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The Boss
This Melissa McCarthy comedy is funny, but should be even funnier
"...Directed by: Ben Falcone. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Tyler Labine,..."

April 8, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tammy
Melissa McCarthy burns through a lot of goodwill in this limp, confused comedy cowritten with her husband, Ben Falcone.
"...Directed by: Ben Falcone. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Heat
In his follow-up to Bridesmaids, Paul Feig re-employs Melissa McCarthy and teams her with Sandra Bullock for a comedy about a mismatched law-enforcement duo.
"...Directed by: Paul Feig. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport and Michael..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Spy
The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody
"...Directed by: Paul Feig. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart,..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Happytime Murders
Puppet comedy crime caper is less Feebles, more just feeble
"...Directed by: Brian Henson. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks, Jimmy O...."

Aug. 24, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Spy Who Dumped Me
Kunis and McKinnon run to Europe, but forget to pack jokes
"...most recalls is Spy, Paul Feig’s 2015 comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, which betters The Spy Who Dumped Me not..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Life of the Party
Melissa McCarthy goes back to school
"...Directed by: Ben Falcone. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Molly Gordon,..."

May 11, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ghostbusters
Controversy aside, this reboot fails to hit the mark
"...Directed by: Paul Feig. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth,..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
True life forgery black comedy rings surprisingly true
"...Directed by: Marielle Heller. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Stephen Spinella, Jane..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Identity Thief
Melissa McCarthy is a comic storm system to Jason Bateman's straight man in this latest variation on the road trip from hell.
"...Directed by: Seth Gordon. Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez,..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

St. Vincent
Bill Murray plays a hard-hearted grouch who warms to his new neighbors – Melissa McCarthy and her young son.
"...Directed by: Theodore Melfi. Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard,..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bridesmaids
The "wedding industrial complex" is under siege in this funny new comedy written by Kristen Wiig.
"...Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jon Hamm. There's..."

May 13, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Nines
Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, and Hope Davis star in three discrete but thematically linked short films in this feature-film-directing debut from screenwriter John August.
"...Directed by: John August. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy and Hope Davis. The Nines is the feature-film-directing..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
"...action-comedy Spy, Paul Feig’s third film with lucky rabbit Melissa McCarthy, who’ll also star in his 2016 Ghostbusters redo...."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Buzzfeed's Anne Helen Petersen on the Rise of the Unruly Woman
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud author comes to BookPeople
"...AC: I thought that the more unexpected subjects like Melissa McCarthy and Kim Kardashian were really interesting because they..."

July 18, 2017 Arts Post by Rachel Rascoe

This Is 40
Growing old gracefully is not an option in Judd Apatow's world.
"...Robert Smigel, Annie Mumolo, Charlyne Yi, Chris O’Dowd and Melissa McCarthy...."

Dec. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave
New films star Melissa McCarthy, Frankie Muniz, Joel Edgerton
"...life crime dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Melissa McCarthy as notorious celebrity biography turned forger Leonore Carol..."

Aug. 21, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film: Spy Red Carpet
"...Melissa McCarthy..."

March 16, 2015 Photo Gallery

TIFF Files: Wrapping Things Up
Toronto in the rearview
"...who lives next door to a newly divorced mom (Melissa McCarthy) and her son (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). Everyone is..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Top 10 Most-Read Film Reviews of 2013
Hey, 'After Earth' lands on a list that isn't worst-of-year
"...“The Pulitzer Prize-winning Cormac McCarthy, at 80, has penned an unsettling anti-noir with surrealist..."

Jan. 4, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Film Critics Release 2018 Awards Nominee Lists
Roster includes new stunt and mo-cap categories
"...Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Best Actress Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Olivia Colman, The..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Josh Kupecki’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Kathryn Hahn (Private Life); Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?); Olivia Colman, Emma..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Beale Street Could Talk); Regina Hall (Support the Girls); Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Best Director..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2018
"...A compact drama about re-invention starring tag-team performances by Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. 4) Leave No Trace..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Steve Davis

Austin Film Festival Gets a Vox Lux
New Natalie Portman movie announced for opening night
"...Ever Forgive Me?, a seeming return to form for Melissa McCarthy...."

Oct. 3, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gary Hart Biopic The Front Runner to Close Austin Film Festival
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest
"...After a first wave that included new films starring Melissa McCarthy, Tessa Thompson, and Fankie Muniz, the big news..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Small Town Crime Is a Nasty Bit of Noir
The Nelms brothers and John Hawkes team up for trouble
"...accepted the job. In the cast were Allison Janney, Melissa McCarthy, and "Octavia Spencer, struggling actress."..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More
Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal fight for their Life
"...starring Charlize Theron. Following the lead of Salt (and, Melissa McCarthy’s Spy), the MI6 thriller goes some way to..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Dougie Gerrard

Moontower 5: More Comics Announced
David Cross, Leslie Jones, and Colin Jost join the fest fun
"...future Ghostbuster (she's in the Paul Feig reboot with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon), she'll express it..."

Jan. 21, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

ATX Television Fest: Gilmore Girls Reunion
The inhabitants of Stars Hollow converge on Austin
"...The only two notable absences from the evening were Melissa McCarthy (Sookie), who was busy promoting her new movie,..."

June 7, 2015 Screens Post by James Renovitch

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