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The Portokalos family from 2002's Indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding might seem like forgotten relatives, but they're coming back in the sequel, and we just had our first look at the trailer, with Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reprising their roles. There will be another wedding, as well as a family secret. And we presume some Windex. Vardalos talked about the project, '"Of course, a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true." On this good news, let's look back at why everyone went crazy over this movie in the first place. With the help of GIFs, of course. »
- Annie Gabillet
It has been 13 years since My Big Fat Greek Wedding hit cinemas and won over crowds across the globe. The movie was one of the most successful films of all time made for just $5 million, and grossing a whopping $368 million around the world. It’s surprising that it has taken so long for a sequel to come along, but in 2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will hit cinema screens, and today Universal Pictures released the first international trailer.
Here’s the official blurb:
Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. 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.
- Paul Heath
Nia Vardalos penned the script and returns as Toula Portokalos, who is married to John Corbett’s Ian and dealing with a daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris), failing to embrace Greek culture — even though she’s surrounded by it.
“Keep your eyeballs open for a nice Greek so one day you can make babies,” her grandfather Gus Portokalos (Michael Constantine) tells Paris.
It turns out that Toula’s parents were never legally married, which leads to another massive wedding.
Kirk Jones (“Nanny McPhee”) directed. The film is produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Executive producers are Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos.
The original film, starring Vardalos and Corbett, was a surprise success with $368 million in worldwide grosses. IFC distributed »
- Dave McNary
"And my family is still too close." Universal has debuted the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel of all sequels, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, directed by Kirk Jones. If you recall, the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a huge hit with the adults, and played in theaters for months wracking up a massive $241 million at the box office during its run in 2002. Maybe they're hoping this will do just as well? The cast includes John Corbett and Nia Vardalos, once again, with Rita Wilson, John Stamos, Alex Wolff, Mark Margolis, Lainie Kazan & Joey Fatone. If you've been waiting 13 years for this, well, have at it. Here's the first official trailer for Kirk Jones' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, found on YouTube: After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian (John Corbett, Nia Vardalos) are facing marital problems »
- Alex Billington
Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2, Monsters: University and – whisper it – Dumb and Dumber To, are just some examples of comedy sequels that arrived long after the release of their respective original. It’s a feat that’s proven to be a difficult butterfly to pin, with each of the aforementioned trio arriving to varying degrees of financial and critical success. Even still, that has in no way quelled the enthusiasm for the practice, and Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2 won’t be the only follow-up arriving in 2016 after a long time spent flirting with development.
After a full 13 years, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is ready to dance its way onto the silver screen, and today brings forth our very first look at the long-in-development sequel. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) is behind the lens for this one, aiming to create an experience that is appropriately “bigger and fatter” than the cult original. »
- Michael Briers
When the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding hit in 2002, it was a huge sleeper hit. Starting with a limited release and a minuscule budget, the film became one of the biggest and most profitable comedy hits of all time. In most cases, this would produce a sequel almost immediately, whether there was a good idea for one or not. While it.s been more than a decade, the inevitable sequel is finally here. Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (Bill Corbett) are still happily married and they have a daughter, and yes, there.s going to be another wedding, but it.s probably not for who you think. Check out the trailer below. Due to a clerical error (wait for it, that.ll be funny in a second) it.s mom and dad who it turns out aren.t actually married. They.ve been living in sin this whole time. »
The first trailer has debuted today for long-awaited sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and we have it for you below…
The sequel reunites the entire cast of the original, headed by Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. Vardalos is again the wrtier of the film, which sees “Toula (Vardalos) and Ian (Corbett) facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding – this time, even bigger and fatter.” The newest addition to the family is their teenage daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris).
Released back in 2002, My Big Fat Greek Wedding was made for just $5 million but ended up making over $368 million worldwide, with over $241 million of that coming from the Us, where it is still the biggest romantic comedy of all time and the highest grossing film ever to not open in the No.1 spot.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opens March 25th, 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Last May, it was announced that My Big Fat Greek Wedding stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett will reprise their roles as Toula an Ian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. We haven't heard anything about the sequel since then, but today, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and photos, while announcing the sequel will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. That release date puts My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 up against the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although it's unlikely there is much crossover between both of these wildly different groups of fans.
Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. 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 »
My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a critical darling and a box-office hit when it opened in 2002, and one can only hope that same will be true for the sequel. Heck, we already know John Corbett will be shirtless, so how bad can it be? He and Nia Vardalos are back as Toula and Ian Miller, only this time around, they have a daughter. She's all grown up and applying for colleges far, far away from her big fat Greek family. (I know what you're thinking: the original was only 13 years ago, so unless she's a child prodigy, that math doesn't exactly check out.) Also, there's another wedding! The movie is out on March 25, so watch the trailer and remind yourself why you loved the original now. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Did you think for even a millisecond there wouldn't be a big fat Greek wedding in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2? Hoo-boy. That was very silly of you. You probably also thought, because Nia Vardalos and John Corbett now have a college-age daughter struggling with her Greek identity, the big fat Greek wedding in question would be hers. What is this, amateur hour? Grow up. Also, watch this trailer and remember how charmed you were by the first My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which really was a funny little gem. »
- Halle Kiefer
Released in 2002, My Big Fat Greek Wedding to this day still holds the record for being the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, and while the story of Toula (Nia Vardolas) and Ian (John Corbett) continued on in the short lived t.v. show My Big Fat Greek Life (with the story slightly retooled, and minus Corbett), the big screen sequel everyone wanted never came. Until now. With much of the original cast returning, the film picks up with the Toula and Ian struggling to find time for themselves while trying to raise a teenage daughter. Toula’s family is still very much in the picture, and when a long lost secret is revealed, they all come together for another massive wedding. The first trailer is business as usual, with the humour very much in keeping withe original. But the first movie had quite a bit of charm to it, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Following on from the smash hit that was My Big Fat Greek Wedding in 2002 (has it really been that long?!), here’s the trailer for the sequel to the Tom Hanks produced movie which has the imaginative but ‘does what it says on the tin’ title My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. The movie sees the
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- David Sztypuljak
Thirteen years ago, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was all anybody could talk about. The tiny film made for $5 million was a ridiculously huge smash hit, earning $241 million domestic, on its way to a $386 million worldwide. Those are the kind of numbers you expect from something with branding and toys built in, not from a comedy with zero A-list stars. Well, everyone is hoping magic can happen again as the gang is back for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" and the first trailer has arrived. Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark Margolis, Andrea Martin, and Michael Constantine are some of the new and old faces that return in the film that catches up with the family some years later where, you guessed it, another wedding will have be mounted. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Break out the Windex, it's time for your first look at "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2."
Based on this trailer, the sequel promises to be as funny, sweet, and Tmi as the first film. Believe it or not, it's been more than a dozen years since Nia Vardalos and John Corbett took to the big screen in the original 2002 comedy, and Nia announced at the end of June that they had finally finished filming the sequel.
Now here we are, returning to the love story to see how Ian and Toula are struggling to keep the spark alive while raising their college-age daughter and dealing with Toula's still much-too-close family. This time, Toula doesn't just have parent problems, she is a bit of a problem parent for her own smothered child.
Of course, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" wouldn't be the same without a wedding -- you may be »
- Gina Carbone
Although the Spike TV series doesn’t return for Season 2 until January, a holiday special will air Nov. 19, Vulture reports.
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Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) has booked a recurring role opposite Nick Nolte and Sela Ward in Epix original series Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate. In Graves, 25 years after his presidency, former Commander in Chief Richard Graves (Nolte) has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades and so, with his young assistant (Skylar Astin), he goes on a Don Quixote-like journey to right his… »
After an unsuccessful first attempt, the Us is having another go at remaking The Great British Bake Off.
Here's what The Great British Bake Off looks like in Brazil, Ukraine, Italy, USA and beyond
Together the pair will attempt to find the best amateur baker in the Us, in a format identical to that of the original UK series.
Hollywood previously attempted to take the format to the Us with The American Baking Competition, which was cancelled after one season in 2013 following disappointing ratings.
The most recent series of Great British Bake Off was won by Nadiya Hussain, who Sue Perkins »
'Tis the season to annoy everyone by using "'tis the season" way too many times when talking about holiday stuff. Halloween hasn't even happened yet, but the Christmas decorations are already taking over drug stores so ABC is just going ahead and announcing its 2015 holiday lineup. It's something to look forward to after the candy is gone, anyway, and since the "Toy Story 20th Anniversary Special" and "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" are involved, you should definitely mark your calendars.
Here's a chronological list of holiday programming highlights, via ABC:
Friday, November 27
"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" - In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman"), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle, Keenan Wynn as Winter, »
- Gina Carbone
ABC is premiering the The Great Holiday Baking Show series at 10 Pm on November 30 as part of its holiday-themed programmming lineup. Based on the hit UK series The Great British Bake Off and hosted by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and husband Ian Gomez (Cougar Town), the four-episode The Great Holiday Baking Show stars some of the nation's best amateur bakers as they compete in a series of themed challenges and eliminations all hoping to be crowned Holiday… »
Just as the New Orleans Film Festival has grown into a significant destination for filmgoers, so too has the state of Louisiana — helped by some of the world’s most competitive tax credits — expanded into one of the busiest film and TV production centers in the U.S.
“I think the festival has had a big impact on the local industry,” says Scott Niemeyer, a longtime partner in Santa Monica-based Gold Circle Entertainment, whose producing credits include “Pitch Perfect,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and their respective sequels. “It’s really the perfect complement to the local motion picture ecosystem, and the festival’s growing profile has really helped put the whole region on the map in terms of production.”
Niemeyer, who grew up in New Orleans and now divides his time between the Crescent City and L.A., reports that his company has made four films in the past »
- Iain Blair
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