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Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the latest collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street, which is based upon the memoirs of Jordan Belfort and centres on the stockbroker's rise and fall in the New York financial world, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.
The fifth pairing between Scorsese and DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street has been adapted by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) and also stars Matthew McConaughey (Mud), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Jonah Hill (This Is the End), Kyle Chandler (Argo), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Jon Favreau (Identity Thief). Check out the first trailer here:
The Wolf of Wall Street is set for a North American release on November 15th and will open in the UK on January 17th 2014. »
- Flickering Myth
It's been three months since a film critic lashed out against Melissa McCarthy, infamously describing the hilarious star as "a female hippo" (among other insults), and Melissa has finally spoken out.
In an interview with The New York Times, the actress -- whose new movie, "The Heat," hits theaters on June 28 - said her initial reaction to the hateful comments was "Really?" followed by, "Why would someone Ok that?"
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We report all the time on crazy ways that movie studios and other companies conspire to get you to pay extra money. There was the guy who paid $500 to see Identity Thief in the comfort of his own home. There was the aborted scheme to ask people to pay $60 to see Tower Heist on VOD just three weeks after its theatrical release. And of course, there's always the option to shell out $2 million to build an IMAX theater in your own home. But what's much harder is finding ways to get people to pay more to see movies in theater, beyond the usual 3D and IMAX surcharges. That's where Paramount is stepping up to the plate for the release of this month's World War Z. Over at Fandango you have the option to buy a $50 "Mega Ticket"-- but only for theaters in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San »
New York Observer critic Rex Reed made headlines a few weeks back when reviewing Melissa McCarthy's movie, Identity Thief. He described her as "tractor-sized," and the Mike and Molly star has remained silent on the insult until now, speaking to the New York Times. Reed's extended on McCarthy reads: "a gimmick comedian who has devoted [...]
Mike and Molly's Melissa McCarthy Responds to "Tractor-Sized" Insult »
What does Melissa McCarthy have to say about being called a “female hippo” in a film review? Are Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz going to have a lesbian love scene in their new film? Why didn’t Superman have red underpants on his suit in Man of Steel?
Demi Moore is reportedly getting revenge on Ashton Kutcher by showing people photos of his super small penis. Adding more fuel to the “Ashton Kutcher has a small penis” fire is the fact that Brittany Murphy suggested he did on a talk show back in the day. [Celebitchy] Melissa McCarthy is finally talking about Rex Reed‘s scathing review of her last film, Identity Thief, in which he called her a “female hippo.” McCarthy says that she’s in a place right now where it doesn’t hurt her feelings, but that she worries about “all those younger girls, that are not »
- Meghan O'Keefe
In early February, New York Observer film critic Rex Reed made waves for his rather repugnant review of "Identity Thief," in which he referred to star Melissa McCarthy as "cacophonous" and "tractor-sized." It was a remarkably cruel and out-of-bounds piece of writing; one McCarthy graciously chose to ignore. Until now.
During an interview with the New York Times to promote her upcoming buddy comedy "The Heat," co-staring Sandra Bullock, McCarthy finally broke her silence on the matter. She tells the publication that her initial reaction had been "Really?" before becoming, "Why would someone O.K. that?"
Without mentioning Reed's name, McCarthy says, "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really and spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing songs. »
While looking forward to the June 28 release of "The Heat," her new comedy with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy is also looking back at a controversy that caused its own heat back in February. "Really? Why would someone Ok that?" McCarthy told the New York Times of her first reaction after reading the review. This is the first time the actress is speaking about the review in public. Written by The New York Observer's Rex Reed on her last movie, "Identity Thief," the review attracted much ire for the author's references to »
- Jethro Nededog
Melissa McCarthy has spoken about the recent criticism she received from a movie reviewer regarding her weight.
The 42-year-old came under fire from critic Rex Reed in a review for Identity Thief, in which he labelled her "tractor-sized" and called her "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success".
The Bridesmaids actress did not immediately respond to the jibes, but in an interview with The New York Times stated that her initial reaction on reading Reed's comments was, "Really?", followed by, "Why would someone okay that?"
She added: "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot.
"I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs. »
When Melissa McCarthy didn’t lash back after New York Observer film critic Rex Reed’s out-of-bounds review of Identity Thief back in February — in which out of the blue and most cruelly he called the actress “tractor-sized” and “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success” — Deadline’s Mike Fleming did. (So did her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who ended a Twitter post on the matter thusly: I cordially invite Mr. Rex Reed to go fuck himself”.) McCarthy, the most on-fire female comedic actor going right now (she just booked another biggie today, the DreamWorks Animation pic B.O.O. opposite Seth Rogen), finally broke her silence on the topic. It came today in a NY Times interview tied to her Fox movie The Heat, co-starring Sandra Bullock, which opens June 28. From the Nyt: When Ms. McCarthy was asked about »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Talented funnywoman Melissa McCarthy has been on a roll for the past couple of years. She won an Emmy for CBS comedy "Mike and Molly" in 2011, stole the show and received an Oscar nomination for box office hit "Bridesmaids" in 2012, and then proved her headliner appeal alongside Jason Bateman in poorly reviewed if box-office boffo "Identity Thief" in early 2013. McCarthy recently sat down with Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times and talked her upcoming comedy "The Heat," in which she stars with Sandra Bullock as an odd couple of law enforcers; the key to her comedy; and that notorious Rex Reed review of "Identity Thief." Interview highlights below. On getting aggressive with Bullock during a scene where they simultaneously squeeze through a doorway: “I thought, I may just have one shot at this. I’m going to push Sandy Bullock as hard as I can. I’m, like, really, »
- Beth Hanna
She’s been appearing in lots of films this year, from Identity Thief to This Is 40 and even The Hangover Part III. But for a future project, Melissa McCarthy will only be heard, as she’s signed to voice DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations.Given the lead time on animated movies, she’s probably been at work on the thing for a while, but we now know she’s playing Watts, the partner to fellow spook Jackson Moss (Seth Rogen). The bureau of the title handles ghost activity in the world and keeps humanity safe from evil hauntings. Their job becomes trickier when the Most Wanted Haunter plots to destroy the agency.Yes, it sounds a little close to the concept for R.I.P.D. (itself feeling awfully similar to Men In Black), but the combo of Rogen and McCarthy as wacky ghost cops is appealing. »
It’s hard out there for a plus-sized-and-proud actress like Melissa McCarthy — especially in a world where svelte Jennifer Lawrence says she’s considered “obese” by Hollywood standards. But McCarthy has built a career even the tiniest starlet should envy — one that’s included an Emmy (and another nomination), an Oscar nod, and roles in two $100 million-plus-grossing comedies in the past two years.
