Posts Tagged ‘Melissa McCarthy’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “This Is 40”

  THIS IS 40 – Watch It At Home – Judd Apatow’s Midlife Crisis Comedy-Drama is Both Ambitious and Bland As Judd Apatow has matured as a filmmaker, he’s staked out a piece of territory that’s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Identity Thief”

  IDENTITY THIEF:  Watch It At Home – Star Power Makes This Rote Comedy Look Better Than It Is IDENTITY THIEF is basically a string of contrivances, which makes it not all that different from most big-studio comedie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Melissa McCarthy

  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE usually benefits from having a host with the confident comic talent that Melissa McCarthy brings to the table, but even with a 3-week hiatus in its pocket, the writing staff came up with little that w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Heat”

  THE HEAT:  Watch It At Home – A Functional Vehicle for Two Strong Stars Let’s face it:  it doesn’t really matter what THE HEAT is about.  A streetwise Boston cop, a straight-laced FBI agent, some cri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

TUESDAY NIGHT BOX OFFICE: “Tammy” Has Solid $1.3M Start

  Melissa McCarthy’s star vehicle TAMMY (Warners) may not be winning any critical plaudits (it’s at 19% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), but that’s not keeping her fans away, at least in the short term.  Ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Tammy”

  TAMMY:  Not Even For Free – Melissa McCarthy Fumbles Her Industry Clout When a star earns hundreds of millions of dollars for Hollywood, it can show its appreciation by handing over the creative reins to the star ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto 2014 Review: “St. Vincent”

  ST. VINCENT (Weinstein) – Opens October 24 – Worth A Ticket Bill Murray has perfected the persona of the grouchy, reluctant hero.  The image has even attached itself to him professionally:  although he̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “A Star Is Born” & “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

  A STAR IS BORN (Warners – October 5):  Bradley Cooper, making his directing debut, decided to do the equivalent of a first-time weightlifter starting out with a 400-pound barbell.  It isn’t just that A Star...
by Mitch Salem