Melissa McCarthy

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Identity Thief' Steals $36 Million

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by Jacob Hall February 10, 2013 01:50 PM
Universal
Is Melissa McCarthy a movie star yet? The opening weekend of 'Identity Thief' suggests that yes, she is. After all, all of those people weren't flocking to this movie because of Jason Bateman (as delightful as he is). Anyway, all of this pretty much means that McCarthy's asking price just doubled.

'Identity Thief' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman February 06, 2013 10:55 PM
Universal Pictures
Funny is, of course, subjective. I find Woody Allen funny but there are plenty of people who find him about as amusing as being slowly asphyxiated in plastic bags from CVS. Still, I'll hazard to guess that there is no one who will find Melissa McCarthy obnoxiously singing along to Kelis' not-at-all-current "Milkshake" funny. Especially when 'Identity Thief' - a new "comedy" with McCarthy and Jason Bateman - goes to quite successful lengths to make you HATE her character. And you just might wind up hating this movie too.

'The Heat' Red Band NSFW Trailer: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy Blow Stuff Up

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by Damon Houx December 19, 2012 06:48 PM
20th Century Fox
Though Melissa McCarthy is on the verge of being overexposed, we're looking forward to her performance in 'The Heat,' which partners her with Sandra Bullock in a buddy cop comedy. The first trailer was good, but the red band trailer is even better.

'Identity Thief' Trailer: Jason Bateman Is Going After Bilbo!

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by Nick Romano December 18, 2012 01:42 PM
Universal Pictures
While we're waiting to see Jason Bateman star alongside his 'Arrested Development' castmates once again for the Netflix debut of the series' fourth season, he's got some Hobbit hunting to do. At least, that's what his character thinks lies ahead in the new 'Identity Thief' trailer, but what he gets is a not-so-Bilbo-like Melissa McCarthy who's ready to sock him in the face at a moment's notice.

'The Heat' Trailer Teams Up Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy

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by Eric Walkuski November 16, 2012 01:11 PM
20th Century Fox
No, this isn't a remake of the De Niro-Pacino classic. 'The Heat' brings Sandra Bullock, perhaps Hollywood's most bankable actress, and 'Bridesmaids' scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy, last year's most unlikely "it girl,"  together for a raucous buddy comedy that sees the two playing mismatched law enforcers. Can you imagine?!
The trailer for the comedy, directed by McCarthy's 'Bridesmaids' helmer Paul Feig, has just burst onto the internet, and you can watch it here after the break.

Reel Women: Are Plus-Sized Actresses Getting the Roles They Deserve?

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by Britt Hayes October 11, 2012 05:30 PM
Universal
There seem to be more plus-sized actresses in Hollywood, but are they getting the roles they deserve? With names like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy becoming more prevalent, we take a look at the roles they've had and if their fame indicates that the tides are changing for the better.

'Identity Thief' Trailer Has Jason Bateman Battling Melissa McCarthy

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by Damon Houx September 26, 2012 06:26 PM
Universal Pictures
Making comedy about a man whose credit line is ruined and is about to go to court for debt because of identity theft seems difficult. It's a nightmare scenario for anyone who's suffered it before. Hopefully Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are enough to make 'Identity Thief' entertaining, and now we've got a trailer for the film.

Melissa McCarthy May Join 'The Hangover Part 3'

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by Damon Houx September 19, 2012 09:30 PM
Getty Images
When you have a breakout role, like Melissa McCarthy did in 'Bridesmaids,' it means they're going to throw a lot of cameos and supporting roles at you (it helps that McCarthy was Oscar nominated for her work). Now it looks like the people behind 'The Hangover Part 3' want her for a small role in their movie.

'Lone Ranger' and 'Thor 2' Among Today's Release Date Shuffle

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by Damon Houx May 31, 2012 05:46 PM
Walt Disney Pictures
It's easy to see a release date move as just card shuffling, but a movie's success or failure is often linked to when it comes out. Would 'Battleship' and 'Dark Shadows' tanked as hard as they did if they weren't caught in the wake of 'The Avengers?' We now have new release dates for 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Thor 2' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and more.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in a Buddy Cop Movie?

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by Jacob Hall May 19, 2012 04:02 PM
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Scripts about two cops with divergent methods of upholding the law learning to love and respect each other over the course of a wild and crazy case have always existed. The simple fact of the matter is that the Buddy Cop genre will never die. It will only evolve. It will only find new ways to tweak the formula. It will find new people to play those at-odds police officers. In this case, how about Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy?