To: Universal Studios
CC: Paul Feig, Judd Apatow, Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
Subject: Bridesmaids 2
I loved Bridesmaids. Hell, I adored Bridesmaids. But for the love of all that is sacred, do not make a sequel to Bridesmaids. With all the will in the world, it will not match or surpass the first one. It just won’t. It won’t feel organic, it won’t be original and it will run the risk of tarnishing the memories of the first one. Universal, you took a risk with Bridesmaids. The general consensus prior to its release was that you couldn’t make a commercially successful R-rated comedy starring a cast comprised almost entirely of women. And the risk paid off! You proved that there is a market and an appetite for films starring funny women!
So, why not take more risks? Bet on more funny women. Bet on audiences’ desire to be entertained by these funny women. It won’t work every time, just as male-lead comedies don’t work every time. But isn’t it worth the gamble? I mean, you made Land of the Lost, so I know you’re not afraid of gambling large sums of money.
You did good with Bridesmaids. Don’t ruin it.
A Concerned Filmgoer (Amy!)
Anonymous asked: so you hate community now?
No, I don’t. I just think that if you’re writing a sitcom that obviously tries so hard to be a “cult hit” (despite airing within the same block as two of the most successful comedies of the pat decade), you don’t get to pout when it’s ignored by the major award shows, as most cult hits are. Or maybe I’m just annoyed by Dan Harmon’s “I am so clever! Oh, the cleverness of me!” act. Point is, you don’t get awards for doing tricks unless you’re an Olympic gymnast, and to me, that’s what the entire second season was — a few good episodes interspersed with a lot of self-congratulatory, LOOK WHAT WE CAN DO! stuff. Enjoyable? Sure. Award-worthy? Not hardly.
And what’s where I stand on that.
Amen, Liz. This is precisely why I have never gotten into Community. I can appreciate its craftsmanship and performances, but there is this overly knowing and self-indulgent quality to it that prevents me from really enjoying it. And there are too many instances where the jokes only seem to be highlighting the cleverness of the writers, as opposed to serving the characters well.
I appreciate that it did take risks this past season and I think Dan Harmon is an incredibly intelligent guy, but Community would be a better show if it focused an ounce less on being subversive and making hip pop culture references, and a little more on the relationships between characters. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other - shows like 30 Rock and Arrested Development are testament to that.
Kate, showing off her super-slim figure in a white dress, looked on at new displays featuring her iconic wedding dress (designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen), tiara, earrings, jewelry — and even her wedding cake!
And the Queen, 85, showed where her grandson Willam, 29, got his wicked sense of humor. As she and Kate looked at the wedding dress, the Queen quipped of the display, mounted on headless mannequin, “Horrid, isn’t it? Horrid and dreadful!”
As the duo toured the state rooms of the palace, the Queen added, “You’ve seen this already, so… you don’t really want to see it again, do you?”
OH, QUEEN ELIZABETH! ALWAYS RIBBING!
Darren Criss In Talks To Join “Imogene” » Deadline
Additionally, I hear that Criss may make his feature debut opposite Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening in Imogene for American Splendor helmers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini as the Glee producers have agreed to accommodate him for that too the same way they have let other cast members do movies during Glee production, including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Dianna Agron.
(Bigger news is that he may take over for Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, but anything about Imogene is more pertinent to this blog.)
- Being unable to relate to “9 To 5” by Dolly Parton
- No money.
I see people from high school (or people from high school’s moms) and the first thing they say is I LOVE YOUR FACEBOOK.
This is literally my life. Like, people I barely knew or rarely talked to will tell me that they love my statuses. It invariably makes for an awkward encounter.
I certainly dabble in writing “funny” short stories from time to time and I have attempted writing scripts, but I mostly keep that stuff private and separate from Tumblr.
I will say that I write good Facebook statuses, though. Like, I’m renowned for it in my town. Not tooting my own horn or anything, but you know.
Other songs on said playlist include -
- Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
- Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
- Alicia Keys - Superwoman
- The Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice
- Spice Girls - Too Much
- Madonna - Borderline
- Fergie - Big Girls Don’t Cry
- Destiny’s Child - Girl
- Avril Lavigne - I’m With You
The Emotional Sing-A-Long Playlist - perfect for when you’re home alone and can sing loudly and tunelessly without being judged by your loved ones!
Bridesmaids To Hit DVD/Blu-Ray September 20th
EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY™ BONUS FEATURES:
- DIGITAL COPY: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
- GAG REEL (Blu-ray™Version)
- DELETED SCENES: Tons of deleted scenes, plus a never-before-seen “commercial” for Brynn and Gil’s Oo-Laka Juice.
- EXTENDED & ALTERNATE SCENES: Tons of extended and alternate scenes featuring the bridesmaids, the boyfriends, the roommates, Cholodecki’s employees and customers, and the hilarious “stolen” boot camp class.
- MADE OF HONOR: BEHIND THE SCENES OF BRIDESMAIDS: A behind-the-scenes “Making Of” the film featuring Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, writer Annie Mumolo, director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow, among others.
- DRUNK-O-RAMA: Featuring Kristen Wiig’s greatest moments on the plane.
- PEP TALK: Featuring Kristen Wiig on the tennis court
- ANNIE VS. HELEN: A montage of Bridesmaids frenemies’ – Kristen Wiig’s “Annie” and Rose Byrne’s “Helen” – best and worst moments together.
- “HOLD ON:” Full song performance of Wilson Phillips’ hit “Hold On.”
- BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch exclusive content, the latest trailers and more!
- pocket BLU™: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet’s larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on the go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
- ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
- VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
- MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
- BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
- KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
- MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
- uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
BLU-RAY™ AND DVD BONUS FEATURES
- FEATURE COMMENTARY: With director Paul Feig, co-writer Annie Mumolo and cast members Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper.
- GAG REEL (DVD Version)
- ADDITIONAL DELETED SCENES
- ADDITIONAL EXTENDED & ALTERNATE SCENES
- CHOLODECKI’S COMMERCIAL: Check out what’s new with Cholodecki’s when you watch the never-before-seen “commercial” from Annie’s jewelry employer!