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The Movie: Father of the Bride Part III (ish)
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix’s YouTube
The Pitch: This week, Netflix surprised everybody with the debut of a mini-sequel to the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and the baby blossoming sequel that followed four years later. It’s been 25 years since we spent time with the Banks family, and if you’re wondering what the family has been up to, Father of the Bride Part II (ish) will (kind of) show you as they reunite for in a breezy virtual family meeting, including the grown up babies who were born in Father of the Bride Part II, played by two very familiar young actors. It’s quite the family affair.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Look, things are pretty bleak here in 2020, so we’ll take any kind of emotional boost we can get. And if you’re looking for a dose of joy with the cast of one of the best family comedies of all-time, writer/director Nancy Meyers has delivered it with a reunion of the original cast of Father of the Bride. That’s right, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and George Newbern are all back, and this time it’s Matty (Culkin) taking the spotlight with a big announcement, and some special guests flesh out the two youngest members of the Banks family. Read More »
The Father of the Bride dam has been broken! Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for the upcoming Father of the Bride reunion special from Netflix, a new report indicates Warner Bros. is working on a Father of the Bride reboot that will feature a Cuban American family at the center of the story. Read More »
Just yesterday, we learned that there was some kind of Father of the Bride reunion special coming from Netflix on Friday, September 25. Now there’s an official teaser for the return of the Banks family, and in addition to giving it the non-committal title of Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), it confirms that Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin, and Martin Short are all coming back. Check it out below. Read More »
Father of the Bride is one of the most wonderful family comedies out there. Much of that is thanks to the undeniable chemistry and charm of Steve Martin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks, and especially the comedic antics of the former as he deals with his daughter Annie’s (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) impending marriage. Plus, let’s not forget Martin Short‘s scene-stealing work as wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer. If you love the remake of the 1950 classic as much as I do, then we have some exciting news.
Netflix is hosting some kind of Father of the Bride reunion special this Friday to help benefit World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization founded by chef José Andrés devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. There’s even a little teaser that might give us some idea of what to expect. Read More »
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 Kylo Ren’s lightsaber from the new Star Wars trilogy recreated in real life with an extremely hot blade. Plus, listen as therapists analyze the couples from movies like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, La La Land, When Harry Met Sally, and more. And finally, listen to Martin Short as he takes a look back at some of his most memorable roles, from Three Amigos to the new Netflix movie The Willoughbys and more. Read More »
Disney already has all hands on deck for live-action remakes of their classic animated movies. We’ve already seen the likes of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book hit theaters and Aladdin, Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio, and The Lion King are on the way. But it sounds like Disney is running out of animated movies they want to remake, because now they’re turning their attention to their live-action catalog for remake opportunities.
Buried in the recent news of Disney planning their Muppets reboot for their streaming service, three other projects are mentioned as being in development for the forthcoming subscription service…and they’re all reboots. Apparently, Disney is looking at potentially rebooting (the fancy word for remaking) Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Father of the Bride and The Parent Trap. Read More »
Disney just announced that 30 of their classic movies, from animation to live action films produced by their subsidiaries, are all coming to Blu-ray by the end of 2012. Among the highlights are Adventures in Babysitting, Pete’s Dragon, Ed Wood, Pocahontas, Arachnophobia, Newsies, The Absent-Minded Professor, High Fidelity, The Aristocats, Dick Tracy, Sister Act, Evita, Father of the Bride, Ransom, The Color of Money and Cocktail.
For a full list check after the jump. Read More »