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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: This Year’s Halloween Heist Reaffirmed Its Status as One of Broadcast’s Best Comedies

17 October 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5, Episode 4, “HalloVeen,” follow.]

If you were looking for further proof that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is one of the best comedies on television, “HalloVeen” was it. From the cold open of the episode, the show crackled with energy, letting the lighthearted heist competition that’s become a yearly tradition drive the pitch-perfect interactions of the ensemble.

Throw in probably the only good jokes we’re going to hear this fall about “The Handmaid’s Tale” (‘It’s relevant as hell!”) and the unending joy of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) dismissing a corgi far inferior to his own beloved Cheddar as an “idiot,” and even before the pivotal final minutes this episode was pure joy.

The only disappointment from the actual heist portion of the episode: Andre Braugher saying “cummerbund” is not as funny as Andre Braugher saying “caboodle” during last year’s Halloween heist. (Though “in my belly!” from the opening sequence does lessen the sting to a great extent. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: This Year’s Halloween Heist Reaffirmed Its Status as One of Broadcast’s Best Comedies

17 October 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5, Episode 4, “HalloVeen,” follow.]

If you were looking for further proof that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is one of the best comedies on television, “HalloVeen” was it. From the cold open of the episode, the show crackled with energy, letting the lighthearted heist competition that’s become a yearly tradition drive the pitch-perfect interactions of the ensemble.

Throw in probably the only good jokes we’re going to hear this fall about “The Handmaid’s Tale” (‘It’s relevant as hell!”) and the unending joy of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) dismissing a corgi far inferior to his own beloved Cheddar as an “idiot,” and even before the pivotal final minutes this episode was pure joy.

The only disappointment from the actual heist portion of the episode: Andre Braugher saying “cummerbund” is not as funny as Andre Braugher saying “caboodle” during last year’s Halloween heist. (Though “in my belly!” from the opening sequence does lessen the sting to a great extent. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Blu-ray Review – The House (2017)

11 October 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The House, 2017.

Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen.

Starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Ryan Simpkins, and Jeremy Renner

Synopsis:

Forty somethings Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) are proud that their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) is going to college.  She’s done so well that she’s getting a scholarship from the council to cover her tuition fees – except that it’s pulled due to budget cuts.  Neither of them can raise extra money from their employers, but friend Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) comes up with an idea that could be the answer to their financial problems, as well as his.  Open up a casino in his basement.

Saturday Night Live veterans Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler re-team as a suburban married couple in the comedy The House, a funny, if flawed, comedy that showcases the chemistry between the two actors even if the jokes don’t always land. »

- Ricky Church

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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

10 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The House (comedy; Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Cedric Yarbrough, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman; rated R) Baby Driver (action-comedy; Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, Flea, Sky Ferreira; includes stunt-driving featurette; rated R) Wish Upon (horror; Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Sherilyn Fenn, Ki Hong Lee, Sydney Park; available in PG-13 and unrated versions) Heartstone (romantic drama; Baldur...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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‘The House’ Star Jason Mantzoukas Is ‘Bummed’ That Will Ferrell Film Bombed

10 October 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

At the start of the summer, “The House” seemed poised to be among the season’s breakout comedies. Alas, that wasn’t quite the case, as the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler film was poorly received critically and commercially. “I was bummed,” co-star Jason Mantzoukas told TheWrap about the movie fizzling. “It’s everything from, all these great people putting in all this great work, to I think there’s really funny stuff in that movie. So it’s a bummer when it comes out and underperforms and isn’t received how you want it to be.” In the film »

- Ryan Gajewski

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2017 Is Looking Much Better Thanks to These New Celebrity Couples

6 October 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Last year was a disastrous year for love in Hollywood, but luckily, 2017 has looked a lot better thanks to a select number of celebrity couples who have decided to give love a shot. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have not been shy about flaunting their newfound romance all over the globe, while Lady Gaga and her man have been keeping a low profile. Shay Mitchell and Amy Poehler, on the other hand, both have yet to publicly step out with their new boyfriends, but we're holding out hope that they do so soon. RelatedWedding Bells: All the Celebrity Couples Who've Said "I Do" This Year »

- Monica Sisavat

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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

5 October 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads. »

- Lydia Price

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Tina Fey Says Daughter Got 'All the Wrong Takeaways' From 'Mean Girls,' Tries to Act Like Regina George

5 October 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

To Tina Fey's dismay, her 6-year-old daughter, Penelope, related to Regina George over Cady Heron in Mean Girls.

The 47-year-old writer-actress, who is behind both the Mean Girls screenplay and the upcoming Broadway musical, appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday and shared that her youngest child learned the wrong lessons from her mom's coming-of-age comedy when she watched a run-through of the musical version last Spring.

"All the wrong takeaways," Fey quipped. "She was going back to her preschool, being like, 'Let's play Mean Girls. I'm Regina. I yell at you.'"

Photo: Paramount

Watch: ‘Mean Girls’ Cast Joins Forces to Raise Money for Las Vegas Shooting Victims

As for Fey's 12-year-old daughter, Alice, she's also not taking too well to her mother's work. The two-time Golden Globe winner bragged about her oldest child's ability to quickly binge watch quality comedy shows -- including The Office and The Andy Griffith Show -- but »

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Tina Fey's Daughter Loves Parks and Rec...but Not 30 Rock

5 October 2017 6:55 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Truth be told, Tina Fey is a little jealous of Amy Poehler. As she revealed on NBC's Late Night Wednesday, her 12-year-old daughter Alice Richmond prefers Poehler's Parks and Recreation to her very own Emmy-award winning series 30 Rock. (Never mind the fact that Richmond played a young Liz Lemon in the show's final season, or that she inspired some of the most quotable lines on 30 Rock, such as "I want to go to there.") At first, Fey was a bit wary about sharing another story about her girls on Seth Meyers' show. "They used to be my only source of stories for programs like this, but now I can't do anything anymore, because they catch me. Alice came home one day and was like, 'Hey, a »

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‘The Kids in the Hall’ May Return, Courtesy of ‘SNL’ Mastermind Lorne Michaels

3 October 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When it comes to sketch comedy, most audiences are familiar with Saturday Night Live first and foremost, followed closely by Mad TV. But some audiences might remember the likes of In Living Color, The State, Upright Citizens Brigade, Sctv and The Kids in the Hall. If all goes according to plan, one of those shows […]

The post ‘The Kids in the Hall’ May Return, Courtesy of ‘SNL’ Mastermind Lorne Michaels appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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12 Hilarious Times the Saturday Night Live Cast Couldn't Help But Laugh

2 October 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite their best efforts, the professionals at Saturday Night Live find themselves laughing right along with us every now and then. It’s such a storied tradition that Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler even sang a song about breaking during the show’s 40th anniversary special.

Although the performers are supposed to avoid it at all costs, getting the giggles during sketches has led to some of the funniest moments in SNL history, so we’re looking back at some of those classic crack-ups that still get us every time.

“Tenement Museum”

Just last week, host Louis C.K. and sketch »

- Lydia Price

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Don't try to talk shit about Amy Poehler's The House when Chance The Rapper is around

30 September 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s recent “suburban parents break bad” comedy The House came and went from theaters with a quickness, pushed along by a critical consensus that generally asked how such a funny cast—which also included folks like Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, and Allison Tolman—could provoke such a small…

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- William Hughes

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Chance the Rapper Is Very Unhappy That ‘The House’ Only Scored a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes

30 September 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The House” was roundly rejected by film critics earlier this year, and most of us didn’t mind. But most of us aren’t Chance the Rapper, who recently passed the time by watching the ill-fated Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy — and then got angry when he saw that it received an abysmal 17% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Read More:‘The House’ Review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s Unfunny Comedy Is a Bizarre Endurance Test

“Yesterday I watched a movie that I never heard of. It had a 17% on @RottenTomatoes … it was funny as fuck. Wtf @RottenTomatoes,” he tweeted, keeping his 5.7 million followers guessing as to which movie he was praising. After a few more angry tweets — see below — he ended the suspense: “If the film critics of today can’t find why The House is a comedic delicacy then I don’t wanna hear anymore reviews.” (Having personally panned “The House” for this very publication, »

- Michael Nordine

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Chance The Rapper Really Enjoyed Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ And Has A Bone To Pick With Rotten Tomatoes

30 September 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Rotten Tomatoes gave Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s “The House” a measly 17 per cent rating and Chance the Rapper believes it is a crime! The “Colouring Book” rapper took the rating curator to task over what he thought was a comically and unfairly poor rating. “Yesterday I watched a movie that I never heard of,” […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Hulu Adds Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, Home Improvement to Tgif Lineup

29 September 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

All of Mr. Feeny’s life lessons are now available to stream at your leisure, now that Hulu has acquired the rights to all seven seasons of Boy Meets World.

Additionally, the streaming service has obtained the full runs of fellow classic ABC comedies Home Improvement and Dinosaurs. They join previously acquired “Tgif” staples Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and Perfect Strangers. All eight series are available to stream as of Friday.

Hulu’s Tgif acquisitions come on the heels of a recently announced deal with NBC Universal, through which it became the exclusive »

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'Saturday Night Live' Adds 3 Castmembers for Season 43 -- Meet the New Featured Players!

26 September 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Saturday Night Live is bringing on three new young comics just days before the Season 43 premiere.

NBC announced on Tuesday that the show has added Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd as featured players.

The long-running sketch show is shoring up its cast after multiple departures at the end of last season, including veteran cast members Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer, as well as Sasheer Zamata, who was with the show for four seasons.

Of the new hires, Redd is likely the most recognizable after his scene-stealing performance as rapper Hunter the Hungry in the music mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, where he appeared alongside SNL alum Andy Samberg.

Watch: Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Share Sweet Goodbyes to 'SNL' After Their Final Episode

As for Gardner, she's currently with The Groundlings improv group based out of Los Angeles, and is a writer and performer on the Crackle original animated series »

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Greenlit Roundup: Casting News to Note for the Week Ahead

25 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! Here's what you should know about projects that are moving along. Amy Poehler is Headed to Netflix (well, sort of)Netflix has put a comedy from Poehler, Leslye Headland, and Natasha Lyonne into development, and all three women are producing the project. Currently untitled, it will be an eight part series that follows a woman who can’t escape a New York City party where she’s an honoree. Lyonne will star in the project, but no other names are attached. If history serves, Headland might go with a frequent CD collaborator. More details here. Barry Jenkins’ next project has its leadsNewcomer Kiki Layne will star opposite Stephen James in “If Beale Street Could Talk. »

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Watch: Don Rickles Lives on in New Talk Show Series Filmed Before His Death

25 September 2017 5:29 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Months before dying from kidney failure at age 90 on April 6, legendary insult comedian Don Rickles filmed an original series for Aarp’s digital platform called Dinner with Don, which is available now.

The 13-episode unscripted series features Rickles having dinner and conversations at some of his favorite Los Angeles restaurants with fellow comedians and celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Billy Crystal and Sarah Silverman. Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, and Judd Apatow also have their own episodes, and you can watch Kimmel’s in the video above.

While the show was originally created to be a bridge between older and younger generations of comics, »

- Gillian Telling

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Don Rickles and Billy Crystal Reminisce About Comedy Through the Years in ‘Dinner With Don’ (Exclusive)

25 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before Don Rickles passed away just a month shy of his 91st birthday in April 2017, he shot a new talk show style short-form series entitled “Dinner with Don” for Aarp Studios. Now, just months later, Aarp is premiering the full series online and Variety has obtained Billy Crystal’s episode exclusively.

“You don’t get to meet a living legend that often, you just don’t. But here was someone who was so uniquely beloved in the community for decades, and we realized we had a hand in a masterclass in comedy,” producer and director Bobby Bauer tells Variety. “In the case of Billy and Don, we had two giants in comedy, gifted beyond compare in their own rights, in that one episode.”

In a true example of “build it and they will come,” Bauer’s Stamper Lumber Co. had Rickles attached to the show concept, and that was enough to get Jeffrey Eagle, vice »

- Danielle Turchiano

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Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler team up for new Netflix comedy

24 September 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced that Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler are set to bring a new eight episode comedy series to the streaming service, which will follow a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

“So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the Goat with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, and Netflix, the safe haven I’ve been searching for since the 80s,” said Lyonne. “Deeply moved to work with such heavy hitters and to share our show with the world.”

“Natasha’s humor, humanity and depth have connected with audiences around the world on Orange is the New Black,” added Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “With this new series, she, Leslye and Amy are creating an ambitious and uniquely formatted comedy that will »

- Gary Collinson

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