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    '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...

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    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."

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    8 Things We Learned About 'Freaks and Geeks' Creator Turned Film Director Paul Feig's Career in Comedy

    Paul Feig seems to have occupied every corner of the television and filmmaking process, from performing stand-up in Detroit clubs at age 15 to taking a role on "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" ("Acting is hard, but not when you're playing Eugene Pool") to helming episodes of some of the best shows on the...

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    Review: 'The Heat' Starring Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock

    It isn’t maybe halfway through “The Heat” when you realize its purpose for existing isn’t for the freshest reasons. Paul Feig’s new cop comedy, a spiritual follow-up to his brassy “Bridesmaids,” seems heavily indebted to pretty much every cop comedy you’ve ever seen, Feig dutifully playing the hits ...

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    Bringing 'The Heat': 10 Good, 5 Bad And 5 Weird Buddy Cop Comedies

    Given the immense unknowable diversity of the thriving planet on which we live, statistics state that there must exist somewhere a human adult person, maybe an abandoned jungle orphan who was raised by wolves, who has never experienced a buddy cop film. Haha, just kidding, that’s absolutely impossib...

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    Watch: 3 Clips From 'The Heat'; Paul Feig Working On James Bond-Esque Spy Comedy 'Susan Cooper'

    When director Paul Feig isn’t breaking fans’ hearts by shooting down rumors of a “Freaks and Geeks” movie, he’s working behind the camera; his latest film, “The Heat,” comes out next Friday. With that, let’s discuss Feig’s possible next project, and look at a few clips from his upcoming film.

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    'The Heat' Soundtrack Features LCD Soundsystem, Santigold, Azealia Banks, Kimbra & More

    It's actually been a little while since we've had a good comedy at the multiplex (sorry "The Hangover Part III"), but Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are hoping to provide some laughs in a few weeks with "The Heat." The concept is simple and promising: the pair play mismatched Boston cops, and h...

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    Summer Movie Photos: 'Before Midnight,' 'The Heat,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Bling Ring' & More

    They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 28,000 (not really) courtesy of stills from movies that run the gamut from highly anticipated sequels to smaller indie fare. Head on down below and get yr eyeballs ready.

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    Sequels Already In The Works For 'The Heat' & 'Ride Along'

    Earlier today some more details emerged on the sequel to “21 Jump Street,” a film that has taken the slow and steady approach to getting in front of cameras. Production now looks likely to be underway on “21 Jump Street 2” at least 18 months after the first film hit theaters, and that’s a gap that a...

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    Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy to Offer Solidarity with Early Screening of Cop Comedy 'The Heat' for Boston Police

    In the wake of last week's series of tragedies in Boston -- the twin bombings that killed three people at the Boston Marathon, and the subsequent manhunt that lead to the death of an MIT police officer -- director Paul Feig has arranged for his upcoming summer comedy "The Heat" to screen for Boston ...

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