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Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig are hilarious bank robbers in 4 new clips from MastermindsOwen Wilson and Kristen Wiig are hilarious bank robbers in 4 new clips from MastermindsGarrett McCormick9/27/2016 11:05:00 Am
How on earth could the biggest bank heist in the history of America be so funny?
Add Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis into the mix and you have your answer. The comedians that brought you Bridesmaids, The Hangover and Ghostbusters have come together for the highly anticipated comedy Masterminds.
Masterminds is the story of desperate money-hungry people who attempt to pull off the biggest bank robbery America has ever seen. Can you imagine the shenanigans they will get into? We are not so sure they will be able to pull it off, but we are confident that we will be crying of laughter the entire time. This all-star cast also includes the hilarious Jason Sudeikis, with Kate McKinnon »
- Garrett McCormick
From Saturday Night Live to the silver screen, Kristen Wiig has won over fans again and again with her hilarious, unforgettable characters. On SNL, she became known for popular personas like Gilly, Dooneese, and the Target Lady, and in 2011, she brought her signature wit to the big screen with her role as Annie in Bridesmaids. For a funny costume everyone's sure to love, take a look at all kinds of SNL Halloween costume ideas, then find out how to dress up as these hysterical Kristen Wiig characters - and get ready to paaaarty! »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Post-Bridesmaids Hollywood was supposed to be filled with female-fronted comedies that didn’t have the word “romantic” placed in front of them. But progress has been painfully slow and it’s been left up to Melissa McCarthy and some Bad Moms to continue the important work.
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- Benjamin Lee
RelatedNBC to Reboot Oliver Twist as a Female-Driven Procedural
The project, titled Boys, follows the formation of a hugely successful boy band and all the excitement, competition, fun and pressure that ensue.
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Fox has put in development a half-hour single-camera family comedy project executive produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman (Saturday Night Live) and Mitch Silpa (Bridesmaids), the untitled project is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in one another's lives but also… »
Melissa McCarthy is expanding her work as a TV producer.
The box office star is developing a family comedy with Fox, Variety has learned. She is attached as an executive producer, along with her husband and producing partner, Ben Falcone. Scribes Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa are co-executive producers.
The untitled half-hour, single-cam comedy follows an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof.
Warner Bros. is the studio behind the series that is currently in development, having nabbed a script deal.
The project marks the first to be created by Cashman and Silpa. Both are actors and writers who have ties to McCarthy, having appeared in smaller roles in her films including “The Boss,” “Bridesmaids,” “Spy” and “The Heat.” Cashman is an alum of “Saturday Night Live” and Silpa has »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Proton-packed and taking the supernatural world by storm, the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call Extended Edition debuts on digital September 27 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray October 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Armed with more ghostbusting action and plenty of attitude, the new Extended Edition features more than 15 minutes of never-before-seen film footage. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Best Supporting Actress, Bridesmaids, 2011), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) comprise the team of four dynamic women, along with Chris Hemsworth (Thor), who prepare for an epic battle in Manhattan as mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
New York City’s latest paranormal problem solvers will be making house calls this fall when Sony Pictures Entertainment releases a special extended edition of the new Ghostbusters movie on digital platforms this September 27th, followed by an October 11th release on both a 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / Digital combo pack and a regular Blu-ray, as well as a DVD release of the theatrical cut.
Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Proton-packed and taking the supernatural world by storm, the Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Extended Edition debuts on digital September 27 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray October 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Armed with more ghostbusting action and plenty of attitude, the new Extended Edition features more than 15 minutes of never-before-seen film footage. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some »
- Derek Anderson
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!
Ghostbusters sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live), Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Bill Murray, »
- Amie Cranswick
Jason from Mnpp here on the occasion of Joel Schumacher's 77th birthday wondering if I'm the only one who feels like his 1997 superhero flop Batman & Robin ought to be a camp classic as revered as Showgirls... or at least Valley of the Dolls. I think the fact that the movie is actively trying to be camp, but failing, throws people off... but it only makes me love it more. It's so... queer. In all the senses. Maybe it's just that Zack Snyder's endless reign of self-seriousness has made this goofy trainwreck seem more endearing, but I manage to quote this movie far more than might be sane, and if it's ever on TV I get sucked into its dopey dreadfulness every time. The same will never be true of Batman v Superman, I'm afraid. (Unless it's Holly Hunter's scenes we're talking about, of course.)
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In the movie world, the difference between success and failure will always be measured, to a degree, at the box office. But that can’t be the only measure. What follows is a semi-objective (as in: let’s tote up a few numbers and see what they mean) and critically subjective (as in: here’s what was good, whether or not it made money) compilation of the highlights and lowlights of the 2016 summer movie season. Please feel free to agree, disagree, or call out your own favorites and duds.
Winner: The way to get animated Twenty-one years ago, the launch of Pixar didn’t just herald the age of digital animation. It kicked off a renaissance in mainstream animated filmmaking that, miraculously, has only grown. Nearly all of these films are products for children, yet it’s an exhilarating paradox that the best of them are defined by what we »
- Owen Gleiberman
She first caught our attention with a supporting role in "Gilmore Girls" playing the best friend of Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham). She continued her work on television in the popular sitcom "Mike and Molly", but it was clear that McCarthy's comedic talent would soon allow her to become a full fledged movie star.
