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Sony considering an all-female ‘Ghostbusters 3’ directed by Paul Feig

Sony – and especially Dan Aykroyd – really want to make a third Ghostbusters movie, and after years of false starts and rewrites and failed attempts to woo Bill Murray, the studio might be close with an all-female reboot. According to Variety, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is being courted to direct the flick, which […]

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Jason Statham in talks for Melissa McCarthy’s spy flick Susan Cooper

Depending on your perspective, Jason Statham has either never starred in a comedy, or all his films have been comedies. Deadline has just revealed that the serious action man is in talks to star in a comedy titled Susan Cooper, opposite Melissa McCarthy. Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, is behind the proposal for this female […]

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Rose Byrne joins Melissa McCarthy for spy flick Susan Cooper

Rose Byrne will join her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming James Bond pastiche, Susan Cooper. Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig will direct. Though The Wrap‘s report does not include specifics on Byrne’s role, it implies the picture will be more of a two-hander than the title implies. McCarthy is set to play the titular […]

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Trailer Debut: Girl Most Likely

The trailer for Girl Most Likely, Kristen Wiig’s follow-up to Bridesmaids, has arrived online. The picture – directed by American Splendor’s Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini – debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 under the name Imogene. Ahead of its summer release in the States, it’s been given a more user-friendly title […]

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Trailer Debut: The Heat

Did someone say ‘female buddy-cop movie’? Check out Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the trailer for The Heat, a worryingly conventional-looking film that has one original thing going for it – the two cops are women. Taking a script from Parks and Recreation writer Kate Dippold, The Heat brings together Sandra Bullock’s “uptight and […]

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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig to play The Skeleton Twins

Former Saturday Night Live cast-mates Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are set to star as siblings in upcoming indie drama The Skeleton Twins, Variety reports. The duo will star as estranged twins Milo and Maggie, who reunite after coincidentally and narrowly avoiding death on the same day. Anna Faris was formerly attached to play Hader’s sis in […]

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Bad girls – Bachelorette review

Bachelorette – Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, and Isla Fisher. Directed by Leslye Headland. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Leslye Headland‘s bitterly unfunny Bachelorette not only squanders a talented cast of comic performers, but also chastises the audience for revelling in the unfiltered awfulness of their characters. And frankly, the only joy anyone could derive […]

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Trailer Debut: Identity Thief

Melissa McCarthy steals Jason Bateman‘s credit card and gets up to some mischief in the trailer for Identity Thief. Bateman’s Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon runs the show here, working from a screenplay by The Hangover Part 2‘s Craig Mazin. Those behind-the-camera credentials don’t necessarily instil blind faith in the project, but the teaming-up of Bateman and McCarthy is certainly an appealing […]

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Trailer Debut: Bachelorette

The trailer for raunchy comedy Bachelorette has arrived online, featuring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan as the worst bridesmaids since, well, Bridesmaids. The main trio are invited to the wedding of an old friend (Rebel Wilson) they used to call ‘Pigface’. Unnerved by the fact she is getting married before them, they go on a drug and […]

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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy sign up for buddy cop comedy

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will star as odd-couple-cops in an untitled project, Deadline reports. Bullock will star as an stern FBI agent who is forced to team up with McCarthy’s unconventional Boston officer. The script has been penned by Parks and Recreation‘s Katie Dippold. Paul Feig will direct, marking a reunion with his Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids star McCarthy. […]

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The top 10 movie jerks

The top 10 movie jerks. By Simon Miraudo. Ahhhhhh, jerks. They’re the movie characters we love to hate. Whether they’re the bane of our hero’s existence, or, in fact, the demented anti-hero of their very own film, they too deserve recognition in list form. In honour of the DVD/Blu-ray release of Jason Reitman and Diablo […]

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Jon Hamm looks for a Million Dollar Arm

Mad Men star and renowned handsome person Jon Hamm is attached to star as a sports agent in Disney’s Million Dollar Arm. According to Deadline, he will play real-life recruiter J.B. Bernstein, who established an Indian reality show to weed out potential baseball stars from their cricket players. Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, Win Win) penned the […]

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Kristen Wiig to star in action comedy from Descendants scribes

Kristen Wiig is set to star in a new action comedy from the Oscar winning screenwriters of The Descendants, Variety reports. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Dean Pelton from Community!) have sold an original pitch to Indian Paintbrush with Wiig attached as the lead. There are no further details at this point, but the players involved have us […]

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Chris Rock wants to marry Melissa McCarthy

…in a brand new film he’s writing! Chris Rock told the L.A. Times about his new screenplay, in which he and Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy would play a dysfunctional married couple. Though the project is far from materialising, Rock is in the process of courting McCarthy to join him in portraying what he calls […]

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The 84th Academy Award nominees!

