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A Group of Employees End Up Trapped in a Cave in Red-Band Trailer For Corporate Animals with Demi Moore and Ed Helms

“It's like our own private escape room."

We’ve got an entertaining trailer for you to check out today for a fun and goofy comedy called Corporate Animals. The story follows a group of employees who embark on a "corporate team-building" adventure and while they are in a cave in New Mexico, they find themselves trapped in it. As you might imagine, they start to go a little crazy.

The movie has a solid ensemble cast that includes Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Martha Kelly, Dan Bakkedahl, Calum Worthy, Jennifer Kim, Nasim Pedrad, Frank Bond, and Wendy Meredith. Here’s the synopsis that was released:

Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America's premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her long-suffering assistants, Freddie (Karan Soni) and Jess (Jessica Williams), on a corporate
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First trailer for cannibal comedy Corporate Animals

Screen Media Films has released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming comedy-horror Corporate Animals which stars Demi Moore as a CEO who takes her staff on a team building retreat, only to find themselves forced into cannibalism when catastrophe strikes and they run out of food. Joining Moore in the cast are Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Nasim Pedrad, Martha Kelly, Dan Bakkedahl, Jennifer Kim, and Calum Worthy; check them out here…

Lucy (Demi Moore) is the delusional CEO of a struggling startup aimed at millennials. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff, including her long-suffering assistants Jess (Jessica Williams) and Freddie (Karan Soni), on a team building retreat in the caves of New Mexico led by an overeager guide (Ed Helms). When disaster strikes and the food runs out, mandatory office bonding becomes a lot more… appetizing.

Corporate Animals is set for release on September 20th.
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First Official Trailer for Ensemble Horror Comedy 'Corporate Animals'

"It's like our own private escape room." Screen Media Films has revealed the first official trailer for a goofy horror comedy film called Corporate Animals, which was a last minute addition to the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The ensemble film played in the Midnight category at the festival, and it's hitting theaters starting next month. From Creep & Creep 2 director Patrick Brice, Corporate Animals is about a group of employees on a "corporate team-building" excursion visiting a cave in New Mexico. When disaster strikes, they end up stuck together inside a cave and, of course, they all go mad. Starring Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Martha Kelly, Dan Bakkedahl, Calum Worthy, Jennifer Kim, Nasim Pedrad, Frank Bond, and Wendy Meredith. It seems like they were trying to make another Office Space, but this looks especially dumb. Here's hoping it's actually entertaining. Here's the
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‘2 Dope Queens’ Star Phoebe Robinson Sets Comedy Central Interview Show

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‘2 Dope Queens’ Star Phoebe Robinson Sets Comedy Central Interview Show
2 Dope Queens” star Phoebe Robinson is getting into the interview business.

Comedy Central has ordered an interview show from the multi-talented stand-up comedian. The order consists of 10 half-hour episodes during which Robinson will interview guests one-on-one. The projects represents the first to emerge from Robinson’s recently formed production company, Tiny Reparations.

“This show will hit that sweet spot between educational and charmingly ignorant,” said Robinson. “Who doesn’t love that? Well, all older black people who struggled and marched for my rights. But besides that, everyone else does!”

The series is produced for Comedy Central by Embassy Row and Tiny Reparations. Robinson will serve as an executive producer of the series, alongside Michael Davies for Embassy Row. Christian McLaughlin and Samantha Schles will be the execs in charge of the series for Comedy Central.

2 Dope Queens,” which Robinson created and co-hosted with former “Daily Show” correspondant Jessica Williams,
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Corporate Animals Movie Review

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Corporate Animals Screen Media Reviewed for & linked from Rotten Tomatoes by: Harvey Karten Director: Patrick Brice Screenwriter: Sam Bain Cast: Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Calum Worthy Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 6/14/19 Opens: August 9, 2019 Where would we be without the liberal media, especially […]

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Here’s the Trailer for Mindy Kaling’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Adaptation on Hulu (Video)

Here’s the Trailer for Mindy Kaling’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Adaptation on Hulu (Video)
Hulu debuted the first trailer for Mindy Kaling’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral” TV adaptation on Monday, and it’ll make you believe in love and friendship again.

Watch the preview via the video above.

Game of Thrones” star Nathalie Emmanuel is No. 1 on miniseries’ call sheet — a role that was originally booked by Jessica Williams, but ultimately got recast. Brandon Mychal Smith, Zoe Boyle, Jennie Jacques, Harish Patel, Guz Khan, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds will follow Emmanuel’s lead. “Four Weddings” also locked down a connection to the original film, with Andie MacDowell appearing as a guest star.

Also Read: Hulu in July: Here's Everything Coming and Going

The show will follow four American friends — Maya (Emmanuel), Craig (Smith), Ainsley (Rittenhouse) and Duffy (Reynolds) — who reunite for a London wedding, but must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil.
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Cfda Awards 2019 Winners: The Complete List

It was surely a night to remember at the 2019 Cfda Awards. Cfda stands for Council of Fashion Designers of America. The annual awards were held at the Brooklyn Museum and hosted by Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams and featured a slew of famous faces, including Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Bella Hadid and more. Nominees tonight include Virgil Abloh, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen and Marc Jacobs. J.Lo was honored this year with the prestigious Cfda Fashion Icon Award in honor of her "longstanding and global impact on fashion." Former Cfda chair Diane von Furstenberg said in April upon the announcement, "Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power. Both...
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Cfda Awards 2019 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look as the Stars Arrive

Cfda Awards 2019 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look as the Stars Arrive
It's a fashionable night out for the biggest stars in New York City! In case you didn't already guess, it's time for the 2019 Cfda Awards where a number of prominent designers and celebs will step out for a fabulous evening event. Held at the Brooklyn Museum, the awards will be handed out by comedians Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams. As for who could end up winning big, we have a few ideas! Jennifer Lopez is set to receive the Fashion Icon Award while costume designer Bob Mackie will be awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with Cher, Diana Ross, Bette Midler and countless other celebrities. As for Barbie, she will be honored with the Board of...
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‘Aladdin’ Soaring to $100 Million-Plus Memorial Day Weekend Debut

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Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” remake is on its way to a commendable Memorial Day weekend debut with an estimated $109 million over the four-day period.

The musical fantasy starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud should uncover about $87 million in its first three days from 4,476 North American theaters after taking in $31 million on Friday. Should estimates hold, “Aladdin” will mark the sixth-highest Memorial Day weekend debut of all time, just behind 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” with $110.5 million.

Guy Ritchie directed the remake, with Smith taking on the role of Robin Williams’ Genie and Massoud portraying the titular hero. Naomi Scott stars as Jasmine, along with Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen. Ritchie also co-wrote the script alongside John August, with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich producing.

Also debuting this weekend is Screen Gems’ “Brightburn,” which took in $3 million on Friday and is headed for a $10 million four-day start from 2,607 domestic theaters.
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Sundance Film Festival 2019: London – Top 6 Festival Picks

In collaboration with Picturehouse, this year’s Sundance London will present 12 feature films selected from the festivals Utah edition along with various panels to complement the films.

We’ve hand-picked six of the most highly anticipated events that will take place over the course of the festival from 30th May – 2nd June, with tickets available to purchase here.

The Last Tree

A compelling drama about a British boy of Nigerian heritage relocating from Lincolnshire to inner-London and the struggle he undergoes with his mother as he begins to lose his cultural heritage and attempts to build his own identity. Shola Amoo (A Moving Image) makes his homecoming to Sundance London after his acclaimed short film Dear Mr Shakespeare played at in 2017 with his follow up The Last Tree, a lyrical coming-of-age film where he shows an accomplished grip on his craft. He will also be in attendance for the Shorts to Feature panel.
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‘Booksmart’ Review

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Stars: Bernie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billy Lourd | Written by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman | Directed by Olivia Wilde

Booksmart is actress Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and stars Bernie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as Molly and Amy – two best friends who, in the final few days of senior year of High School, begin to break free from their social bonds for one night by painting the town red and showing all their classmates what they’ve been missing.

