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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Spy’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ Overtake ‘Entourage’

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by Jacob Hall June 7, 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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This weekend already had internet pundits readying their thinkpieces. What would come out on top: the female-friendly Spy with its hilarious leading ladies or the bro-tastic, testosterone-fueled Entourage? It turns out that this showdown was barely a showdown at all, with Paul Feig’s espionage comedy slaughtering the resurrection of HBO’s most divisive show. Oh, and Insidious: Chapter 3 just hung around, happy to be there.

‘Spy’ Review: An Empowering but Uneven Female Spy Spoof

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by Matt Singer June 3, 2015 @ 7:35 AM
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Paul Feig’s The Heat took a genre that has traditionally belonged to men — the buddy cop movie — and gave it a female twist. Feig’s new movie, Spy, does much the same thing, this time for spy films, a world that has long been by, about, and for dudes and their power fantasies. Spy explicitly subverts the genre’s typical gender dynamics by casting Melissa McCarthy as a lowly, desk-bound CIA analyst named Susan Cooper, who has spent her entire career in the shadow of a glamorous James Bond-esque spy (Jude Law) and then finally gets her opportunity to step into the spotlight and become a full-fledged field agent.

Is ‘Spy’ Any Good? Mike and Matt Debate on the Latest Episode of ‘Post Credits’

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by ScreenCrush Staff June 1, 2015 @ 2:53 PM
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Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer each debate whether to use their license to kill on Spy, the new action comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy.

‘Spy’ Encourages Tinder Users to Swipe Away for Free Passes to Early Screenings

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by Britt Hayes May 11, 2015 @ 6:52 PM
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20th Century Fox is getting in on the Tinder, um, action, partnering with the popular dating app on a new promotion for Paul Feig’s Spy. If you happen to use Tinder, like so many people just looking for love (or, you know, whatever) in the United States, all that swiping can earn you some free passes to see Spy a few weeks before everyone else.

‘Spy’ Clip: Melissa McCarthy Saves Jude Law’s Adorable Butt

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by Britt Hayes May 8, 2015 @ 7:14 PM
If you’re feeling a bit burned by the mediocrity of Hot Pursuit, may we direct you toward Paul Feig’s Spy — another female-driven summer movie, but one that’s actually hilarious and fun. A new clip from the upcoming action comedy has arrived online to show you how Melissa McCarthy gets the job done.

2015 Summer Movie Preview: The 25 Films You Can’t Miss This Year

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by Jacob Hall April 27, 2015 @ 2:25 PM
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Temperatures are getting warmer, days are getting longer and the movies are getting bigger. Yep, summer is here and it’s brought with it one of the most jam-packed movie schedules in years. From superhero movies and post-apocalypitc adventures to rom-coms and animated family flicks, the summer of 2015 has something for everyone. In fact, it may have too much of everything for everyone. You are going to be spending a lot of time in movie theaters over the next three months. And with that, these are the 25 movies you have to have on your radar this summer. Read this list. Study it. Watch the trailers. Create a game plan. Oh, and stay hydrated. Living on popcorn is thirsty business.

‘Spy’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Has a License to Kill (And Tell Dirty Jokes)

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by Matt Singer March 31, 2015 @ 8:43 AM
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The spy comedy is a genre almost as venerated and beloved as the spy genre it mocks. There’s Our Man Flint, Casino Royale (the original Woody Allen one), Austin Powers, MacGruber, and now the simply titled Spy. It stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA officer who is sent out into the field for her first time after a fabulously well-dressed super-villain (Rose Byrne) learns the identities of every working CIA agent. Now the woman who’s always taken a backseat to her boss (Jude Law, the Bond to her Moneypenny) gets to step into the spotlight.

SXSW 2015 Film Lineup Includes New Films From Will Ferrell, Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy and More

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by Matt Singer February 3, 2015 @ 12:26 PM
‘Raiders!’ / Courtesy SXSW
The dust has barely settled from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and already we’ve got a look at the lineup for the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival. After an initial announcement that included opening night film ‘Brand,’ about comedian Russell Brand,’ things have filled out really nicely with a ton of promising-sounding selections.

'Community's Ken Jeong Signs On for ABC's 'Spy' Pilot

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 23, 2013 @ 12:09 AM
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Uh-oh, do we detect a bit of Chang in the wind? Even with NBC's abysmal ratings of late and the notoriously-troubled 'Community's fairly moderate performance of late, fans eagerly await news of a potential fifth season. And even though NBC might not be in the best position to discard a potentially profitable series, 'Community' star Ken Jeong has given himself a parachute by taking a role in ABC's forthcoming comedy 'Spy.' Find out how much things will Chang inside!