Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Music Video

If Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar was able to be released safely in theaters, we’re betting it would have become a sleeper comedy hit. Instead, it’s likely the movie is destined to become a cult favorite, gradually finding an audience as more people come around to the delightful goofiness this treasure has to offer. One such piece of pure silliness is Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan hamming it up as he gets his own ballad to sing in a breakout musical moment. Now there’s a whole music video to commemorate it, which you can watch below. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Jamie Dornan

After breaking out in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Jamie Dornan has made a concerted effort to take a wide variety of roles. He appeared in the biographical drama A Private War, went medieval with a new take on Robin Hood, dug into his Irish roots in an odd way with Wild Mountain Thyme, and even voiced a character in Trolls World Tour. Soon we’ll see the comedic side of him in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar with Kristen Wiig, but after that, he’ll be leading a new limited series called The Tourist at HBO Max. Read More »

wild mountain thyme trailer

In Wild Mountain ThymeJohn Patrick Shanley, writer of Moonstruck and more, writes and directs Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy, and Christopher Walken in a romantic drama set in Ireland. Does that mean Christopher Walken uses an Irish accent in this movie? You bet your boots it does! The film, described as “an epic love story with soaring lyricism,” is adapted from Shanley’s play Outside Mullingar. Watch the trailer below.

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synchronic trailer

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the filmmakers behind ResolutionSpring, and The Endless, are back with Synchronic. Once again, the filmmakers are playing around with space and time, and it might be their most ambitious film yet. In the film, Anthony Mackie plays a paramedic in New Orleans who finds himself going on a series of very, very strange trips. Watch the Synchronic trailer below.

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endings beginnings trailer

In Endings, Beginnings, star Shailene Woodley faces a dilemma that many a young woman struggle with: being caught in a love triangle between two similar-looking bearded brunette men. It’s hard to tell where Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan begin in Endings, Beginnings, a dimly lit, naturally acted new romantic drama from director Drake Doremus about a woman trying to get her life back on track after a bad break-up. But her new flame (Dornan) happens to be friends with her ex (Stan), which leads to a painful situation for all three. Watch the Endings, Beginnings trailer.

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Synchronic

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the filmmakers behind Spring and The Endless, have just lined-up what sounds like their biggest project yet. The sci-fi thriller Synchronic will star Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as paramedics encountering an otherworldly scenario.

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