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  • Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
    Melissa McCarthy misses in "Tammy"
    There are few people who are funnier these days than actress Melissa McCarthy. You may know her from her TV show, Mike and Molly, or you may remember her for her career-making role in Bridesmaids. She is a Chicago-area native, so she has been on...
  • New “Apes” movie wins at box office
    New “Apes” movie wins at box office
    There was only one big movie to come out this weekend and it was able to win at the box office. Two other movies were able to hit double digits but it’s been proven to be one of the slowest box offices this year. There hasn’t been that...
  • DOTPOTA
    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is No. 1 at U.S. box office
    20th Century Fox's action flick "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was the No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending July 13, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on July 13, "Dawn of the...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' takes top at box office
    Fans of the very successful film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" have been waiting with bated breath for the next film in the reboot of the "Planet of the Apes" franchise. So, it is no surprise that "Dawn of the Planet of...
  • Melissa McCarthy as Tammy in "Tammy"
    Movie Review: "Tammy" is a joyous surprise for Melissa McCarthy Fans
    After watching the trailer for “Tammy,” it’s easy to feel sorry for actress Melissa McCarthy. Since her star turn in the outrageous “Bridesmaids,” McCarthy has been saddled with thankless roles. Hollywood, it seems,...
  • 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy'; 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' opens Friday
    'Transformers' tops 'Tammy'; 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' opens Friday
    ‘‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ trounced a trio of newcomers and topped a tepid Fourth of July weekend box office, according to industry figures reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.The fourth entry into...
  • Tammy
    'Tammy': Improves with age
    If ever a movie was not what was expected, “Tammy” is that movie…and that is a very good thing.Written by the husband and wife team of Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy and directed by Falcone, “Tammy’s”...
  • TAOE
    'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is No. 1 for second week at U.S. box office
    For the second week, Paramount Pictures' action flick "Transformers: Age of Extinction" was the No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending July 6, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on July 6,...
  • Tammy
    Tammy a/k/a Identity Theft 2
    Do you happen to remember the movie “Identity Theft?” It starred Melissa McCarthy as a troubled woman with a big heart. Yes she is a criminal but dang it you just have to love that girl and oh boy can Melissa McCarthy be funny. So...
  • “Transformers” wins out on slow box office weekend
    “Transformers” wins out on slow box office weekend
    It’s hard to see a weekend in the month of July that only has two movies that hit double digits. This weekend we get to see that miracle. There are only two movies that hit double digits and only one of them was a new movie.Transformers: Age...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' remains on top over holiday weekend.
    'Transformers: Age of Extinction' remains on top over holiday weekend.
    Every single weekend, studios wait in anticipation to see impressive numbers at the box office and every weekend, I cannot help but think about Arthur Abbott and his wise words from from "The Holiday" (2006). While I cannot find the...
  • Transformers Age of Extinction
    Weekend box office: 'Transformers' leads unusually slow July 4th movie weekend
    July 4th weekend is traditionally one of the biggest weekends of the year for movies. But this year was a bit of an anomaly, with no huge action blockbusters coming to theaters to draw mass audiences, and the box office returns reflected that. ...
  • Tammy
    Tammy: movie review
    Don't look now, but Melissa McCarthy is getting close to joining the "What Happened To...?" Club. Sure, she's largely responsible for the funniest movies of 2011 and 2013 (Bridesmaids and The Heat), but short of that, all we'...
  • Earth to Echo
    This weekend, 'Earth to Echo' headlines July 4th movie releases
    July 4th is traditionally a weekend for big action movie blockbusters, so this year marks a change of pace with some unique selections to choose from, including comedy, horror, and the family-oriented sci-fi flick “Earth to Echo”....
  • Susan Sarandon mentors another naive road buddy.
    'Tammy': If you liked 'The Descendants' then by all means try it
    I had a very different piece prepared for "Tammy", and deliberately waited a day after opening to post it since I figured I’d want to chime in with a little defense work. But what’s happening today is horrendous. And by the...