Tag Archives: Annie Mumolo

“Joy”: Is the third time the charm for Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell?

Few filmmaker/acting teams have gotten the recent attention that Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell have received, with equal parts love and derision coming their way. As a fan of their collaborations American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, I was greatly looking forward to Joy, potentially as the instance where[...]

Jennifer Lawrence looks like a major Best Actress threat in the latest Trailer for “Joy”

As one of the very last unseen Academy Award contenders this year, David O. Russell’s film Joy is among the most scrutinized of 2015 holiday releases. More than just another shot for Russell to score that elusive first Oscar after a bevy of recent nominations, it’s also a high profile[...]

“Joy” is the latest Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell project in the Oscar hunt

Between Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, it’s undeniable that Jennifer Lawrence and filmmaker David O. Russell have a tremendous thing going. Their working relationship is as strong as any other in the business. I’m of the opinion that they’ve put forward two Oscar worthy projects, one of which was[...]

Lavish Oscar Week Gifting to the Stars

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com:There are about a dozen gifting suites handing out swag to Oscar nominees, presenters and other stars this week. Perhaps the most popular destination for prestige pampering — certainly one of the busiest — is the Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Suite at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly[...]

“Bridesmaid” sequel could happen without Kristen Wiig?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sequels aren’t always a good idea. Here’s why. Universal reportedly is contemplating a sequel to the massively successful “Bridesmaids,” a summer smash that somehow finds itself in the Oscar race (where comedies usually don’t compete, though to be fair, most comedies aren’t as funny as “Bridesmaids”). And why[...]

“Bridesmaids” coming to Blu-ray, DVD on Sept. 20

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It has been one of the biggest surprises of Summer 2011 … a smash-hit comedy from our of left field that outperformed expectations and turned its leading lady into a bona-fide star. We’re talking, of course, about Kristen Wiig and “Bridesmaids,” which just announced a Blu-ray and[...]

Bridesmaids grosses at $149 million at the domestic box office

HollywoodNews.com: It took a day or two longer than predicted, but Bridesmaids currently sits at $149 million at the domestic box office. That means it is now the biggest-grossing film that Judd Apatow has been involved with in any capacity. In this case, he was the producer (Paul[...]

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[...]

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[...]