Women across the country will be flocking to “Bridesmaids” this weekend, which is good news for everyone: Jessica has confirmed that the movie is laugh-out-loud funny and high ticket sales during opening weekend will show Hollywood studios that women want to see intelligent movies about funny women and that there is a demand for more movies like this.
One problem: on the “Bridesmaids” movie poster, why is the chubby bridesmaid, played by Melissa McCarthy (of “Mike and Molly”) wearing a much more modest version of the matching bridesmaid dresses? Four of the five bridesmaids wear sleeveless hot pink taffeta mini-dresses that are tight and hit well above their knees. However, Melissa McCarthy is wearing a slightly different dress: her skirt is looser and covers her knees, she’s wearing elbow-length sleeves, and she doesn’t have as much as a hint of cleavage. If the dress wasn’t hot pink and had less ruched taffeta detailing, she could probably wear the dress to a job interview. Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston usually plays good girls. But in her new movie “Horrible Bosses,” she’s coming over to the dark side—both in her actions and her hair color. In the flick, Jennifer plays a sadistic dentist who tortures her hygienist. In this trailer, she shoots him in the crotch with water and comments on his package size. She also undresses and molests patients while they’re knocked out on happy gas and keeps an iPad slideshow of the photos. Oh, and she fellates a banana. But the director assures us things go even farther in the actual movie. “There’s a whole bunch of things she does that couldn’t be put in this trailer. Stuff you won’t believe,” he says. “It’s really exciting to see [Jennifer] do something a bit further… afield, if you will.” I’m pretty excited for this one. [EW] Keep reading »
Ryan Gosling — an actor who The Frisky has totally neutral opinions on — says that “Blue Valentine” is a film that couples should watch together, as it’s “a cautionary tale about what can happen to love if you ignore it and you take it for granted.” We happen to think that while the love between Gosling’s Dean and Michelle Williams‘ Cindy is far from perfect, the film itself is pretty close. Impeccably acted — in fact, much of the film was improvised — “Blue Valentine” flip-flops between the past and the present state of Dean and Cindy’s relationship, showing how love can “bloom and die,” without needing to reveal the details in between. The DVD includes deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes feature, and an on-set home movie. A must-have for the “movies that illustrate how much love can hurt” section on your shelf.
Last week, Jessica and I were lucky enough to attend a screening of the movie “Bridesmaids,”
which hits theaters this Friday. You can check out Jessica’s review of the film here
, but allow me to add my own two cents and that is that, holy crap, was it hilarious. I’m already laying the groundwork for ducking out of the plans I made Friday night — cough, cough
— so that I can go see “Bridesmaids” again. The movie made me feel really glad that I don’t have any friends (who aren’t already married) that would want me to be a bridesmaid in their wedding. Being not-too
-good-a-friend to everyone has never been so awesome. I kid. Sort of. Anyway, here’s some exclusive footage from the “Bridesmaids” premiere. Woot woot! Keep reading »
Chelsea Handler can sure write a funny story and deliver a punchline like no other. But can homegirl act? We will get to see very soon. Chelsea has been cast in the movie “Mall,” which sounds like a dark comedy version of “Crash.” It follows five “disaffected suburbanites”—a stoner, a desperate housewife, a businessman, a security guard, and a meth addict with a gun—who cross paths at (you guessed it) a mall. Chelsea will, of course, be playing the housewife. And I cannot wait. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f**king Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’ I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me. And when the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in ‘The Lone Ranger,’ but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”
—Johnny Depp talks about his reinterpretation of “The Lone Ranger,” which will be directed by Gore Verbinski, the man behind the camera for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. The twist on the classic “Ranger” story? That Johnny, who is actually part Native American, will play Tonto, the lead role. The secondary role, The Lone Ranger, has yet to be cast but both Ryan Gosling and Armie Hammer have both been rumored for it. We say: yes! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kempner
When Jon Hamm shirtless is not the best part of the movie, you know it’s a good one.
That’s my summary of “Bridesmaids” in one sentence.
But of course, there’s more to say… Keep reading »
Cameron Diaz may be anti-marriage, but she isn’t opposed to the idea of having kids. She is rumored to be close to signing on for a movie version of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Yes, as in the pregnancy manual. Lionsgate is currently putting together a film based on the best-selling book, but it won’t be a how-to. It’ll be a romantic comedy about five couples who are about to have a baby. The movie’s director compares it to “Love Actually.” Keep reading »
For those of you out there who want to feel like a slushy is flying directly at you and dribbling down your shirt, get excited—”Glee” in 3D is coming this summer. Fox has just announced the new movie, which will premiere on August 12 and run for two weeks. Essentially, it’ll be a film version of the concert tour that has been supporting the show. Some promised numbers: “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Teenage Dream,” and the show’s first hit “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
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Depending on how Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellwegger‘s breakup went down, she may think he’s the devil. And it appears that he actually may be—at least onscreen. Cooper is apparently in talks to star as Lucifer in a 3D film version of John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. The screenplay is being written by Lawrence Kasdan of “Star Wars” fame, and will be directed by Alex Proyas, the director of the original “The Crow.” In a strange twist, Bradley is also rumored to be up for the role in a remake of that one that we don’t quite understand. I guess this is Bradley’s dark phase? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »