Check Out The First Trailer For Amy Poehler’s Latest Netflix Film ‘Moxie’

If it feels like everyone is partnering up with Netflix lately, that’s because they are. The streaming giant is producing even more content because they know traditional studios are delayed at the moment because of COVID-19.

Amy Poehler teamed up with Netflix recently to create the film, Moxie. Poehler is the director/producer behind the movie, which stars Hadley Robinson.

Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has always preferred to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to examine the unchecked behavior of her fellow students running rampant at her high school, Vivian realizes she’s fed up. Inspired by her mother’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement. 

The movie is expected to drop on Netflix on March 3rd, and you can check out the trailer at the bottom of this page.

This is not the first time Poehler has worked with Netflix. She previously directed the film Wine Country, which she also produced and starred in. It got mixed reviews from critics.

We’ll see how Moxie performs…

Amy Poehler Will Direct And Star In Upcoming Netflix Comedy ‘Wine Country’

Leslie Knope is moving up in the world. The lovely Amy Poehler will make her feature directorial debut with the upcoming Netflix comedy, Wine Country.

Not only will she direct the film, she’s also set to star and produce. In addition to Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell and Maya Rudolph will star in the comedy, which tells the story of longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday.

The script was written by Emily Spivey, who worked with Poehler on Parks and Recreation. Not much else is known about this project, but we’re sure more details will start coming out once production gets started.

Production is scheduled to start towards the end of March in Los Angeles and Napa, California, which means we’re probably looking at a late 2018 or early 2019 release date.

Netflix announced the exciting news on their Twitter account this week…

 

Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler Star In First Trailer For Outrageous Comedy ‘The House’

No one does bizarre comedy better than Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. The two comedy stars have teamed up together to start their own underground casino in The House.

The plot is a pretty simple one. Amy and Will can’t afford to send their daughter to the college of her dreams, so they open up an illegal casino in their basement to earn more money.

It looks like your typical summer comedy. Nothing special, but it will probably entertain you for an hour or two. I chuckled once during the trailer, and it was at the very end.

In addition to Ferrell and Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas and Allison Tolman star in the movie. ‘Neighbors’ writer Andrew J. Cohen directed the project. He also co-wrote the script.

It’s expected to hit theaters June 2, 2017, and it’s probably going to make a lot of money. Check out the trailer below…

‘The Heat’ Screenwriter Reveals The Script Was Originally Written For Amy Poehler And Tina Fey

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In 2013, the buddy cop comedy film The Heat was released. It was a moderately successful film, it received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it was a huge success at the box office, grossing $230 million worldwide against a $43 million budget.

The movie will always have a special place in my heart because it marked the first time I started saving my ticket stubs. No one cares about that except me, so now I’m realizing it was a useless piece of information to include. I apologize.

Anyway, Katie Dippold wrote the script, and while she was discussing the new Ghostbusters film (which she co-wrote) she talked about how The Heat was originally written for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Dippold was writing for Parks & Recreation when she created the first draft of the script. At the time, she believed Poehler would play the foulmouthed police officer and Fey would play the more reserved FBI-agent.

After she sold the script for a reported six-figure total, she got the surprise of her life when her “dream director” Paul Feig agreed to jump on as the director. While discussing casting, Feig mentioned he wanted a lead project for Melissa McCarthy, and apparently McCarthy was wanting to do a movie with Sandra Bullock.

And that’s when Dippold took a step back and realized McCarthy and Bullock would be perfect, “If you read the first draft, every now and then something starts to feel more like Melissa.”

I’m sure the film would have been successful either way, but it probably wouldn’t have made as much money had it starred Poehler and Fey. If you want to compare apples to apple juice, 2015’s Sisters comedy film (starring Fey and Poehler) made just $105 million at the box office. Not bad, but it’s not $230 million.

Celebrate Hump Day With Some Laughs, Watch Tina Fey And Amy Poehler In Hilarious ‘Sisters’ Trailer!

With all the huge movies coming out this year, it’s easy to forget about the little comedy starring two of the funniest humans in the world, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

In Sisters, we see Amy and Tina play two estranged sisters who learn their parents (James Brolin, Dianne Wiest) have sold their beloved childhood home. And how do they handle this shocking information? By throwing one more crazy party inside the home before it’s gone for good.

Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) is the director behind the movie, which was written by the talented Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock). And if you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live, you will be seeing a lot of familiar faces in this movie.

Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Bobby Moynihan will all make special appearances. WWE superstar John Cena also has a role in the film.

Sadly, this movie is scheduled to be released December 18. That’s the same day Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens, which means there is no way Sisters will be taking home the top spot at the box office.

Check out the trailer below…

 

Movie Review: Inside Out (2015) – One Of The Most Inventive Storylines I’ve Seen In Years

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Pixar is back and they’re blowing minds with the new release “Inside Out.” With an inventive storyline and lots of humor, this movie is sure to delight audiences young and old.

The story focuses on Riley (voice of Kaitlyn Dias) an eleven year old girl who has just moved to San Francisco with her parents. It’s not a particular thrilling storyline. Not much happens. She tries out for sports, goes to a new school and is homesick for her old home. The action happens on the inside of Riley, where her feelings are embodied by a bunch of characters including Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kalig) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). From a control center in the brain, they react to Riley’s life and occasionally, fight over who gets to be in charge.

It’s a simpler storyline than Pixar has ever done. Riley isn’t a teen detective or friends with an alien. She’s just an average girl reacting to life around her. As a result, her character is infinitely relatable.

Despite the simplicity of the storyline, there’s tons of laughs and lots of intrigue. The voice actors chosen for their rolls couldn’t have been better. Lewis Black is the very embodiment of anger and he was the ideal pick for this. I imagine the guy could be ordering at a drive through and still sound like he wants to murder everyone.

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Per the standard with Pixar, the animation was flawlessly adorable. They used bright colors that popped and lots of rounded edges to give the movie a soft but vibrant overall feel.

But the real winner with this movie is the pure world building done. There’s lots of fun puns and cute site gags, along with unique ideas as far as how Riley receives her experiences (as colorful bowling balls) and a train of thought comes puffing through at regular intervals. Fun puns and lots of imaginative characters keep the story moving and keep audiences of all ages engaged.

This truly is one of the most inventive storylines I’ve seen in years. The writers and animators clearly used their imaginations to the nth degree on this one. As far as imagination goes, this story is going to be hard to beat.

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It’s one of those kid’s movies that’s for adults too. That’s obvious in some of the choices of actors, which tend to resonate more with adult viewers. These are all voices we’ve heard before, but now we’re seeing them in an entirely new way.

It’s adorable, but not so adorable that it comes off as sugar floss. It’s just cute enough to entertain kids and just edgy enough for parents to enjoy as well.

This one is a home run. Pixar used a simple storyline to build a complex world, got the best possible voice over actors and then set it all up with perfect animation. I can really think of nothing I didn’t like about this movie.

This one isn’t just a worth the watch. It’s a must watch.

WE GAVE IT: 5 STARS! Watch the Official Trailer and See the Official Movie Poster below

5 Stars

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Golden Globes 2015: Boyhood Wins Big, List Of Winners Inside!

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The 72nd annual Golden Globes aired Sunday night, and it was a special night for several reasons. One of those reasons being that this was the final year of the Amy Poehler/Tina Fey co-host special. They announced that this would be their third and final time hosting the award show together. And while it’s sad to see them go, it’s nice to know they went out with a bang.

Another reason the night was special? Boyhood was the big winner of the night. I know we aren’t supposed to show favoritism, but we’ve already established my love for the film and Richard Linklater. I am sure there were millions of people going, “What the heck? What is this movie, and why is it winning so many awards?!” To those people, I suggest you go pick up the film and watch it. Give it a chance. I believe it’s on Redbox now. You can get it for a dollar and some change.

Boyhood wasn’t the only big winner of the night. The Grand Budapest Hotel pulled off the upset to beat Birdman for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

Check out the full list down below. Did your favorites win?

 

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Best Motion Picture, Drama – Boyhood

 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical – The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

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Best Actor, Drama – Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

 

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Best Actress, Drama – Julianne Moore, Still Alice

 

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Best Actress, Comedy or Musical – Amy Adams, Big Eyes

 

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Best Actor, Comedy or Musical – Michael Keaton, Birdman

 

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Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

 

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Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

 

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Best Animated Feature Film – How to Train Your Dragon 2

 

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Best Foreign Language Film – Leviathan (Russia)

 

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Best Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood

 

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Best Screenplay – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman