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Amy Poehler to star in sports comedy film written by Ike Barinholtz

23 July 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The always-busy Amy Poehler is at it again, starring in an upcoming yet-to-be-titled sports comedy film, written by David Stassen and Ike Barinholtz.

With her latest buddy comedy Sisters ­— in which she stars with friend and fellow SNL alum Tina Fey — having been recently completed, the void in Poehler’s schedule will likely be filled with the demands of the new Universal Pictures film, which the comedienne is also set to produce.

There aren’t a whole lot of details surrounding the project at the moment but according to Deadline, Poehler will play “a once-promising basketball coach” who deals with all sorts of pressures as she takes on the opportunity to lead an NBA basketball team backed by a somewhat reluctant parent organization. Barinholtz, who broke out as Ivan Dochenko in Danny McBride’s Eastbound & Down, is also said to play an unspecified role in the movie.

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- William Fanelli

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Back In Sisters

23 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. The film also stars Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena, and James Brolin.

Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John S. Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).

As much as I love both Fey and Poehler, this trailer leaves me a little disappointed. I suppose I might be guilty of holding them to a »

- Mike Tyrkus

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The 20 Best Female-Driven Comedies

16 July 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Trainwreck," the new Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow movie, examines the plight of one snarly woman as she exits her familiar world of sexual freedom and hangovers for a detour into serious romance. Though several eye-popping cameos and supporting performances buttress the film, Schumer's performance is the acting triumph of "Trainwreck." Without her shaky conscience and burgeoning sense of fulfillment, the movie's conventional story might feel staid. Thankfully, it's anything but. Schumer's performance marks a welcome addition to cinema's long line of strident, hilarious female protagonists. We're celebrating that lineage with a list: the 20 best female-driven comedies ever. Some are old and some are new, but all are marked by a degree of cosmopolitan fun and nerviness -- and the occasional slap from Cher.  20. "How to Marry a Millionaire" We remember Lauren Bacall as a glamor girl with a damning grimace, but let's start revising that narrative to include her chops as a comic force. »

- Louis Virtel

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler let their freak flags fly in trailer for Sisters

15 July 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What do you do when your parents sell your childhood home? Throw a party, of course!

In Sisters, disconnected siblings Maura (Amy Poehler) and Jane (Tina Fey) – now adults – reunite to sort through the mess accumulated throughout the years in their shared bedroom. Both playing against type, Poehler is the uptight over-achiever and Fey is… the “other” one, a wild child, looking to recapture her glory days. 

Before they return to their separate lives, however, Maura and Jane throw one last house party for their former classmates – and, no, they’re no inviting Maya Rudolph.

Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), Sisters also stars Ike BarinholtzJohn LeguizamoDianne Wiest, and James Brolin

Watch the first trailer for Sisters, which opens December 18, below:

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- Sasha James

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Amy Poehler And Tina Fey Get Their Reunion On In New Sisters Trailer

15 July 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As a comedy team, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have always been perfect. They complement each other to such an extent that any instance of performance is instantly elevated by their pairing. From Saturday Night Live to the Golden Globes telecast – with 2004’s Mean Girls and 2008’s Baby Mama along the way – these two are never more effective than when they are locked in a game of verbal tennis with each other in some heightened, comedic situation. It is no surprise, then, that there has been a significant amount of anticipation for their next cinematic reunion – Sisters – which is due for release on December 18th 2015.

Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and written by Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live) Sisters is essentially a ‘vehicle’ for this tag-team of hilarity – and indeed, it was written specifically for these two actresses to undertake. Starring as siblings Maura (Poehler) and Jane (Tina), the »

- Sarah Myles

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Throw Epic Party in ‘Sisters’ First Trailer

15 July 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler say goodbye to their childhood home in the best possible way in the first trailer for their upcoming comedy “Sisters.”

The two play disconnected siblings who throw a massive rager that ultimately brings them closer together. They also tear up the dance floor, where Fey locks eyes with a tatted-up John Cena — “the type of bada– that [she’s] susceptible to.”

Directed by “Pitch Perfect” helmer by Jason Moore and written by “Saturday Night Live” vet Paula Pell, the movie also includes appearances by their fellow “SNL” alums Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Kate McKinnon. Ike Barinholtz, Dianne Wiest and John Leguizamo round out the supporting cast.

