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Making a sequel to one of the biggest sleeper hits of all time is a tall order, and scribe-star Nia Vardalos let 14 years pass before revisiting her breakout success with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” Whether or not audiences feel like it was worth the wait will depend heavily on how much they’re up for a family reunion: Literally the entire major cast returns in this simultaneously overstuffed and undernourished follow-up. Every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive, “Wedding” redux will unquestionably fall short of the original’s massive $241 million domestic gross. But the curiosity of a presumably still-loyal fan base should at least allow for a respectable honeymoon period opposite “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” before this Universal release settles into its natural habitat as cable-tv filler.
Critics didn’t exactly flip for Vardalos’ feature length ethnic joke-cum-romantic comedy when it first opened, »
- Geoff Berkshire
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the comedy sequel “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett!
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” which opens on March 25, 2016 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Michael Constantine, Joey Fatone, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides and Elena Kampouris from director Kirk Jones and writer Nia Vardalos.
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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve rounded up some film gems from the Emerald Isle for our quiz on Irish movies and our favourite Irish actors. From our born-and-bred Irish favourites like Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, actors who hold a dual citizenship with Ireland like Daniel Day-Lewis, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender and pretty much anyone who has ever found themselves in a Neil Jordan film, we just can’t get enough of Ireland on the big screen.
See if the luck o' the Irish is on your side in our quiz below!
- Rachel West
This St. Patrick's Day, besides wearing green (and perhaps some copious drinking of the green beer), you can take a virtual trip to Ireland.
Here are 17 great Irish films streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
- Sharon Knolle
Creative England’s senior film executive for production Richard Holmes has been made redundant amid staff cuts aimed at reducing overhead.
Holmes, who joined Creative England in 2013, was instrumental in Creative England film investments including Andrew Haigh’s acclaimed second feature 45 Years and Kit Harrington thriller Spooks: The Greater Good.
He was an executive producer for Creative England on titles including Notes On Blindness, The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson, Keeping Rosy, Burn Burn Burn and upcoming films The Girl With All The Gifts by Colm McCarthy and Rachel Tunnard’s Tribeca-bound Adult Life Skills.
Creative England declined to comment on the decision.
Earlier this month Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury told Screen that the company would need »
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Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.
The film opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.
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February can be kind of a pill -- it's dark, it's cold, you have to deal with or avoid Valentine's Day -- but at least it gives you a good excuse to stay home and binge-watch. Amazon just listed its February offerings for Prime Video streaming and Amazon Video purchase. For example, fans of "The Americans" can steam Season 3 (yay!), and you can check out Amazon Studios' first-major film, "Chi-Raq," from director Spike Lee.
It was recently announced that Prime Members can now add Showtime, Starz, and more video subscriptions to their Prime memberships for $8.99 per month. In February, members can use that feature to see the new seasons of "Billions," "Shameless," and "Black Sails," among others.
Here's the February 2016 lineup:
New in February – Available for Streaming on Prime
Girls Season 2
Newsroom Season 3
The Americans Season 3
The New Yorker Presents
- Gina Carbone
7 items from 2016
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