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Time Machine: Best Picture Nominee Co-Star Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet

1 May 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »

- D. Zhea

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Can Hulu Catch Up to Netflix and Amazon Prime?

1 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At its annual "upfront" presentation to advertisers on Wednesday, streaming service Hulu unveiled its secret weapon, aimed at capturing the hearts and subscription dollars of millions of millennials: Jerry Seinfeld.

Yep, the cornerstone of the strategy behind what Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins calls "the year Hulu will break out" is the site's acquisition of "Seinfeld" reruns. Hulu will have exclusive streaming rights to all 180 episodes of the landmark sitcom.

Now, granted, that's a pretty big deal, especially since Hulu paid an estimated $700,000 to $1 million per episode, for a total expenditure of $126 to $180 million. That's a lotta yada yada.

But, c'mon... "Seinfeld" reruns?

Yes, "Seinfeld" is a great show, maybe the greatest sitcom ever. Most of the episodes hold up surprisingly well, considering that the show went off the air 17 years ago. But are two-decade-old reruns the way to grab the primarily young viewers that Hulu and its advertisers want?

Sure, »

- Gary Susman

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Is There Room for Women of Color In TV Comedy?

30 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last week, Amy Schumer made waves with the third season premiere of her sketch show, "Inside Amy Schumer." The episode mocked everything from ageism in Hollywood to the absurdity of rape culture in a "Friday Night Lights" parody that quickly went viral. The premiere was a big one, drawing in an impressive two million viewers in the 18-34 demo and cementing Schumer not only as a vital Comedy Central star but also the comedy “it girl” of the moment. Schumer also has her first feature, "Trainwreck," which she wrote and stars in, opening this summer on July 17. Her rising popularity could be described as the culmination of a distinctive new moment for women in comedy on TV, a moment where brash, unapologetic humor with a decidedly feminist slant is breaking its way into the mainstream. Schumer’s growing success makes sense. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s strong, neurotic and »

- Zeba Blay

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The Cast Of Pixar's Inside Out Watch The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

29 April 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Two of Disney's biggest movies of this Summer come together in one wonderful promo video as the emotions of Pixar's Inside Out sit down and watch the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. No matter how hard your heart is, this will make you smile. Released: 19th June 2015 (U.S.)/ 24th July 2015 (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: 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 »

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What It’s Like to Be Friends With Amy Poehler

29 April 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The greatest thing about being at an event honoring Amy Poehler is, well, a whole lot of Amy Poehler. Pretty much every funny person in New York came out Monday night — including much of the current SNL cast, on a busy week when they’re prepping a show for host Scarlett Johansson — to watch Poehler receive the first-ever award for “innovation in comedy” from Gilda’s Club of New York City, the organization named in Gilda Radner’s honor that provides a community of support to cancer patients and their families. Their objective was to make Poehler laugh and feel as special as she makes them all feel — really, it was an overflowing of sweetness — while fund-raising for a good cause. Vulture hung around to see if we could get a sense of what it’s like to be friends with the woman in comedy who seems like she just »

- Jada Yuan

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Inside Out's Joy, Sadness and Fear have a range of emotions watching Avengers 2 trailer

29 April 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The characters from Disney's animated comedy Inside Out freak out while watching an Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer in a funny new viral video.

Inside Out takes place inside the mind of a lonely young girl called Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), whose emotions are voiced by Hollywood stars such as Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling.

Avengers Age of Ultron spoilers video review: Unpacking the Marvel blockbuster

A web exclusive Disney short joins the animated Joy (Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Kaling) as they watch a heart-stropping trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Emotions can barely contain themselves while they hang on each twist and thrill in Joss Whedon's latest Marvel epic.

Disney has already released Avengers: Age of Ultron in UK cinemas and it will debut in the Us on Friday (May 1).

Inside Out opens on June 25 in the Us and July 24 in the UK. »

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2015 Summer Movie Preview: 20 Most Anticipated Movies

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The May 1 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron marks the "official" start of the 2015 Summer Movie Season and with that in mind, it's only appropriate to offer up a look forward at what's ahead over the next four months. What is ahead over the next four monthsc Well, a lot of movies that cost a lot of money with a few smaller features mixed in for good measure, and as much as some of us may lament the fact studios have become so franchise focused, it's hard not to admit a desire to see some of these bigger features. As a means of whittling down the flock of films arriving over the next several months I've chosen to take a look at my 20 most anticipated, which does mean there are bound to be some titles I probably ought to mention, but didn't make the list for a variety of reasons. »

- Brad Brevet

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Are You an NYC Teen Actor Looking For a New Opportunity?