The comedy from Universal hits theaters on December 18.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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'Sisters' Trailer Shows Tina and Amy at Their Naughty, Immature Best

15 July 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler already seem like they were separated at birth, so "Sisters" is just the natural next step. The movie's first trailer was just released and shows the comedy stars in the kind of raunchy, immature roles that usually go to man-children like Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler. Since this film is opening on December 18, the same days as "Star Wars: Episode VII," you could consider it counter-programming. It doesn't have a prayer of dominating the box office, but it's a good option if all of the "Star Wars" screenings are full. And it'll be great to see later on DVD, especially if they include a gag reel.

Anyway, here's the trailer:

Already love the ballerina music box scene. Here's the synopsis Universal shared with the trailer:

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for 'Sisters,' a new film from 'Pitch Perfect' director Jason Moore »

- Gina Carbone

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New Trailer: Fey & Poehler In "Sisters"

15 July 2015 1:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has posted the trailer for the upcoming comedy "Sisters" starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler which is set to go up against "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 18th. Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin also star.

"Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore helms the story of two disconnected siblings summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates - a cathartic rager for a bunch of ground-down adults.

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- Garth Franklin

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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Unleash Their Party Beasts in ‘Sisters’ Movie First Trailer (Video)

14 July 2015 11:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey tear up the dance floor in the first trailer for Universal Pictures December 18 comedy “Sisters.” The “Saturday Night Live” alums appear as siblings returning to their family home only to find their parents have sold it out from under them. A trip down memory lane while packing up their childhood mementos sparks the brilliant idea to throw the epic house party they never had. “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore helms “Sisters” with a screenplay by “SNL’s” Paula PellMaya RudolphJohn Cena, Dianne Wiest and James Brolin are among the stars who will appear. »

- Deborah Day

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Watch: First 'Sisters' Trailer Starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

14 July 2015 11:03 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal has released the first trailer for the upcoming Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters as the duo play two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Once the two find their way home they decide to throw one final rager in their childhood home, which turns into the cathartic experience that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Along with Fey and Poehler the film co-stars John Cena (who as a great comedic role in this weekend's Trainwreck), James Brolin, Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Kate McKinnon, Adrian Martinez, Ike Barinholtz and Dianne Wiest and is directed by Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore. The movie is set for an Dec. 18 release, check out the trailer below. sb id="1543669" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Sisters In New Trailer And Photos

14 July 2015 10:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The trailer for Universal Pictures’ Sisters debuted Tuesday evening on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the hilarious trailer and check out the latest photos.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house.

Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.

Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John S. Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).

Also starring Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin, Sisters opens in theaters everywhere December 18.

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- Michelle McCue

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"Italian Contemporary Film Festival" : "The Humbling"

15 June 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From the "Italian Contemporary Film Festival", screening June 11-19, 2015, Sneak Peek director Barry Levinson's new black comedy feature "The Humbling", starring Al Pacino, Diane Wiest, Greta Gerwig, Charles Grodin and Kyra Sedgwick:

"...'Simon Axler' is a successful actor who takes a tumble from the stage while performing Shakespeare. He suffers from mental illness and has trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy, which ultimately leads him to retire from the stage.

"The daughter of Simon’s old acting friend decides to move into his house and they soon develop a strange and dysfunctional relationship that draws the attention of her parents.

"Meanwhile, Simon’s agent Charles Grodin tries to get him back on his feet and back to work..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Humbling"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Mindy Kaling has a controversial choice for the hottest Disney prince

15 June 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Inside Out" is, like most Pixar films, a majestic experiment in fantasy and imagination. Unlike most Pixar films, it directly investigates what makes imagination so powerful. The newest Pixar adventure chronicles the life of a girl named Riley, whose emotional life is powered (literally, at a control station) by five brain inhabitants named Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). While all five characters enjoy moments of jubilation and panic, it's Disgust who seems to have the most fun. She smarts off and grumbles in a way that would make Lucy Van Pelt proud. We caught up with Kaling, whose show "The Mindy Project" just moved to Hulu, to discuss the thrill of voicing such a prickly character. We also grilled her about the hottest Disney and Pixar characters. Her answers may surprise you, even though you'll probably find it hard to disagree. »

- Louis Virtel

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Return of Jezebel James (2008)

30 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Return of Jezebel James

Showcase Inventory

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino

Produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions, Regency Television, Fox Television Studios

Aired on Fox for 1 season (7 episodes, 4 Unaired) from March 14, 2008 – March 21, 2008

Cast

Parker Posey as Sarah Tomkins

Lauren Ambrose as Coco Tomkins

Michael Arden as Buddy

Scott Cohen as Marcus Sonti

Ron McLarty as Ronald Tomkins

Show Premise

The series centers on a well off and buttoned down children’s book editor named Sarah Tomkins who, after a break up with a long-time boyfriend, finds her plans at having a husband, then a baby, flipped when she decides to go ahead and try to make a baby all on her own. The plan hits another bump when her doctor explains she is unable to conceive, and therefore she needs to consider other options.

