The makers of Sesame Street have taken issue with a new R-rated comedy movie starring Melissa McCarthy featuring swearing puppets engaging in sex, violence and drug use.
Christmastime has come early for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. New Line Cinema has picked up Margie Claus, a holiday family film project from the comedy power couple and co-writer Damon Jones, co-creator of the USA show Benched. The project is described as a broad holiday family musical that New Line hopes will be in the same spirit (and have the same success) as another company Christmas movie, Elf.
The summer movie season is nearly over and it’s probably fair to say – like the UK weather - it’s been a bit of a damp squib. Sure fire hits have missed, dependable franchises have misfired, and bankable stars have gone bust. Here’s who we think triumphed and failed over the summer.
Ever since Sony’s all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot was announced, there’s been a hardcore online contingent, unhappy with the franchise’ new direction, ready to shoot the movie down in whatever forum they can find. No-one was more aware of this when shooting than the film’s writer-director Paul Feig and its cast. Rather than shying away from the backlash, ‘Ghostbusters’ tackles it head-on in an early scene that sees the 'Busters reading out mean comments from a video they’ve uploaded to YouTube.
Of course, the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has proved to be pretty controversial since it was first announced… with many viewers down-voting the YouTube trailer after its release. After all, the original ‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge part of many fans childhoods. “Individually and together, they’re as unique as Bill Murray and [Dan] Aykroyd and [Harold] Ramis and [Ernie] Hudson were.
Paul Feig has finally had enough of the criticism surrounding the new ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. The 'Bridesmaid’s director has now let loose on his detractors, centring on 'geek culture’ being the worst culprit. “Geek culture is home to some of the biggest a******s I’ve ever met in my life,” he told the New York Daily News.
The title may not be named after them, but these sidekicks, baddies and cameos walked off with the movie. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Lucasfilm
The first full trailer for the new ‘Ghostbusters’ has finally arrived. Director Paul Feig, the filmmaker responsible for ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Spy’, debuted the first look trailer on the Ellen Show. The new movie sees Erin (Kristen Wiig), a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend Abby (Melissa McCarthy), the friend’s business partner and mad scientist Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Patty a MTA employee (Leslie Jones) joining forces as an all-female team to bust ghosts and save New York.
A brand new ‘Ghostbusters’ image showing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones looking rather fantastic has been released. The rather sensational picture comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.