On May 13, 2011, the cinematic landscape was forever changed by that cute little movie about friends, weddings and bowel incontinence. Other than a couple “Saturday Night Live” cast members and the lead guy from “Mad Men,” that cute little movie starred a bunch of relatively unknown—and, up until that time, unappreciated—actors and actresses. Yet, at the end of the day, that cute little movie went on to make over $288
billion million at the box office and finally prove to film studios executives it was okay for women to be depicted as smart, funny, beautiful and a little gross. Call it the “Bridesmaids” Effect.
No matter how you slice it, movie theaters haven’t been the same since Melissa McCarthy pooped in a sink. (And I mean that as the highest compliment.) So, without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the next crop of illegally talented female screenwriters who are likely to leave you in stitches and (possibly) tears.
On this week’s episode of “What We Missed,” I totally bite it! So clutzy. Also, Ami and Jessica were both super pumped about a new documentary they saw called “Girl Model,” which takes a disturbing look at how model scouts go to small Eastern European villages and scout girls as young as 12 and 13, sending them to places like Japan to work. Keep reading »
The trailer for “Hitchcock“ has been released, heightening our already Halloween-inspired itch for an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the famed director and centers on his relationship with his wife (played by Helen Mirren) in addition to the hurdles he had to overcome when filming “Psycho.” Scarlett Johansson will star as the shower-scene-stealing Janet Leigh, and if there’s one thing Hitchcock is known for, it’s his stunning — and mostly blond — heroines. Feisty ladies in movies like “Vertigo,” “The Birds,” and “To Catch a Thief” may be dealing with some frightful situations, but they never fail to dish out snappy words of wisdom along the way. Take a trip back through some of the director’s retro thrillers with our favorite lines from Hitchcock heroines. Read more…
I can think of few things more awkward than showing up for work and finding out that my new colleague is someone I used to date. Is there a special HR procedure for dealing with that kind of cringeworthy situation? I don’t think so. But such is the case on the new CW show, “Emily Owens M.D.” (which begins Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8C). Mamie Gummer (that’s Meryl Streep’s daughter!) plays Emily, a first-year intern at a hospital in Denver, who shows up at work to discover that the guy she was in love with in med school is her new coworker. (Extra, extra awkward: so is her high school nemesis. Small world!) Alas, depending on where you live and what field you work in, this might not be all that much of a coincidence, as it’s pretty common to end up dating someone you met through work. I mean, this kind of awkwardness happens all the time in Hollywood. Just look at the 10 former celeb couples who had to deal with costarring alongside their ex after their relationship was over — many of them even had to fake being in love on screen. I would pity them if they weren’t getting paid so much. Keep reading »
Sometimes good guys are actually “good” guys. They treat people well, they help old ladies across the street, their good intentions are matched by their positive (not necessarily chipper or anything, but at leastnice) personality.
And sometimes good guys are just jerks. Keep reading »