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Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Take on Casinos in First 'The House' Trailer

17 February 2017 5:01 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You wanna make money like Vegas, you gotta look like Vegas." Warner Bros has unveiled a trailer for an upcoming comedy titled The House, where two parents decide to turn their home into an underground, illegal casino to make money to send their daughter to college. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as the parents, with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Allison Tolman, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Richardson, Rob Huebel and Michaela Watkins. This looks hilarious, probably one of my most anticipated comedies this year. The concept is original and fun, and Ferrell & Poehler are the perfect choice for this. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Andrew Jay Cohen's The House, direct from YouTube: After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. »

- Alex Billington

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First look at The Last Jedi characters, Namor project rumoured, will Arnie be in The Predator and more – Daily News Roundup

17 February 2017 12:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Force Friday First Look

Well, it might not be until September but the Star Wars Twitter account released a teaser image of the packaging for Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise. While it doesn’t give a lot away, it does give our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in the film – including a new hairstyle for Daisy Ridley as well as putting her front and centre with a lightsaber. There’s still no update on the trailer, but that should be with us by Star Wars Celebration in April. Read more about that story here.

Thank You, Sub-mariner

With Avengers: Infinity War currently in production, Marvel Studios appear to be looking towards their next set of projects. According to a tweet from Reel New Hawaii, Namor the Sub-Mariner is the next character in line for adaptation, but it doesn’t specify if its a film or TV show. »

- Luke Owen

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See Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler Run Illegal Casino in 'The House' Trailer

16 February 2017 7:11 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While many people turn to student loans to afford college tuition, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler's characters in the comedy The House choose to open an underground casino to pay for their daughter's college tuition.

In the clip, suburban married couple Scott (Farrell) and Kate's (Poehler) daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) receives an acceptance letter to college and the couple quickly discovers they don't have money to cover the tuition. Their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) proposes they turn the basement into an underground casino to make the cash.

The outlandish scheme includes a nail salon, »

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Set Up A Casino In The House

16 February 2017 5:34 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler go all in in this first trailer for The House.

The House is set for release June 30, 2017.

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Ferrell and Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

The comedy The House also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).

Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with The House. The script was »

- Michelle McCue

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‘The House’ Trailer: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler Run an Underground Casino (Watch)

16 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are bringing badassery to suburbia in the first trailer for the New Line comedy “The House,” which has a prime summer release date of June 2, 2017.

Ferrell and Poehler portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation. Poehler totes a flame-thrower, proclaiming “I feel like such a badass!”

They also wind up telling their alarmed daughter — played by Ryan Simpkins — to keep her nose out of their business. “We love you so much but you need to shut up,” Ferrell tells her.

The trailer concludes with the implication of a cheater getting axed on some undisclosed part of his body after he taunts Ferrell and Poehler by saying, “What are you going to do about it?”

Neighbors” writer Andrew J. Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Brendan O’Brien. »

- Dave McNary

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The House Trailer: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Start an Illegal Casino

16 February 2017 8:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two loving parents decide to turn their house into an illegal casino to fund their daughter's college education in the first trailer for The House, with arrives along with the first photo and poster. This new comedy brings former SNL stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler back together in their first movie where they share the top billing. Although, Amy Poehler did have a few smaller roles in Will Ferrell movies such as Anchorman, Blades of Glory and Anchorman 2. With these two comedy superstars joining forces, this could be one of this summer's biggest sleeper hits

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. »

- MovieWeb

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in first trailer and poster for The House

16 February 2017 8:22 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Saturday Night Live veterans Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have a new comedy coming out called The House, and the first trailer and poster have now arrived online.

Produced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., The House sees Ferrell and Poehler as a married couple desperate to get money for their daughter’s college tuition and decide to open an underground basement casino with their neighbour in order to raise the funds.

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. 

The House also stars Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Cedric Yarbrough, Nick Kroll and Michaela Watkins. It was written by Brendan O »

- Ricky Church

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Jamie Chung joins the third season of Casual

2 February 2017 3:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gotham and Once Upon A Time‘s Jamie Chung has just joined the third season of Hulu’s series Casaul. She will play Tina, a confident, debt-free, freelance artist whose parents bought her a house near the main characters.

Casual is about a divorcee trying to raise her teenage daughter as she lives with her care-free younger brother. As they adjusts to their new circumstances, each one embarks on a series of ‘casual’ relationships with other people to help them deal with their newfound settings. It was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy at the 73rd Golden Globes. The series stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynn Barr, Nyasha Hatendi and Frances Conroy. »

- Ricky Church

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Casual Taps Jamie Chung to Join Season 3 Cast as Valerie's [Spoiler]

2 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How’s this for a Casual plot twist we didn’t see coming: Valerie (Michaela Watkins) will soon be shacking up with Mulan!

