahoots banner.

Ellen Barkin, Carrie Preston, Molly Price and Andre Royo will appear as guest stars on the show.

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- Seth Kelley

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Amal Clooney taking care of new husband George Clooney

22 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Amal Clooney is taking care of her new husband George Clooney. Ellen Barkin, who starred alongside the actor in 'Ocean's Thirteen', has revealed the human rights lawyer - who George wed in Venice, Italy in September last year - looks after her husband well and has admitted she ''always felt'' he would settle down again, following his previous divorce from Talia Balsam. She said: ''She takes great care of him and all his friends... ''I always felt he would (settle down again). I felt he was just waiting till he felt like he wanted to.'' The 60-year-old star also opened up about the couple's exclusive nuptials and confirmed it was an alcohol-fuelled affair. She shared: ''I can only speak for myself, and that would be a big yes.'' When asked about the food, she added: ''I didn't eat. I was too busy drinking... ''You know what, »

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The Cobbler Movie Review

20 March 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Cobbler Rlje / Image Entertainment Director: Tom McCarthy Writer: Tom McCarthy, Paul Sado Cast: Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman , Method Man, Ellen Barkin, Dascha Polanco , Dan Stevens, Melonie Diaz, Running time: 1hr 38 min, Rated PG-13 (Language, Violence, Partial Nudity) In Theaters March 13th Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) is a Brooklyn based cobbler – a shoe repairman that’s been in the business for several generations. He has been holding the fort in his tiny hole in the wall shop for decades since his father suddenly walked away from it all. His only friend is one that he’s known for years, Jimmy (Steve Buscemi) who runs  [ Read More ]

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Amal Clooney 'Takes Great Care' of George, Ellen Barkin Says

19 March 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ellen Barkin snagged a coveted invite to George and Amal Clooney's nuptials, and the Clooney pal just spilled some insider info from the wedding - or, at least, whatever she could remember. The Ocean's Thirteen actress, 60, spoke candidly about her boozy, glamorous evening at the couple's ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande hotel in Italy during What Watch Happens Live on Wednesday. When hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper asked Clooney's former costar to spill the beans on whether the evening was full of drunken escapades, Barkin responded, "I can only speak for myself, and that would be a big yes. »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Ellen Barkin Dishes on George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin's Wedding: She "Takes Great Care of Him"

19 March 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Somehow our ticket to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s September 2014 wedding at the Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice got lost in the mail. But the A-lister’s former costar and pal Ellen Barkin managed to score an invite. On the March 18 episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, the Happyish star, 60, was grilled about her experience during the romantic weekend.  Wwhl host Andy Cohen and fellow guest Anderson Cooper took turns asking Barkin questions about the A-list affair, including “Who got the most drunk?” [...] »

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Film Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘The Cobbler’ a Historical, Stupefying Disaster

13 March 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The newest Adam Sandler film that doesn’t feature him dressed like a chubby middle schooler is really bad, but in a special way. Similarly, it is an instant classic in the legacy of bizarre disasters, a footnote in writer/director history that must be witnessed to be fully understood.

Part of its perplexity is how the film is always in grasp as it shows itself, and how you can reach out and try to bring it back home, but then it explodes. This is one of those films where its flaws are more believable as a conspiracy than a misjudgment. Someone, please, let the police know that writer/director Tom McCarthy is missing, and someone has his shoes.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The key to entering “The Cobbler” is indeed not lead star Adam Sandler but co-writer/director McCarthy. If you’ve seen his films like “The Station Agent,” “The Visitor, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Adam Sandler’s ‘The Cobbler’ Gets Sole-Crushing Reviews From Critics

13 March 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If the reviews for “The Cobbler” are any indicator, Adam Sandler may want to consider a career change and become an actual cobbler. Sandler’s latest comedy offering, which centers around a shoe repairman who finds a magical device that lets him transform into his customers, currently sits with a dismal 8 percent “rotten” approval rating from the 37 critics counted, so far, by Rotten Tomatoes. See photos: 15 Movies You Already Forgot About: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014 The PG-13 comedy co-starring Ellen Barkin, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi is the latest in a string of derided comedies led by Sandler, whose »

- Joe Otterson

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The Cobbler | Review

12 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Shoe Be Doo: McCarthy’s Magical Realism Has No Sole

