Watch Melissa McCarthy In The First Trailer For Netflix Film ‘The Starling’

Could some awards be in Melissa McCarthy’s future? It’s possible. The extremely talented actress stars in the upcoming drama, The Starling.

In the film, McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd star as a married couple trying to rebuild their relationship after suffering a tragedy.

O’Dowd’s character heads to recovery, while Lily tries to heal in the real world, including getting attacked by a starling that has built a nest near the garden she’s trying to grow. She turns to a psychiatrist-turned-veterinarian with baggage all his own (Kline) for help.

Ted Melfi directed this flick, which was written by Matt Harris. This project was a hot one and inspired a heated auction between multiple studios and streamers. Eventually, Netflix came out on top for a reported $20 million.

The Starling will have its world premiere at next month’s Toronto Film Festival. It’ll then be released inside theaters on September 17 before hitting Netflix one week later on the 24th.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The Wonderful Duo Of Melissa McCarthy And Octavia Spencer In Trailer For ‘Thunder Force’

Netflix just dropped the first trailer for what looks like a ridiculously fun film titled Thunder Force, starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.

In the film, the two stars play best friends with newly acquired superpowers.

The trailer sees Lydia (McCarthy) reunite with her childhood best friend, Emily Stanton (Spencer), a successful scientist that has created technology that grants ordinary people superpowers. After being told not to touch anything, McCarthy accidentally takes the only formula for super strength, unwillingly creating the first real-life superhero team. 

When a new villain known as ‘The King’ (Bobby Cannavale) arrives in town, it’s up to the Thunder Force to step up and save Chicago from the wretches of evil

Sounds pretty damn entertaining, right? The superhero comedy was directed by Ben Falcone, who has worked with McCarthy several times before.

The film is expected to drop on the streaming giant on April 9, and you can bet it’s going to make a huge splash.

Check out the trailer below…

Julianne Moore Reveals She Was Fired From ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ And Replaced With Melissa McCarthy (VIDEO)

Yes, it’s true. Academy-award winning actress Julianne Moore was fired from a movie set recently.

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Moore was asked by a caller why she left the lead role in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Moore revealed she didn’t leave. She was fired by the original director of the movie. Apparently, the director didn’t like the direction Moore was taking the character and decided to fire her during preproduction.

Yeah, yeah, Nicole [Holofcener, the original director] fired me. So yeah, that’s the truth. I think she didn’t like what I was doing. I think that her idea of where the character was was different than where my idea of where the character was, and so she fired me.

As you all know, Melissa McCarthy replaced her in the lead role and her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. It was a pretty special moment for McCarthy, who was mostly known for her light, comedic roles.

Moore says she still hasn’t watch the movie ’cause it’s a bit painful still, “The only other time I was fired was when I was working at a yogurt stand when I was 15. So yeah, it felt bad,” she told the audience.

The good news for Moore is that she’s back on track in 2019. Her upcoming film ‘Gloria Bell’ is getting great reviews and currently has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The Hilarious NSFW Trailer For ‘Happytime Murders’ Starring Melissa McCarthy

Do you love Melissa McCarthy? Most likely. And do you also love puppets? Most likely not, but you should give them a chance in the upcoming raunchy comedy Happytime Murders.

Brian Henson (son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson) is back behind the camera for this movie, and it’s much different than his previous projects, which include The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island.

The Hollywood Reporter provides us with more details…

“Unlike Henson’s previous endeavors, Happytime Murders certainly isn’t kid-friendly — and the NSFW debut trailer proves that.

Melissa McCarthy plays the lead detective in a world where humans and puppets coexist. When the puppet castmembers of a beloved puppet TV show, The Happytime Gang, begin turning up dead, she’s forced to team up with a sex-crazed, alcoholic puppet.”

I don’t know about you, but that sounds interesting to me. This movie is obviously going to border on “too ridiculous” to be funny, but it might just pull it off.

Check out the trailer below. It’ll hit theaters August 17, 2018.

‘The Heat’ Screenwriter Reveals The Script Was Originally Written For Amy Poehler And Tina Fey

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In 2013, the buddy cop comedy film The Heat was released. It was a moderately successful film, it received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it was a huge success at the box office, grossing $230 million worldwide against a $43 million budget.

The movie will always have a special place in my heart because it marked the first time I started saving my ticket stubs. No one cares about that except me, so now I’m realizing it was a useless piece of information to include. I apologize.

Anyway, Katie Dippold wrote the script, and while she was discussing the new Ghostbusters film (which she co-wrote) she talked about how The Heat was originally written for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Dippold was writing for Parks & Recreation when she created the first draft of the script. At the time, she believed Poehler would play the foulmouthed police officer and Fey would play the more reserved FBI-agent.

