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Barb and Star go to Disney and live happily ever after…? We may not get the Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar sequel we want (fingers crossed!), but at least we’ll get its comedy duo together again, this time working on a Disney live-action project.

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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Gag Reel

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get some laughs from watching a gag reel from the hilarious, wacky comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Plus, get a look at the first table read for Spike Lee‘s outstanding war drama Da 5 Bloods and see how the script compares to the scenes in the final cut. And finally, listen to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm co-star Maria Bakalova look back on two pivotal scenes in the sequel. Read More »

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Featurette

If you need a quick pick-me-up, you simply can’t go wrong with Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. This delightfully absurd comedy has touches of Hot Rod, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, Austin Powers, Airplane!, and Zoolander, and it all works because of the quirky characters and comedic chemistry created by writers and stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. As the movie prepares to arrive on home video, a new Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar featurette celebrates the comedic duo. Read More »

The Crown with Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out why Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo got fired from The Crown. Plus, see how Saturday Night Live‘s most seasoned cast member Kenan Thompson handles the wings of death on Hot Ones. And finally, check out some of the royal props from Disney’s coming-of-age teen comedy The Princess Diaries. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Harry Potter

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what visual effects artists think of the work done on the Harry Potter film franchise over the years. Plus, watch a nearly hour-long Q&A hangout session with the cast of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. And finally, take a look behind the scenes at the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish attraction at Disneyland Read More »

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Where You Can Stream It: Available on PVOD

The Pitch: Lifelong friends Barb and Star (Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig) embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever and escape to the luscious paradise that is Vista Del Mar. But what starts as a getaway between two friends turns into a surprising love triangle full of espionage, betrayal, and plenty of seashells and culottes.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: It’s been a long time since there was an original comedy that was this kooky and confident at the same time. Studios simply don’t make comedies like this anymore, especially when they bring together the wacky spy antics of the Austin Powers franchise, the random nonsense of Hot Rod, and the fierce friendship of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Combine that with the incredible chemistry of Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo as two quirky single ladies whose conversations never seem to have an endpoint, and you’ve got this silly, magical, comedic wonder. Read More »

Bridesmaids - Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

Right now you can enjoy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar on VOD. The new film, which is starring and scripted by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, is an absurd comedy with touches of Austin Powers, Hot Rod, and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and the duo recently revealed that they almost brought some of that silliness to their Oscar-nominated screenplay for Bridesmaids.
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joy script

Released in 2015, Joy was yet another film from the team of director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence. It was also a genuinely bad, overwrought movie, with Lawrence completely miscast as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. While Russell received the sole screenplay credit on the finished film, he had actually rewritten a script by Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids. Now, six years later, Mumolo has weighed in on what happened behind-the-scenes, calling it a “heartbreaking experience.”

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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Every now and then, we’ll see a new movie based on characters from the sketches of Saturday Night Live. We got MacGruber in 2010, and before that it was The Ladies Man in 2000. So here we are in a new decade, and it’s about time we had another SNL movie. Though there’s nothing official coming from the late night sketch show, the new comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar starring Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo feels like an SNL movie that escaped from another dimension, and I think I’m totally on board for it. Read More »

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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are saving face — literally — in the Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar trailer, which follows the pair of gal pals as they discuss making a movie trailer without showing their faces. It’s a silly fourth wall-breaking tease for the comedy that reunites the former Bridesmaids co-stars in a comedy directed by Josh Greenbaum (Single Parents). Watch the Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar trailer below.

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