July 10, 2015

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“Inside Out” is a moving and Oscar worthy return to form for Pixar

Up until a few years ago, the annual release of an animated feature from Pixar was greeted with much hype and a sense that the company could do no wrong. Then, a couple of less than universally beloved flicks came out and the brand was running the risk of no longer being the gold standard for animated endeavors. Well, now that Inside Out is on its way to audiences this Friday, I can say that no only is this a return to form for them, it’s one of Pixar’s best yet. One of their most ambitious, Inside Out is in some ways their most mature effort as well. It’s really something to rave about.
With a hugely high concept premise, this one rivals anything else from the studio in terms of ambition. Inside Out tells the story of preteen girl Riley (voice of Kaitlyn Dias), who is uprooted from her comfortable Midwest life and moved to San Francisco by her parents (voices of Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan). In her head, her emotions, which happen to be Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) struggle to decide how best to navigate a new city, house and school, and literally life. Also among the voice talent is Richard Kind, Bobby Moynihan, Frank Oz, and Paula Poundstone, while Peter Doctor co-directs with Ronaldo Del Carmen and co-writes with Del Carmen, Josh Cooley, and Meg LeFauve. Pixar mainstay Michael Giacchino composed the score, with the end result truly something that’s special.
Part of what sets this apart from other modern animated fare is the embracing of mature emotions that goes on here. Inside Out isn’t afraid to make the case that sadness is a part of growing up, and as such is an essential emotion to deal with. There are moments here that are as emotionally affecting as anything Pixar has ever done. It’s not an overt tearjerker or anything like that, but they earn those few moments that might threaten to open up your tear ducts. Pixar and Doctor especially have long been adept at this, but it’s as subtly done as ever in Inside Out.
That’s not to say that Inside Out isn’t funny, because it is. In fact, one of the final jokes is a visual gag around the time of the end credits […]

INSIDE OUT / Cannes World Premiere Images and New Film Clips

Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter, director Pete Doctor, producer Jonas Rivera, co-director Ronnie Del Carmen and US voice cast Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black delighted attendees at today’s press conference for INSIDE OUT during the 68th annual annual Cannes Film Festival. They were then joined by the French voice cast for the world premiere!

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”, “Up”), produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. (“Up”) and featuring an original score by Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up”), Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015.

Next year’s Golden Globe Awards will air on January 11th, 2015

We’re not even finished with this year’s awards season yet (still just about a month to go until the Oscar winners are revealed), but scheduling is already underway for next year’s big events. Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement that their 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will be held on January 11th of 2015. For comparison, that’s one day earlier than when the 71st Golden Globes were held, so the HFPA is basically keeping the exact same Sunday on the calendar for their big night.
For those who don’t already know, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are once again returning to host, as they’ve proven to be immensely popular choices. There’s no way of knowing what films and performances will be in contention for awards, but over the next 11 months or so, we’ll try and figure that out. In the meantime, we at least now know when one of the big awards shows will be, so there’s that. As always, it’ll be one to certainly look forward to.
Here’s the press release announcing the date:
HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 5, 2014 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
“Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72ndAnnual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row,” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA. “There is no doubt they will once again host a memorable Golden Globe Awards celebration!”
“We are delighted to have Tina and Amy back. They create an environment where anything can happen in a room full of the world’s biggest stars,” said Allen Shapiro, Executive Producer of the Golden Globe Awards and CEO of dick clark productions.
“Tina and Amy certainly helped us garner the highest rated audience in over a decade and we are excited to have them back next year,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 […]

Tina Fey is the “Hollywood TV Star of the Week” – Photo Gallery

Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood TV Star of the Week Photo Gallery” is Tina Fey.

Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedienne, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL) (1997–2006), the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013), and such films as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008) and Date Night (2010).
Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Fey next appeared alongside Steve Carell in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and with Will Ferrell in the animated film Megamind.
Fey has received seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. In 2008, the Associated Press (AP) gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL.
In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award. On January 13, 2013, Fey hosted the Golden Globe Awards, along with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler. This was the first time the awards ceremony was hosted by a woman. Their performance was critically acclaimed, with ABC News describing it as “spectacular.”
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Screen Actors Guild Awards is Star Central!

