Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

The Heat

  • The Playlist
    7 comments
    tweet
    0

    Redbox's 10 Most Rented Films Of 2013 Reveal People Really Like Melissa McCarthy

    Sometimes it's hard to tell if the buzz around an actor or actress exists simply among entertainment writers or has currency in the real world. And so, when Melissa McCarthy broke out in 2011 with "Bridesmaids," earning an Oscar nomination (among other accolades) it remained to be seen if that succe...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Paul Feig Working On 'The Heat' Beth And Gina Spinoff You've Been Waiting For

    Far be it from us to question Hollywood wisdom, as we can easily see why Fox executives want more from "The Heat." The summer comedy was a smash hit at home, taking in over $155 million on its way to $229 million worldwide. And while there was some talk of a sequel, Sandra Bullock has been wary. Ear...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    24 comments
    tweet
    0

    As 'Gravity' and 'Captain Phillips' Hit and 'Fifth Estate' Bombs, Who's a Movie Star, Anyway? UPDATED

    UPDATE: While Benedict Cumberbatch is still proving his stripes as a bankable star, PBS has scheduled the third season of "Sherlock" to premiere on January 19, slotted immediately after "Downton Abbey," which has its fourth season stateside premiere January 5. As the Hollywood Reporter puts it, PBS ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Sandra Bullock "Can't Imagine" Returning For 'The Heat 2'

    Well, apparently once was enough for Sandra Bullock: while talking with Entertainment Weekly about her upcoming sci-fi mind-bender "Gravity," the Oscar-winning actress said that it was unlikely she would return for a sequel to her summer sleeper hit "The Heat." “I know they say never say never, but ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Hollywood Wake-Up Call: Where Are the Women in 2013 Summer Movies? (GRAPHS)

    As we've already observed, it's not a great summer for women in the movies. And now, Vulture's Amanda Dobbins has the graphs to prove it. The percentage of movies featuring one woman in a co-starring role, more than one woman in a co-starring role, and a woman in a starring role has noticeably gone ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    Paul Feig Talks His Love Of 'Girls,' 'Mad Men' & Why He Thinks 'Freaks & Geeks' Would Have A Better Shot On TV Today

    If writer/director Paul Feig had only been responsible for creating the cult hit "Freaks & Geeks" that would probably be enough to endear him to cinephiles forever. Loosely based on his experiences growing up as an outcast in suburban Michigan (and shepherded to the small screen by pal Judd Apatow),...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Box Office: 'The Heat' Burns 'White House Down'; 'Monsters University' Still Valedictorian

    In its second week, Pixar's "Monsters University" is still top of the class with $46.2 million and a running total of $171 million. Pixar should enjoy the top spot while it lasts. With Universal's "Despicable Me 2" and Disney's "The Lone Ranger" opening next weekend, 'Monsters' is bound to lose some...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Box Office Top 10: 'Monsters U' and 'The Heat' Beat Male Action Titles, $100-Million 'Now You See Me' Summer Sleeper

    Led by two movies not primarily targeted at the studios' preferred young male demo (16-25) for summer fare-- Disney/Pixar's "Monsters University" and the female buddy cop comedy "The Heat" (Twentieth Century Fox) -- the weekend box office top 10 totaled some $182 million, down $7 million from last y...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    'Monsters University' and 'The Heat' Battle for Top Spot at Lagging Summer Box Office

    The release calendar is crowded, and Friday's numbers show that the intense competition for the top films is not expanding the marketplace. The end result is not the box office bonanza many have been predicting. In fact, the total numbers for the top 10 yesterday fell just under 20% from the same Fr...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    This Weekend: Head to 'The Heat' and 'Laurence Anyways,' Skip Emmerich's Latest Disaster 'White House Down'

    This weekend, the movie to see is Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy "The Heat" starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, but you may want to skip Roland Emmerich's latest blow-em-up spectacle "White House Down."

    Read More »