last christmas

Paul Feig was not happy that the internet guessed the twist in Last Christmas. But sometimes, in the words of the great George Michael, you gotta have faith. Of course, there was a chance that someone would guess the premise of Last Christmas, which takes its inspiration from the Wham! song of the same name, but that Feig was “not pleased” that audiences wouldn’t get the chance to be blown away as he was when he read Emma Thompson’s script.

“I was just really emotional when I read it. It really came as a surprise,” Feig told /Film in an interview in conjunction with the Last Christmas Blu-ray and Digital releases. “I couldn’t even read the last five pages, I was so thrown and blown away by what happened.”

/Film spoke with Feig about Last Christmas for the film’s Blu-ray and Digital release, and the relative ease that he moves between genre, from the raunchy female-led comedy of Bridesmaids, to a spy comedy, to the soapy brilliance of A Simple Favor. “Sky’s the limit, I just love genres,” Feig said. We spoke with Feig about dabbling with genre, the legacy of George Michael, and how everything the director does all goes back to Freaks and Geeks.

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Ford v Ferrari Trailer

The reboot of Charlie’s Angels from Sony Pictures crashed and burned in its opening weekend, which allowed the high octane biopic Ford v Ferrari to speed into the top spot, giving 20th Century Fox a much needed box office victory after a series of disappointments since being acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Find out how the rest of the weekend box office played out in our rundown below. Read More »

A Day in the Life at Pixar Animation

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 a day in the life of Pixar Animation Studios is like in Emeryville, California. Plus, a video essay explains how the trailers for Star Wars movies use nostalgia as a weapon to make you feel a plethora of emotions, and Game of Thrones and Last Christmas star Emilia Clarke takes a lie detector test. Read More »

Star Wars Skywalker Saga Trailer

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, watch a powerful Star Wars trailer for the entire saga using the music from the most recent The Rise of Skywalker trailer. Plus, see how Last Christmas cast members Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, and more feel about certain holiday favorites like Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life, and see if Tig Notaro can figure out who Kaley Cuoco is in a new edition of Under a Rock. Read More »

Last Christmas Trailer

When the first trailer for Last Christmas arrived, there was an entire bumper dedicated to the fact that the movie featured the music of the late George Michael. Of course, that was probably already assumed since the movie’s title comes straight from a Christmas song that he wrote, produced and performed when he was part of the English pop duo Wham!. But a new Last Christmas trailer really leans into that fact by directly citing the song as inspiration for the movie written by Emma Thompson, who also stars in the movie with Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. Watch below! Read More »

Last Christmas trailer

It’s August, which means it’s time for us to get our first trailers for Christmas movies. First on the docket: a romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding which seems all fluff and mistletoe, right? Probably not, if the title Last Christmas, which borrows from the beloved George Michael song that plays throughout the trailer, is anything to go by. Watch the Last Christmas trailer below.

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Paul Feig Universal Deal

This week, the employees of 20th Century Fox are facing thousands of layoffs as Disney’s deal to purchase a bunch of assets from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has closed. But that’s only part of the big changes happening at the movie studio. Now that the family friendly studio has picked up 20th Century Fox, some filmmakers already knew their brand just wouldn’t sit well at the House of Mouse. One of them is Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call director Paul Feig, who has moved his FeigCo production banner from Fox to Universal with a new first look deal. Read More »

Last Christmas Movie

Paul Feig is fresh off surprising audiences with a thriller starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, but he’s already planning on getting back into comedy, this time with some romantic holiday flare.

Last Christmas is a new romantic comedy that Paul Feig will direct, and he’ll have Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding (who also stars in Feig’s A Simple Favor) falling for each other during the most wonderful time of the year. Read More »