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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season 2: Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, and More Join the Cast on Netflix

9 June 2017 7:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first season of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” held its fair share of surprises — even for those who’d read Lemony Snicket’s Daniel Handler’s books — and one of the most pleasant of those secrets was discovering Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders as Father and Mother. These unexpected talents joined a cast already stacked with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, K. Todd Freeman, Alfre Woodward, Joan Cusack, and Don Johnson.

And Season 2 just threw in a few more high-profile stars.

Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, and Roger Bart have all joined the cast for Season 2. The next entry is already in production, but series mastermind Barry Sonnenfeld and stars Harris, Woodard, and Freeman all made the announcement during an event in Los Angeles at the Netflix FYSee space.

Read More: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Neil Patrick Harris on »

- Ben Travers

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Snatched Review

17 May 2017 5:25 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

The action comedy genre is one that rarely breeds positive results. Comedy so often thrives in subtlety, driven by the characters. When you add action into the narrative, there’s an obligation for laughs to derive from overstated set pieces, absurd situations our calamitous protagonists have gotten themselves into yet again – and what transpires is contrivance, and a lot of it. Jonathan Levine’s Snatched, unfortunately, fails to buck the trend.

Amy Schumer plays Emily Middleton (no relationship to the Princess, believe me) – who is dumped by her boyfriend, leaving her alone in her already booked, forthcoming vacation to Ecuador. No friend seems to fancy the trip, so she settles for her last resort, managing to convince her mother Linda (Goldie Hawn) to do something adventurous for a change, and join her. The pair set off, and while the latter comes equipped with a dog whistle for safety measures, »

- Stefan Pape

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TV Shows You Should Binge-Watch Right Now, From ‘Oitnb’ to ‘Better Call Saul’ (Photos)

13 May 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

  “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (season 1 on Netflix) Netflix’s adaptation of the children’s book series is a blast, featuring great performances from a variety of visiting stars, from Joan Cusack to Don Johnson. They’re all led by a hilariously evil Neil Patrick Harris.   “Love” (season 1 on Netflix) Like “Master of None,” the Judd Apatow-produced “Love” also includes 10 episodes in its first season. “Catastrophe” (seasons 1-2 on Amazon) With only six half-hour episodes in each of its two seasons, Amazon’s acclaimed sitcom “Catastrophe” is an easy binge. Co-stars and creators Sharon Horgan and »

- Phil Hornshaw and Sam Rosenberg

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“Snatched” teams Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer in a comedic adventure

12 May 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Ever since the release of Trainwreck established Amy Schumer as a big screen comedy star, it has been a waiting game to find out how she would fair as an A list leading lady, following that hit. Schumer has already conquered the small screen with Inside Amy Schumer, but now she tries cinemas again with Snatched. It’s out today and represents the best option in theaters this week. Keep in mind, it’s not amazing, but it’s solidly entertaining and more than amusing enough to recommend. Plus, Schumer has gotten Goldie Hawn back on screens, which is an absolute delight. If you’re a fan of either, you should be in for a treat. The film is an action comedy that wants to be as much an adventure as it is a laugh riot. Emily Middleton (Schumer) is the complete opposite of her mother Linda Middleton (Hawn). In »

- Joey Magidson

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'Snatched' Review: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Together Is Something Special

12 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Thank goodness for Snatched, the vehicle by which Goldie Hawn returned to our movie screens after 15 long, Goldie Hawn-less years. (Her last movie was The Banger Sisters in 2002, if you can believe it.) I'm stating this up top so that if you take one thing from this review, let it be: Goldie Hawn is back, and boy, is it good to see her.

Snatched, as the title card that opens the movie so-seriously informs, is "a reckless tale" of murder and mayhem. Oh yeah, it adds, "The kidnappers did bad things too." Backtracking, we meet Emily (Amy Schumer), a floundering 30-something who is fired from her job and subsequently dumped by her boyfriend, the latter proving particularly inconvenient since she's booked a nonrefundable trip to Ecuador for two. Pressed, Emily coerces her mother, Linda Middleton (Hawn), a sad helicopter mom who used to love adventure but now loves Grey's Anatomy and Facebook fake news, to put the »

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Film Review: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn Bring Hilarity to ‘Snatched’

12 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This is the Amy Schumer-in-the-movies we’ve all been waiting for… the brash zing factory who has a bit of insecurity behind her adventurous and licentious ways. Schumer teams with Goldie Hawn in a mother and daughter laugh factory called “Snatched.”

Rating: 4.0/5.0

There are two names on this production team which immediately give this film some comedy credibility – screenwriter Katie Dippold and executive producer Paul Feig. This was the writer/director team which created another great female buddy comedy, “The Heat.” Like that movie, “Snatched” uses real life (and familiar) action scenarios and has a funny lady riff on them. To top it off, Amy Schumer’s character has a penchant for murdering people, which gets incredibly darker as the story goes on. This is the summer comedy that has a perfect opening on Mother’s Day weekend, especially if Mom likes to laugh.