VideosCasual‘s Michaela Watkins Hints at a Comeback for Jack in Season 3

Once Upon a Time vet Jamie Chung, more recently seen as Vicki Vale’s Aunt Valerie on Gotham, is joining Casual‘s forthcoming third season as Valerie’s landlord/quasi-roommate, TVLine has learned. Chung’s recurring character, Tina, is described as “a pretty, debt-free, part-time freelance artist whose parents bought her a house.”

PhotosGilmore GirlsAlexis Bledel Joins Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale »

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Sundance Review: ‘Person to Person’ Gets Lost In New York

31 January 2017 7:21 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There are plenty of characters and there is plenty of New York City in writer/director Dustin Guy Defa‘s Person To Person, but the whole thing meanders all over without ever really settling somewhere that matters. Amongst the pack, we’ve got rag newspaper reporter Phil (Michael Cera) and temp Claire (Abbi Jacobson) awkwardly getting to know each other while they follow up on a potential murder case, involving a rich widow (a criminally-wasted Michaela Watkins).

Meanwhile, a couple of old-timers (including Isiah Whitlock Jr.) hang out at a timepiece repair shop owned by Jimmy (Philip Baker Hall, understated and wonderful); a man named Bene (Bene Coopersmith) hunts down a rare Charlie Parker album while worrying about his new shirt while his best friend Ray (George Sample III) hides out at his apartment after posting nude photos online of his ex-girlfriend (Marsha Stephanie Blake); a quartet of teenagers (Tavi Gevinson, »

- Dan Mecca

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Scott Reviews Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person [Sundance 2017]

28 January 2017 9:13 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

I’ve mapped it out, and best as I can say, there are five discrete narratives in writer/director/editor Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person. Some of them overlap, some do not. They bolster one another through opposition, the way each shows very different ways of relating to other people. It’s a light comedy involving murder, fraud, and betrayal after all. Contrasts are its driving force.

In one thread, newspaper editor Phil (Michael Cera) is training new reporter Claire (Abbi Jacobson) by taking her around to investigate a woman (Michaela Watkins) suspected of murdering her husband. That woman has taken a broken watch, which may or may not be key to the case, to a shop run by Jimmy (Philip Baker Hall) for repair. In a separate thread, Bene (Bene Coopersmith) is trying to acquire a rare Charlie Parker record, chasing its possible seller all over town once their deal complicates; meanwhile, »

- Scott Nye

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Sundance ’17: ‘Person to Person’ by Dustin Guy Defa

27 January 2017 10:22 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

by Peter Belsito

This is a series of parallel stories and groups of characters, who mostly do not meet or interact, set in upper middle class (meaning money is near) New York City.

The interwoven tales of young and older, male and female characters struggling with unexpected situations, conflicts and some unusual compulsions are typical but unique as well and quite affecting. The NYC setting just perfect for such a group.

During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives.

A confused and naive investigative reporter for a sensationalist rag of a newspaper, she is really just an intern trying to get ahead, struggles with her first day on the job, despite too much odd and finally suspicious help from her misguided boss. What begins as a search for leads into a suspicious death »

- Sydney Levine

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Brigsby Bear’ — Sundance 2017

26 January 2017 10:27 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide rights to the drama “Brigsby Bear,” which premiered Monday in the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition. Spc paid $5 million for the movie, Deadline reports. Written by Kevin Costello and “Saturday Night Live’s” Kyle Mooney, the movie marks the feature film debut for director Dave McCary.

Read More: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Catholic Nun Drama ‘Novitiate’ — Sundance 2017

Brigsby Bear” follows a sheltered young man named James (Mooney) who realizes that no one else has ever seen his favorite TV show. After the show ends, James sets out to finish the story himself. The film stars Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins. The film was produced by The Lonely Island, Lord Miller, 3311 Productions and Yl Pictures.

The Orchard, Netflix, eOne and Universal all reportedly were in the hunt for the movie. Sony Pictures Classics plans »

- Graham Winfrey

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Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'Brigsby Bear' in $5m deal

26 January 2017 10:24 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Distributor picks up third film of the festival; plans summer release.

Sony Pictures Classics (Spc) has acquired worldwide rights for $5m to Dave McCary’s drama produced by The Lonely Island, Lord Miller and 3311 Productions along with Yl Pictures.

