"The problem with comedy in general is that it’s heightened. The thing I’m always on guard for with an audience is when they go, “That's dumb, they wouldn’t do that.” So when you get rid of those moments, you just concentrate on what feels authentic."
- Fast Company has a great interview with The Heat and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig about honest comedy and getting rid of the term "chick flick."
It looks like a sequel to Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's hit buddy cop comedy The Heat may not be happening. Bullock tells EW:
I know they say never say never, but right now, I can’t imagine it. I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had. If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I’m not there.
The first movie is a big hit, having grossed $130 million so far, but Bullock referenced past sequels she's done like Miss Congeniality [...]
A UCB improviser and former Parks and Rec staff writer, Katie Dippold is behind one of this year's most highly anticipated summer comedy blockbusters. The Heat, which opens Friday and was directed by Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, stars Sandra Bullock as a federal agent and Melissa McCarthy as a Boston cop who are forced to team up to track down a drug dealer. I spoke with Katie at a press junket for the film, where we talked about female friendships in films and how Chris Gethard ended up playing himself in the movie.
How are you feeling? This is a lot of hype for your first film.
I'm excited. I'm nervous [...]
Iron Man 3 raked in a ton of cash this weekend and officially kicked off the 2013 summer movie season, which is set to contain an unusually high amount of comedies. From blockbuster sequels like The Hangover III and Grown Ups 2 to indie fare like Michael Cera's psychedelic drug movie Crystal Fairy and Joss Whedon's Shakespeare adaptation, this year's summer movie season has a wide variety of comedies to offer. Your best bets this time around look like Bridesmaids director Paul Feig's Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy cop movie The Heat and two dueling apocalypse comedies, This Is the End from Seth Rogen and Company and The World's End [...]
Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, has a new movie called The Heat out this summer that was written by Parks and Rec writer Katie Dippold, and Deadline reports that the duo is already working on another movie together. The plot of the new project is being kept secret, but it's described as a "mother/daughter action-comedy." Feig and Dippold's first collaboration, The Heat, a buddy cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, tested so well that Fox moved it to July 4th weekend, expecting it to be a big summer hit. The Heat is Dippold's first movie after spending three [...]