Bridesmaids, the Oscar-nominated comedy classic directed by Paul Feig, marks the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2011. It’s very hard to believe that it’s been ten years because it feels just like yesterday. The film, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, has withstood the test of time. Unlike some of the other films produced by Judd Apatow in the early 2000s, Bridesmaids managed to age particularly well. This film has been around…"Bridesmaids Marks Its 10th Anniversary"
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story takes us behind the scenes to give stunt performers their due in this action documentary. If you don’t pay attention to the credits, there’s a good chance you don’t know their names. It’s more than a good chance, honestly, because let’s face it–you’re already rushing out of the theater when the credits roll. Unless it’s Marvel or DC so that you can see the post-credits scene. But these are the…"Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story"
Paul Feig spoke with Solzy at the Movies about a wide array of subjects including Holler, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and Love Life. Feig is also working on a new film for Netflix, which is expected to be in front of cameras in the spring. In the meantime, Holler–written and directed by Nicole Riegel–premiered today at the Deauville Film Festival in France. Tomorrow, the film will be available to screen for attending industry during the 2020…"Paul Feig talks Holler, Zoey’s, Love Life, and More"
Last Christmas benefits from chemistry between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding while taking inspiration from the George Michael song of the same name. Following the opening in Yugoslavia 1999, the film flash-forwards to London 2017. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works as an elf for Santa (Michelle Yeoh) in a Christmas store open all year long. This is what she does for work when she’s not trying to land gigs as a singer. While cleaning the windows…"Last Christmas: Will The Film Give You Its Heart?"
Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding, Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor arrives home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD. Based on the book of the same name, Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor offers a charming fun comedic thriller with a side dish of mystery. Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) is a vlogger who investigates the disappearance of her best friend, Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). They met because of their children attending the…"Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor hits Blu-ray/DVD"
Addressing the gender disparity that troubles Hollywood, This Changes Everything is one of the most important documentaries of the year. I can’t exactly point to when all the focus started turning to women directors not getting the same opportunities as men. That being said, This Changes Everything is equally important to the Amy Adrion-directed Half the Picture. This two films go hand in hand with a similar focus on women directors. “The door has to…"Chicago Film Fest 2018: This Changes Everything"
Based on the book of the same name, Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor offers a charming fun comedic thriller with a side dish of mystery. Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) is a vlogger who investigates the disappearance of her best friend, Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). They met because of their children attending the same elementary school in their small Connecticut town. Quickly becoming friends, Stephanie helps Emily’s husband, Sean Townsend (Henry Golding), during this time of…"A Simple Favor: A Fun Comedic Thriller"
Starring four of the funniest women on earth, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call honors the spirit of the 1984 classic film. While it would have been nice to have seen the likes of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore pass the baton to a new generation, Harold Ramis’ death in 2014 would forever change the face of the franchise. Never mind just how hard it is getting Bill Murray to sign on board for anything. With that out…"Ghostbusters: Answer the Call"
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is the perfect way to offer closure to the series should there never be a reboot. I said as much on Twitter during the world premiere at Tribeca in April. In just over an hour, Brent Hodge manages to reunite the cast and crew of Freaks and Geeks by way of contemporary interviews while revisiting the set of the 1999-2000 series. As the series did so on September 25, 1999,…"Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary is Nostalgic"
Song of Back and Neck, the feature debut for Paul Lieberstein, tackles both romance and pain. Fred Trolleycar (Paul Lieberstein) has somehow managed to be cursed with the worst combination of back and neck pain of all time. It’s what Dr. Street (Paul Feig) describes as “the trifecta of back and neck pain.” It’s so bad that the paralegal is able to get ready for work by crawling on the floor. Fred is a 25-year…"Tribeca 2018: Song of Back and Neck"