Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are famously close friends, and now they’re going to be sisters as well. On the big screen, anyway. The former Weekend Update co-anchors and Golden Globes co-hosts are set to star together in The Nest, a Universal comedy being directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore. Get plot details and more after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
The Muppets are nothing if not self-aware, and Muppets Most Wanted opens with a promising joke. Picking up just moments after the last movie left off, Kermit and company launch into a jaunty, toe-tapping musical number that acknowledges all the pitfalls of a follow-up. “We’re doing a sequel,” they sing. “That’s what we do in Hollywood / And everybody knows that the sequel’s never quite as good!”
But all the knowingness in the world can’t save the Muppets from the actual pitfalls of doing a sequel. In the end, Kermit’s early admission feels more like a warning than a joke. Muppets Most Wanted isn’t bad; in some parts, it’s very good. Still, it struggles to match the highs that the first one hit so easily.
2011′s The Muppets was a rousing success, earning big box office returns and strong reviews to completely reinvigorate the flagging Muppets brand. So naturally, Disney’s now following it up with a sequel. Because “that’s what we do in Hollywood,” as Kermit sings in the latest trailer. So cue the Muppets sequel song…
The newest promo for Muppets Most Wanted features tons of new footage along with our first listen at the charming opening number, “We’re Doing a Sequel.” The lyrics claim that “everybody knows the sequel is never quite as good,” but they could’ve fooled me — so far, Muppets Most Wanted looks every bit as lovable as its predecessor. Hit the jump to check it out.
Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and her Golden Globes hosting stints, Tina Fey‘s TV career is nothing short of stellar. But her track record with movies has been somewhat spottier. Sure, Mean Girls is a classic and Date Night wasn’t bad, but Baby Mama and Admission were both forgettable duds, and the jury’s still out on Muppets Most Wanted.
Thankfully, her newest role sounds fairly promising. Fey is attached to star in and produce Paramount’s The Taliban Shuffle, scripted by a 30 Rock writer, based on a journalist’s memoir of her time in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hit the jump for more details on this latest gig.
Muppets Most Wanted will whisk Kermit and his pals off to Europe next month, but first it’s making a pit stop in the U.S. for Super Bowl Sunday. The new TV spot has everything you could ask for: the whole gang, plus glimpses of human stars Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, cameos from Danny Trejo and Tom Hiddleston, and emoticon-filled tweets from people who’ve seen some of the other trailers for the movie.
Check it out, along with a cute Toyota spot featuring Terry Crews, after the jump.
On May 6th 2013, I ventured downtown to visit the set of The Muppets 2 (now titled Muppets Most Wanted). Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge Jim Henson fanatic and love love love The Muppets. One of the greatest results of starting this site was being invited to the set of a Muppet movie and getting to talk to Kermit and the gang. For 2011′s The Muppets, we were on set to watch the Muppets drive up to the ABC (disney-owned) news station in a car. For Muppets Most Wanted, I got to see dozens of Muppets about to board a train at Union Station. I’m thinking that I might just be lucky enough to watch the Muppets exit a plane onto the tarmac at LAX if they ever make another Muppets film.
Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
J.J. Abrams thinks casting Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Darth Vader’s annoying moms provides the ”pitch-perfect Star Wars energy fans are clamoring for.” Because what can’t these two make better? Also after the jump:
- Nathan Fillion does his best Darth Vader impression
- Remember when we thought Episode IX would be out by 1997? LOL!
- Disney CEO says the Star Wars franchise will follow the Marvel model
- Is a lower-budget Han Solo origin movie coming in 2016?
- Seattle’s Ltd. Art Gallery opens its annual Star Wars exhibit
Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
The gang’s back, and they have a devious new leader in the three new trailers for next year’s Muppets Most Wanted. Kermit has been captured and replaced by the world’s most famous thief, Constantine. Will the Muppets figure it out? And how many cameos, to go along with leading roles from Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell, will it take to help them solve the case? Find out in the domestic, and two international, trailers below. Read More »