Most notably, her supporting turn in the breakthrough comedy Bridesmaids gave her not just a unique character in Megan, but also earned her a rare Academy Award nomination for a comedic performance. Those are few and far between, but it only proved the unstoppable force of McCarthy, who has gone on to headline countless comedy films including The Heat, Spy and The Boss. »
- Adriana Floridia
Melissa McCarthy has been nothing short of hilarious in movies like Bridesmaids and Spy, as well as her TV work on Mike and Molly and Saturday Night Live, to name a few roles. Thanks to a sense of physical comedy that would make Lucille Ball proud (we're convinced that every time McCarthy throws herself down a flight of stairs, an angel gains its wings) and impeccable comedic timing, she's solidified herself as one of Hollywood's most hysterical leading ladies. Keep reading to see all of her best onscreen moments, and check out her incredible appearance on Lip Sync Battle. »
- Quinn Keaney
Jason from Mnpp here -- you want to know something shocking? Alright "shocking" might be me overexaggerating (thank you for that new word, Ryan Lochte) but I was shocked anyway - I have never done an edition of "Beauty vs Beast" for Bridesmaids. Doesn't that seem absolutely impossible? I went back and forth through the archives myself a couple of times to make sure but it's true. I couldn't believe it - I saw it was Kristen Wiig's 43rd birthday today and I thought to myself, "Well maybe there's something besides Bridesmaids that I can do, since obviously I'd have done Bridesmaids by now," but nope, no, haven't, kuh-rrrrrrazy!
So let's! I've seen this movie so many times at this point (if it is on cable, and it is always on cable, I will stop my life and I will watch it) that I managed this entire post without »
Today in Atlanta casting notices, actors are sought for “Life of the Party,” an upcoming feature from hit movie writers (and real-life married couple) Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy. Read: “The Secret to Melissa McCarthy’s Improv Prowess” The flick, which stars McCarthy along with her “Bridesmaids” pal Maya Rudolph, seeks a background female actor, aged 18–24, to portray a “snob.” Shooting is slated for several days at the end of August and September in Atlanta, Georgia. Details of the film’s plot are being kept heavily under wraps. However, producers have divulged that it is similar “in tone to the late Rodney Dangerfield’s ‘Back to School.’ ” For more information on “Life of the Party,” check out the full listing here. And be sure to check out all of Backstage’s Atlanta audition notices! Check out our YouTube channel for advice on auditions, headshots, and more! »
Rebecca Miller’s new witty romantic comedy “Maggie’s Plan” charmed audiences and critics when it premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and then later when was it released in theaters this past May. Now, it soon will enchant audiences when it hits home video.
The film follows Maggie (Greta Gerwig), a vibrant and independent New Yorker, decides to become a single mother with the help of a former college acquaintance (Travis Fimmel), but the initial plan comes up against fate when she meets and falls for “ficto-critical anthropologist” John (Ethan Hawke), whose marriage to Columbia University professor Georgette (Julianne Moore) is falling apart. Years later when Maggie finds herself falling out of love with her now husband, she devises a new plan to reconnect John with Georgette. The film also stars »
- Vikram Murthi
There's no denying that Kristen Wiig was one of Saturday Night Live's greatest players, and she's proven to be quite the character on the big screen as well. Through her funny roles in movies like Bridesmaids and Zoolander 2, Kristen always knows how to make us laugh with just one look. In celebration of her birthday on Monday, see some of her best comedic moments below! »
- Kelsie Gibson
No genre is more subjective than comedy. What makes one person laugh may make another cringe. Some “comedies” may only result in a few chuckles while watching, yet are heightened as one looks back. Others may cause constant laughter, yet are forgettable after theater’s lights come on.
With Seth Rogen‘s latest comedy, Sausage Party, arriving in theaters this week, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s comedies that have most excelled. To note: we only stuck with feature-length works of 60 minutes or longer and, to make room for a few more titles, our definition of “the 21st century” stretched to include 2000.
Following our favorite sci-fi films and animations, check out our top 50 below and, in the comments, let us know your favorites. If you’re on Letterboxd, you can follow the list here.
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- The Film Stage
Despite the fact that the new rendition of the 1984 classic included some of the best-known female comedians in the industry — Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon — this year’s “Ghostbusters” still faced a lot of criticism. The film’s director, Paul Feig, has made up his mind on one thing after the backlash — he will absolutely not be rebooting any more classic movies.
“No, no, no. No, I will not,” he told the Huffington Post. “This one was just too tempting because I knew we could do something with it that was exciting.”
But despite the initial criticism that “Ghostbusters” unleashed, Feig has also said that the reaction since the film’s July 15 opening has been positive overall — especially among women and young girls.
“It’s such »
- Maria Cavassuto
“Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig is finished with reboots. After years in TV, Feig made a name for himself directing Melissa McCarthy in big-screen comedies based on original stories. As the director of “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” and “Spy,” Feig says he won’t be returning to any classic Hollywood properties any time soon. After dealing with the online backlash […] »
- Rachel West
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