The last new episode of Saturday Night Live in 2015 hit the air last night, and with it came two favorite cast members returning to Studio 8H as hosts. However, despite the fact that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler both pulled hosting duties last night for the usually delightful episode that happens just before Christmas, this episode just didn’t quite pack the punch that it should have. There were still some solid sketches and a couple of cool surprises, but overall, this was just an average episode.
We review each and every sketch from the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Saturday Night Live episode below! Read More »
If you’re a comedy fan, then you’ve probably heard of the Upright Citizens Brigade. The improv troupe formed by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Adam McKay, Rick Roman, Horatio Sanz and Drew Franklin emerged out of Chicago in the early ’90s and went on to get its own TV show on Comedy Central for three seasons, as well as open two world-famous improv theaters in Los Angeles and New York City.
Now Poehler, Roberts, Walsh and Besser are back with a new project called The UCB Show for an exciting new online comedy subscription service called Seeso.com. You will undoubtedly find something in the comedy world that you love on the site, whether it’s old favorites like Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock or just plain old stand-up and improv. Check it out! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Most of the big studio releases have run like hell from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with good reason: even the most conservative estimates have the film not just breaking, but shattering box office records. But through it all, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s Sisters has stood firm. “We said we’d only do the movie if it opened against Star Wars,” Poehler joked last year. “We’re not scared. It’s what gets us up in the morning: We are going to f—ing crush Star Wars.”
Of course, the truth is that Sisters doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Star Wars at the box office. So now Fey and Poehler’s film is adopting the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” strategy. Instead of trying to convince audiences to pick Sisters over Star Wars, they’re helpfully reminding audiences that “#YouCanSeeThemBoth.” And that they’re really not so different. Sisters even has a making-of featurette, just like Star Wars, that trumpets the film’s rich history, practical effects, and legendary cast and crew, including director “J.J…ason Moore.” Watch the Sisters featurette after the jump. Read More »
Next month, it feels like everyone in the world will be heading to the movies to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But there are plenty of people who simply don’t give a damn about the sci-fi franchise and may be in the mood for something completely different. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have you covered.
Sisters brings the Saturday Night Live veterans together on the big screen yet again, following their team-up on Baby Mama and their brief cameo in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. But this time they’re really cutting loose by throwing one last huge party in the house their parents just sold, and you can see how it goes in the new Sisters international trailer. Read More »
We’ve got one more episode of Saturday Night Live left in November with Matthew McConaughey taking the stage of Studio 8H as host (Elizabeth Banks just hosted this past weekend for a great episode), but it looks like December is going to send the sketch show out of 2015 with a bang.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the final episode of the year on December 19th — just in time to promote their comedy Sisters, which is going up against Star Wars: The Force Awakens to serve as counter-programming for those who don’t care about Jedi or Wookiees. And joining them will be the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, as musical guest.
But they’re not the only ones hitting SNL in December. A Marvel superhero and a gifted driver will be hosting as well. Read More »
This holiday season will be filled with a little extra Yuletide joy and cheer, as Bill Murray is reteaming with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola for a Christmas special that will be exclusively available on Netflix.
So far we’ve only gotten a brief glimpse of the special, but a new A Very Murray Christmas teaser has just popped up online showing off some of the famous faces who will be helping Murray out. George Clooney, Michael Cera, Amy Poehler, Paul Shaffer, Jason Schwartzman, Miley Cyrus (who seems to be singing with Murray in the teaser), Chris Rock and more are all on board for what looks like a most enjoyable holiday party. Read More »
Last weekend, the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp arrived on Netflix, flashing back to a time before the events of the Sundance selected cult favorite comedy, but with the exact same cast playing younger versions of themselves despite having aged almost 25 years.
Well, today a new behind the scenes documentary called Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot American Summer has been released going behind the scenes of Wet Hot American Summer as it was being shot in the year 2000. It’s an hour-long look at the making of the movie with the entire cast appearing on candidly recorded home video, and it looks like a fantastic and entertaining time capsule from the trailer that was just unveiled.
Watch the Wet Hot American Summer documentary trailer after the jump! Read More »
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have turned their friendship into a major part of their career; I know I’m not the only one who could dispense with pretty much every part of the recent Golden Globe ceremonies that aren’t the two making jokes about the proceedings. The duo is back on the big screen this Christmas in Sisters, which casts Fey and Poehler as reunited siblings who throw a big party in their childhood home. (And which has nothing to do with the Brian De Palma thriller of the same name.)
This time, Tina Fey is the wilder of the two, while Poehler plays the straight-laced over-achiever. Though once things get going, it looks like the real appeal of the film may simply be watching the two riff on jokes together, and that’s OK with us. Check out the Sisters trailer here. Read More »
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While there’s plenty of sound design, editing and recording that has to be done for live-action movies, the job seems a little more difficult when it comes to feature-length animated films. Every single sound you hear has to be manufactured for the film. And that job gets exponentially harder when you have to give sound to a location you’ve thought about, but have never been to, like the inside of an 11-year old girl’s mind.
That’s the challenge that faced director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera and supervising sound editor Shannon Mills from Skywalker Sound with Pixar’s latest film Inside Out. And now SoundWorks Collection dives into how the sounds of the movie were created, and as you would expect, it’s very fascinating. Learn about the sound of Inside Out after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Amy Poehler has lined up yet another Saturday Night Live mini-reunion. She’s looking to join New Line’s comedy The House, in which she’ll play wife to former SNL co-star Will Ferrell. More details on the Amy Poehler The House casting after the jump. Read More »