The first thing you’ll notice is that Booksmart, on every level, does not evoke a first-time directorial debut. Quite the opposite in fact. The level of maturity and filmmaking prowess that inhabits this film is nothing short of mesmerising. Directors on their tenth or even twentieth feature will never touch
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‘Aladdin’ Live-Action Remake Steals $7 Million at Thursday Box Office

‘Aladdin’ Live-Action Remake Steals $7 Million at Thursday Box Office
Aladdin,” Disney’s live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic, earned $7 million in its Thursday box office previews. It headlines the four-day, Memorial Day weekend on over 4,400 screens.

Aladdin” comes from director Guy Ritchie and stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari. It opens against Sony and Screen Gems’ horror film “Brightburn,” and the raunchy teen comedy “Booksmart” from first-time director Olivia Wilde.

Disney is projecting the family fantasy film to earn between $75-85 million in its opening weekend, with independent trackers saying it could be as low as $65 million. That’s in part because social media buzz for the film has been disappointing following early looks at Will Smith’s Genie and other clips. Critics, however, while split, said that the early negative attention was overblown and that the film is better than the initial marketing gave it credit.

Also Read: 'Aladdin' Remake Rubs Critics Differently,
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Movie Review – Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart, 2019.

Directed by Olivia Wilde.

Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Victoria Ruesga, Billie Lourd, Molly Gordon, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Mike O’Brien, Noah Galvin, Austin Crute, Diana Silvers, Eduardo Franco, Nico Hiraga, Jessica Williams, and Maya Rudolph.


On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Booksmart assuredly has many raunchy teen comedy influences, but this directorial debut from Olivia Wilde actually had an effect on me that I haven’t really felt yet from any vulgar mainstream comedy, and I suspect it will have this same effect on certain audience members. Being a production composed of mostly women (that includes the four different writers on board), Booksmart
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Podtalk: Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein Open Up on ‘Booksmart’

Chicago – It’s time for the gals to party down. The new film “Booksmart” is the story of two best friends who are outside their popular group in high school, and decide to blow it out on the last day of Senior Year. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are the dynamic duo, and the film is a funny expansion on breaking down barriers.

The film is also the directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, and was written by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman. It involves Molly (Beanie Feldstein), a high achieving academic but clueless when it comes to connecting to high school hijinks, except for her personal connection to her best friend Amy (Kaitlyn Dever). Molly decides that before both of them go to college, it’s important that they have a typical high school party experience, which leads to a night they’ll never forget.
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‘Booksmart’ Review: Olivia Wilde’s Directorial Debut is an Episodic, Yet Affecting Ode to Friendship

The universality of the reminiscence bump – the oft-researched theory that throughout one’s life, people have the most vivid memories from the ages of 16 to 25 – has meant there has been no period of time that has been more thoroughly dissected in cinema. Screenwriters have repeatedly drawn from that roller coaster of youthful emotions in hopes that both audiences young (those experiencing that time right now) and old will connect with what is seen on screen. Despite a rocky, over-the-top start, Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart eventually manages to succeed on both fronts, feeling like a pointedly progressive snapshot of today’s generation while also bringing an earned sentimentality when it comes to the highs and lows of high school friendship.