Emily (Schumer) is hitting a severe life rut. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Snatched – Review

11 May 2017 10:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

It’s a big holiday weekend, so Hollywood has concocted a new flick that’s a perfect match for that very special day. It’s an ode to mothers everywhere, but it’s not sugary and sappy, no hearts and flowers here. That’s because it’s the sophomore feature film from Amy Schumer, so it’s more than a touch tart and spicy. Two years ago the superstar of stand-up and cable TV (the critical and ratings darling of Comedy Central) stormed the multiplex with the hit comedy romance (which she wrote) Trainwreck. For this follow-up , she’s decided to share the screen (top billing, above the title in the ads) with a movie veteran. Of course, she had terrific co-stars in her previous flick (Bill Hader, future Oscar-winner Brie Larson and NBA icon LeBron James, for gosh sake). But this time Amy’s part of a team similar »

- Jim Batts

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‘Snatched’ Critical Roundup: Reviewers Call Amy Schumer’s Comedy ‘Lazy’ and ‘Disposable’

10 May 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The reviews are in for Jonathan Levine’s new comedy “Snatched,” which opens in theaters this Friday, May 12. The film stars Amy Schumer as a young woman who ends up taking her ultra-cautious mother (played by Goldie Hawn) on vacation to Ecuador after her boyfriend dumps her. Their vacation turns into a  trip from hell when the two get kidnapped. The film marks Hawn’s first feature in 15 years.

Read More: ‘Snatched’ Trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Go On a Rowdy Mother-Daughter Trip

Goldie Hawn’s big screen return deserves better than Amy Schumer’s criminally unfunny movie,” writes IndieWire’s Kate Erbland in her D review, adding, “Eschewing the kind of flinty, in-your-face charm that made her turn in 2015’s bawdy rom-com ‘Trainwreck’ (which she both wrote and starred in) such a treat, Schumer’s role in ‘Snatched’ lands solidly in the ‘unlikable’ camp.”

Read some reviews from other critics below. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Snatched Review

10 May 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Good supporting characters are a godsend for any comedy, but what happens when these side-pawns overshadow leading roles? Such is the dilemma throughout Snatched. Writer Katie Dippold’s on-page strength resides in quick-jab punchlines. A wacky adventurer who speaks in catch phrases played by Christopher Meloni? Belly laughs aplenty. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn fleeing aimlessly from armed kidnappers and lush rainforest peril? There are moments, but most are expected and lacking emotional highlights. Although, less conversations are peppered with overt vulgarity than expected (a norm in today’s mainstream comedy world) – praise where praise is deserved? Not exactly perfection, but Jonathan Levine avoids directing an entirely juvenile Vacation-gone-deadly.

Schumer stars as Emily Middleton, a recently dumped mimosa-chugger with no personal direction. Hawn plays her divorced, cat-loving mother. Despite their differences (and relationship), Linda (Hawn) agrees to be Emily’s plus-one for an Ecuadorian getaway. It’s non-refundable and no »

- Matt Donato

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Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn’s ‘Snatched’ Is a ‘Misfire’ That’s ‘Worth Skipping,’ Critics Say

10 May 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Snatched” marks Amy Schumer’s highly-anticipated follow-up to “Trainwreck” and Goldie Hawn’s return to the big screen after 15 years, but critics are disappointed with the mother-daughter comedy. Among the flaws cited are Hawn’s “half-committed performance” in which she isn’t able “to inhabit her stature as a great comedic performer,” as well as the “predictable” mother-daughter relationship and Schumer’s jokes that are derived from booze, food and sex — similar to her jokes in “Trainwreck.” The film, directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Katie Dippold, also stars Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack. Currently, it holds a score of 38 percent. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Movie Review – Snatched (2017)

10 May 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Snatched, 2017.

Directed by Jonathan Levine.

Starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, and Christopher Meloni.

Synopsis:

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Around halfway through Snatched (an exotic-vacation-gone-wrong comedy from Jonathan Levine who is known for directing emotional cancer dramedy 50/50 and the underrated zombie rom-com Warm Bodies, and written by Katie Dippold who most recently worked on the divisive Ghostbusters reboot) is a scene where daughter Emily (played with the crudeness and feminist bite to be expected from the consistently controversial Amy Schumer) is told by random local doctors out in the Amazon (don’t ask me, nothing in this movie really makes a lick of sense, increasingly becoming too ridiculous even for an outlandish comedy) that a tapeworm has invaded her upper body. Of course, this »

- Robert Kojder

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Snatched Review: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Deliver Big Laughs

10 May 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Snatched is downright silly; a goofy, somewhat offensive romp with a paper thin plot. Normally that would be grounds to bash Snatched like a hammer. I can't because the film is hilarious. I laughed like a jackal from the opening scene to the last minute. The raucous humor and breezy runtime add up to a good experience. Snatched makes no attempt to be more than light-hearted frivolity. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are a winning combination.

