Good on Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne for calling back the Scorsese drinking game joke from the SAG Awards to liven up tonight’s Oscars. Even better? Marty’s face. More
Topic: Rose Byrne
Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, and co. look pretty hot in their tuxedos for Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year issue. Much better than the original Bridesmaids poster and those frilly pink dresses, right? More
Though Reese Witherspoon‘s sort of become the princess of romantic comedies, many of her movies are dull or underappreciated. (Even Water for Elephants just came and went.) But the actress might be taking a chance on her next project: Empire reports that she was offered Sex Tape, sort of a raunchier version of Date Night (but minus the thugs and action sequences). More
This’ll be another week where you see two Fan Service columns, because scheduling kept me from writing this one last week. Part of the fun of a prequel film like X-Men: First Class is the in-jokes that reward viewers for having seen the movies that were released years ago but, chronologically, take place after the prequel. It’s almost like we can see into the future: We know the fates of a lot of the characters profiled, which allows us to better connect with them in the prequel. I won’t be able to get into any more detail without mentioning spoilers, so beware. More
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Bridesmaids is apparently the most important female movie of our time. Why? Because the Hollywood gods have decided to wait to see how well it does at the box office before deciding on the fate of other female scripted screenplays. That’s just silly. Bridesmaids isn’t the ultimate women’s movie. But apparently it is contentious. According to Jamie Denbo
“Bridesmaids is not a “chick flick”. It’s a “flick” that happens to have chicks in it.”
Touche! Also, people are getting all riled up about comparing this pre-wedding movie to the male bachelor party movie The Hangover.
And they are very different movies. For instance, Bridesmaids is far less coherent than The Hangover. But there is good news! More
When you write a movie, it would be so easy to turn yourself into a Mary Sue: The author’s self-insertion, a perfect beauty who everyone loves. Thank goodness that Kristen Wiig resisted that temptation when she took on the role of Annie Walker in the comedy Bridesmaids. Annie is unemployed; sleeping with a guy who doesn’t respect her after, let alone the next morning; and has almost hit rock bottom as regards her bank account. As Maid of Honor to her best friend, everything she touches turns to shit: The dress fitting, the bridal shower, the bachelorette party. And yet, Annie’s endearing because she tries so hard to make her best friend happy. Plus, she has really kickass fashion sense. More
There’s already a term for a buddy movie with guys – a bromance. But what do we call the equivalent movie for women? Discussing his new film Bridesmaids (which stars Maya Rudolph, Kristin Wiig, and Rose Byrne) in Entertainment Weekly, director Paul Feig suggests “sismance” and “galmance” as possible options. More
Universal has released the second trailer for Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig‘s new comedy in which she plays the hapless maid of honor to the happily engaged Maya Rudolph. While the first trailer introduced us to the ladies of the film — Rose Byrne as Wiig’s unflappable rival in MOH duties, Melissa McCarthy providing butch comic relief, Ellie Kemper being her usual adorable but clueless self, and Wendi McLendon-Covey as a bored housewife — the new trailer gives us a better sense of what kinds of misadventures they get up to. More
So yesterday the entire Internet threw a giant tantrum and had to be put down for a N-A-P when the first unofficial (?) still from X-Men: First Class was leaked. They didn’t like it! Waaah! Our collective childhood memory of Marvel mutants will be tarnished forever! And then how will Optimus Prime ever get off the moon?! Let it go, babies.
Still, we have a couple of questions for director Michael Vaughn about his X-men reboot. More
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Labor Day’s just around the corner, signaling a two-season hiatus on wearing white. (That is, if you happen to be an Emily Post fan.) With the end of summer on everyone’s mind, celebs across Hollywood have been getting in their final milky looks. We’ve put together a gallery featuring some of the brightest finds from the few days. More