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When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s formidable sister (Poehler).
Watch this behind-the-scenes clip featuring Owen Wilson.
The movie stars Emmy nominee Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover trilogy), Academy Award nominee Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Marley & Me, Midnight in Paris), Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler (Mean Girls, NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”), Emmy nominee Jenna Fischer (NBC’s “The Office,” Hall Pass) and Laura Ramsey (She’s The Man, Mad Men).
Are You Here has a running time of 114 minutes »
- Michelle McCue
Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis are asking ‘Are You Here’ with the comedy’s home entertainment release. The film is set to be distribued by Millennium entertainment and Gilbert Films on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30. The following synopsis for ‘Are You There’ has been released: When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s formidable sister (Poehler). The comedy as written and directed by ‘Mad Men’ creator, Matthew Weiner, and also stars Jenna Fischer, Laura Ramsey, Melissa Rauch, Lauren Lapkus, Edward Hermann and Alana De [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Matthew Weiner of Mad Men fame is coming you way with his feature film writing/directing debut, Are You Here. The bizarre-sounding story is brought to you with a cast you might expect isn’t difficult for someone with Mad Men under his belt to get into his film.
Ben (Zach Galifianakis) inherits a sizable fortune when his father dies, despite the fact that Ben lives off-the-grid and had been estranged from his father. Steve Dalls (Owen Wilson), a womanizer and local television personality, is a friend of Ben’s, and decides to join up with Ben to fight the legal battle brought by Ben’s sister (Amy Poehler), but there’s a lot more going on than that. Check the trailer below for more of an idea of the ins and outs of friendship that are explored in this one.
The comedy certainly has the talent, including an impressive supporting cast, »
- Marc Eastman
Barry Levinson’s new drama, The Humbling, has a lot of elements going for it. First of all, it has an opening night launch at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, after its premiere in Venice this week, which is hopefully a good sign. Second, it has a controversial 2009 novel from Philip Roth as its source material. Third, it has a terrific ensemble, including Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick and Charles Grodin. Also, classic comedy writer Buck Henry (The Graduate) worked on the screenplay. Now, the first clip from the film has landed online and it is as raw and wrenching as we have come to expect from Roth’s work.
This early clip from The Humbling is bruising and bitter, with Gerwig hard to like as a woman who abandoned her relationship and did not return to her lover’s hospital bed in the aftermath of his surgery. »
- Jordan Adler
Chicago – You would think that a film written and directed by Matthew Weiner – the creator of “Mad Men” – would be worthwhile company, especially when the cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. It is disappointing to note that not only was this cliché-ridden mess unpalatable, but it also switched gears two-thirds of the way through to evoke a different mood, and that schizophrenia didn’t help the overall product.
The story of two dysfunctional friends who go to the country because one of them has inherited the farm sounds ho-hum just in that description, and everything that happens seems wedged in by presenting a series of assigned stereotypes instead of interesting characters. Owen Wilson, now pushing 50, is again portraying his familiar puppy dog womanizer character, which is now as creaky as his standard tousled hair cut. Zach Galifianakis again plays the puffy and confused stoner manboy, but »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Confession time. I really wanted to love this movie. I mean, I really, really, really did. Sadly, not everything we want in life comes true. On the other hand, I’m an optimist and try to remain open to compromise. So, while I did not hate the film by any means, I came away only kind of liking Are You Here.
Matthew Weiner makes his feature film debut as a writer and director with Are You Here. For those of you in the know, that alone is quite an exciting idea. For those of you who watch too much reality TV and not enough of the good stuff, Matthew Weiner is known for writing substantially on the AMC series Mad Men and the HBO series The Sopranos. Now that I have your attention, I’m afraid things about about to get real, as in real disappointing.
Are You Here had a lot of promise. »
- Travis Keune
Love him or hate him, David Brent is one of the most popular characters to hit British TV in the last 15 years. The Office became a 3 series smash in the UK and spawned a Us remake which ran for nine seasons and starred Steve Carrell, Ed Helms, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer. The show, originally created by Gervais and Stephen Merchant made household names of Mackenzie Crook and Martin Freeman who have both starred in major blockbuster movies not least The Hobbit of which Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins.
The press release states:
He’s a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up »
- David Sztypuljak
Over the years, much has been made of "Mad Men's" shocking inability to win an acting Emmy. It may have be named Best Drama Series four times in a row (2008-2011), but to date, it has gone 0-for-31 in acting categories. And if it loses its three bids this year, that shutout will grow to 34. But it's not the only show to be otherwise recognized by Emmy only to see its actors snubbed again and again. -Break- Emmy experts predict drama races: 'Breaking Bad,' Matthew McConaughey ... Consider "The Office." NBC's popular sitcom ran nine seasons and won Best Comedy Series in 2006, but it never claimed an acting prize. Indeed, only three of its cast members were even nominated: Steve Carell (Comedy Actor, 2006-2011), Rainn Wilson (Comedy Supporting Actor, 2007-2009), and Jenna Fischer (Comedy Supporting Actress, 2007). You'd think the series would have fared better with the TV academy's acting branch, »
Megabudget tentpoles may dominate the multiplexes and attract big media attention, but short films are still a crucial part of the cinematic ecosystem. That’s why for 20 years filmmakers from around the world have gathered in the poolside attire-required heat of the California desert at the Palm Springs Intl. ShortFest.
Why pay attention to shorts? “It’s the first time you see or hear emerging voices,” says Kathleen McInnis, festival director of ShortFest. “They speak with a strength and a passion and a clarity that’s not compromised as they go into the process of making films at a higher level.” For those in the industry, “You’re going to tap them for what they’re going to do next.”
