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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 [...]

Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis Get into More Trouble in the 'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer

Here's the first trailer for the sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses featuring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx back as Motherfucker Jones, with Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz joining the sequel as the main trio's new set of enemies. The film hits theaters on November 26th.

Zach Galifianakis-Kristen Wiig Bank Heist Comedy Adds Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon to the Cast

The cast for Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig's next movie keeps growing more and more impressive. Deadline reports that Ken Marino and SNL's Kate McKinnon have also joined the cast of the untitled heist comedy, previously known as Loomis Fargo, that also stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. SNL writer Leslie Jones, who appeared on-camera for a much-talked-about Weekend Update piece this season, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Nebraska's Devin Ratray, and iO Chicago performer Ross Kimball have also been added to the cast.

Lorne Michaels is producing and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the movie, which is based on a true story and [...]

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Are Sad Siblings in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig's new dramatic film and Sundance hit The Skeleton Twins, in which the SNL alums and former Adventureland costars play a depressed brother and sister who reunite after ten years of not speaking to each other. The film opens in theaters on September 19th, which should be plenty of time to get used to the idea of Karina and Devin from "The Californians" as much respected dramatic actors.

Did North Korea Launch Three Missiles Because of Seth Rogen?

Yesterday, North Korea said that the upcoming Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview, in which the two plan to secretly assassinate Kim Jung-Un, was an "act of war." Just a bunch of bluster from a famously blustery country, right? Uh, well… North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, a day after it warned of retaliation against the release of an American comedy film involving a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un.

That's from the New York Times. The missiles were a test, and landed somewhere in the water between North Korea and Japan. It's not clear what type of missiles they were just [...]

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Return with a New Season of 'On Cinema'

Here's the season five premiere of Adult Swim's On Cinema at the Cinema, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington's insightful movie review web series. In this installment, they catch up on a bunch of summer movies and spend most of the time talking about Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000.

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.

Sony Exec Assures That the 'Community' Movie Is Definitely Happening

The good news isn't yet over for Community fans. Now that the show's sixth season has been secured thanks to Yahoo, THR spoke with Sony Pictures Television exec Zach Van Amburg about the Hulu and Yahoo talks, Dan Harmon's role in the process ("front and center"), and most importantly, the show's future following the upcoming season. Here's what Van Amburg had to say when pressed about a possible seventh season:

I don't know, let's see how our movie does! Isn't that our plan? There's no way we're not making the movie now! I think once we make the movie, let's look up and decide how much more [...]

'They Came Together': Beating a Dead Horse with Efficiency and Spite

Made by smart, talented comedy people and starring smart, talented comedy people, They Came Together is a dumb movie. It's built on dumb ideas and executed as dumbly as possible, and that's the point. Slickly directly by David Wain and starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, They Came Together is a self-assuredly dumb parody of the romantic comedy, intent on skewering the genre's worst instincts mainly by reproducing them in a biting tone dripping with mockery. To be clear, this movie doesn't give romcoms a good-natured roasting — it's straight up mean. Nearly every scene features a clever riff on the familiar beats of a romcom formula, and even when Wain's absurdist sensibility closest [...]

David Wain and His Parodies of Exuberance

There are many ways to go about parodying a form, however from Mel Brooks’ smug send-ups to Nathan Fielder’s biting critique of the types of non-fiction programming available on modern TV, most of these attempts hardly come from a place of love. With Brooks and his ilk such as the Zucker/Abraham team, nothing is treated as too sacred to be made a mockery of with a oft-insensitive joke. Fielder is so mean-spirited in his treatment of the laymen he claims to attempt to be helping that my tricks-averse girlfriend cringed her way through one episode of Nathan For You with me before shooting me a look of severe disapproval and [...]

Tina Fey Is Not Making a 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel (UPDATE)

There's a sequel to Hocus Pocus in the works, and it's coming from an unlikely source: Tina Fey. The Tracking Board reports that Fey is producing an untitled Hocus Pocus sequel via her production company Little Stranger. There are currently no stars attached to the film, but it's written for two female leads and one of them could hypothetically end up being Tina Fey if she's interested. The original movie, a horror comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as three witches/sisters tormenting modern day Salem Massachusetts, wasn't a big hit when it was released in 1993 but it went on to become very popular on home video and [...]

Writer/Director Paul Mazursky Dies at 84

Writer/director Paul Mazursky passed away yesterday from a pulmonary embolism yesterday at LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The LA Times reports. Mazursky, who was nominated for five Oscars over the course of his five-decade-long career, wrote and/or directed (usually doing both) 17 movies. His most widely-known features include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Harry and Tonto, and An Unmarried Woman, all of which blended comedy and drama to create movies with realistic, grounded characters that explored real life problems with plenty of humor and heart.

Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in an FBI Wedding Comedy

Jason Bateman has signed on to direct his third feature film following Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang costarring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. According to Deadline, Bateman will star and direct the currently untitled FBI/wedding-themed comedy originally written by David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives, Boardwalk Empire) and Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) with The Pest's David Bar Katz tapped to rewrite the script. While there are no further details on the film's plot, this news follows Bateman's other recently announced projects, including a Horrible Bosses sequel and comedy-drama with Tina Fey This Is Where I Leave You due out September 19th.

Aubrey Plaza Is a Sassy Zombie Teen in the 'Life After Beth' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Life After Beth, a teen zombie comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and written and directed by I Heart Huckabees co-writer Jeff Baena. It looks like a fun and fresh take on a what's become a relatively overdone genre. It also stars Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick and it's out on August 15th.