After she sold the script for a reported six-figure total, she got the surprise of her life when her “dream director” Paul Feig agreed to jump on as the director. While discussing casting, Feig mentioned he wanted a lead project for Melissa McCarthy, and apparently McCarthy was wanting to do a movie with Sandra Bullock.

And that’s when Dippold took a step back and realized McCarthy and Bullock would be perfect, “If you read the first draft, every now and then something starts to feel more like Melissa.”

I’m sure the film would have been successful either way, but it probably wouldn’t have made as much money had it starred Poehler and Fey. If you want to compare apples to apple juice, 2015’s Sisters comedy film (starring Fey and Poehler) made just $105 million at the box office. Not bad, but it’s not $230 million.

Even The Stars Of The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Film Didn’t Like The First Trailer, Find Out What Melissa McCarthy Said Inside!

 

The internet has been hating on this all-female reboot of Ghostbusters since it was first announced by the studio. A majority of those people simply hated the idea because they’re afraid of women taking over the world. But there were some people who just didn’t like the idea of rebooting a classic. And then there was a small group of people who actually welcomed the idea.

Well, when the first trailer was released, all of those people came together to say, “This movie looks like sh-t,” and now it’s officially the most disliked trailer on YouTube with over 600,000 thumbs down votes.

And one of those thumbs might have been attached to Melissa McCarthy. She went on The John, Jay & Rich Show recently and revealed she thought the first trailer was extremely confusing.

“It’s a reboot not a remake. I know its weird that they say [in the trailer] ‘30 years ago’, but in this movie its like the first one didn’t happen. It’s a great story but it’s told totally differently. It’s four unlikely heroes, it’s in New York City, ghosts are taking over; it’s that same classic story but it’s not 30 years later … it’s not dependent on the first one.”

She also admitted that she brought up the issue to the studio, but she was ignored by everyone: “Believe me the question was asked. I think that it’s very confusing. But then everyone said we don’t care what you think.”

Looks like they should have listened to her. In any event, the film will hit theaters July 15, 2016. Will you be watching?

Movie Review: The Boss – McCarthy’s Range is Stifled into Clichéd roles and Contrived Endings

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I have to admit I didn’t have high hopes for The Boss. Melissa McCarthy seems to be getting progressively worse at choosing movie roles. She started out great with Spy, floundered with Tammy, and now, the worst one yet, The Boss, truly underestimates her potential.

This time, Mellissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, a woman who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. McCarthy is joined in The Boss by an all-star cast led by Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone (Tammy), the comedy is based on an original character created by McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Falcone.

Put bluntly, this isn’t a particularly good comedy. While the premise is interesting, if a bit overdone, it doesn’t pan out. The movie relies too heavy on sight gags and obvious jokes, missing the opportunity for a better, smarter comedy.

The bits are rehashed from other better movies. The Girl Scout fight, the mismatched buddy duo, the cold hearted business woman growing a heart, they’re all done to death tropes, warmed over for an audience who that laughing.

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It’s almost like McCarthy is holding herself back by letting her husband continue to write these movies for her. I’m sorry, but I don’t think his strengths lie in comedy. McCarthy is more than just sight gags and one liners. Unfortunately, her range is stifled into clichéd roles with contrived endings.

Melissa McCarthy carries the movie, that’s for sure. The only thing even remotely amusing about this is her. Even then, jokes that come on too strong and stay too long left this viewer not finding a chuckle worthy moment.

I wish we could see the McCarthy of Spy and Bridesmaids again, the one who didn’t rely on clichés but instead went for the unexpected joke. The one who surprised us by twisting the clichés, not leaning on them like crutches.

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This unfortunate film fell short of her talent and some of the problem might be her costars. While Kristen Bell plays well across from less dynamic personalities, in this role, she drowned. There was a secondary storyline involving her, but I really wasn’t invested enough to pay attention. She was nothing more than another inanimate object McCarthy bounced jokes off of.

Dinklage was another one that I just didn’t feel fit the role. How many times have we seen him play this character? I feel like in the past few movies I’ve seen him in, he’s always playing the button down business man who’s secretly shady. While he stands a bit better next to McCarthy than Bell does, even he’s overshadowed.

It’s a disappointing effort that’s slowly starting to turn me off all McCarthy films. It reminds me a bit of the demise of Chris Farley’s career, where he went from playing characters to clichés. As a result, not worth the watch.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

2 Stars

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It Is Finally Here, Watch The First Trailer For The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot!

