This new extended trailer for The Peanuts Movie hints at a film that's a bit more charming than you might expect. It also looks like it could be a legitimately good coming-of-age film, which seems about right with Paul Feig involved as a producer — he may be best known these days for his female-driven comedy films, but Feig is also the guy responsible for Freaks and Geeks, one of the greatest television shows of all time.
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If you had told us about a year ago that Chris Hemsworth would be starring in the new Ghostbusters movie, we never would’ve guessed he’d be the one sitting behind the desk answering phones. But, the Marvel action hero has indeed signed on to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot as the ersatz Janine Melnitz to Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Paul Feig’s The Heat took a genre that has traditionally belonged to men — the buddy cop movie — and gave it a female twist. Feig’s new movie, Spy, does much the same thing, this time for spy films, a world that has long been by, about, and for dudes and their power fantasies. Spy explicitly subverts the genre’s typical gender dynamics by casting Melissa McCarthy as a lowly, desk-bound CIA analyst named Susan Cooper, who has spent her entire career in the shadow of a glamorous James Bond-esque spy (Jude Law) and then finally gets her opportunity to step into the spotlight and become a full-fledged field agent.
Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer each debate whether to use their license to kill on Spy, the new action comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy.
That classy Paul Feig — always directing and producing hilarious movies starring hilarious women. In addition to delivering Spy next month and working on the upcoming female-centric Ghostbusters movie, Feig will now also produce a new action comedy written by and starring the very amazing Amy Schumer.
20th Century Fox is getting in on the Tinder, um, action, partnering with the popular dating app on a new promotion for Paul Feig’s Spy. If you happen to use Tinder, like so many people just looking for love (or, you know, whatever) in the United States, all that swiping can earn you some free passes to see Spy a few weeks before everyone else.
If you’re feeling a bit burned by the mediocrity of Hot Pursuit, may we direct you toward Paul Feig’s Spy — another female-driven summer movie, but one that’s actually hilarious and fun. A new clip from the upcoming action comedy has arrived online to show you how Melissa McCarthy gets the job done.
In the immortal words of Ilana Glazer’s fictional self on Broad City: YAS QUEEN YAS QUEEN! There is truly no other acceptable reaction to this piece of news. Glazer and Broad City co-creator/writer/star Abbi Jacobson are joining forces with Paul Feig for a new comedy film, which is already guaranteed to be the best comedy film in whatever year it’s released.
Thanks to the success of The LEGO Movie, studios are rushing to turn all sorts of toys and games into new film franchises, taking a cue from Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s highly inventive approach with a toy series that allows for endless possibilities. Like LEGO, Play-Doh also offers limitless creative wonders…kind of. And Fox sees the potential (profits) in taking the toy clay from your child’s messy hands to the big screen.
Here’s something strange in the neighborhood: Deadline reports that Sony isn’t waiting for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot (with its cast of comedy all-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon) to debut before planning additional Ghostbuster sequels or spinoffs. They’re already getting to work on what the trade describes as a “guy-themed” offshoot with an all-male cast.