Father of the Bride Reunion Special

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 Parent Trap Reunion

It’s been 22 years since director Nancy Meyers remade the classic Disney movie The Parent Trap. The cast of the beloved 1998 comedy hasn’t gotten back together since the movie premiered, but since everyone has plenty of spare time in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, reporter Katie Couric was able to get all of the main cast members back together for a little virtual reunion.

Lindsey Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, and even Simon Kunz got back together with writer/producer Charles Shyer and director Nancy Meyers for a nostalgic look back at the movie, including a glimpse at some of the early screen tests and a tribute to the one cast member who couldn’t be with them for the reunion. Read More »

walmart oscars commercials

It’s no Super Bowl Sunday, but the Oscars are starting to step their game up in the realm of must-see commercials. The best of the bunch are a series of female-directed Walmart Oscars commercials. And they’re deserving of an Oscar category all of their own.

Dee Rees, Nancy Meyers, and Melissa McCarthy each directed one-minute short films for Walmart that could rival feature films. The most exciting of the bunch came from Mudbound director Dee Rees, who created a big-budget sci-fi short that went viral.

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Quentin Tarantino on The Intern

The Intern was a box-office hit. Nancy Meyers‘ film, which cost $35M, made over $190M at the worldwide box-office. This huge success isn’t that surprising, considering Meyers’ history of making hits. What is maybe a little surprising is how fond director Quentin Tarantino is of the film.

After the jump, read Tarantino’s thoughts on the drama, the state of female directors, and perhaps his favorite writer working today.

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The Intern trailer

In what could have easily been a silly comedy about age difference and being old in a modern world, Nancy Meyers‘ latest effort The Intern actually looks like a surprising, charming and even touching tale of friendship when two people need it most.

A new trailer for The Intern has just popped up giving us a new look at the film which sees Robert De Niro playing a retired 70-year old widower trying to fill a hole in his life. And his latest attempt is taking an intern position at an online fashion site founded by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Watch The Intern trailer after the jump! Read More »

The Intern trailer

Anne Hathaway sure has come a long way from her Devil Wears Prada days. In her new movie The Intern, she’s the hard-charging fashionista with a lackey of her own. Luckily for that lackey, played by Robert De Niro, she seems a little bit nicer than Miranda Priestly was. Watch The Intern trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Robert De Niro

Briefly: Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give) wrote the comedy script The Intern, and will now direct the film with Robert De Niro and Reese Witherspoon starring. The deal came together at the American Film Market this week, and Meyers will produce with Scott Rudin; Worldview Entertainment is financing, and Universal, The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros are reportedly circling to distribute. This is in the wake of Paramount putting the same project in turnaround a while ago. Read More »

It’s Complicated Movie Trailer

It's Complicated

Universal Pictures has released the movie trailer for It’s Complicated, the new movie from Nancy Meyers writer/producer of The Father of the Bride, director of the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give, and The Holiday. Yes, it’s essentially an “old person’s romantic comedy.” If you like Meyer’s other films, this might be of interest. Otherwise, you might want to forward the link to your mom or dad. Even talented funny-men like Steve Martin, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin couldn’t drag me into a theater for this film. I guess I’m probably not the target audience. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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