Schumer stars as Emily Middleton, a down on her luck thirty-something who's just been dumped by her boyfriend (Randall Park). She asks her doting mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to accompany her on a previously booked, non-refundable, trip to Ecuador. Linda has deep fears about going to South America, but wants quality time with her daughter. Fun in the sun takes a turn for the worst. Their naivete lands them in serious trouble. They are »

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‘Snatched’ Review: Goldie Hawn’s Big Screen Return Deserves Better Than Amy Schumer’s Criminally Unfunny Movie

10 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lauded actress and boundary-busting comedian Goldie Hawn hasn’t appeared in a film in over a decade, let alone starred in one, so her return to the big screen should be considered a very big deal. Too bad that the Oscar-winning actress’ first project in 15 years isn’t just a misfire, but one that commits the unforgivable sin of not allowing Hawn to inhabit her stature as a great comedic performer. Jonathan Levine’s “Snatched” has bigger problems than just that one, but the decision to cast Hawn as a worrywart mother saddled with a woefully immature daughter (Amy Schumer) on a trip from hell is indicative of many of this limp action-comedy’s biggest sins. And there are so many.

Eschewing the kind of flinty, in-your-face charm that made her turn in 2015’s bawdy rom-com “Trainwreck” (which she both wrote and starred in) such a treat, Schumer’s role »

- Kate Erbland

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Snatched Director Jonathan Levine On The Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn Comedy

9 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

While the upcoming R-rated comedy Snatched will probably get more attention for its two stars, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn--the latter making her first big screen appearance in almost 15 years--the man behind the camera is director Jonathan Levine, who continues to diversify his filmography with this female-driven comedy.

Levine first got attention for his early indie The Wackness, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and he followed that by adapting the young adult zombie romance Warm Bodies, then making the cancer comedy 50/50 and the Christmas comedy The Night Before, the latter two with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In Snatched, Amy Schumer plays Emily Middleton, who has plans to go to South America on a romantic trip with her boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her she asks her mother Linda (Hawn) to make the trip with her.  Once there, the two are constantly fighting, but »

- Edward Douglas

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Snatched Movie Review: Amy Schumer falls flat on her face

9 May 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Snatched 20th Century Fox Director: Jonathan Levine Written by: Katie Dippold Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ika Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Óscar Jaenada, Randall Park, Tom Bateman Screened at: AMC Lincoln Square, NYC, 3/3/17 Opens: May 5, 2017 This adventure-comedy has the theme of mother-daughter relationships with an emphasis on two women who have […]

The post Snatched Movie Review: Amy Schumer falls flat on her face appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Snatched’ With Amy Schumer

7 May 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new comedy “Snatched” starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn!

Snatched,” which opens on May 12, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Joan Cusack, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz and Christopher Meloni from director Jonathan Levine and writer Katie Dippold. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “Snatched” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone.

If you must enter on your smartphone, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Snatched Movie Releases Kloveubye iOS Messenger App

3 May 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

This Mother’s Day comes with a different kind of celebratory film, and in order to make sure that we’re covering all our “Mom connection” bases, Snatched has released a special Messenger App for iOS so that you can keep connected with your own mother.

The film is out May 12th, but you can get the App now, and if you don’t have the sort of relationship with your mother that makes you comfortable connecting in quite this way (and with these particular sentiments), well then it’s time to adjust things.

Take a look below, and don’t miss this one.

 

Snatched is directed by Jonathan Levine, written by Katie Dippold, and stars – Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, »

- Marc Eastman

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Win Passes To The Advanced Screening Of Snatched In St. Louis

1 May 2017 6:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure Snatched, which also features Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Wanda Sykes (“Bad Moms”) and Joan Cusack (“Working Girl”).

The film opens in theaters nationwide on May 12, 2017.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of Snatched on May 9 at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

Answer the following:

In 1969, Goldie Hawn won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in “Cactus Flower” alongside Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. »

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Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s Mother’s Day Message From Snatched

29 April 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for the Mother of all Comedies!

Snatch your tickets now, and Byom (Bring Your Own Mom) to see Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in theaters Mother’s Day weekend.

Here’s a very important message from Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.

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Snatched hits theaters everywhere May 12, 2017.

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure Snatched, which also features Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Wanda Sykes »

- Michelle McCue

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Snatched, and Rough Night make our daily roundup!

25 April 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Snatched, and Rough Night make our daily roundup!Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Snatched, and Rough Night make our daily roundup!Zachary Dent4/25/2017 3:27:00 Pm

In today's roundup we have a highly anticipated trailer, a hilarious clip, and some brand new character posters that just dropped!

The first Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer dropped last night and it doesn't disappoint! In this installment the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed, the world is held hostage, and the Kingsmen's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the Us. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. Not only does the plot sound awesome, but you can catch glimpses of Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges in the new trailer. Check out the trailer below and see Kingsman: The Golden Circle when it hits Cineplex theatres on September 14th! »

- Zachary Dent

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