Actor Thomas McCarthy has developed a solid reputation as an indie film director thanks to his first two films The Station Agent (2003) and The Visitor (2007). While his third outing, 2011’s Win Win, showcased a tendency for schmaltzy cliché, it’s a far cry from his most recent offering, The Cobbler. Headlining Adam Sandler, many expected this to be one of Sandler’s infrequent attempts at dramatic prowess, somewhere along the lines of his surprise turns in Punch Drunk Love, or even Spanglish…or even Men, Women & Children. Instead, McCarthy doggedly pursues a broad comedic tone, something that recalls old Jerry Lewis vehicles, except with a lethargic, bored star. Resolving a series of lazy dramatic conflicts, everyone involved coasts through this torporific exercise with grim determination.

A magical sewing machine that was inherited by one of his ancestors in the Lower »

- Nicholas Bell

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Steve Coogan Is Happyish In Trailer For The Upcoming Showtime Series

12 March 2015 5:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Audiences will soon be getting Happyish, as the highly anticipated Showtime series finally makes its debut next month. The show that was initially beset by tragedy – as original star Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away – has respectfully re-cast, re-grouped and re-shot, and a snippet of the result is now available in a new trailer. Striking a much lighter tone than expected, Happyish now stars Steve Coogan, employing an accent that is perhaps best described as ‘American-ish.’

Thom Payne (Coogan) has hit his mid-40s, and is facing the prospect of working for a new, younger, more hip boss who has assumed control of his workplace. A bundle of contradictions, Thom is concerned about erectile dysfunction, but worries that chemical remedies may counteract his anti-depressants. He loathes the current youth-focused trends, but tries his best to make skinny jeans work. Mostly, he wonders if he could be happier, but suspects that this »

- Sarah Myles

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Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin, Method Man & Director Tom McCarthy Talk The Cobbler

11 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Adam Sandler steps into other people's shoes literally in his new movie The Cobbler. Of course that begs the question of the cast of whose shoes they'd most like to step into. The Cobbler star and co-stars Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin, Method Man and director Tom McCarthy talk about the themes of the movie and shooting in the actor's native city of New York City.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' at Home Now

10 March 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Cymbeline (cops-vs.-biker-gang drama; Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Dakota Johnson; premieres 3/13 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) The Cobbler (comedy-fantasy; Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin; premieres 3/13 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated PG-13)   Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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The Cobbler Review

10 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This is a repost of our review from the 2014 Toronto Film Festival [Tiff 2014].

Like an orbiting celestial body, a rare Adam Sandler role appears every half-decade or so that threatens to break the actor out of his lucrative fiefdom of low-brow comedy. Punch-Drunk Love looked like a potential turning point in 2002, but a Spanglish or two aside, he avoided further dramatic work until 2010’s Funny People, which earned Sandler wide praise for how capably he lampooned his own career. He then followed that up with Jack & Jill, That’s My Boy, and a pair of Grown Ups. Clearly, if Sandler were interested in a McConaughey-esque career turnaround, he would have gone for it by now.

The underwhelming returns on his latest vacation disguised as a comedy, Blended, along with a pair of upcoming dramatic roles once more see the established Sandler narrative being challenged. The Cobbler is the first of two »

- Sam Woolf

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Showtime’s ‘Happyish’ gets a new trailer

9 March 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman last year left many projects in limbo, most notably the Hunger Games movie franchise, where he was in the midst of shooting for a pivotal role in the series. However, Hoffman’s demise also put to an end the actor’s transition to television, as he was set to take on the lead role in the Showtime series Happyish, following in the footsteps of numerous performers who had made the transition to the small screen. While Hoffman’s demise put the show in jeopardy, it soon righted itself, going in a different direction by having Steve Coogan step into the lead. Coogan, who has previously found success in television with the Alan Partridge character across numerous shows, as well as movies such as Hamlet 2 and The Other Guys, plays the role of Thom Payne. The show’s synopsis is as follows:

On his birthday, »

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Watch: Steve Coogan Embraces The Joy Of Misery In New Trailer For Showtime's 'Happyish'

