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Mad Dogs: Cancelled Amazon Series Released on DVD

24 February 2017 5:10 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Us version of the Mad Dogs TV show was cancelled in February of 2016, after one season on Amazon Prime. Now the complete series is available on DVD, through Amazon/CreateSpace. Check it out, here.A dark comedy, Mad Dogs features the reunion of friends, now in their 40s. The Amazon series stars Steve Zahn, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco, Ben Chaplin, and Michael Imperioli. Recurring are Billy Zane, Mark Povinelli, Rachael Holmes, Maria Botto, Coby Bell, Allison Tolman, Ted Levine, and Sutton Foster.Read More… »

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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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Trailer Roundup: Amy Poehler and Will Ferrel Bet 'The House,' Armie Hammer Steps on a 'Mine' and More

16 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

What would you do if: you couldn't afford to send your kid to college; you stepped on a mine in the middle of the desert; you had a mental link with a kaiju? Find out what fictional characters do in these situations by watching the movies The House, Mine and Colossal, all of which are previewed in the below roundup of trailers.       The House Former Saturday Night Live colleagues Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are a married couple who turn to a life of crime to pay for their daughter's college education in this summer comedy from the writer of Neighbors. Andrew Jay Cohen, a former Judd Apatow protege, makes his feature directorial debut with the movie, which also stars Fargo breakout Allison Tolman and Jason Mantzoukas...

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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 Open an Elaborate Casino at Home

16 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are taking a big gamble in The House.

In the Village Roadshow and New Line comedy, the two play a married couple who lose their daughter's college fund. They then team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in the basement of their suburban house to earn back the cash.

Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Steve Zissis and Allison Tolman are also featured in the comedy.

Andrew J. Cohen makes his directorial debut with the film, featuring a script he wrote with his Neighbors writing partner, Brendan O'Brien.

Warner Bros. releases The House on June 30.

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- Ashley Lee

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Make Crime Pay In First Trailer For ‘The House’ — Watch

16 February 2017 10:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are betting “The House.”

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its comedian-studded farce, directed by Andrew Jay Cohen from a script he co-wrote with “Neighbors” collaborator, Brendan O’Brien. The movie stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a married couple who start an illegal casino in their basement in order to raise money to send their daughter to the college of her dreams.

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The trailer shows Jason Mantzoukas (“The League,” “Enlightened”) promising the desperate couple a way to make “four years’ tuition in one month” with an underground casino. “You wanna make money like Vegas, you’ve gotta look like Vegas,” he says, as he enthusiastically guides the couple through a nail salon, massage parlor, and even a strip club. The trailer features cameos from comedy favorites such as »

- Jude Dry

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An SNL Reunion Unfolds In Bonkers First Trailer For The House

16 February 2017 9:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Be it on cinema or the small screen, we’ve seen parents go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their nearest and dearest aren’t left strapped for cash. Some, like Walter White, dive headfirst into a criminal underworld in order to amass a small fortune, while others break the law in order to set up a fully functioning casino in their basement.

Toss in SNL cohorts Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler to the latter proposition and you’ll get a gist of The House, New Line and director Andrew J. Cohen’s upcoming comedy that has now unveiled its rip-roaring first trailer. Channeling their chemistry from working together on Blades of Glory, Ferrell and Poehler lead the charge as two parents struggling to make ends meet, and after losing their daughter’s precious college fund, they become desperate – so desperate, in fact, that they’re willing to bet big and »

- Michael Briers

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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. »

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Why Allison Tolman Wound Up Talking to Dogs After 'Fargo'

9 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Ever since Allison Tolman signed on to star in the ABC comedy Downward Dog, she’s felt a little like the head cheerleader who brings the captain of the chess club as her date to the prom. Rightly or wrongly, people were going to question her decision-making skills.

“First, I had to explain that no, this isn’t a show about yoga,” Tolman tells The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh. “And then I was sure that people were going to think how the mighty have tumbled. They’d say, ‘She was in Fargo. She took a year off to find her next project. »

- Craig Tomashoff

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SXSW 2017 Bolsters Lineup With Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire And Much More

31 January 2017 2:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After drawing attention to the festival’s annual Gaming Awards, organizers behind the South by Southwest Film Festival have posted the full, comprehensive lineup, revealing that the likes of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Free Fire, the riotous ensemble thriller from Ben Wheatley, are among those films that will screen for critics and attendees.

Per SXSW 2017‘s website, this year’s showcase will host “84 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres, and 6 Us Premieres. First-time filmmakers account for 51 films, continuing our tradition of unearthing the emergent talent of tomorrow.” British auteur Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England) is a regular of the Texas festival, and will be rubbing shoulders with other favorites including Michael Winterbottom, Nacho Vigalondo, Michael Showalter.

SXSW 2017 begins on March 10th in Austin, Texas and you can get up to speed on everything the festival has to offer down below.

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TV Pilot Season: Lack of Cancellations May Impact Volume

23 January 2017 2:56 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The lack of cancellations this season is starting to create a logjam for broadcast networks as Pilot Season 2017 gets firmly underway.

As the ratings barometer to determine success continues to sink (a 1.0 in the demo frequently is celebrated), none of the five broadcast networks pulled a show off the air, and that has created a traffic jam for midseason with many shows still awaiting a slot on the schedule.

To that point, ABC has yet to schedule Allison Tolman comedy Downward Dog and Shondaland drama Still Star-Crossed (which is expected to land a new title), while NBC »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Woody Harrelson Confirms Role in ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff (Watch)

22 January 2017 11:50 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s official: Woody Harrelson is joining “Star Wars.”

The actor confirmed Variety‘s story from earlier this month that reported he’ll be in the upcoming Han Solo spinoff during an interview at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher at the Sundance Film Festival.

Asked by Variety if he would be playing Han Solo’s mentor in the spinoff, Harrelson responded, “Yeah, I am.”

On Jan. 3, Variety reported that Harrelson was the top choice to play the mentor to Alden Ehrenreich’s young Han Solo. At the time, however, talks were still in early stages. Harrelson is at Sundance to promote his new movie “Wilson,” which also stars Laura Dern.

More to come…

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TV Review: ABC’s ‘Downward Dog,’ Starring Allison Tolman

22 January 2017 11:41 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Remarkably, “Downward Dog” manages to make a dog into one of the most annoying sitcom characters of the 2016-2017 season. It’s quite a feat, especially considering that Martin is a sweet, hapless-looking mutt, a sad-eyed omega who always looks a little guilty until his tail thumps happily onto the floor. But that’s what happens when you give a dog a mockumentary sitcom, where he both narrates the action and then “talks to” the camera. “Downward Dog” even animates Martin’s poor little mouth so it looks like it’s making words.

This type of gimmick is usually relegated to the loopy realities of children’s programming or dream sequences (or, worst of all, insurance commercials). “Downward Dog” grafts this schtick onto what is otherwise a mumblecore relationship comedy, with an apparent eye towards sincerity. And in giving Martin a personality, the show settles on a mopey, selfish little cretin who observes, matter-of-factly »

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Here’s Why ABC’s Talking-Dog TV Show Belongs At the Sundance Film Festival

20 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When Legendary Television executives decided to submit “Downward Dog” at Sundance, executive producer Samm Hodges laughed. On paper, a network show about a talking dog doesn’t sound like Sundance fare.

The ABC canine comedy follows Martin, a dog suffering from ennui and a bit of depression as he ruminates about his relationship with his owner, Nan (Allison Tolman). The twist: Martin narrates his life and speaks to the camera, but doesn’t actually interact with the show’s characters.

“It’s not the kind of thing that’s going to quickly going to be considered the best show ever,” Hodges said. “It’s a low-concept premise. And so I didn’t think we had any chance at all. When we got in, I was really shocked.”

But Legendary Television president Lauren Whitney said the production company gave it a shot because its unusual premise was “ambitious, independent, and brilliant — long the hallmarks of Sundance. »

- Michael Schneider

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Here’s Why ABC’s Talking-Dog TV Show Belongs At the Sundance Film Festival

20 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Legendary Television executives decided to submit “Downward Dog” at Sundance, executive producer Samm Hodges laughed. On paper, a network show about a talking dog doesn’t sound like Sundance fare.

The ABC canine comedy follows Martin, a dog suffering from ennui and a bit of depression as he ruminates about his relationship with his owner, Nan (Allison Tolman). The twist: Martin narrates his life and speaks to the camera, but doesn’t actually interact with the show’s characters.

“It’s not the kind of thing that’s going to quickly going to be considered the best show ever,” Hodges said. “It’s a low-concept premise. And so I didn’t think we had any chance at all. When we got in, I was really shocked.”

But Legendary Television president Lauren Whitney said the production company gave it a shot because its unusual premise was “ambitious, independent, and brilliant — long the hallmarks of Sundance. »

- Michael Schneider

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Allison Tolman Explains Her Twisted Route From ‘Fargo’ to ‘Downward Dog’

10 January 2017 4:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s a long way from an Emmy-winning miniseries to a talking-dog comedy, but for Allison Tolman, it makes total sense. The actress says that her decision to move from an acclaimed turn as Deputy Molly Solverson on “Fargo” to the lovelorn dog owner Nan in ABC’s upcoming comedy “Downward Dog” was all part of her desire to move on in her career. “The first wave of things was me deciding that I wanted to be a leading lady,” Tolman told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday. “I wanted to wait and. »

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Emmy Nominee Allison Tolman On Going From ‘Fargo’ To ‘Downward Dog’ – TCA

10 January 2017 3:44 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC’s Downward Dog — it’s more than just a talking dog show, at least for actress Allison Tolman. Today at TCA, the actress who went from obscurity to an Emmy-nominated actress in the FX miniseries Fargo, recounted how she settled on the web series-turned-abc comedy series. On the show, she plays Nan, a struggling millennial whose life is told through the eyes of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. Gradually, both realize they’re meant for each other. Tolman… »

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