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Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters—and Chris Hemsworth is going to pick up the phone. That’s right, a dude is playing the receptionist in the all-female reboot of the classic film. Director Paul Feig tweeted a picture of Thor himself with the caption "Our receptionist." This movie is smashing gender roles and paranormal crime. Does it get any better than this? Methinks not. The new, spirit-catchin’ team is comprised of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon, and this stellar cast of funny ladies has us already loving this movie. Read More
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, superbabe Melissa McCarthy explains how she engaged with a critic at the Toronto Film Festival who told her she “really looked bad” in her most recent film. She responded kindly and wisely, causing the critic to step back and reconsider. “I just think we tear down women in this country for all these superficial reasons,” McCarthy says. “And women are so great, and so strong.” Check out the whole video:   Image via thehollywoodmag. Read More
No April Fools about it: We just love this badass lady (and who needs another James Bond movie when you've got MM on the horizon?). Read More
Be still our beating BUSTie hearts: Could it finally be happening?! A Ghostbusters remake that puts ladies at its goo-fighting center? We are sincerely tickled—especially since now the potential lineup has been released and it includes none other than Wiig, McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. You know we will be Fandango'ing this as soon as humanly possibly. The film is set to release in July of 2016 (nope, not sure we can wait that long either, but patience is a virtue and also sometimes a necessity). One thing we're pretty curious about though ... Read More
Don’t see St. Vincent for its complex characters. Though the cast is promising (Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd and Bill Murray, to name a few), the movie is altogether disappointing. There are definitely no strong female characters to speak of, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the overwhelming lack of any multi-dimensional character, regardless of gender. I do recognize and applaud the fact, however, that the actors do the best with what they’re given, though it’s obvious that they are capable of much more. Read More

Movie Review: Tammy

BY Emily Rems in Movies

Co-written by Hollywood power couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, directed by Falcone, and starring McCarthy as the titular Tammy, this rowdy road-trip flick is everything female fans hoped it would be. Most scenes pass the “Bechdel Test” with flying colors (meaning they involve at least two women talking to each other about something other than men). The script maximizes McCarthy’s supernatural physical comedy abilities while minimizing the kind of lame fat jokes that have plagued her in less shrewdly scripted projects. Read More
  Melissa McCarthy is my spirit animal. She, and a host of other brilliant, badass ladies are slowly conquering the male-dominated mountain that is modern comedy, and for that I am eternally grateful. Her growing resume speaks for itself, from hosting Saturday Night Live three times to her hilarious performances in blockbusters like The Heat and her upcoming film Tammy (opening July 2nd). She has asserted herself as a comedy powerhouse and rightfully so; however, she must still deal with a sort of media backlash that few other leading ladies have to deal with on the reg. Read More
Oh, the Supporting Actress -- country of the comic relief, the villainess, the quirky-girl-with-the-great-personality. It is her grand, historic duty to prop up the neuroses of the Ingenue/Main Homme, or attempt to thwart his or her designs. The supporting actress can have anywhere between eight minutes' screen-time (as did Dame Judi Dench, in her award-winning portrayal of the Queen in 1998's Shakespeare and Love) to several hours' worth of helpful nods. She's weird. She's funny. She's much more like your friends than that fussy main character. Read More
One of our favorite bridesmaids (and plus-sized clothing line designers!), Melissa McCarthy, has announced that she and her husband, Ben Falcone, will be directing a new movie, Tammy. It’s clear that the couple has no time to waste, as they recently began a production company called On the Day, with three films in the works already. Not only will McCarthy and Falcone direct the film, but they also wrote the script together. Tammy will star McCarthy as a woman who decides to take a road trip with her grandma after she gets fired and discovers that her husband is cheating on her. Read More
Last week, Entertainment Weekly released a comedy-centric issue, and used Melissa McCarthy as their cover girl with the headline "The New Queen of Comedy."McCarthy's coronation isn't all that surprising to her adoring fans, given the comedienne's Emmy-winning performance in Mike & Molly, as well as her part in Bridesmaids's box office success.  However, we can't deny the true and unexpected significance of McCarthy's new recognition, and what it all means in the grander scheme of things for women in comedy. Read More
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