The first edition of Norman Lear’s podcast, All of the Above, debuts today with inaugural guest Amy Poehler.
Subjects that came up include: religious history and its effect on human kind, Amy’s recent pilot with Carol Burnett and how Burnett inspired her high school musical performance in Once Upon a Mattress, and the differing points of views across generations.
Norman Lear is a Hollywood Legend. He has created controversial/topical hit series like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, One Day at a Time and The Jeffersons.
As he approaches his 95th birthday, Lear has taken on a new challenge – hosting All of the Above, a weekly podcast taking listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, politics, social issues and more.
Guests will include celebrities (a partial list follows), politicians, and everyday people.
Lear will be joined each week by his great friend, actor, composer and sidekick, Paul Hipp. All of ther Above premieres on podcastone on May 1st.
Amy Poehler, self-Proclaimed crafting novice and her former Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman will host an NBC unscripted series called The Handmade Project.
Each week eight of America’s best all-around makers, from all walks of life, will undertake a series of projects they must complete in their own unique way with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and a panel of expert judges.
Sisters is one of the best crude-with-a-heart movies of the year – and the most subversive because the epic party being thrown isn’t through the efforts (and fantasies) of high school or college guys but a couple of middle-aged women.
It’s also great fun because its stars – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – play against type (and, in fact play middle-aged versions of each other’s characters in 2008’s Baby Mama).
Disney•Pixar’s best film in years, Inside Out explores the psychology of eleven-year old Riley in a way that allows kids (and their parents) to understand how a child’s mind works – while letting kids know that it’s okay to be sad and that teamwork can be a powerful thing.
Available now on Digitial HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, Inside Out comes to home video on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, November 3rd. Features include an original short – Riley’s First Date. Details follow the jump.
It may be the first time that a Disney•Pixar film didn’t open at #1 at the box office, but it still did $90,440,272 – good for the studio’s best non-Toy Story opening ever (beating, along the way, a little movie called Avatar…).
After commercial hits like Cars, Cars 2, and Monsters University – which did not yield unwavering critical acclaim – it is wonderful to note that Inside Out is a multi-layered, exquisitely rendered film that ranks right up there with WALL-E and UP.
The idea for Inside Out is that we are looking at a year in the life of eleven-year old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) as seen from inside her mind, where her emotions take on somewhat familiar forms and interact like any group of friends – with love but also lots of ups and downs.