Brigsby Bear premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition on Monday and screens again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney of Saturday Night Live wrote the screenplay about a man-boy who tries to make sense of the world through his love of a TV show.

Mooney stars alongside Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins. Spc plans a summer release.

“This is a special film made by old and new friends, but today we’re excited to announce that Sony Pictures Classics have become our actual best friends,” McCary, Costello and Mooney said.

“All of our old best friends have been demoted to regular friends.  They are fine »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'Brigsby Bear'

26 January 2017 10:24 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Distributor picks up third film of the festival; plans summer release.

Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired worldwide rights to Dave McCary’s drama produced by The Lonely Island, Lord Miller and 3311 Productions along with Yl Pictures.

Brigsby Bear premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition on Monday and screens again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Costello and Kyle Mooney of Saturday Night Live wrote the screenplay about a boy-man who gets to grips with the world through his love of a TV show.

Mooney stars alongside Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins. SPC plans a summer release.

“This is a special film made by old and new friends, but today we’re excited to announce that Sony Pictures Classics have become our actual best friends,” McCary, Costello and Mooney said.

“All of our old best friends have been demoted to regular friends.  They are fine, but they never »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sony Classics Picks Up Global Rights to ‘Brigsby Bear’

26 January 2017 10:17 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to “Brigsby Bear,” a dark comedy from Dave McCary. The film premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at Sundance. “Saturday Night Live’s” Kyle Mooney stars in the eccentric comedy about a kid’s TV show produced for an audience of one, who sets out to finish the story after the show suddenly comes to an end. “Brigsby Bear” also features Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins. Also Read: Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza Naughty Nun Movie 'The Little Hours' Picked Up by Gunpowder & Sky »

- Matt Pressberg

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Sony Pictures Classics Pays $5M For ‘Brigsby Bear’ – Sundance

26 January 2017 10:11 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired world rights to the Dave McCary-directed Brigsby Bear. Scripted by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live), the film premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Eccles Theatre. The film stars Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins. Title refers to a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one, James (Mooney). When the show abruptly ends… »

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Sundance 2017- Brigsby Bear Review

26 January 2017 5:33 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Nathan McVay

Disorientation is usually a bad thing; going through a state of mental confusion and having no sense of balance. Brigsby Bear may be one of the most disorienting films ever screened at Sundance. It also may be one of the most enjoyable, original and fascinating films I have ever seen.

Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello have written a film directed by Dave McCary that is unlike anything I have ever seen. This creative, hilarious tale is a movie hard to place in a genre pigeonhole and nearly as impossible to describe.

Brigsby Bear centers around James Pope, who is portrayed pidgenhole by co-writer Kyle Mooney. The first time we see Pope he is watching his favorite TV show about an anamatronic bear named Brigsby, who is constantly saving the world while teaching valuable life lessons – some stranger than others.

The twist comes when the FBI raids Pope »

- Nathan McVay

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Brigsby Bear’

23 January 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walking into a movie at a film festival, without knowing anything about what you’re going to see, can feel like entering an entirely new world for the first time. “Brigsby Bear” is the rare festival movie where the main character is experiencing the exact same sensation, and that creates an exhilarating viewing experience that works in the film’s favor. Whether or not this collaboration between childhood friends Dave McCary, Kevin Costello, and Kyle Mooney will hold the same appeal after marketing campaigns reveal many of the quirkiest surprises is an open question. But the eccentric, heartfelt curio is sure to attract a cult following under any conditions.

It helps that co-writer and star Mooney is cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” where he frequently collaborates with first-time feature helmer McCary. Both are founding members of the sketch troupe Good Neighbor, whose viral videos have showcased a deadpan sensibility, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Person to Person’

21 January 2017 11:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the 1960s and ’70s, a fair number of now little-remembered American independent films were cute seriocomedies about the “little people” of the big city (usually the Big Apple). Descended from the populist writings of William Saroyan and Herb Gardner, they were full of moderately eccentric (and/or “ethnic”) behavior, humorous yelling, and the occasional windy speech celebrating the funny-sad struggles of being a yooman beink. You might think nobody misses these movies — certainly no one revives them — but apparently Dustin Guy Defa does. He must: He’s gone to the trouble of making a new one, even shooting on 16mm for extra retro ambiance.

Person to Person” seems to be set in the here and now. It would clearly prefer otherwise, however, given the lengths gone to ensure that characters barely seem to know how the internet works, or center their lives around attaining rare vintage LPs. Nostalgia is one thing, »

- Dennis Harvey

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