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    Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Steals Top Spot With Best R-Rated Comedy Opening In February Ever

    Schedule management is underrated. Your studio might have a film that screams “hit,” you might market the picture like a genius, and you might have the hottest actor in the world. But sometimes, films are filling a void left empty for casual audience goers, and the demand is pent-up not for a specif...

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    Hollywood Sexist of the Day: Rex Reed

    Rex Reed’s review of Identity Thief in The New York Observer is a scathing takedown of the film, which is fine. He's entitled to his opinion.  He's a critic.  What’s not fine, and what he's not entitled to, is his continual harping star's Melissa McCarthy and he...

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    Melissa McCarthy Developing Three New Films and Directing Tammy

    The very funny Melissa McCarthy announced three movies that she and her writing partner/husband, Ben Falcone will be developing with their production company, On the Day. They have also signed on to direct the film Tammy.

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    IDENTITY THIEF

    Pairing likable Jason Bateman as a victim and outrageous Melissa McCarthy as the title character in "Identity Thief" would seem to be a perfect comedy setup. The results, however, are less than perfect…

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    Melissa McCarthy Announces 3 New Projects And Is In Talks To Direct 'Tammy’ With Her Husband Comedian Ben Falcone

    While the mild-mannered Jason Bateman and the zaftig Melissa McCarthy may not be the likeliest of Hollywood hotshots, they are about to release the highest-profile comedy of the year so far with “Identity Thief” this Friday, and the two have capitalized on the film’s buzz by announcing their respect...

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    Review: 'Identity Thief' Joylessly Steals Nearly Two Hours Of Your Life

    When studios screen comedies for critics, there is typically an audience there, no matter how far in advance the screening. The reason, of course, is that an audience responding to a comedy in a positive way has a kind of transformative power – laughing and having fun with your fellow moviegoers is ...

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    Watch: New, Foulmouthed International Trailer For 'The Heat' With Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy

    With a gig on the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" limiting her schedule for making movies, Melissa McCarthy is still looking to tap into the praise and buzz she earned for "Bridesmaids." Her stint in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" is more or less a cameo (albeit a great o...

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    Trailer Watch: The Heat Red-Band Trailer - Written by Katie Dippold

    We previously posted the trailer for the Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock cop comedy, The Heat. The recently released red-band trailer (NSFW) gives you a better look at what to expect of the Katie Dippold penned film and it looks hilarious.

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    Watch: Sandra Bullock Puts A Ring On It In Red Band Trailer For 'The Heat' With Melissa McCarthy

    In the span of about five months, audiences are going to see Melissa McCarthy, no holds barred, in three different films: starting this weekend in a memorable appearance in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," in February in the road trip throwdown "Identity Thief" with Jason Bateman ...

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    I'm Going After Bilbo: New Trailer For 'Identity Thief' Starring Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

    As folks will soon see during the end credits of "This Is 40," Melissa McCarthy is an improv machine. “I've seen people in tears before, but that was something otherworldly. People were leaving the room -- crew had to leave. It was impossible, and she just kept her composure thro...

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