Posts Tagged ‘Melissa McCarthy’
 

 

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 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 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 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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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 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
 

 
 

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