Sarah turns to Coco, her estranged free spirited sister, as she is the only person »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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5 Upcoming Series to Get Excited For!

20 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Now that the trailers for next season’s new TV series have all been watched and discussed at Backstage HQ, here are the five that we can’t wait to see, from “Supergirl” and “Grandfathered” to “Scream Queens”! “Grandfathered” (Fox) No, “Fuller House” is not the biggest, most exciting John Stamos news this month. That would be his return to sitcoms with “Grandfathered.” For the dedicated few who still mourn the loss of his last starring role on TV on “Jake in Progress”—in which Stamos peerlessly dissected the glib, handsome, smooth operator that he could have been in another life—“Grandfathered” looks like a welcome return to form for the actor as a successful, glib, handsome, smooth operator who abruptly finds out that he has a now-adult son and an infant granddaughter. Bets on how long it takes him to use that baby as bait for the ladies? —Mark »

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CBS releases trailers for their 2015-2016 shows, including ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Limitless’

13 May 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Life in Pieces

Along with all other networks on Upfronts week, CBS is unveiling the lineup for their 2015-2016 television season, just as the current one winds down. Having already announced the existing shows that will and won’t be returning next season, CBS also revealed the new shows that will be appearing on the channel, along with trailers.

Among the new series on CBS in the fall will be Supergirl.

Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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News Nuggets: CBS fall schedule includes Bradley Cooper, Marcia Gay Harden, 'Supergirl'

13 May 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

CBS is adding three new dramas and two comedies to its upcoming fall schedule. Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden stars in "Code Black," a medical show taking place in a busy emergency room. Bradley Cooper executive produces and will have a recurring role on "Limitless," based on his hit film. Melissa Benoist stars as "Supergirl," with Calista Flockhart as her boss. New comedies are "Angel From Hell," starring Emmy winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson plus "Life in Pieces" with two-time Oscar champ Dianne Wiest and James Brolin. Returning programs "2 Broke Girls," "Mike and Molly," "The Odd Couple," and "Person of Interest" will be delayed until mid-season. Deadline -Break- As part of the CBS announcement on Wednesday, longtime hit show "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" is being cancelled after 15 years. The network is sending it out in style, however, with a two-hour movie on Se »

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CBS Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule

13 May 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS today unveiled its 2015-2016 primetime lineup, featuring seven new shows and 22 returning series. CBS will build on a schedule that will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight. The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series Code Black, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced Limitless, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.

The new fall comedies are: Angel from Hell, about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and Life in Pieces, an irreverent »

- MovieWeb

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CBS First Images: 'Supergirl' with glasses, 'Rush Hour' hijinks, 'Limitless' blur

13 May 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

CBS is clearly saving the first images of Kara Zor-El in motion for the "Supergirl" trailer premiering during the network's upfront presentation on Wednesday (May 13) afternoon, but we finally have our first normal images from the buzz-y pilot. It turns out that glasses are as effective at disguising Kara as they are at obfuscating Clark Kent's identity.  And it turns out that Kara's boss, Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant appears to be a very busy woman. CBS announced its full schedule on Wednesday morning and also dropped a handful of pictures from its new shows. You have Justin Hires and Jon Foo getting their respective Chris Tucker and Jackie Chans on in pictures from the midseason police dramedy "Rush Hour." You've got Dianne Wiest and James Brolin leading a superior ensemble in "Life in Pieces." There's Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden in a frenzied ER in "Code Black." And Jake McDorman »

- Daniel Fienberg

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CBS’s 2015-16 Schedule: Supergirl and Limitless In, Person Of Interest Out

13 May 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Following yesterday's ABC deluge of trailers and fall schedule announcement, CBS has set their line-up for the 2015-2016 Fall primetime season. Unlike ABC, however, who have been simply crushing it in key demographics, CBS is doing some switching around with the introduction of a handful of new programs. One thing that sticks out is the general lack of comedies in CBS's schedule, with only Thursday nights really providing a home for a few chuckles amongst all the grisly murders and death talk that populate a great deal of their dramatic programming, though the introduction of Supergirl and supernatural thriller Limitless into the schedule may offer just the hint of variety that has been escaping CBS for so very long. [caption id="attachment_421559" align="alignright" width="309"] Image via CBS[/caption] Indeed, CBS is going as far to put Supergirl into the post-football Monday-night 8 p.m. slot, meaning it will directly face off with Fox's Gotham, when the »

- Chris Cabin

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