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Christmas has arrived early for Doctor Who fans. This week, BBC America released new key art and a preview for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio.In the special, “The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) returns to the series as Nardole and Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) joins the cast in a guest starring role as Grant.”Read More… »
With the film now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Paul Feig has been talking about his Ghostbusters remake and his thoughts on the project overall. It had a lot of detractors upon its announcement and the mediocre release and box office figures did little to help its cause, but despite the post-credits tease of a sequel it’s likely we won’t see this batch of Ghostbusters bustin’ again any time soon.
“If the studio was knocking on the door to do another one, I’d have to think about it,” the director told Den of Geek. “We had so much fun, and I’d love to work with that team again. But I would be very surprised.”
It’s unsurprising that Sony aren’t knocking on the door for another movie. The film was denied a release in the now lucrative Chinese market (a market which single-handily saved Warcraft »
- Luke Owen
"We'll be laughing all the way to the slab." BBC America has released a new sneak peek for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.In the special, "The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) returns to the series as Nardole and Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) joins the cast in a guest starring role as Grant."Read More… »
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The film, in the end, was well received, although it didn’t set the box office heavily alight, grossing just over $200m worldwide. But as it lands on home formats, Feig spared us some more time to pick up the story of what happened next, and where the whole experience has left him.
When I spoke to you before the release of Ghostbusters in cinemas, we pretty much left it on a cliffhanger. That you didn’t know »
In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee.
From her post as Deputy Clementine Johnson on Reno 911! or as one of several raucous Bridesmaids, Wendi McLendon-Covey’s been cracking us up for years. The California native and former Groundlings member always puts her improv skills to great use, both in front of and behind the camera. In addition to guesting on sitcoms like Cougar Town and Rules Of Engagement, McLendon-Covey has also written and produced projects like the 2007 indie comedy Cook-Off! which starred Diedrich Bader, Louie Anderson, and her Bridesmaids co-star Ben Falcone. (McLendon-Covey met her other Bridesmaids cast members Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig while in the Groundlings.)
McLendon-Covey has also made waves as the overbearing, feather-haired mom on ABC’s charming sitcom The Goldbergs. As Beverly, she’s fiercely devoted ...
- Danette Chavez
Cherished by Doctor Who fans as much as decorating the tree or sipping eggnog by the fire are the series' popular Christmas specials, and Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide North America have teamed up to bring the show's latest holiday adventure, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, to select cinemas for two nights this December.
Press Release: Denver – November 16, 2016 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.
The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, »
- Derek Anderson
Kristen Wiig blessed us with the movie Bridesmaids back in 2011, but since weddings happen every day, the comedy will be relevant for as long as people walk down the aisle. In addition to delivering iconic one-liners in the film ("You're really doing it, aren't ya? You're sh*ttin' in the street."), Wiig's character Annie was also extremely relatable. From not having her life together to being attracted to the wrong man, we can all say we've been there at one point or another. We've rounded up some of the best Bridesmaids gifts to surprise your inner circle with this holiday season. Related:15 of Kristen Wiig's Funniest Onscreen Moments of All Time »
- Caitlin Hacker
Showbiz keeps Melissa McCarthy on the road, but her family is always close by.
"They're in it because they are always on set," McCarthy said behind the scenes of the movie.
The 46-year-old actress' husband, Ben Falcone, directs her in the upcoming comedy and the couple moved their two daughters, Vivian, 9, and Georgette, 6, to Atlanta for the duration of the shoot.
"I like them to know that when we are here and not with them that we are actually working," McCarthy joked. "I do think sometimes it's good to come and see."
"We pick up and move like a tribe. We don't separate »
The script centers on a socially awkward engineer who creates an android to fill in for her. The scheme backfires when robot becomes self-actualized.
Feigco is based at Fox. His directing credits include “Unaccompanied Minors,” “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” “The Heat” and the untitled mother-daughter comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, which Fox will release May 12, 2017.
- Dave McNary
A number of leading figures in the film and TV industries have responded with shock and dismay to the surprise win for Republican candidate Donald Trump in the Us presidential election this week.
Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton drew tens of millions of dollars in contributions from the entertainment industry during the heated contest. Opponent Trump received a fraction of that support.
Industry heavyweights to back Clinton’s campaign included senior figures from all six of Hollywood’s major studios while Harvey Weinstein, Legendary’s Thomas Tull and a number of top talent agent executives were also donors. Creatives to host events for Clinton included Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.
Screen rounds up some of the reactions:
Harvey Weinstein, producer »
The story follows four longtime girlfriends who take a break from their grown-up lives, as they get to re-live their adolescent fantasies on a reunion cruise headlined by their favorite ’90s boy band. As they sail among 2,000 other crazed superfans, friendships will be tested, alliances will be formed, and bad decisions will be made. Courtney Saladino is executive producing.
The project is being developed in the vein of “Bad Moms,” “Bridesmaids,” and “Last Vegas,” which Turteltaub directed for CBS Films. Turteltaub’s directing credits include “Cool Runnings,” “While You Were Sleeping, “Phenomenon,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and both “National Treasure” movies, which he also produced.
Prince created and executive produced the NBC series “American Dreams.” He recently partnered with Sundance Productions on »
- Dave McNary
Prepare to salivate, comedy fans, because Paul Feig – the director of some of the funniest films of recent years – is considering taking the helm of a movie that’s scripted by Mindy Kaling and has Emma Thompson attached to share the screen with the writer. To say that this is exciting news is an understatement.
The project is as-yet untitled, but is said to unfold within the very specific world of late-night talk shows – being described as “The Devil Wears Prada meets Broadcast News.” The fact that the screenplay comes from Mindy Kaling is significant because – apart from the fact that she is an exceptional, Emmy nominated writer, with The Office and The Mindy Project on her resume – she was also an intern on Late Night With Conan O’Brien in the late 1990s. Such an experience will undoubtedly have informed her take on that environment, which will be on full, »
- Sarah Myles
Before 2011’s Bridesmaids made Paul Feig one of Hollywood’s most in-demand comedy directors, he largely focused his talents on TV, having directed several episodes of such shows as Arrested Development, Nurse Jackie and Weeds; now, according to Variety, Feig may be reteaming with an actress from his TV days for his next project.
The outlet claims that Feig is in serious talks to direct The Office and The Mindy Project actress Mindy Kaling in “an untitled comedy set in the world of late-night talk shows” for Fox 2000. Kaling penned the script for the project, which revolves around a talk show host who jeopardizes her job when she employs her first female writer (Kaling). Apparently, the film can best be described as a cross between The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News.
Feig helmed a total of 15 episodes during the nine-season-long run of NBC’s The Office, on which Kaling »
- Justin Cook
The Fox-based comedy, which doesn’t have a title as yet, will be a vehicle for The Office and The Mindy Project star, which could see her appear opposite Emma Thompson. Variety reports that the story is said to be a combination of The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News, set in the world of late night television.
Kaling has a lot on her schedule, including the Disney project A Wrinkle In Time and Ocean’s 8, which is now shooting in New York City.
- Paul Heath
“Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig is in advanced talks to direct Mindy Kaling in an untitled comedy, TheWrap has learned. Fox 2000 is financing the untitled comedy which is set in the world of late-night talk shows and is described as being in the vein of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Broadcast News.” Kaling wrote the script for the film. Emma Thompson will co-star in the untitled comedy. Also Read: Paul Feig Blasts 'Absolute Outrage' of Leslie Jones Hack Scott Rudin will produce the film with Kaling, Howard Klein, and Jesse Henderson. Feig is best known for his comedies centered on female leads including “Bridesmaids, »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Spy and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig might be adding another name to his big list of funny female leading ladies: TV star Mindy Kaling. Variety reports that Feig is in talks to direct an untitled film project written by Kaling, centered on the world of late-night TV talk and described as a mashup of “The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News.” Emma Thompson will co-star.
Feig and Kaling have a long association with each other: Both made names for themselves on NBC’s The Office, Feig as a director and producer, and Kaling as narcissistic time bomb Kelly Kapoor. Since the show ended, Kaling has been focused on her Mindy Project, currently on Hulu, while Feig branched out into film with Bridesmaids. Kaling’s been making a similar push into theaters in recent months: She had a major part as Disgust in last year’s Inside Out, and was recently »
- William Hughes
Fox 2000 is backing the film, which is described as a mixture of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Broadcast News.” Emma Thompson will co-star in the project. Kaling wrote the screenplay for the film. A final deal for Feig has not been signed yet.
Feig has built a career making comedies centered on female protagonists. He scored big hits with “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” and “Spy,” but stumbled with last summer’s all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters.”
Kaling has an intense following from her work as the creator of “The Mindy Project” and her supporting role on “The Office.” She is due to appear in the big-budget adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” and in “Ocean’s 8,” an all-female spin on “Ocean’s 11.” Thompson is an Oscar-winner for “Howard’s End, »
- Brent Lang
Out now on both Blu-ray and DVD is the The Boss starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell. This comedy follows the story of America’s richest woman, Michelle Darnell (McCarthy) who has to claw her way back to the top after being sent to jail by taking over a girl-scouts brownie business and showing everyone who’s the boss!
Academy Award-nominated star Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Tammy”) headlines “The Boss” as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
It’s going to be quite a week as we barrel toward the election day in the United States, and you might be looking for a few laughs to distract you from the endless drama of the political arena. So the home release of “Bad Moms” should do the trick, and not only do we have some copies for some lucky readers, but we’re tossing in two more hilarious movies as well —”Sisters” and “Bridemaids.”
Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo and Jay Hernandez and directed by “The Hangover” writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, “Bad Moms” follows Amy, an over-worked, over-committed and exhausted Mom who’s about to snap.
- Edward Davis
A few weeks ago Paul Feig suggested that he doesn’t believe there’s been any talk within Sony about a sequel to his Ghostbusters reboot, but speaking to The Daily Beast, the director has revealed that he’s keen to get the cast back together for a follow-up, as well as discussing the positive reception to the movie following its home-entertainment release in October.
“That’s up to the studio because they have to pay for it,” said Feig when asked about the chances of Ghostbusters 2. “Nobody’s called me. But I love those characters and I know they are now heroes and mean a lot to a lot of people, so in a perfect world it would be great if we could see them bust more ghosts, kick more ass, and be awesome again.”
“Now that the movie’s kind of past all that stuff and we »
- Gary Collinson
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