Even so, McCarthy’s weight has made her a target for Photoshop-happy marketing execs, mean-spirited Internet commenters (that’s right, guys — we see you!), and at least one film critic. The New York Observer’s Rex Reed »
- Hillary Busis
Melissa McCarthy has won over audiences with her comedic performances and warm Midwestern charm, but the Oscar-nominated actress admits that a scathing film review earlier this year that referred to her as "tractor-sized," could have a negative impact on young girls who might not conform to the traditional definition of Hollywood beauty. In an new interview with The New York Times, McCarthy spoke out for the first time about the criticism, saying her initial reaction was "Really?” followed by, "Why would someone O.K. that?" The review - written in February by Rex Reed of the New York Observer, who »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Melissa McCarthy has finally addressed New York Observer critic Rex Reed's widely criticized comments about her weight. In a mean-spirited review of her Universal comedy Identity Thief, Reed called the actress "tractor-sized" and a "female hippo," among other insults. Reed's comments were widely bashed, including by McCarthy's Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who told Reed "to go f--- himself." The reviewer later defended himself, saying that McCarthy was "crying all the way to the bank." McCarthy remained silent at the time, but now says she's concerned by his remarks. Photos: Hollywood's Memorable Mea Culpas McCarthy said
- Hilary Lewis
Melissa McCarthy's performance in "Identity Thief" (whether you like it or not) was all but overshadowed by a now infamous New York Observer review, one that the actress chose not to comment on -- until now.
The "Bridesmaids" actress spoke to the New York Times about critic Rex Reed's scathing review of the comedy and his remarks about not only her performance, but her appearance, particularly her weight. Reed described the Oscar nominee as "tractor-sized," and dubbed her "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success."
McCarthy told the times her initial reaction was disbelief.
"Really?" she said, "Why would someone O.K. that?"
But, being the class act that she is, the actress then took the high road, adding "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, »
- Dana Taddeo
The Heat's UK poster has sparked controversy.
Compared to a real-life image of McCarthy provided by The Shiznit, the poster image is almost unrecognisable, with slimmed-down facial features, different coloured eyes and soft-airbrushed skin.
"This is one of the worst Photoshop jobs I have ever seen, but it's not just offensively bad craftsmanship - the intention behind it is downright nasty," The Shiznit editor Ali Gray wrote.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the film's distributor Twentieth Century Fox "declined to comment, but did note that the UK poster was pink, while the ones across the Us are orange, blue and red".
> 'Identity Thief' »
Melissa McCarthy is breaking her silence about Rex Reed, the New York Observer critic who described her as "tractor-sized" when he reviewed her No. 1 comedy Identity Thief in February. Though many other stars came to the actress' defense, the 42-year-old had not publicly addressed Rex's cruel comments until a June 13 interview with The New York Times. In his scathing and widely reviled critique, Reed called Bridesmaids' breakout star "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success." [...] »
Melissa McCarthy has signed on to provide a voice in 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation's upcoming B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations . Deadline has the news, reporting that the Bridesmaids star will appear opposite the previously-attached Seth Rogen. Written by Tom Wheeler and directed by Tony Leondis, B.O.O. will feature Rogen and McCarthy as a pair of ghosts (Jackson Moss and Watts, respectively) who discover a plot from within their organization to take over the Earth with a ghost army. In addition to her television work on "Mike & Molly," McCarthy recently starred in Identity Thief opposite Jason Bateman and will team with Sandra Bullock for June 28th's The Heat . (Photo Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN.com) »
The film industry usually only has eyes for younger actresses, but a new report indicates that nine out of 10 top earners are over the age of 37
In 1962, a 21-year-old named Nora Ephron interviewed for a job at Newsweek. She said she wanted to be a writer. She was quickly assured that women did not become writers at Newsweek, and was offered a job sorting the mail for $55 a week. How things have changed.
In 1990, Ephron was Oscar-nominated for writing When Harry Met Sally. In it, Meg Ryan's Sally has an existential freak out. "And I'm gonna be Forty!" she wails. "When?" asks Billy Crystal's Harry, baffled. Through her sobs, she manages to articulate: "Some day!" For Sally, 40 is a bleak deadline, the end of all promise. How things have changed.
This week, the Hollywood Reporter magazine has run a cover story trumpeting the "revenge of the over-40 actress »
- Catherine Bray
In case you’ve somehow forgotten, this is what Melissa McCarthy’s face looks like. Her eyes are a light bluish green; her face and neck are fairly substantial.
Neither of those things is true, however, in the U.K. poster for The Heat, McCarthy’s upcoming buddy cop comedy with Sandra Bullock. On the left, you’ll see the offending image; for comparison’s sake, we’ve included the American poster on the right.
The U.K. version of the poster seems to have slimmed down McCarthy’s face and neck, and even to have darkened her eye color »
- Hillary Busis
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