Ben Falcone

Melissa McCarthy Re-Teams With ‘The Boss’ Director Ben Falcone for ‘Life of the Party’

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by Britt Hayes April 9, 2016 @ 1:18 PM
Universal
Oh, good. For those who are fans of Melissa McCarthy but remain unimpressed by her movie collaborations with husband and director Ben Falcone (me), you may want to turn away now because this news is not going to thrill you (me). Following the success of Tammy and The Boss, McCarthy and Falcone are teaming up for another comedy film, this one in the vein of Rodney Dangerfield’s classic Back to School.

‘The Boss’ Review: A Shockingly Unfunny Melissa McCarthy Movie

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by Matt Singer April 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Universal
There’s a scene in The Boss where Melissa McCarthy’s character, a disgraced business mogul named Michelle Darnell, tries to rebuild her financial empire by going to a country club to woo potential investors. Her pitch goes badly, from both a practical perspective and a comedic one. Not realizing one of the investors’ wives is dead, she mocks her and calls her terrible names, and basically makes a fool out of herself. None of this is funny. The conversation goes on and on, fumbling for some kind of ending, until Michelle excuses herself and then suddenly and randomly falls down a flight of stairs. End of scene.

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Michelle Darnell’ Gets a 2016 Release Date

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by Britt Hayes January 5, 2015 @ 6:49 PM
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Melissa McCarthy is inarguably one of our most talented (and hardest working) actresses—if only some of her film projects could measure up to her greatness. Before the Academy Award-nominated actress plays Tinker Bell for Shawn Levy, she’ll appear in ‘Michelle Darnell,’ a film which sees her reuniting with her husband and ‘Tammy’ director Ben Falcone. Fingers crossed that this project is a little better than ‘Tammy.’

Is 'Tammy' Secretly a Drama? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

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by Mike Ryan July 1, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
Warner Bros.
Melissa McCarthy (‘White Oleander’) stars in this holiday weekend’s new release, ‘Tammy,’ opening on Wednesday. Who is this Tammy we speak of? Is ‘Tammy’ more of a drama than it is a comedy? As a service to all of humankind, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Tammy (the character) and ‘Tammy’ (the movie).

'Tammy' Trailer: Melissa McCarthy is a Bad Thief

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by Damon Houx February 12, 2014 @ 7:53 PM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/pX1-TNEpQ74
Considering Melissa McCarthy had three films that made over a hundred million dollars last year, is it fair to call her America's sweetheart? She's definitely the most high-profile comedienne working today, and her latest, 'Tammy,' just released its first trailer. And no surprise, it puts McCarthy front and center.