Baby Mama mommas Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are in negotiations to pair up on the big screen again, this time playing hard-partying sisters in a comedy helmed by Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore. The Hollywood Reporter has more on The Nest:
The script tells of adult sisters (Fey and Poehler) who decide to throw one last massive party in their parents’ house before it’s sold, and in the process they learn to mature.
Fey will produce through her Little Stranger Inc. banner alongside Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures. Poehler will also executive produce. …
The Nest will be the pair’s second movie together after the 2008 comedy Baby Mama. Universal also distributed that movie, which made $60 million domestically.
I Am Divine, the touching, often zany documentary that profiles the life of performer/drag extraordinaire/cult icon and all-around filthiest person alive Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead), played to sold-out audiences at last year’s QFest. So, to celebrate the film’s DVD release we’re honoring the B-movie queen by highlighting her Top 5 best onscreen moments. If you don’t agree with our choices, to paraphrase the words of Divine character Babs Johnson, you’ll stand convicted of assholism!
Having survived the long, cold winter scowl, April brings us the beginnings of renewal and rebirth, you know, all that crap. But that doesn’t mean you should drop your home film and TV binging, no sir, not on our watch. Behold some of the glory newly available to you from your Netflix streaming account.
Looking to see something good in theaters? The Philadelphia Film Society just announced its upcoming mini spring film festival. Find more details and a screening schedule here.
As an addendum to its annual film festival, Philadelphia Film Society introduces its Spring Showcase, showing at the PFS Theater at the Roxy April 11-17th. The diverse programming of the Philadelphia Film Festival spills over into this new forum, featuring the same expert curation of oldies but goodies and fresh-from-the-film-circuit flicks. With over 20 new and retrospective films, the PFF spring lineup has plenty of fresh cuts and budding classics. The festival culminates with highlights from this year’s Best Director winner, Alfonso Cuarón, including Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, and Gravity.
See the itinerary after the jump:
Every Friday we spotlight a buzz-worthy new movie opening in Philadelphia.
Quick Review: In what Paramount must now view as a huge risk, they entrusted (reportedly) $125 million into the hands of maverick indie auteur Darren Aronofsky, known for his incredible visuals and an uncompromising (if not, at times, incomprehensible) vision. For their troubles, they’ve gotten a very peculiar amalgamation of heavy CGI action flick, biblical allegory, and metaphysical meditation on the nature of man’s evil. It is auspicious, sometimes even inspiring, but I fear it won’t please any of the film’s constituency: Bible scholars will scoff at the liberties the plot takes, action fans will wonder what in the hell all the weird photo-montages of sprawling lakes and valleys and birds are all about, and Aronofsky fans (guilty as charged) will feel as if the studio interference kept him from making the quirky art-house film he probably had planned.
Best Element: Hard to condemn any movie that has Jennifer Connelly it in (okay, except for The Dilemma, not even she could save that one), and not just because she’s one of the most beautiful actresses of our time. She’s a wonderful talent as well, we just have to hope a director will eventually give her another role truly worthy of her skills.
Worst Element: I can take Russell Crowe as yet another leader of men, but his three sons, who grow in the course of the film from children to young adults, are pretty thoroughly unconvincing at any age.
Sample Dialogue: “We are men! We decide if we live or die. We are invincible!” and/or “A man isn’t ruled by the heavens, he’s ruled by his own will!” NOTE: It should be pointed out that neither quote comes from Noah.
Should I See It?: Tough call. If you want to see it, it would be best on the big screen, what with the epic flood and giant ark and whatnot; but I can’t say it’s a film you should drop everything to go check out. It feels far too compromised as both an action flick and as a philosophical treatise.
Playing Now: UA Riverview
Each Friday, a new slew of movies comes in to replace what’s already been playing. In order to keep you fully abreast of what you might be missing on the big screen, we offer a quick round-up of films about to move on to that great home video warehouse in the sky. This week: