(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, watch as director Paul Feig takes a look back at the hilarious Bridesmaids airplane scene for the comedy’s 10th anniversary. Plus, listen as Star Wars franchise star Ewan McGregor interviews The Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal. And finally, get an up close look at the Friends apartment LEGO set and learn some secrets from the playset’s designer. Read More »
Netflix keeps making the cast of The School for Good and Evil better and better. After Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington were cast in key roles last month, the streaming service and director Paul Feig announced the enrollment of two more fantastic cast members. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy) and Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) have landed roles in the adaptation of Soman Chainani‘s fantasy novel series. Read More »
The School for Good and Evil will soon be in session at Netflix. The streaming service is turning the young adult fantasy novel series by Soman Chainani into a Netflix movie (presumably a franchise if all goes well), and director Paul Feig has found two big name actresses to take key educational roles.
Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington have joined The School for Good and Evil cast, each playing “two looming figures at the mysterious house of education.” Find out more about their characters below. Read More »
In September of 2019, word came out that Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig would be writing and directing Dark Army, a film which included original characters as well as characters from Universal’s roster of classic movie monsters. Now Feig has delivered an update about his Dark Army movie, in which he says he’s “so obsessed with making that movie” but reveals that the studio seems to think it’s too expensive. Read More »
Paul Feig is headed to Netflix to enroll in The School For Good And Evil. Feig will helm the adaptation of Soman Chainani‘s book of the same name, which is the first in a series of six books where students of the titular enchanted school are trained to become fairytale heroes or villains. David Magee (Life of Pi, Mary Poppins Returns, Finding Neverland) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow) will tackle the script.
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Bridesmaids was a knockout comedy hit in 2011, raking in over $169 million domestically and another $119.2 million internationally, which is pretty damn good for an R-rated romantic comedy. That kind of success and the warm reception from both critics and audiences has resulted in some demand for a sequel over the years. But while director Paul Feig appreciates the love for the movie from fans, he’s not necessarily too keen on putting one together just for the hell of it, and he has a good reason. Read More »
Now that the Snyder Cut of Justice League is finally happening after years of fan outcry, is it time to start asking for other alternate movie cuts? No, it’s not, but people will do it anyway. Case in point: someone jokingly asked for a Paul Feig cut of Justice League, and Feig used the opportunity to reveal that there’s an alternate cut of his Ghostbusters reboot, aka Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. A very long alternate cut.
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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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Paul Feig has offered an update on Dark Army, his somewhat secretive new Universal monster movie. In a new interview, the filmmaker reveals he’s currently working on a script rewrite, and he hopes that the film will be his next if all goes according to plan. On top of that, Feig spoke a bit about what he’s going for with Dark Army – not so much a horror movie, but more like an old school “true monster film” from the classic Universal days.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Paul Feig was on a Television Critics Association for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The NBC comedy stars Jane Levy as Zoey, a woman who sees people singing and dancing their innermost thoughts through popular songs. Feig is an executive producer on the series.
After the Zoey panel, Feig spoke with journalists further and /Film asked about his upcoming films. Find out what he thinks about his Ghosbusters joining Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters, his Dark Army film, and development on the Play Doh movie.
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