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

McCarthy and Bullock in ‘The Heat’ and 9 Other Female Duos on Film

“The Heat,” the new buddy cop comedy, directed by “Bridesmaids” helmer Paul Feig, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as a pair of mismatched crime solvers, has been generating a lot of, well, heat. From speculation about whether it will live up to Feig’s last outing to recent controversy surrounding what… » 6/26/13 10:00pm 6/26/13 10:00pm

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