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    An Open Letter Of Apology To Melissa McCarthy

    In a sincere My Bad, Box Office Insider delivers a written apology to actress Melissa McCarthy over the beating it gave the opening weekend grosses on "Tammy".

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    Let's Not Put an Obit on Melissa McCarthy's Career Post-'Tammy'

    Why is the entertainment press so quick to write off this singular star?

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    Career Watch: Superhot Melissa McCarthy Needs to Improve on 'Tammy'

    Plenty of people – especially those dismayed by the continued dearth of women who occupy Hollywood power seats – want Melissa McCarthy to continue to prove herself to be the female equal of such bankable male laugh-getters as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell both onscreen and behind the s...

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Holiday Box Office Suffers Worst Drop of the Year

    This fourth of July weekend, the box office, led yet again by Michael Bay's latest "Transformers," suffered a serious collapse. The Top Ten grossed $113 million. That is $107 million less than last year (when the 4th fell on a Thursday). It's worse than that -- no June or July weekend has grossed th...

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    Screen Talk 4: from Sublime Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' to McCarthy's Ridiculous 'Tammy'

    In our fourth Screen Talk podcast, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate the (dubious) merits of Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy"--is it a bad studio movie or a bad indie movie?--and admire the virtues of Steve James' end-of-life documentary about critic Roger Ebert, "Life Itself."

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    Six Reasons to See Tammy This Weekend

    McCarthy is pushing the envelope for funny women everywhere.

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    July 2014 Film Preview

    July is all about "Tammy" and "Lucy" and "Gabrielle."

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'St. Vincent' Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy & Chris O'Dowd

    In 1998, Bill Murray came bursting back to everyone's attention in "Rushmore," and it's easy to forget that at the time, his most recent previous credits included "Wild Things" and "Space Jam." But Wes Anderson's film showed he had a lot more to offer as an actor. And from there, a new era in his ca...

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    Review and Roundup: Why Melissa McCarthy Vehicle 'Tammy' Never Takes Off

    Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' may look like a comedy from its trailers, but it turns out it's actually a whole different ball game.

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    Review: 'Tammy' Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon And Mark Duplass

    The marketing campaign for "Tammy," the new Melissa McCarthy comedy, has always been somewhat baffling. Instead of a straight-up teaser, Warner Bros chose to release a snippet of a single scene, where McCarthy's titular character was robbing a greasy fast food restaurant. It was funny enough, but it...

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