- Pat Saperstein
She's popped! Jenna Fischer and her husband, Lee Kirk, have welcomed their second child, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. Their baby girl, Harper Marie Kirk arrived on May 25. "We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Marie Kirk," the happy couple told E! News. "Born May 25, 2014. The family is doing great. We are happy, healthy and sleepy." Us broke news back in February that the pair were getting ready for baby No. 2, who joins big brother Weston, 2. Throughout her [...] »
As it turns out, the star of "The Office" kept the baby news under wraps after giving birth a few weeks ago.
"We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Marie Kirk," the proud parents told E! News, revealing Harper actually arrived on May 25. "The family is doing great. We are happy, healthy and sleepy."
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It's the second child for Jenna and Lee, who announced they were expecting back in February.
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Jenna Fischer and her husband, Lee Kirk, have welcomed their second child. "We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Marie Kirk," the couple revealed to E! News along with a sweet photo of their newborn daughter. "Born May 25, 2014. The family is doing great. We are happy, healthy, and sleepy." Jenna and Lee have been married for almost four years and already have one son together, 2-year-old Weston Lee. Congratulations to the happy family! Source: Getty / Jason Merritt »
- Alyse Whitney
Jenna Fischer and Lee Kirk are proud parents to a new little bundle of joy! E! News has exclusively learned that The Office star and her director husband have welcomed a precious baby girl into their growing family. As for her name? Well, it's just as adorable as we'd anticipated. "We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Marie Kirk," the happy couple tells E! News. "Born May 25, 2014. The family is doing great. We are happy, healthy and sleepy." The duo also shared a sweet snapshot of their baby girl, getting some shut-eye while wrapped up in a polka-dot onesie. How cute is she?! E! News learned the twosome were expecting their second child back in »
Dysfunctional families have been extremely fertile ground for Hollywood for a long time, as has been made clear by the abundance of dramas like August: Osage Country and Nebraska, and comedies like Little Miss Sunshine and the upcoming This Is Where I Leave You. Now, audiences can look forward to another film that explores broken family dynamics – Are You Here, which stars Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis.
A new trailer for the flick, which focuses on a weatherman (Wilson) who accompanies his childhood friend (Galifianakis) to the reading of his late father’s will, has hit the web, and you can check it out below.
Normally, the involvement of Wilson and Galifianakis alone would be enough to get me excited, but the supporting cast for Are You Here is also superb. Amy Poehler (NBC’s Parks & Recreation) plays Terry, sister of Galifianakis’ flighty man-child, who understandably isn’t too happy »
- Isaac Feldberg
Amy Poehler also appears as an objector to the bizarre instructions that have been on the dispersal of the dead man's assets.
Weiner wrote the screenplay for the comedy, and directed it during a break from his series Mad Men.
Are You Here is expected to open in the Us on August 22. »
Following the poster that debuted yesterday, Millennium Films has released the first trailer for Are You Here, the feature directorial debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. Zach Galifianakis stars as Ben Baker, an unorthodox man in his 30s who discovers that his estranged father left him his house and business after passing away. Owen Wilson plays Ben's best friend Steve Dallas, a womanizing weather man who helps Ben fight off his sister (Amy Poehler) in a bitter legal battle over the estate. Melissa Rauch, Jenna Fischer and Joel Gretsch co-star in this upcoming comedy, debuting on VOD formats and in theaters August 22.
Are You Here comes to theaters August 22nd, 2014 and stars Melissa Rauch, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Jenna Fischer, Laura Ramsey, Amy Poehler, Lauren Lapkus, Alana De La Garza. The film is directed by Matthew Weiner. »
It hasn’t been a great time for respected TV creators turning their hand to films. Sopranos man David Chase found little success with his first effort, Not Fade Away and now his former mafia-writing lieutenant-turned-Mad Men wrangler Matthew Weiner saw his film directing debut, Are You Here, greeted with cold reactions at the Toronto Film Festival, when it bowed as You Are Here last year. He’s worked on it a little further and the first trailer is up via Yahoo.The story follows Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis), who inherits his estranged father’s fortune and teams with womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s sister Terri (Amy Poehler). Given that the cast also includes Jenna Fischer, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joel Gretsch and a wealth of other funny folk, hopes were high for the film.But the idea of Galifianakis »
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taylor Kitsch, Rose McGowan, Bebe Neuwirth and Michael Urie are among the list of actor-director who will be showing short films at the 20th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market this month.
The ShortFest will showcase 330 films — including 84 world premieres, 71 North American premieres and 22 U.S. premieres — that together showcase the works of stars like Danny DeVito, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Jenna Fischer, Ian Hart, Tony Hale, Rutger Hauer, Sally Hawkins, Oscar Isaac, Cheyenne Jackson, Sophia Loren, Nick Offerman, Sarah Paulson and Mark Strong.
“This 20th anniversary edition of Palm Springs ShortFest is the year of ‘more’,” said festival director Kathleen McInnis. “This year we’ve had more films submitted from more countries than ever before. We saw stronger work from all our submissions, as well as a shift in storytelling—away from the angst-ridden drama of the past few years, and more towards hopefulness and sheer fun. »
- Variety Staff
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rose McGowan and Taylor Kitsch are among the directors who will have films at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Psisf organizers announced on Thursday. Actors appearing in the films at the festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, include Oscar Isaac, Danny DeVito, Sarah Paulson, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Nick Offerman, Jenna Fischer, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Tony Hale and Alex Karpovsky. The festival will also include “Human Voice,” a new short from Italian director Edoardo Ponti featuring Ponti's wife, Sophia Loren. Also read: Outfest Lineup: Robin Williams, Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Leighton Meester Among Stars The 330 films to. »
- Steve Pond
TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.
History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.
Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.
The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »
- Lyle Masaki
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