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After months of teasing, the team behind the new Ghostbusters film has finally decided to give us our first real taste of the all-female reboot of the ’80s classic. The trailer just continues to display the incredible amount of fierceness we saw in the posters and teaser images leading up to this moment.

The trailer opens up with a lone piano playing, which honestly makes you feel a little nervous. I started looking over my shoulder during the first few seconds, but then Kristen Wiig gets slimed and that’s when the laughs start coming in.

That stuff went everywhere, by the way. In every crack. Very hard to wash off.” Wiig tells a shocked Melissa McCarthy, who looks absolutely amazing in this trailer.

And while Melissa, Kristen and Kate McKinnon get most of the laughs early on in the trailer, Leslie Jones comes on strong at the end. This trailer does a nice job of showing everyone’s talent.

Check out the madness below. The film is scheduled to hit theaters July 15. Don’t let the haters stop you from enjoying this one. It looks like a lot of fun.

 

Movie Review: Spy (2015) – McCarthy Is No Longer A Sidekick. She’s A Leading Lady In Her Own Right.

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There is something so refreshing about Melissa McCarthy and the characters she plays. She doesn’t rely on sex appeal, but she doesn’t stay in the background either. She’s not an object of pity. She’s just a funny lady with some great comedic timing. That’s why is decided to check out Spy.

In it, we meet Susan Cooper (McCarthy) a desk bound CIA agent who spends most of her time shut up in the agency’s basement, crushing on the debonair Bradley Fine (Jude Law). Then, when her unrequited crush is taken by the evil Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), Cooper is sent into the field to retrieve him. Once Boyanov and Cooper meet, that’s where the film really gets going. These two had some amazing chemistry that really made the film shine.

The movie is a bit similar to the first movie that rocketed McCarthy into the limelight, The Heat. This one is something more, because we don’t have to deal with Sandra Bullock’s nails on a chalkboard approach to comedy. There’s just something about Bullock that’s inherently unlikeable and I’ve always found her less than stellar in comedic performances.

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 Teaming McCarthy with Byrne was the best choice. These two have strong chemistry and work together well, neither overshadowing the other. Byrne’s snark and McCarthy’s clueless comebacks are worth a laugh every single time.

Of course, we see some character growth in this film. McCarthy’s character goes from wearing crochet tops and using “Jesus Christmas” as her favorite swear word, to wearing leather and swearing like a trucker.

One thing that confused me about this film. Why are there so many British people in the CIA? This includes one character the film could have done without, Nancy (Miranda Hart). She’s sent to be Susan’s sidekick, but really just manages to be incredibly irritating. The main characters are already the comedic relief in this story. There was no need to add more.

The ending ties up loose ends nicely, while leaving plenty of room for a sequel. They don’t kill off anyone important, so most of the characters will come back to play. While I was initially dreading them making more Heat movies, I have to say, I’d be happy to watch a sequel of Spy. There’s just something about McCarthy and America’s attitude towards her that’s grown in that time. McCarthy is no longer a sidekick. She’s a leading lady in her own right.

Though I do hope that she doesn’t get stuck playing one kind of character all the time. She has range and talent, and it would be a shame if she was turned into the chubby funny girl permanently. While I do enjoy a story about a bumbling cop, there’s only so many anyone can make without people getting sick of them.

Just ask Paul Blart.

Spy is an enjoyable effort that will keep audience members laughing. There’s the occasional spy movie cliché, but for the most part, the gags are gags that haven’t been done before. This is easily worth the watch and worth the sequel.
WE GAVE IT: 4 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

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All-Female Cast Revealed For The ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot, Find Out Which Funny Ladies Made The Cut!

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We have been talking about this all-female ‘Ghostbusters‘ reboot for months now. Trying to figure out who Paul Feig would choose to bring the Ghostbusters franchise back to life. Well, we are happy to report that the speculation has ended.

Director Paul Feig surprised us all yesterday when he revealed the huge casting news on his Twitter account. We now know that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon will star in the film.

We all know the first two names. Wiig and McCarthy’s names were attached to this project from the very start, but the casting of Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones did surprise some people. Kate McKinnon made news a few weeks ago for her brilliant Justin Bieber impression on SNL.

And Leslie Jones, who also stars on SNL, grabbed everyone’s attention in Chris Rock’s recent film Top Five.

Deadline is reporting that all the funny ladies listed above are still in negotiations, so there is still a chance we could see a last minute change; however, we find that highly unlikely. None of these ladies are going to ruin their chances of starring in a freaking Ghostbusters film! I’d star in the film for a chewed-up piece of gum and a package of M&M’s.

After announcing the casting news, Feig also announced the scheduled release date for the film.

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We can’t wait!

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