On the eve of graduation, booksmart Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) are hit with a crippling realization: their isolated lives of studious dedication up to this point have all been for naught.
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Final Red Band Trailer for Olivia Wilde's Acclaimed Debut 'Booksmart'

"Prepare to get bashed!" Annapurna has dropped a hilariously wild final red band trailer for the high school coming-of-age comedy Booksmart, the outstanding feature directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde. This "female Superbad" has been knocking people out left and right ever since it premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and now it's finally hitting theaters everywhere later this week. Don't miss it! Go see this! Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein star as two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls decide to try to cram four years of fun into one night. Also stars Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis. This looks like one of the best comedies of the summer. Here's the final red band trailer (+ a fan-made poster) for Olivia Wilde's Booksmart,
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Final Booksmart Red-Band Trailer Takes Two High Schoolers on One Filthy Ride

Final Booksmart Red-Band Trailer Takes Two High Schoolers on One Filthy Ride
We have a brand new, final and absolutely Nsfw trailer for Booksmart. This serves as Olivia Wilde's directorial debut. The actress has made the decision to step behind the camera to bring us something that, in vague terms, has been referred to as the female version of Superbad. This trailer gives us our best look yet at the raunchy teen comedy coming our way this weekend and if this is any indication, the hype for this one isn't for nothing. This looks like it's going to be an absolutely hilarious romp with a very unique point of view.

The trailer features quite a few bits from previous trailers, with new ones thrown in for good measure. We get a general sense of the story, which sees two academic focused girls about to graduate high school who realize they need to try and have an irresponsible, typically youthful experience before they head off to college.
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“Booksmart” Is The Best Film Of The Year So Far

Stand at attention, ladies and gentlemen. Believe the hype. Actress turned filmmaker Olivia Wilde is here to dominate Hollywood with her directorial debut. Opening this week, after a much heralded debut at SXSW, Booksmart is not just the funniest movie of 2019, it’s the best overall too. Wilde and company make magic with a premise that could have seemed utterly rote. Instead, it’s fresh, lively, and full of spirit that delights from start to finish. The comedy, the relationship building, the character work, it’s all top notch. Seeing is believing here. However wonderful you think this flick is, I can assure you that it’s even better than that. The film is high school coming of age comedy, which admittedly has been done to death. Here, however, it’s given a female spin, while also being imbued with some real intelligence. Throughout high school Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and
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‘Booksmart’: Watch the First 6 Minutes of Olivia Wilde’s Acclaimed Comedy

‘Booksmart’: Watch the First 6 Minutes of Olivia Wilde’s Acclaimed Comedy
Good morning, reader. Take a deep breath. Good — you’re ready to dominate this day and watch the first six minutes of “Booksmart,” Olivia Wilde’s acclaimed directorial debut. The film doesn’t open theatrically until next week, but Annapurna has made the first six minutes available to watch online as a kind of end-of-the-school-year treat. Avail yourself of the uncut preview below.

It introduces us to Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), two high-school seniors who’ve played by the rules their entire lives and now want to finally have some fun before heading off to college. Like the protagonists of many a teen comedy before them, the two besties are extremely close with one another but have few other friends to speak of. After making their way through the halls of their school, they have brief meetings with their apathetic principal (Jason Sudeikis) and favorite teacher (Jessica Williams
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Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ Boosted By ‘Ellen’ Social Media Push; First Six Minutes Of Movie Released – Watch

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Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ Boosted By ‘Ellen’ Social Media Push; First Six Minutes Of Movie Released – Watch
Olivia Wilde’s femme teen comedy Booksmart had a blitzkreig social media push today to a potential 221M followers prior to the pic’s early access paid sneaks tonight at 800 locations.

That combined reach is comprised from social media pushes on EW, Ellen DeGeneres’ channels as well as Annapurna’s and Booksmart’s social media handles.

Starting at 5Am Pt today, the first six minutes of the film was dropped across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and you can watch that above.

This was followed up by the debut of the pic’s “homage posters on Entertainment Weekly’s site and social portals at 7Am.

Then at 8Am, Ellen’s team launched the green band trailer and a :60 second cut down across all her channels and YouTube. Overall, Ellen’s reach across YouTube subs, Twitter and Instagram totals 213.4M. An added bonus was that Booksmart director Olvia Wilde was a guest on Ellen today.
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