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Tina Fey to star in ‘Untitled Witch Comedy’ for Disney

If your Nostalgia Sensor started flashing this morning, it was likely due to the internet becoming abuzz with news of Tina Fey developing a sequel to Hocus Pocus. Her reps have since shot down that claim, but a source has clarified to The Wrap that the 30 Rock star is indeed working on a similar-sounding Disney movie, being developed under the name Untitled […]

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Maya Rudolph teams up with Fey & Poehler in ‘The Nest’

As if we needed any more reasons to breathlessly anticipate upcoming Tina Fey/Amy Poehler reunion The Nest, The Hollywood Reporter now tells us Maya Rudolph will join them for some ribald comedy action. Rudolph will play a childhood friend of Fey and Poehler’s sisters, who return to their childhood home to throw one final party before […]

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Tina Fey & Jason Bateman endure an awkward family reunion in ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

The trailer for This Is Where I Leave You, an upcoming dramedy based on Jonathan Tropper’s book of the same name, has arrived online. In it, a newly-cuckolded Jason Bateman returns to his family home following the death of his father, where his mother (Jane Fonda) insists he and his siblings (Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Cory Stoll) […]

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s ‘The Nest’ to open opposite ‘Star Wars’ December 2015

To those who are absolutely sickened with excitement by the prospect of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reuniting for a new film – aka, every human – here’s some slightly disappointing news: their picture The Nest won’t hit cinemas until December 2015. The Nest will in fact open opposite J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, which is either […]

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to play sisters in ‘The Nest’

World’s funniest women Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will play hard-partying sisters in upcoming comedy The Nest, Variety reports. Tina Fey had been attached to the Universal flick for some time, but her fellow SNL Weekend Update anchor and Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler is now in final negotiations to join her. The script comes from former SNL […]

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Felt again – Muppets Most Wanted review

By Simon Miraudo April 1, 2014 In 2011, Jim Henson’s long-retired felt friends The Muppets were welcomed back to the big screen warmly by kids and kids-at-heart alike. In 2014, The Muppets’ inevitable sequel is met with all the anticipation of a forgotten appointment: “Oh, was that today?” There are a few possible reasons Muppets […]

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’12 Years A Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead the Golden Globe nominees

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle will go into the 71st Golden Globe Awards as the hot favourites to beat in their respective categories of Drama and Comedy. Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari, and Zoe Saldana announced the nominees in Los Angeles ahead of the upcoming 2014 broadcast, set to be hosted by Tina Fey […]

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next two Golden Globe ceremonies

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have signed on to host the next two Golden Globe ceremonies. This is a major coup for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who managed to snag the only recent awards show MCs that weren’t universally maligned. The 2014 ceremony will be broadcast from California on January 12. Here’s hoping Darcy […]

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wanted for Golden Globes gig (again)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s stint as hosts of the 2013 Golden Globes was met with warm, fuzzy adoration, so it’s no surprise NBC and the show’s producers are hoping they’ll return in 2014. According to Deadline, Fey and Poehler only had a deal to appear once (unlike previous MC, Ricky Gervais), but the team […]

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Teaser Debut: Muppets Most Wanted

The teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel to 2011′s The Muppets, has arrived online. Formerly titled The Muppets … Again, it sees your favourite felt characters mistaken for international criminals. Ricky Gervais plays the right-hand-man to the villainous Constantine (a Kermit lookalike), while Ty Burrell stars as the Interpol agent on their tail. […]

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Check out Ricky Gervais in The Muppets … Again!

Ricky Gervais and everyone’s favourite King Prawn Pepe appear together in a promotional video for the upcoming The Muppets … Again! While not much is said between the two – Gervais is tweeting on his phone while Pepe sighs and generally looks hilarious in a black skivvy and gold chain – it certainly whets our […]

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Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey both say “no way” to hosting the next Oscars

After a notably divisive turn at hosting the Oscars, Seth Macfarlane jumped on Twitter to announce he won’t be taking the job a second time. When asked by a fan, MacFarlane replied with an emphatic, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.” And for those holding out hope that Tina Fey could step […]

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The top 10 Oscar ‘sure things’

By Simon Miraudo February 15, 2013 When the first cavemen started to tell stories by projecting shadows onto flat surfaces, we suspect they were forced to compete for an annual award that recognised one’s shadowplay as better than the others. You can also assume that there were onlookers who clubbed each other to death over […]

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Tina Fey teams with Pitch Perfect director for The Nest

30 Rock is over – wow, they were some tough words to type out – meaning Tina Fey is ready to really make her mark on the big screen. According to Deadline, Fey is set to star in The Nest, penned by Saturday Night Live alum and This is 40 producer Paula Pell. Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) is in negotiations to […]

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Argo, Les Mis, Girls, and Homeland win big at 2013 Golden Globes

