Posts Tagged ‘Melissa McCarthy’
Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham make like suave secret agents in Spy.

With My Little Eye

At last, Spy is the Melissa McCarthy vehicle we’ve been waiting for.
Kristian Lin
  Okay, that’s more like it. That thought kept running through my head while I was watching Spy. You see, Melissa McCarthy’s post-Bridesmaids career as a leading lady has not been a story of untrammeled success. She ke...

Bill Murray relaxes while Jaeden Lieberher mows his lawn in St. Vincent.

Household Saint

A strong cast rescues St. Vincent from sentimental martyrdom.
Really, St. Vincent isn’t anything new. This working-class dramedy is a modestly budgeted independent film, but it’s the same sort of sentimental tripe that Hollywood would have made into something intolerable 20 years ago....

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon play a very reckless car game in Tammy.

What Makes Tammy Run?

Thoughts on Melissa McCarthy’s ongoing place in Hollywood.
I’m starting to worry about Melissa McCarthy. Her uproarious performance in Bridesmaids won her an Oscar nomination and vaulted her onto the A-list, but the characters she plays now are all more or less like the one she playe...

The Best Supporting Actors of 2011′s Movies

Kristian Lin
The list of best lead performances of 2011 is forthcoming. In the meantime, without further ado… Albert Brooks It’s hard to discuss his performance in Drive without giving too much away, but there’s no wonder why even...