Why Was Trainwreck So Much Better Than Spy?

I’ve seen two decent comedy films this summer. Melissa McCarthy’s Spy and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck were both fun, but the movie about a magazine editor with a substance-abuse problem was much better than the one about the assistant spy who’s forced to go out into the field. Why is that? »8/04/15 6:45pm8/04/15 6:45pm

Amy Schumer Calls for Better Background Checks After Trainwreck Shooting

New York Senator Chuck Schumer and his slightly better-known cousin Amy held a joint press conference Monday, calling for stronger background checks and better mental health funding as part of a plan to try to reduce the devastating number of mass shootings in the United States. A gunman killed two women and injured… »8/03/15 12:25pm8/03/15 12:25pm

Amy Schumer Responds to Open Letter About Trainwreck Shooting 

Nearly a week following the Lafayette, Louisiana theater shooting where two women were murdered during a screening of Trainwreck, Sarah Clements, the daughter of a Sandy Hook survivor, posted on open letter to Amy Schumer. In the letter, Clements calls on the actress to “demand change” and “Be a voice for our… »8/01/15 12:45pm8/01/15 12:45pm

Amy Schumer's Trainwreck Can't Help Falling In Love With Itself

A comedic godsend, at least in the eyes of those who worship her, Amy Schumer is a current cultural beacon, and in many ways, a void-filler. So it’s fitting that her first major film is a rom-com. The hardest-to-reinvent Romantic Comedy—two words that instantly yield lowered expectations—seems at once in need of… »7/17/15 11:35am7/17/15 11:35am

Amy Schumer Just Wants to Play Herself But Hollywood Won't Let Her, Yo

Amy Schumer is famous for her no-bullshit approach to comedy and, on Sunday, she brought her wit to Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars—where she talked about Hollywood's weird body image issues. It seems she wrote herself a movie called Trainwreck and then was encouraged to starve herself to play the lead part… »3/09/15 6:40pm3/09/15 6:40pm