Tag Archives: Paul Feig

‘Ghostbusters’ is an excellent re-invention of the classic franchise

It was always going to be a tough task to reboot the Ghostbusters as an entirely new franchise. Basically, you had to please fans of the original while opening it up to a whole next generation of potential audience members. This week, the product of that experiment opens in a[...]

What were the Ten Best summer releases of 2015?

We’re in the final days of August, which means that the summer movie season has basically come to an end. As is the case when things wrap up, I like to rank them, and this is no exception. September is right around the corner, so it’s a perfect time too.[...]

Melissa McCarthy cements herself as a member of the comedy A-list with “Spy”

Ever since she burst on the scene in an instantly iconic way with her Academy Award nominated supporting turn in Bridesmaids, I’ve felt that most filmmakers haven’t known how to use Melissa McCarthy properly. Some do, but the vast majority don’t, with a notable exception being none other than Paul[...]

“Jurassic World”: Ten Movies to see in June

Ahoy! As always, I like to take a look at the month in advance to see what cinematic offerings are coming our way. This time out, it’s the June releases that I’m going to be prepping you for, and as an added bonus, I’ve seen a fair number of them[...]

“Trainwreck”: Ten Original Summer Movies to look forward to

As you all know by now, the summer movie season is getting longer and longer each and every single year. At the same time, the films being released are getting less and less original as well. It’s not necessarily a knock on quality, but everything seems to be a prequel[...]

Sandra Bullock teaming up with Melissa McCarthy for comedy

HollywoodNews.com: Sandra Bullock is taking on a new comedy project as she is reportedly teaming up with ‘Bridesmaids’ star Melissa McCarthy for a new film. The two will reportedly star in a cop comedy film that will be directed by Paul Feig, states UsMagazine.com. The film will reportedly be about a[...]

“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig may helm a “Bridget Jones” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Thanks to the success of “Bridesmaids,” which has grossed a whopping $154.9M to date, director Paul Feig pretty much could pick his dream project as his next gig. Instead, he’s thinking of helming a third “Bridget Jones” film. The Daily Mail, in a story that also notes Naomie Harris[...]

Are women able to find success with raunchy comedies?

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Can women pull off doing a raunchy big-screen comedy? Kristin Wiig’s “Bridesmaids” was previewed at the recent SXSW Film Fest to a chorus of agitated reviews, horrible to ecstatic, and attendee applause. Sounds like the kind of response that’s greeted other[...]

SXSW closing with Billy Bob Thornton, adds “Bridesmaids” and Pee Wee Herman

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced that Billy Bob Thornton’s “The King of Luck,” a documentary about Willie Nelson, will be thus year’s Closing Night Film, screening on Saturday, March 19. In addition, SXSW announced more features and shorts for the 2011 event,[...]

Apatow, Feig and Wiig come together for wedding party picture

BY TODD GILCHRIST Freaks and Geeks collaborators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig are set to reunite for the first time for an upcoming film cowritten by starring Saturday Night Live member Kristen Wiig. According to Variety, Feig will direct and Apatow will produce the yet-untitled project for Universal Pictures, where Apatow[...]