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Melissa McCarthy's New Movie 'Tammy' Is Getting Mediocre Reviews at Best

Melissa McCarthy's latest film Tammy hits theaters today, and so far critics are feeling pretty meh about the film the comedian wrote, produced, and starred in with her husband Ben Falcone onboard as co-writer and director. McCarthy has been on a steady rise to mainstream fame since her breakout role in 2011's Bridesmaids, so the critical reception to Tammy — which ranges from drab to mildly entertained — is a bit of a letdown considering all the hype around the idea of McCarthy writing and starring in her own movie. Most critics seem to agree on three things: McCarthy gives a solid but sometimes confusing performance, Susan Sarandon [...]

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Here's the Full Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's New Movie, 'Tammy'

This is the second trailer for Melissa McCarthy's new movie, Tammy, and the first real glimpse of it we've seen besides a short teaser released earlier this year. Set to come out on 4th of July weekend, Tammy has all the trappings of a 4th of July movie: fireworks, jet skis, and a fast food restaurant robbery.

Jimmy Fallon Is a Better Liar Than Melissa McCarthy

This week's SNL host Melissa McCarthy dropped by Late Night to play "Box of Lies" with Jimmy Fallon, a game with a very long list of instructions that pays off with the face McCarthy makes as she tries to convince Fallon that a bag of joints is actually a Dixie cup dispenser.

Sandra Bullock Doesn't Want to Make a Sequel to 'The Heat'

It looks like a sequel to Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's hit buddy cop comedy The Heat may not be happening. Bullock tells EW:

I know they say never say never, but right now, I can’t imagine it. I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had. If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I’m not there.

The first movie is a big hit, having grossed $130 million so far, but Bullock referenced past sequels she's done like Miss Congeniality [...]

Here's the Trailer for 'St. Vincent', Bill Murray's First Starring Role in Years

Bill Murray hasn't played the lead role in a movie since 2012's Hyde Park on Hudson (and since 2005's Broken Flowers before that), so it's a rarity to see a movie come along where he's the central character. His next film is St. Vincent, which just dropped its trailer today, and stars Murray as a degenerate guy who takes a well-intentioned neighbor kid under his wing. The supporting cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, Scott Adsit, and Nate Corddry, and the movie hits theaters October 24th.

The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and videos.

Season 39 of SNL certainly hasn't been the most popular among viewers, with its first half bogged down with criticism over the lack of diversity in the cast, and its second half attacked (often unfairly) for uneven writing under new head writer Colin Jost. Even though the show hired Sasheer Zamata (along with two black female writers), and the script [...]

The First Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Is Here

Here's the first trailer for Tammy, Melissa McCarthy's newest film costarring Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette, Mark Duplass, and Sandra Oh. Go figure this trailer would be released the one week in 2014 when wearing a brown paper bag as a mask is not only popular but a deep artistic statement. Tammy doesn't hit theaters until July 4th, but in the meantime you've got a good 30 seconds of Melissa McCarthy dancing to "Gangsta's Paradise" in a parking lot wearing Crocs to play over and over.

Melissa McCarthy and Kenan Thompson Sing About Dragons in These 'SNL' Promos

Melissa McCarthy returns to SNL for a third time this weekend, and she paired up with Kenan to fill four minutes worth of references to Sunday's Live Ball War: The Game, Imagine Dragons-inspired songs, and Olympic torch-lighting. McCarthy has proven herself a dependably hilarious SNL host, and these promos do nothing to lighten that certainty.

Scott Adsit Joins Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in 'St. Vincent de Van Nuys'

30 Rock star Scott Adsit has landed an exciting new job. THR reports that Adsit has joined the cast of St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a coming of age comedy-drama that also stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Ted Melfi, St. Vincent stars Murray as a cranky misanthrope who mentors a 12-year-old neighbor boy whose mother (McCarthy) makes the mistake of leaving him in Murray's care. Adsit plays McCarthy's ex-husband who is disconnected with his son due to their divorce. Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, and Terrence Howard are also playing supporting roles.

See below for writer/director Ted Melfi telling a fun [...]

Melissa McCarthy Shares Details on Her Upcoming Movies 'Michelle Darnell' and 'Just Do It'

Variety has a cover story on Melissa McCarthy and her husband/frequent collaborator Ben Falcone, that has some new info on some of the pair's upcoming projects.

McCarthy will be starring in Michelle Darnell, a comedy that was announced last year but has kept its plot under wraps until now. The movie, based on a character she created at LA's Groundlings Theater, was co-written by McCarthy, Falcone, and Groundlings' Steve Mallory and will be directed by Falcone, who helmed McCarthy's upcoming movie Tammy.

Michelle Darnell follows "a self-help inspiration speaker (a la Suze Orman or Oprah) who goes to jail for insider trading, and struggles to reinvent herself as America’s new [...]

Is 'Saturday Night Live' Becoming 'Saturday Night Pretaped'?

Last year, in his third time hosting SNL, Zach Galifianakis gave us a wonderful sketch called "Darrell's House." The sketch came in two parts. The first part was an odd piece that aired live early in the episode, with Galifianakis playing a public access TV show host who barked at an off-screen director to make various specific edits in post: remove a fight with his wife, insert a shot of a laughing crowd at the Apollo, etc. But it was the second part that was the true marvel. At the end of the night, SNL aired a recut version of the sketch with exactly all of the edits Galifianakis [...]

'SNL' Review: Melissa McCarthy and a Farewell to Seth Meyers

Some episodes of SNL are bigger than the host. For example, this season's premiere spotlighted the show's record six new cast members, while host Tina Fey shone in serviceable roles, like her pep talk to Cecily Strong in the latter's first time co-hosting Weekend Update. Similarly, last season's finale focused less on Ben Affleck's career comeback than it did on saying goodbye to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen (and Jason Sudeikis, though his departure hadn't been officially announced at that point). It's an awkward position for the host to find him or herself in, because not only do they feel the pressure to satisfy viewers tuning in to [...]

Melissa McCarthy to Star in Paul Feig's Spy Comedy 'Susan Cooper'

Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig are making another movie together. The Wrap reports that McCarthy, who previously worked with Feig on summer blockbusters Bridesmaids and The Heat, is in talks to star in his new spy comedy Susan Cooper. Feig will direct and produce the film, which is based on a script he wrote unlike his previous two movies. Rather than being a wacky spoof like Austin Powers or Get Smart, Susan Cooper is a realistic comedy set in the world of spies that was inspired by Casino Royale, the 2006 James Bond reboot. The movie has one other lead character in addition to McCarthy's and is [...]