Jude Law was named as a presenter at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
He joins and completes the roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards including Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Rose Byrne, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Taye Diggs, Peter Facinelli, Sally Field, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Busy Philipps, Amy Poehler, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Alfre Woodard and Noah Wyle.
Jude Law was a SAG Awards nominee in 2005 alongside the cast of Martin Scorsese?s ?The Aviator.? He was recently seen in Joe Wright?s ?Anna Karenina? opposite Keira Knightley. His next project is Steven Soderbergh?s ?Side Effects? co-starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season?s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.
Recipients of the honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles announced at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT) during the red carpet pre-show webcast on tntdrama.com, tbs.com and People.com which begins at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT)
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SAG Awards: More stars present… Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Dev Patel, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle

Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Dev Patel, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle will be presenters at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards that already includes Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Taye Diggs, Peter Facinelli, Sally Field, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Busy Philipps, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver and Alfre Woodard.
In 2012, Rose Byrne earned her first SAG Award nomination as a member of the ?Bridesmaids? cast. She will next be seen in the comedies ?I Give It a Year? with Anna Faris and Simon Baker, and ?The Internship? with Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson.
This year, Bryan Cranston adds three SAG Awards nominations to his resume ? as a member of the ?Argo? motion picture cast, as an ensemble member of ?Breaking Bad? and as lead actor in the series, currently in its fifth season ? bringing his total nominations to seven.
Along with his ?Hairspray? co-stars, James Marsden was nominated for a motion picture cast SAG Award in 2008. He was recently seen as Criss in NBC?s ?30 Rock? and has a number of films on tap, including ?Two Guns? opposite Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, and Lee Daniels? ?The Butler,? in which he portrays John F. Kennedy. Marsden is currently in production on the comedy ?Walk of Shame? opposite Elizabeth Banks.
Alfred Molina has been nominated for five SAG Awards alongside his co-stars in ?An Education,? (2010), ?Frida? (2003), ?Chocolat? (2001), ?Magnolia? (2000) and ?Boogie Nights? (1998). He will soon be seen in the TNT series ?Monday Mornings,? which debuts in February. Upcoming film projects include ?Return to Zero,? which he is currently shooting with Minnie Driver, and ?Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes? opposite Jessica Biel.
Dev Patel is a three-time SAG Awards nominee and received a cast in a motion picture Actor® statuette in 2009 alongside his ?Slumdog Millionare? co-stars. He was also nominated as lead actor in the film. This year, he?s nominated along with his co-stars in ?The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.? He can currently be […]

Clint Eastwood’s daughter named Miss Golden Globe 2013

HollywoodNews.com: She has already been on a reality TV show, and now Clint Eastwood’s daughter is tackling a big Hollywood stage.
Francesca Eastwood, Clint’s daughter with Frances Fisher, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2013, states OMG!. “Francesca comes from a very talented family and we are delighted to have her be our Miss Golden Globe,” HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly commented.
And Francesca is just as excited to take part in the event that will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: “I have watched the Golden Globes ceremonies since I was a little girl, and it means so much to me to be a part of one of Hollywood’s most illustrious events.”
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler to co-host 2013 Golden Globes

HollywoodNews.com: The Golden Globes in 2013 will be all about the women as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been announced as the co-hosts for the awards show.
It was just announced that the two women will be co-hosting the show on January 13th, states UsMagazine.com. “The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action. The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!” Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly commented.
As far as awards shows go, it has already been announced that Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the Oscars.
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Amber Tamblyn wed in yellow wedding dress

HollywoodNews.com: Amber Tamblyn didn’t completely stick to tradition when she married David Cross as she walked down the aisle in a yellow wedding dress.
Tamblyn had a romantic and casual day as she also went barefoot down the aisle with flowers in her hair, states UsMagazine.com. However, one thing that wasn’t casual was the guest list as a number of big stars were on hand to watch them wed.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were reportedly there to celebrate along with Amy Poehler and America Ferrera.
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Amy Poehler, Will Arnett splitting up

HollywoodNews.com: In unexpected couple news, it is reported that Amy Poehler and her husband of nine years, Will Arnett, have decided to split up.
The two comedians, who have been married since 2003, have amicably decided to separate, states RadarOnline. Poehler and Arnett have two children together, Archie, 3, and Abel, 2.
Arnett has been married once before to actress Penelope Ann Miller.
Currently, Poehler and Arnett are both nominated for Primetime Emmys. The show is set to air on September 23rd with both likely in attendance.
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