The always unconventional – sometimes hilariously so – Golden Globes threw a wrench into awards season by sharing the wealth, suggesting Lincoln isn’t quite a mortal lock for Best Picture at the Oscars. At a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association named Argo the Best Motion Picture (Drama) […]

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Tina Fey in talks for Muppets 2

Tina Fey is in talks to star opposite Ricky Gervais and a whole bunch of felt in the sequel to The Muppets. According to THR, the upcoming Golden Globes host is in “late-stage negotiations” to join erstwhile GG MC Gervais, as well as Modern Family’s Ty Burrell. The sequel to 2011′s hit Henson reinvention will […]

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Trailer Debut: Admission

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd co-star for the first time in Admission, with the first trailer for the dramatic comedy released online. In the Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Little Fockers) directed film, Fey plays Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan who visits an alternative high school at the request of a former college classmate, […]

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Tina Fey gets an Intern in new Nancy Meyers flick

Nancy Meyers has secured Tina Fey as the lead in her upcoming comedy The Intern. The news is exclusive to Deadline, who report that Paramount Pictures is looking to finance and distribute the pic. Fey will play the founder of an e-business “with a fashion focus” who gets a 70-year-old widower as an intern. Meyers’ […]

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Paul Rudd to join Tina Fey in Admission

It was reported last week that Owen Wilson was considering a role opposite Tina Fey in the upcoming indie Admission. According to the L.A. Times, Wilson is out, but Paul Rudd might be in. Fey is set to star as an unmarried Ivy League admissions officer who sparks up a potentially disastrous relationship with a 17-year-old. Rudd will […]

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Tina Fey and Owen Wilson considering dramatic Admission

Tina Fey and Owen Wilson are mulling over Paul Weitz‘s upcoming drama Admission, Vulture reports. Fey is very close to signing up for the adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel of the same name. She would star as an Ivy League admissions officer who sparks up a potentially disastrous relationship with a 17-year-old. Wilson is considering the […]

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Sony pays seven-figures for Sex Tape

Sony Pictures will develop a spec script with the working title Sex Tape, in a seven figure deal, according to Deadline. The screenplay, written by Kate Angelo, follows a married couple who decide to spice up their relationship and make a sex tape. When they wake the following morning and find the tape is missing […]

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Julianne Moore to show off her Sarah Palin impression

The woman with substance behind Sarah Palin has until now always been 30 Rock’s Tina Fey. Heck, she’s so frickin’ good, she almost out-Palins Palin. But Jay Roach’s upcoming film Game Change is set to star Julianne Moore as the controversial former vice-presidential candidate, EW report. An HBO adaptation of the best-selling novel by John […]

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(Dark) Aquaman – Megamind review

Megamind – Starring Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. Directed by Tom McGrath. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Ack! So close! DreamWorks Animation hinted at an evolution beyond their signature style of filmmaking – disposable movies littered with dated pop culture references and gross-out comedy – with this year’s thoughtful How to Train Your […]

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New trailer for Megamind slightly better than old trailer for Megamind

A new trailer for DreamWorks Animation upcoming superherovillain flick Megamind has debuted online. It gives us a better glimpse of the plot than the (rather annoying) teaser did earlier in the year. Despite a rather disconcerting amount of DreamWorks’ typical smug comedy (I thought they finally got over that with Kung Fu Panda and How […]

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Carell Grant he ain’t – Date Night review

Date Night – Starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated M. Originally published April 8, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. In Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Lt. Archie Hicox delivers the (soon-to-be) immortal line, “there’s a special rung in hell reserved for those who waste good scotch.” The quip was written […]

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Streep and Fey to star in Mommy and Me

Sony Pictures have picked up Mommy and Me, a comedy that will feature Meryl Streep and Tina Fey as mother and daughter. The Hollywood Reporter have the scoop on the somewhat-secret project, which set studio tongues wagging when it was announced a couple weeks back. Sony also developed Julie and Julia, which was a box […]

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Carell Grant he ain’t – Date Night review

Date Night – Starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. In Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Lt. Archie Hicox delivers the (soon-to-be) immortal line, “there’s a special rung in hell reserved for those who waste good scotch.” The quip was written by Tarantino, a director used […]

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A lying shame – The Invention of Lying review

The Invention of Lying – Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. Rated M. Originally published November 26, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. The arrival of Ricky Gervais’s cinematic directorial debut has been awaited with anticipation not unlike that reserved for the second coming of Christ. This metaphor […]

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Megamind trailer debut

The trailer for Dreamworks’ upcoming animated comedy Megamind has debuted on YouTube. It fills us with about as much confidence as other animated Dreamworks features. Take that for what you will. The film, originally titled Oobermind, features Will Ferrell (or at least his voice) as the eponymous supervillain who finally defeats his arch nemesis Metro […]

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A lying shame – The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying – Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The arrival of Ricky Gervais’s cinematic directorial debut has been awaited with anticipation not unlike that reserved for the second coming of Christ. This metaphor can only be considered apt […]

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