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Movie Review: The Heat

In: Matt, Movies

Melissa McCarthy returns to the big screen today alongside Sandra Bullock in the new comedy, The Heat. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig directs the film, so naturally I went in expecting another hilarious comedy.

The story has Sandra Bullock reprise her role from Miss Congeniality 1 and 2 as the stuck up FBI agent Sarah Ashburn, while McCarthy plays her unlikely, rough around the edges partner Shannon Mullins. The two have been unwillingly paired up and assigned to catching a drug lord. The two clashing personalities make for a hilarious combination and while predictable, garnered many laughs from yours truly.

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One of Hollywood’s leading funny ladies right now, Melissa McCarthy recently stopped by Sesame Street to hang out with Elmo and learn some choreography. Why? Because the word of the day was “Choreographer.”

In the clip below, Melissa and Elmo decide they want to learn some dance moves and Elmo says he knows a good choreographer that can help them. When Elmo comes back with the choreographer is confused. “That’s a penguin…” Elmo responds, “A penguin who loves to make up dance moves!” The first move on the agenda is the “Flappawappa Boom Boom.

Watch Elmo, Melissa and the Penguin all dancing together below.

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Tonight (Friday, February 8), the highly anticipated comedy, Identity Thief is opening in theaters starring the hilarious Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. I’m so excited to see this movie because it looks so funny and also because I’ll watch anything with Melissa McCarthy in it.

The film centers around a man named Sandy (Bateman) and a woman named Diana (McCarthy) who steals his identity. When Sandy finds out who has stolen his identity, it’s his mission to track her down and stop her. Once he’s found her, they end up having to travel together to get the whole situation resolved. The following is a scene from the movie when the two are at a restaurant and Diana uses some of her techniques to get what she wants from the server, played by Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids)

As I mentioned, the film comes out tonight and it’s bound to do some damage at the box office this weekend. Enjoy the hilarious scene below!

Clip after the jump…

Although I haven’t seen This Is 40 yet myself, I love a good blooper reel. I’ve heard mixed reviews for the movie but one thing is for certain, bloopers are always a hit.

In the following video, cast members Jason Segal, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy & more breakout in laughter as they try to push through some very awkward scenes or hilariously obscene dialogue. One hilarious scene is with Segal, O’Dowd and Fox. When the guys learn that Fox is single, O’Dowd says, “We both would like to know for one…we both want to make love in you.” Needless to say, they all burst out in laughter. Seriously, how could you deliver a line like that and not laugh? I sure couldn’t.

Watch the video below if you want a good laugh to wrap up your week. Enjoy!

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This coming January 2013 is Vanity Fair‘s first ever comedy issue and it’s guest edited by Judd Apatow. For the issue, Apatow brought together his most talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for a 19-page Mark Seliger portfolio. There are three different covers to this issue, with four different comedians looking fabulously funny on each. I’ve included all three of them below and you can vote for which one you like best.

This is only the third time since Graydon Carter became the editor of the magazine 20 years ago that someone has been a guest editor. The last guest editor was Bono when he guest-edited the Africa issue in July of 2007. Before that, Tom Ford guest-edited a Hollywood Portfolio in March of 2006. With the comedy genre booming these days, Carter felt like it was the perfect time for such an issue and that Judd Apatow was the perfect choice for the job.

In the first cover shown above, Jim Carrey is dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph is doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell is done up like a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Check out the other two covers below, featuring comedians like Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and more.

Check out the other two covers & vote after the jump…

I freaking love Melissa McCarthy! Back in September, the trailer debuted for a comedy she is starring in alongside Jason Bateman called Identity Theft where she plays a criminal and it looks effing funny. Now, yet another trailer for a comedy she is starring in alongside Sandra Bullock has debuted called The Heat and instead of playing criminals, the two funny ladies play an unlikely FBI duo.

In The Heat, Bullock plays uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and McCarthy plays foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins. The two couldn’t be more incompatible, but when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.

The movie is helmed by Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and it opens in theaters on April 5, 2013. Check out the HILARIOUS trailer below. It seriously made my day.

Watch the trailer after the jump…

This. Movie. Looks. Hilarious. With the insanely funny Melissa McCarthy alongside the funny and handsome Jason Bateman, it’s bound to be a hit.

The Identity Thief is a comedy centered on a man named Sandy (Bateman) and a woman named Diana (McCarthy) who steals his identity. When Sandy finds out who has stolen his identity, it’s his mission to track her down and stop her… but she doesn’t give up without a fight – or several fights. Other familiar faces in the movie include Jon Favreau, Genesis Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, John Cho, Amanda Pete and more.

I love in the trailer when they cut to the first shot of McCarthy as she walks in slow motion to the lyrics, “Every day I’m hustlin’.” Her character isn’t afraid to spoil herself and live it up at the expense of Sandy. Check ou the hilarious trailer below. The film comes out February 3, 2013.

Watch the hilarious trailer after the jump…

The full trailer for an upcoming comedy called ‘This Is 40‘ has just been released, starring some very funny people and we’ve got your first look.

From Writer/director/producer Judd Apaatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) comes a new comedy that expands on the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the hit ‘Knocked Up,’ see what there life is like now… at the age of 40.

The film also features Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Melissa McCarthy, and more. Seriously, anything with Melissa McCarthy I will watch. The scene they show with her in the trailer is hilarious. She explains to you what happens if you corner a rat… and it’s not pretty. This R-rated film comes out on December 21. Check out the trailer below!

Check out the trailer after the jump…

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