29 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

At the McC Miscast Gala on March 30, which featured the likes of Jeremy Jordan, Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, and Sarah Paulson, there was one person whose name most audience members didn’t recognize. When she spoke, however, she was cheered more loudly than anyone. Dominique Fishback, graduate of the McC Theater Youth Company, was presented with the Alumna Award that evening. Since her completion of the company’s theater program, the young artist has written and performed her own one-woman show, “Subverted,” appeared in “Blue Bloods” and “The Knick,” and shared a stage with Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. She’s a standard of success within arm’s reach for over 110 students from all five boroughs of New York City participating in McC’s Youth Company this year. The yearlong program that sees students focus on voice, movement, monologues, and dialogue in the theater emphasizes playwriting and acting, enlisting professionals »

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The Emotions of 'Inside Out' React to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer

29 April 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In a cute bit of cross promotion from New Zealand, the folks at Walt Disney in the southern hemisphere have used the emotions from this summer's Pixar Animation film Inside Out as a way to help one of Disney's other big summer blockbusters, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Footage from the promising Pixar flick has been edited around one of the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel to make it seem as if Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith)Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are watching and reacting to the trailer. It's a clever way to promote both the Disney flicks. Watch! Here's the characters of Inside Out watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer from Disney Nz: You can still watch the full trailer for Pixar's Inside Out right here. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who »

- Ethan Anderton

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Nantucket Film Festival to Open with David Foster Wallace Pic ‘The End of the Tour’

29 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Nantucket Film Festival will open with “The End of the Tour,” it was announced Wednesday.

A24’s “Tour” stars Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a reporter following Wallace on a book tour. The pic will screen June 24, the opening night of the festival.

Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” will screen on opening day, keeping with the festival’s tradition of showing a Disney film to open the festival. The toon depicts a young girl ruled by anthropomorphic emotions in her head, played by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, among others.

The festival’s centerpiece film will be documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus’ doc about soul singer Nina Simone will bow on Netflix later in the summer.

Best of Enemies” will close the festival on June 29. The Magnolia Pictures documentary chronicles the 1968 televised presidential debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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NewFronts 2015: Hulu Snags ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff in AMC Output Deal

29 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has secured an exclusive output deal with AMC Networks that will include all episodes of an upcoming series being spun off from TV’s top-rated hit, “The Walking Dead,” the company revealed at its NewFront presentation Wednesday.

The pact is the second major move Hulu made on the licensing front that unveiled this week. Leaking shortly before the Newfront event was news that Hulu has exclusively landed the entire run of “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures Television in a mega-deal that could cost as much as $180 million. The episodes premiere in June.

“FX and AMC are the most important contributors to the new golden age of television,” said Hulu programming chief Craig Erwich, citing a previously announced deal with FX Networks. “Our competitors have some of their libraries, but we will have all of their future.”

Hulu did not specify any other series besides the spinoff — titled “Fear the Walking Dead »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Broad City’s 8 Reasons Why They’re Badass Bitches

28 April 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Monday night, comedy duo Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer were on hand at GildaFest '15 to honor Amy Poehler, who was being feted for "innovation in comedy." What do you do when you're introducing your mentor and comedic great? Talk about how badass you are, of course. Herewith are seven reasons why Broad City's Abbi and Ilana are two of the baddest bitches around town:Abbi: Tonight seems to be all about celebrating badass bitches — that’s what we’ve gotten from it. And we’ve been thinking about that: Badass bitches! Like, I want to be badass!Ilana: Part of being badass is making other people feel badass. And we just gathered some thoughts about why we are badass, inspired by other bad bitches.Abbi: Just to sort of inspire ourselves. And while we’re going through our list, feel free to think of your own, you know, because »

- Jada Yuan

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Inside Out Characters Go Wild Over Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

28 April 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

©Marvel 2015

Emotions run high for Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as the characters from Inside Out react to Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer.

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie Inside Out he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind.

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. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Buy Your Vulture Festival Tickets Now!