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were revealed by 2011 nominee Jennifer Lawrence and Academy President Tom Sherak in Los Angeles early this morning. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed closely by French silent film The Artist (10). Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (6), sports flick Moneyball (6), and the George […]

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The Artist takes top prize at PGA awards

Can nothing stop black-and-white silent film The Artist from taking home the Best Picture Oscar? Although it has seemed like a lock for some time now, it’s recent victory at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) awards further cements its status as an Academy Award scooping certainty. The Michel Hazanavicius directed picture bested Bridesmaids, The Descendants, […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2011

The Top 10 Films of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. It’s the final week of 2011, so we’re sharing with you, once again, our end-of-year lists. This was originally published on December 22, 2011. That’s all she wrote. The end is nigh. And despite what Lenny Kravitz might sing, it is indeed over. 2011 is rapidly coming […]

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The 10 best female performances of 2011

The 10 best female performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. It’s the final week of 2011, so we’re sharing with you, once again, our end-of-year lists. This was originally published on December 8, 2011. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2011

The Top 10 Films of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. That’s all she wrote. The end is nigh. And despite what Lenny Kravitz might sing, it is indeed over. 2011 is rapidly coming to a close, and after having sat through almost 250 films, I have selected a top ten (plus 20 honourable mentions) to put […]

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The Artist leads 69th Golden Globe Award nominees

The nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced in Los Angeles yesterday, with silent film The Artist leading the pack with six nominations. There were few surprises among the contenders. Oscar favourites The Descendants and The Help were close behind The Artist with five noms a piece. Notably absent: Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which was only just […]

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The 10 best female performances of 2011

The 10 best female performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by ranking our favourite performances of the year? Look past the inherent ridiculousness of comparing a batch of boisterous bridesmaids with sisters awaiting the end […]

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Kristen Wiig joins Robert De Niro in The Comedian

Kristen Wiig is set to star alongside Robert De Niro in Sean Penn‘s upcoming directorial effort The Comedian, according to international distributor Film Nation. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a comedy though! Despite the title and Saturday Night Live star Wiig’s recent box office hit Bridesmaids, the film is reportedly a drama. Also, Sean Penn is behind the […]

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Melissa McCarthy sells raunchy road-trip script Tammy

New Line has preemptively acquired a script by Bridesmaids‘ break-out star, recent Emmy winner and future Oscar nominee (we’re calling it!) Melissa McCarthy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script – titled Tammy – tells the story of an overweight woman who decides to go on a road trip with her “alcoholic, foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother” […]

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The 10 most misleading movie trailers

The 10 most misleading movie trailers. By Simon Miraudo. Earlier this week, a Michigan woman sued the distributor of existential crime thriller Drive – and, bafflingly, her local cinema – for promoting the picture with a trailer that made it seem like a fast-paced, action-packed, Fast and Furious-esque vehicle. For the first time in the […]

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Bridesmaids director abandons Bridget Jones 3

Bridesmaids helmer and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig has walked away from Bridget Jones 3 after spending several months working on the script with an eye to direct. According to Deadline, the split between Feig and Working Title Films/Universal Pictures was amicable, and that “both sides agreed … that maybe this is just a quintessential […]

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Jon Hamm doubts Bridesmaids 2 will happen

Jon Hamm has his doubts about a sequel to Bridesmaids ever coming to fruition. Speaking to E!, Hamm revealed that his close friend and the film’s screenwriter/star Kristen Wiig may no longer be interested in continuing the Bridesmaids saga. As to whether he would reprise the role of Wiig’ character Annie’s jerk boyfriend in a […]

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IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade signs up for Neighbourhood Watch

Richard Ayoade – best known as Moss from The IT Crowd, and director of the sublime coming-of-age flick Submarine – has been cast opposite Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill in the new comedy Neighbourhood Watch. The film centres on a group of dads who accidentally happen upon an alien plot to destroy the world. Jared Stern’s original screenplay was recently […]

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Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson set for a cappella comedy

Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick is in negotiations to join Aussie comedienne Rebel Wilson in the new romantic comedy Pitch Perfect. Based on Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction novel of the same name, it focuses on “the world of collegiate a cappella groups”. 30 Rock’s Kay Cannon has adapted the book for the screen. According to The Hollywood […]

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Melissa McCarthy to steal Jason Bateman’s identity

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are set to co-star in the new comedy ID Theft for Universal. According to Deadline, Bateman will star as “a guy who gets his identity stolen” (it’s really all there in the title, isn’t it?). Although the premise originally called for another male actor to do the stealing, Bateman – […]

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Chris O’Dowd joins Aussie musical The Sapphires

Irish comedian Chris O’Dowd has joined the cast of the upcoming Australian musical The Sapphires. According to If.com, O’Dowd will play “an Irish roustabout who ‘sees the light’ through for young Aboriginal women”. Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell will star as the eponymous singers – based on a real all-girl Aboriginal […]

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