Opening today in theaters, the comedy Bachelorette follows three longtime friends (Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher) who have to put their past aside while planning a bachelorette party for a girl they mocked in high school (Rebel Wilson). That doesn't mean that the friends behave properly, with wedding dresses getting ripped and debauchery only the beginning of the ladies' wild night.
Not unlike last year's Bridesmaids, Bachelorette is another comedy about women getting raunchy and rowdy, a trend that Fisher told Hollywood Dailies has "been around" but is "now on everyone's radar." When the cast sat down with Audrey Cleo, they discussed women in comedy and offered their own preferences for bachelorette party-planning. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.07.12 by Ryan
Last year's Bridesmaids followed Kristen Wiig as a single woman in her mid-30s whose life becomes unglued when her best friend reveals she is going to get married. The movie earned Wigg and co-writer Annie Mumolo an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and was a huge boost for female-driven comedies. Sold — fairly or unfairly — as a female counterpoint to The Hangover, the success was guaranteed to inspire other movies.
Enter Bachelorette, which sees three longtime friends (Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher) see their lives turned upside down when they plan a bachelorette party for a girl they mocked in high school. Bridesmaids actress Rebel Wilson plays the bride-to-be, which adds another comparison, but is it fair to compare the two comedies simply because they feature female leads and weddings? ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper sorts it out in his review above. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
The 2011 comedy Bridesmaids proved that, not only can female actresses be as funny and gross as their male counterparts, but that audiences would eat it up and come back for more. Well, Bridesmaids 2 may never happen without Kristen Wiig, but the cast of Bachelorette — Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson — recently took to the red carpet for the premiere of their R-rated female-driven comedy and they claim that their movie is "even ruder, even raunchier" than Bridesmaids.
Another female-led movie premiered the same night as Bachelorette, but this one trades laughs for screams. Twilight star Ashley Greene headlines writer-director Todd Lincoln's new supernatural horror movie, The Apparition, which centers around a "horrifying apparition" that is actually conjured into existence by parapsychology students trying to prove that belief in the supernatural is enough for it to exist. Greene hasn't had any paranormal frights of her own (that she cared to share, anyway), but she did reveal to our own Jeremy Parsons the scariest experience of her life. Watch the video above to find out what it was. more about Bachelorette and The Apparition >> Posted 08.26.12 by BrentJS
In July, it seemed like Kevin Costner was unstoppable, having lined up high-profile roles in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel and director Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained.
Described as a "Southern" — blending together elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies — Django Unchained follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to reclaim his wife from a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Coster was reportedly playing a "vile and sadistic trainer of slaves," a departure from his usual roles.
But according to a Tweet from Variety writer Justin Kroll, Costner is no longer involved. more on these casting news stories >> Posted 09.16.11 by Ryan
At this year's Comic-Con, Hugh Jackman revealed that after he was done shooting The Wolverine he would play the role of ex-convict Jean Valjean in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables. While The Wolverine is now possibly delayed until Spring 2012, Les Miserables is on track to start in February, and Jackman has his first female co-star.
Broadway World reports that Anne Hathaway is set to star in the movie as Fantine, the ill-fated mother of Cosette who sings the popular "I Dreamed a Dream" in the first act of the musical. EW confirmed that Hathaway is in talks for the role. Reportedly, Jackman pushed for Hathaway, who, in February, sang the song "On My Own" from the Les Miserables musical to Jackman while co-hosting the Oscars. At the time, Hathaway joked that Jackman wouldn't sing with her after he "bailed on [her] at the last minute," but the pair will have a chance to sing together in the movie should Hathaway's negotiations go through.
Russell Crowe is still reportedly looking to join the movie as Inspector Javert. Crowe's interest in the role was first reported in July. Les Miserables was adapted by author and screenwriter William Nicholson (Gladiator). Affleck adds three to the thriller Argo; Baz Luhrmann adds two to Great Gatsby >> Posted 08.31.11 by Ryan
Jennifer Lopez is about to strap on the pregnancy tummy again for another rom-com take on what it is like being pregnant.
The American Idol judge has just signed on to star in Lionsgate's What to Expect When You're Expecting. If you think the movie is going to follow the book, which has become a staple for expecting moms for years, think again. what should moviegoers expect? >> Posted 06.24.11 by reelz
Just when we thought Ben Affleck was going to return to acting by starring in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Affleck goes back to directing the upcoming political thriller, Argo.
Deadline reports that Luhrmann wanted Affleck for the role of Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy (Carey Mulligan was cast in the role last year), but Affleck's commitment to Argo wouldn't allow him to take part in the production, which will be shot in Australia. Based on a 2007 Wired article titled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran", Argo is about, well, the title kind of says it all. Affleck directed last year's highly lauded drama, The Town. What role will Fisher play? >> Posted 04.20.11 by Ryan
Simon Pegg is set to make horror funny again. THR reports that the Shaun of the Dead star has joined the black comedy Burke and Hare, which follows William Burke and William Hare, two 19th-century grave robbers and murderers who got rich selling the corpses of their victims. Andy Serkis will play Hare, Pegg will play Burke. The movie is not a remake of 1971's Burke and Hare, which played the events for more dramatic effect.
Also joining the cast are Isla Fisher as Helen, Pegg's mistress and supposed accomplice to the murders, and Tom Wilkinson, who will play an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses.
Burke and Hare was penned by St Trinian's writers Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, and will serve as John Landis' return to directing after more than 10 years. The An American Werewolf in London director's last feature was Blues Brothers 2000.
Pegg has been using his Twitter account to update fans of the movie's progress, which has already begun rehearsals.
1st day of Burke & Hare rehearsals at Ealing Studios where I once held off a legion of zombies with an old Winchester rifle. Happy days.
Pegg has been busy finishing up the comedy Paul, about two comic book geeks who meet an alien while driving across America, as well as meeting with Burke and Hare cast.
Just had the Burke & Hare read thru. Great cast. Some lovely unannounced surprises to come. Stay tuned for them. There will be squeeeeees.
Now doing PaulADR [additional digital recording]. Have been a Regency period multiple murderer and a contemporary Alien befriending super nerd in one day. Not a bad day.
Burke and Hare starts shooting at the end of the month in Edinburgh and London. Posted 01.28.10 by Ryan