After directing one of the best surprise of 2011 in Bridesmaids, Paul Feig is gearing up to make another comedy. Variety reports that Universal has set the director to helm The Better Woman, a female-lead romantic comedy which will center around a a high-powered young executive who is dumped by her boyfriend for an older woman. To find out why that happened, she decides to befriend the woman and rediscovers herself along the way.
The Directors Guild has just announced the five nominees who are up for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011. The DGA is a pretty big deal in terms of predicting the Oscars. Only 6 times did the DGA Award winner not go on to win the Oscar for Best Director.
If I could take but a single scene home with me from movies in 2011, I would take the elevator scene in Drive. Read why after the jump.
Paranormal Activity 3 fails on a fundamental level to provide any substance, any originality, or any scares that manage to eclipse the terror of previous two films and add a new level of horror to the already spine-chilling series.
Have you ever wondered about an alternate reality? About how things would have turned out if you had done something different along the way. Would you suffer the same fate, the same misfortune? In the haunting Sundance hit Another Earth, these questions are pondered, in wondering but also terrifying ways.
We Bought Zoo has no ambition or vision whatsoever and seems strangely lacking in heart and sincerity. It would be wrong to call this muddled pile of holiday release jello a debacle because it’s so indifferent.
Lars von Trier’s Melancholia notched its first notable award on Saturday as the National Society of Film Critics named it the Best Picture of the Year. Up until that win, the movie had been essentially nonexistent on the road leading up to the Academy Awards, so this is probably too little too late for the film’s Oscar chances.
Unfortunately, it looks like the project has hit a snag. Variety reports that production won’t get underway until late summer or the early fall due to Josh Brolin’s press commitment for Men in Black 3. The trade also adds that Clive Owen is likely to turn down an offer to take on the villain’s role.
Disney hasn’t been afraid to trust big production to first-time directors, recently giving Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) and James Bobin (The Muppets) their feature debut and this doesn’t look like it has changed. Deadline reports that commercials director Brian Beletic has been tapped to make his feature debut with “Matterhorn” while Robert Stromberg will make his with Maleficent.