Picked as her best friend’s maid of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.
After seeing this film I realized that there are a lot of different styles in making comedies. It has a very different feel to it, and if you are looking for an upbeat light hearted film, this is definitely not your cup of tea. The combined heartache and dirty jokes mixed with a unique cast of women creates an almost too real environment for viewers. The movie was well casted, but at points very plain. None the less Kristen Wiig who plays Annie was very good at the part she was given and Melissa McCarthy seemed to be the comic relief to this some what emotional movie. At times I laughed but more times just felt bad for the main character as I sat and watched her life fall apart. Yes this is still a comedy because it is funny and if you want a few good laughs then you are on the right track by going to see this, but just be prepared for an unusual type of comedic film.
I would still recommend going to see it. It has a good ending and is more real then it is a classic stories which makes me have respect for the writers and makers of the film.
Overall I’d rate it 7/10.
If you are an undiscovered comic artist now is your chance to make it big. This year at comic con on July 22nd the Eisner Awards will be held and the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer award will be given to the artist who submits the best work! This award is in honor of Russ Manning who did illustrations for comic strips like Tarzan and Star Wars.
So if you think you have what it takes to be the next up and coming comic artist get your submissions in by May 31st.
Here are the details from the comic-con site:
To qualify for the award:
- The artist must be a newcomer to the comic field, with no professional work published prior to January 2009. Exceptions to this rule are:
- Work done as an unaccredited assistant to another artist
- Fanzine publications
- Small press with a print run of 2000 or less
- A one-shot in a new talent anthology comic
- The artist’s work must have been published prior to submission.
- A sample of the artist’s work must be included.
- A sample of the artist’s pencil work should be submitted if it was inked by another artist.
- If multiple names are credited to the work, what the artist contributed must be made clear.
- If selected as a nominee, the artist (or publisher) should be prepared to provide 23 copies of the work to be sent to the judges.
In the spirit of revered artist Russ Manning (Tarzan, Star Wars, Magnus Robot Fighter), the most important criteria for selection are storytelling ability, clarity of expression and narrative flow, and illustrative flow. Writing is not a consideration except in a tie. A nominee from last year may be resubmitted if he or she meets the criteria.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of artists and other knowledgeable in the comic art field, who will select the five finalists. The winner will be selected by a blue ribbon panel of comics professionals, including prior Russ Manning winners and Russ Manning’s former assistants.
Submissions should be sent to:
Russ Manning Award
150 S. James
Orange, CA 92869
Photo From: http://lambiek.net/artists/m/manning_r.htm
That’s right folks, Comic-Con 2011 has almost arrived for its 42nd annual convention, and it is sure to be a good one! Every year this comic convention gets better and better and this year when these tickets went on sale they were sold out in a matter of minutes! This event is held every year at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 West Harbor Drive in San Diego, and this year it will be from July 21st to the 24th.
It is filled with writers, artist and stars of your favorite comics, along with promotions of movies, tv shows and games. Anything that is coming out within the next year in the entertainment world is sure to make some noise at this event. With sneak peaks of new movies, to panels with your favorite comic book creators, this year’s convention is bound to be unlike any other they have had.
“I’m extremely excited for Comic Con this year!”, says Daniel from San Diego,California. “I’ve been going for the past couple years and every time it’s a completely different experience. New people dressed up, new posters to grab, collectables to see, and stars to meet. Anyone that’s in the area should definitely come down, it’s an event you don’t want to miss.”
The exhibitor list is jam-packed and special guests are being added everyday! For more info on exhibitors and special guests click the picture below: