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'The Heat' Director Paul Feig Lists His 'Farm Team' of Funny Ladies

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Paul Feig knows from funny women. The director of "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" (the latter of which is available on Blu-ray and DVD now), Feig broke the mold of the typically male-dominated realm of ensemble comedies, and proved that studios could make money while also catering to women.

At a dinner party in New York City celebrating the home release of "The Heat," NextMovie was able to chat one-on-one with Feig in a somewhat-quieter corner of the downtown SoHo House. Feig seems to invite the breathless "here's what they wore" recaps more commonly attached to female stars, so here goes: Charcoal three-piece suit, silky indigo necktie peppered with dainty white dots, a crisp white shirt, a purple pocket square bordered by white and coordinating purple socks.

It's not just a commitment to notable ensembles that Feig has in common with his fairer sex counterparts; he said he also tends to see the world from their point of view, saying that when he's tried writing scripts for a guy's guy movie a la "The Hangover," he didn't "have an honest take on it." Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Pacific Rim' and More

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This week: Find out what happens when humans build massive robots to combat otherworldly monsters in Guillermo del Toro's global sensation "Pacific Rim," which will try to find more kaiju fans on home video than it did in U.S. movie theaters.

Also new this week is Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the buddy cop comedy "The Heat," Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton in the sci-fi thriller "The Colony" and Elijah Wood playing against type as a serial killer in the horror remake "Maniac." Get More »

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Melissa McCarthy to Threepeat with Paul Feig for 'Susan Cooper'

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Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig are now two for two on successful movie matchings thanks to "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat," so now they're ready to take their money-making machine working relationship to the next level, a méfílme à trois.

For those who don't read semi-comedically butchered French, that loosely translates to they're re-teaming for a threefer, and the project which has brought the dynamic duo together again is Feig's own script, "Susan Cooper." Get More »

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Good Will Pooping: How Matt Damon Inspired That 'Bridesmaids' Scene

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Melissa McCarthy went from pooping in a sink in "Bridesmaids" to the Hollywood A-List, co-starring in 2013's first big hit, "Identity Thief." And she owes it all to Matt Damon... Sorta.

That infamous scene in "Bridesmaids" where McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and company are tripping hard while trying on dresses after being hit with food poisoning? Director Paul Feig has revealed the genesis for that bodily-fluids-filled moment. It turns out that Kristen Wiig had a Matt Damon cameo in mind and in an effort to have it make sense, Feig and producer Judd Appatow started kicking around unconventional ideas. Get More »

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'The Heat' Sneak Peek: Get the Goods

Are you ready to feel "The Heat"? You bet your ass you are.

MTV's Sneak Peek Week continued Thursday night as Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig  introduced an exclusive clip from this summer's buddy action comedy, "The Heat."

The clip from "The Heat" shows McCarthy and her not-so-trusted partner, played by Sandra Bullock, looking for a lead in a drug investigation — and like any good movie cops, they have to stick a guy out the window to get the goods. Unfortunately, the duo's arm strength isn't enough to pull the source back over the fire escape. Get More »

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Trailer: Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock Are Feeling 'The Heat'

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The raunchy comedy "Bridesmaids" was one of the biggest surprise hits of last year, earning about a bajillion dollars at the box office and landing breakout star Melissa McCarthy an Oscar nomination.

So what could McCarthy and "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig possibly do to top that? How about adding Sandra Bullock to the mix?

Looks like this new trailer just turned up "The Heat." Get More »

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'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig Penned a Portion of 'The Amazing Spider-man'

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Be on the lookout for a touch of high school hilarity in this summer's "The Amazing Spider-Man".

According to Vulture, "Spider-Man" director Marc Webb got some writing assistance from "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig with one of the film's scenes.

Feig attended Tribeca Film Festival last night for the "Take This Waltz" premiere and gushed about his connection with Webb. Get More »

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No 'Bridesmaids' Sequel For Kristen Wiig — Will There Be One Without Her?

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Fans have been asking for a sequel to "Bridesmaids" since the moment they left the theater. The summer smash is sweeping up awards nominations, topping year-end lists, and could even be headed for the Big O(scar). Director Paul Feig said in May that the idea of a sequel had "already been brought up," and that was just a week or so after the movie opened. So, what's the deal?

Jon Hamm, who played Kristen Wiig's gorgeous, jerky eff-buddy, said in September, "I don't think Kristen is going to do it," in regards to a sequel. As it turns out, he was right about Wiig. Get More »

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The Girl Power of 'Bridesmaids" Knocks Out 'Knocked Up'

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Box office prognosticators were worried about "Bridesmaids" before it landed in theaters this summer. Would people pay to see a female-driven comedy in theaters? Now that the movie is two months in to its theatrical run, the answer is clear: Hell yes.

Based on its current path of success, "Bridesmaids" will be raking in enough cash that, by Wednesday, the movie will surpass "Knocked Up" as the highest-grossing movie in mega-producer Judd Apatow's career. That's big news for a movie that few thought could make back its budget back in May. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Yes, They're Already Talking About a 'Bridesmaids' Sequel

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Dunno if you guys heard about this movie "Bridesmaids," but it's making a lot of money -- because it's funny.

Also, there are women in it.

"Bridesmaids" made more money than anyone thought it would during its opening weekend -- even more than was forecast after its initial Friday box office returns -- and it's steadily making more. So naturally, we want to know what the "Bridesmaids" stars, director Paul Feig, and co-writer Annie Mumolo are cooking up next. And it smells like a sequel, among a slew of other projects. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture
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