| May 6, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Melissa McCarthy is on the loose and up to no good in the new trailer for "Tammy," her upcoming comedy about a woman who experiences a particularly awful day and then hits the road with her hard-drinking grandmother, played by Susan Sarandon.
| May 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Ten-hut! Rebel Wilson is headed to boot camp.
The "Pitch Perfect" comedian is set to star in a remake of the 1980 comedy "Private Benjamin" for New Line, according to a Tracking Board report.
The original movie starred Goldie Hawn as a spoiled...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Comic veteran Seth Rogen and tabloid mainstay Zac Efron received top billing and prime poster placement for "Neighbors," the parents-versus-party-animals comedy that won the weekend box office with a surprisingly strong $51-million debut. But amid all the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough."
Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The Fourth of July weekend brings no new big-budget blockbusters, leaving room for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to continue its box-office dominance. But there should still be room for comic star Melissa McCarthy to deliver another hit.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone.
I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you.
As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The ensemble romantic comedy "Think Like a Man" was one of 2012's surprise hits, taking in $91 million at the box office and giving a boost to red-hot comic actor Kevin Hart. Naturally, the sequel "Think Like a Man Too" ups the ante by taking the battle-...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to take the summer off.
The Skinny: I'm four episodes into "Orange is the New Black" and enjoying it. You can tell how strong a show is if they can do an entire episode without the lead character. And that's...