by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, March 7th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, March 7th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:54 pm, February 10th, 2013
Perhaps it’s time for some critics to go back to school. Why? Because they’re giving other critics a bad name by not understanding the job. The latest perpetrator is New York Observer’s Rex Reed, who decided he might as well comment on Melissa McCarthy’s weight in his review of Identity Thief because…because…nope, sorry, can’t think of a single reason.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, January 30th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:33 am, December 20th, 2012
The Heat is an upcoming buddy cop film from the director of Bridesmaids starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. This is a trailer for that film on drugs. Ok, not really on drugs, but they talk about drugs, and curse, and blow stuff up because it’s a “Red Band” trailer (watch the non-red trailer). You have been warned.
by Rebecca Pahle | 6:00 pm, November 18th, 2012
Watching this trailer for The Heat got me intrigued. Sure, a by-the-books professional forced to work with an unconventional rebel isn’t all that new a concept, but it looks funny, and that’s the important part. Plus, it’s a female buddy cop movie. Co-starring Melissa McCarthy as a detective and Sandra Bullock as a no-nonsense FBI agent. (Those are the best kind.) And because I think it deserves yet another mention: Female buddy cop movie.
But it’s this quote from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) that really sold me:READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 3:59 pm, May 20th, 2012
Ask me how I resist posting about a buddy cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. Go ahead, I’ll wait while you craft the perfect question … Never mind, I’m just going to answer you: I cannot resist posting about it. I am writing two stories about women in comedy today, and you’re just going to have to deal with it, because this is great news. This is a buddy cop movie starring two women as cops, and that is new and exciting. It’s also being directed by Paul Feig, who also directed Bridesmaids, and if all of this means that McCarthy and Bullock use unconventional bathroom furniture as toilets, then sign me up. It won’t, because that was part of the screenplay, so Feig had little to do with that. But the screenplay was written by Parks and Recreation co-showrunner Katie Dippold, so… Holy crap, this is truly exciting.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 5:44 pm, February 1st, 2012
If you caught the Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Sunday, you probably saw Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy discussing the drinking game they invented. Every time someone mentions “Scorcese,” take a drink. McCarthy was kind enough to demonstrate at the awards show, and Rudolph provided some further explanation during a visit to Conan. Also part of the conversation: Why Rudolph turned to bear survival skills when she met Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and why her six-month-old son is so boring. (Hint: Because he’s only six months old, and she’s joking.)
by Jamie Frevele | 4:20 pm, January 24th, 2012
I think we can officially say that 2011 was Melissa McCarthy‘s year. I don’t mean this to say she’ll never be successful again, but if there was ever a time when someone’s career took a sharp turn for the amazing (after already being not-too-shabby-at-all), it was last year. Because now the Emmy-winner is a newly-minted Oscar nominee (Best Supporting Actress for Bridesmaids), right alongside the women who created this game-changing role for her — Best Original Screenplay nominees Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. This is such a great day for women in comedy, but really, it’s a great day for comedy in general.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 4:15 pm, January 18th, 2012
Not one of the people who made Bridesmaids a success last year supported a sequel to the comedy hit, the only saving grace for the idea being the return of every single person from the original. Well, the woman responsible for the movie existing in the first place, Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig, has put the nail in the coffin, saying there will not be another matrimonial outing. So, let’s please stop throwing around the idea that this will happen, with or without her. Okay? Okay.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:52 pm, January 4th, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter picks apart the reason why we haven’t seen much news about a Bridesmaids sequel, despite a 900% return on their investment of $32 million in the film. In a time when plans for a sequel are often announced prior to the release of the previous film, it does seem mysterious that Universal wouldn’t be hungry for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to combine their powers for a second installment.
“We aren’t working on that,” says Wiig, ”Annie and I aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.”READ MORE