9 March 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Misanthropic leads on the big or small screen can be tricky. If they tip too much toward cruel, they aren't fun to be around, but if the tone is just right, their foibles and concerns can be relatable. And it looks like the folks behind "Happyish" have found the right tempo for the Showtime series, and a new trailer for the show just landed. Steve Coogan leads the dramedy as Thom, a guy in his mid-40s who suddenly finds his professional and personal life thrown into crisis after a younger, social media-loving boss takes over at work. This looks like something right up our alley, with a great roster of supporting folks lined up, including Kathryn Hahn, Ellen Barkin, and Andre Royo. Moreover, it looks like the balance of caustic bite and genuine heart has been calibrated just the way we tend to like it. "Happyish" debuts on April 26th at 9:30 Pm. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Steve Coogan Embraces The Joy Of Misery In New Trailer For Showtime's 'Happyish'

9 March 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Misanthropic leads on the big or small screen can be tricky. If they tip too much toward cruel, they aren't fun to be around, but if the tone is just right, their foibles and concerns can be relatable. And it looks like the folks behind "Happyish" have found the right tempo for the Showtime series, and a new trailer for the show just landed. Steve Coogan leads the dramedy as Thom, a guy in his mid-40s who suddenly finds his professional and personal life thrown into crisis after a younger, social media-loving boss takes over at work. This looks like something right up our alley, with a great roster of supporting folks lined up, including Kathryn Hahn, Ellen Barkin, and Andre Royo. Moreover, it looks like the balance of caustic bite and genuine heart has been calibrated just the way we tend to like it. "Happyish" debuts on April 26th at 9:30 Pm. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ellen Barkin on ‘The Cobbler’ and Why New York is a City for Billionaires

9 March 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ellen Barkin embodies the forces of gentrification in “The Cobbler,” Tom McCarthy’s new comedy about the changing face of New York City.

It’s a role that Barkin, whose whiskey voice still betrays a hint of her Big Apple upbringing, has spent a life preparing for by observing the changes to the city she still calls home.

“It’s a big f—ing deal what’s happening across the country and in big cities like L.A. and New York,” she said. “They’re not even cities for millionaires any more. They’re cities for billionaires. When real estate is $4,000 a square foot it changes everything about a city.”

The Cobbler” opens this Friday and centers on a Lower East Side shoe repairman (Adam Sandler) who discovers he can assume the identities of his clients when he slips on their footwear. Barkin plays an unscrupulous real estate developer who »

- Brent Lang

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Watch: 'Happyish' Trailer is Very Funny, But It's the Terrific Poster That's a Must-See

6 March 2015 4:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Showtime Picks Up 'Happy-ish' for Spring Debut, Sets 'Penny Dreadful' Return Suffering from what a super-trendy Ellen Barkin diagnoses as a "low joy ceiling," Thom Payne (Steve Coogan) isn't even sure if he's happy, let alone "happyish."  Yep, for poor Thom, it would seem that life is intersecting somewhere at the decidedly unpleasant medium between Prozac and Viagra, but that won't keep him from pursuing happiness (and flipping Thomas Jefferson the bird along the way). Showtime's newest half-hour comedy (from "This American Life" contributor Shalom Auslander) also stars Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford. The trailer asks plenty of hard-hitting questions; from the soul searching, "What the f*** is happiness?" to the honestly flummoxing, "Who wants to follow Pepto-Bismol on Twitter?" Check out the trailer for more musings (and a few ab-related nuggets of wisdom).  "Happyish" premieres Sunday, »

- Rosie Narasaki

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First Trailer & Poster for Showtime's New Comedy Series Happyish Starring Steve Coogan & Kathryn Hahn

6 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] New York, NY – March 6, 2015 – Today, Showtime unveiled the poster art for its new half-hour comedy series HAPPYish, which premieres on Sunday, April 26th at 9:30 p.m. Et/Pt. HAPPYish stars Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy® winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford. The series is a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness and why it continues to be so elusive. Currently in production in New York, HAPPYish also features guest stars Emmy and Tony® Award winner Ellen Barkin, Emmy Award winner Carrie Preston, Molly Price and Andre Royo. Coogan stars as Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old wunderkind boss arrives, saying things like “digital,” “social” and “ »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New poster for The Cobbler featuring Adam Sandler

24 February 2015 11:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we saw a new trailer for director Thomas McCarthy’s (The Station Agent) latest film The Cobbler [watch it here], and now we have the first poster featuring Adam Sandler as the titular shoe repair man…

Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man’s shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.

The Cobbler is set for release on March 13th in the States and May 22nd in the UK, with a cast that also includes Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Dustin Hoffman (Kung Fu Panda 2), Ellen Barkin (The New Normal), Method Man (Red Tails »

- Gary Collinson

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