Paul Feig Is Plotting a ‘Freaks & Geeks’-Inspired Return TV

Given the overwhelming success of Bridesmaids (complete with rumblings of a sequel), we were wondering if the film’s director, Paul Feig — the creator of a short-lived little show that you might have heard of called Freaks and Geeks — would forsake the world of TV for good. While he has spent the last few… Read More

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The Cast of ‘Bridesmaids’ Will Present at the Oscars

If you’ve been feeling as blah about next month’s Oscars ceremony as we have since boring old Billy Crystal was announced as the show’s replacement host, take heart. The Academy just announced that the cast of Bridesmaids has been added to its lineup of presenters! Sure, it’s not as good as an actual… Read More

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What We Learned at Kristen Wiig and Paul Feig’s TimesTalk Panel

Last night, thanks to our friends at UGG Australia, we had the opportunity to attend a TimesTalks panel with Bridesmaids collaborators Kristen Wiig and Paul Feig, which was moderated by Melena Ryzik of The Carpetbagger as part of the 11th annual New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend. From the beginning, we knew this wasn’t going to be your typical Q&A session; everyone on stage was holding a glass of red wine as opposed to a water bottle, and within minutes Feig had introduced a drinking game that involved taking a sip anytime someone said the word “asshole” — which happened more frequently than you might assume. But the night wasn’t all about debauchery. Click through for a few of the evening’s highlights, and if you’re interested in watching the talk in its entirety, check out a video of the interview here. … Read More

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Comedies Dominate Writer Guild Awards Nominations

Was 2011 the year of the quirky, occasionally dark comedy? That’s certainly the theme of the just-announced Writers Guild Awards nominations. Although many of them are also fairly dark, all five of the WGA’s nominees for best original screenplay are comedies: 50/50, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, Win Win, and Young Adult. Dramas do take up three of the five adapted screenplay slots, but this is still a huge victory for comedies, which are notoriously overlooked for major awards. Last year, for instance, only one of the original screenplay nominees (The Kids Are All Right) was a comedy. See the full list of WGA nods after the jump. … Read More

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WTF: Universal May Make ‘Bridesmaids’ Sequel Without Kristen Wiig

We assumed it would be impossible to take all the joy out of Bridesmaids, but the latest news on last year’s all-girl ensemble comedy blockbuster has us worried about just that. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal is planning to make a sequel — without Kristen Wiig. It seems the film’s co-writer and… Read More

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Why Today’s Producers Guild Picks Matter

Earlier today the Producers Guild of America announced its ten nominations for the best film of 2011. Why should you care about who made the cut? Two words: Oscars pool. As Pete Hammond over at Deadline explains, these picks have a major impact on awards season, particularly when it comes to predicting the… Read More

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The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes: Film

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

In our new installment, we’ve taken on some of this year’s most memorable screen characters. Whether they demand our attention with fire (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), light up the celluloid with their gorgeousness (Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard), or bear an eerie resemblance to their real-life persona (Mel Gibson), these Halloween costumes are sure to be conversation starters and win you the praise of spooky celebrators everywhere. … Read More

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Watch the Full Melissa McCarthy Sex Tape from ‘Bridesmaids’

The recently released Bridesmaids DVD is like the gift that keeps on giving. Last week we showed you a hilarious expanded version of that argument between Kristen Wiig’s Annie and a jewelry store customer that was seriously cut down in the film. Today, brings an even greater gem: the full version of the sex tape that Melissa McCarthy’s Guy Fieri-inspired character, Megan, was making with Air Marshall Jon (who just happens to be her husband in real life), which we got a peek at in the movie’s credits. Click through if you’re prepared never to look at spray cheese the same way ever again. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we read what some famous writers had to say about censorship. We wished that we’d known Ron Swanson back in high school. We found this video history of lyrics that aren’t actually lyrics absolutely charming. We saw what a dress made out of 3,000 cow… Read More

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Watch a Long, Hysterical Argument Cut from ‘Bridesmaids’

Itching for a good fight? Well, you could do worse than checking out this hilarious bonus feature from the recently released Bridesmaids DVD. It’s an expanded version of the argument between Kristen Wiig’s Annie and a young customer (Mia Rose Frampton, who happens to be the granddaughter of Peter Frampton) that gets our anti-heroine fired. While the exchange is fairly brief in the finished film, this clip finds the actresses slinging insults at each other for ten minutes — and their improvised pot shots are pretty funny. Watch the video after the jump, and write down a few zingers for your next intergenerational showdown. … Read More

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