27 April 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last week we announced the initial lineup for our second annual Vulture Festival, which happens May 30–31 in New York City. While we still have some major announcements to make, we want to let you know that you can get tickets now for what's on tap. (Yes, now now.) That is, if you want to see Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Poehler, Tig Notaro, Beau Willimon, or Inside Out, you should skedaddle. Buy your tickets here, and we'll see you soon! »

- Vulture Editors

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Time Machine: Classy-Looking 'Tangled' Singing Stars at the Oscars

26 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »

- D. Zhea

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Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Get Raunchy And Hilarious In Sisters Footage At CinemaCon

23 April 2015 9:49 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It was only a few months ago that Universal Pictures unleashed our first look at the new Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, but that was merely a 20 second sneak peek. Tonight at CinemaCon the studio delivered a full blown sizzle reel for the Jason Moore-directed feature, and the movie honestly looks absolutely hilarious. The footage wasted absolutely no time at all demonstrating the sisterly chemistry shared between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, kicking things off with the two driving around in a suburban area when they spot a guy (Ike Barenholtz) gardening in his front yard. Attracted, they pull over to the side of the road and actually start cat-calling him, making suggestions about him doing .some work on [their] bushes.. While it.s Fey.s character that really gets this started, it.s clearly Poehler.s character who is a bit more attracted to him, and after »

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Review: 'Louie' - 'Cop Story': Lenny's got a gun?

23 April 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I assume that you're Welsh... The segment of "Cop Story" that gives the episode its title is terrific in its own right, and we'll get to that in a minute, but I wouldn't want the pre-credits sequence to get overlooked. That's a perfect little "Louie" short story, and one that illustrates why this show continues to stand apart from the many other cable series about grumpy middle-aged men. (Take Showtime's "Happyish," for instance. Or better off, don't.) Louis C.K. is a man with strong opinions, as is his alter ego. But he's also curious about the world, and open to the possibility that he isn't right. In many situations where Louie winds up dealing with someone who should be his ideological enemy, he instead realizes that he has more to learn from them than the other way around. Dumping »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Chris Pratt, 'Crimson Peak' and 8 other takeaways from Universal's CinemaCon sneaks

23 April 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - It's been a fantastic 2015 so far for Universal Pictures.  "Fifty Shades of Grey" has earned $568 million worldwide and "Furious 7" has taken in $300 million domestic and $1.15 billion globally.  Universal was the last studio to present their slate to the world's theater owners and, as you can guess, they were pretty bullish on what's to come. Unlike some of their competitors, however, Universal joined Sony Pictures 20th Century Fox by actually making some news during their presentation.  The next "Fifty Shades" movies have titles and release dates and Vin Diesel himself appeared on hand to announce "Furious 8's" April 14, 2017 opening day. Other talent on hand included Seth MacFarlane ("Ted 2"), Amy Schumer ("Trainwreck"), Chris Pratt ("Jurassic World") and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube ("Straight Outta Compton").   Here are some quick takeaways from Universal's upcoming slate. "Everest" looks, um, epic Slight hint to Warner Bros. You might want to move "Black Mass"* off Sept. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Seth MacFarlane Takes Shots at ‘Paul Blart 2,’ Praises Pot-Smoking ‘Ted 2′ Fans

23 April 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seth MacFarlane called out a certain mall cop before presenting new footage from “Ted 2″ to a crowd of theater owners at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday.

He said the only gambling advice he received before going to Sin City was “Always bet on Blart” — a suggestion he dubbed “impractical.”

That wasn’t the only reference to the tagline from the critically derided (but commercially successful) “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.”

When Amy Schumer followed MacFarlane to debut a trailer from her upcoming comedy “Trainwreck,” she urged the crowd to applaud “one more time for Seth’s Paul Blart joke.”

It was edgy humor given that the exhibition community gathered at the Caesars Palace Colosseum is more interested in putting butts in seats than it is in screening films that are candidates for the Criterion Collection. However, it’s in keeping with the three hard R-rated comedies that Universal Pictures teased — “Ted 2, »

- Brent Lang

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Debuts to Emotional Crowd at CinemaCon

22 April 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been nearly two years since Pixar last had a film in theaters, but given the strong reaction that “Inside Out” enjoyed from exhibitors Wednesday at CinemaCon, the wait was worth it.

The animated family comedy received enthusiastic applause — and a few tears from the crowd.

Inside Out’s” concept is a heady one. It offers up a colorful story of the inner emotional workings of an 11-year-old girl whose family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. A running joke about the jingle for Triple-dent gum proved especially popular, while the poignancy of a little girl becoming so sad that she starts running away from home turned on the tear ducts for more than a few exhibitors.

Nearly all of the film is set within the brain of Riley Andersonn with five emotions — Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness — trying to lead her through life.

Some audience members wondered »

- Dave McNary

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