Melissa McCarthy Gamely Tries Some Espionage in This Spy Trailer

At long last, we get a peek at Paul Feig's Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy as an unlikely (and possibly unqualified?) James Bond. On the basis of this new red-band trailer, I continue to nurse the hope that it will combine the charm of Bridesmaids with zany Archer-like shenanigans. » 1/13/15 6:00pm 1/13/15 6:00pm

Bridesmaids Director Pitched a Wonder Woman Comedy to Warner Bros

Another day, another highly hypothetical speculation about the potential of a Wonder Woman movie to burst out of the miasma of patriarchy and enact righteous justice upon the box office. This one is a bit unconventional, though: in recent interview with IGN, Paul Feig — who notably directed both Bridesmaids and The » 10/13/13 12:30pm 10/13/13 12:30pm

The Movie In Which Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy Fall in Love Is Dead

We say this so much it's almost getting boring, but here we go again: Paul Feig is awesome. In an interview with Grantland, he talks about how teen couples making out are yucky, passing the Bechdel test, and the fate of the film in which Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy would play romantic interests. » 7/01/13 6:45pm 7/01/13 6:45pm

The Heat Set Fire to a Whole Pile of Moviegoing Money This Weekend

Despite Wall Street Journal movie whisperer Joe Morgenstern fretting that too many big-budget comedies seem to be exploiting the extremely talented Melissa McCarthy, and that, as a result, McCarthy-starring movies may soon be subject to the law of diminishing returns , that time is not yet nigh because everyone a) who… » 6/30/13 6:00pm 6/30/13 6:00pm

As Far As Summer Movies Go You Cannot Beat The Heat

The opening credits of The Heat — the buddy cop flick starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, written by Kate Dippold and directed by Paul Feig that's out today — have an old-school Blaxsplotation vibe to them: A funk song plays over shots of the gritty city. And the movie itself feels slightly like it's from… » 6/28/13 4:20pm 6/28/13 4:20pm

Don't Worry, Dudes: The Heat Is a 'Gender Neutral' Movie

As usual, there are quite a few dude-centric flicks coming this summer — from Iron Man to Man of Steel to This Is The End, Lone Ranger and Wolverine. (Not to mention The Internship, World War Z, White House Down, Pacific Rim, Grown-Ups 2, 2 Guns.) And although two women — Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy — star in… » 6/10/13 6:00pm 6/10/13 6:00pm

Paul Feig Wrote a Hilarious Argument on Why Men Aren't Funny

For the True Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Issue, writer/director Paul Feig took the age old, tired argument that women aren't funny and turned it on its head by positing that maybe it's men who are the not-so-hilarious ones after all. Of course, the charm and wit of the piece prove his own argument wrong, but, hey,… » 5/03/13 4:00pm 5/03/13 4:00pm

Chris Brown Totaled His Car En Route to Charity Appearance With Little…

Yesterday afternoon Chris Brown wrecked his Porsche after being chased down by the rabid paparazzi on the way to a charity event, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Brown's PR rep (#2 most thankless job after "professional human shit shoveler") explained how it happened: » 2/10/13 11:30am 2/10/13 11:30am

Why Splurge on a Hotel When You Can Stay with a Famous Person Instead?

Comedian and filmmaker Mark Malkoff was recently visiting Los Angeles and didn't want to spend a lot of money on hotel rooms. Rather than hitting up the usual couch-surfing networks, he took to writing celebrities through Facebook, emails and the good ol' fashioned post office. Thirteen of them offered him a place… » 1/26/12 7:10pm 1/26/12 7:10pm