Melissa Mccarthy

News, Reviews & Features
  • Ghostbusters (2016)

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 11th July 2016

    Things that ruin your childhood: discovering that your parents are the tooth fairy/Father Christmas. Learning that grandparents and pets can die no matter how much you love them. Jimmy Savile. These are actual things that leave a lasting mark. A remake of a film that you probably originally saw on TV three years after its release because you weren’t old enough to see it at the cinema when it actually came out will not “ruin” your childhood memories (I also had an extended metaphor about how I have continually enjoyed cheese toasties despite once eating an amazing one a few years ago but that doesn’t diminish the good one I had, but I think you get my point). The new rebooted Ghostbusters isn’t going to piss on the fact that you can remember things from a movie that’s over 30 years old. But before I have to hand in my "I was a child of the 80s" badge, I’m going to go out on a limb and say Ghostbusters 2016 is actually funnier and scarier than the original.

  • The Boss

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 9th June 2016

    You probably learn more about how comedy works through watching a bad one than a good one. Not that that's much consolation when you've shelled out thirteen quid. The Boss isn't terrible, as anything with Melissa McCarthy in it would struggle to be, but it falls far enough short to be instructive.

  • 8 incredibly depressing responses to Melissa McCarthy's Ghostbusters pic

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 27th August 2015

    Because bustin' gender-prejudiced idiots who use Twitter as a platform for their own mindless misogyny makes me feel good.

  • Spy

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 10th June 2015

    I'm not sure I understand how people continually lump Melissa McCarthy into the same category of comedians as the likes of Kevin James (actually, I do understand, I just choose to ignore it), because she's so much more talented than him it's barely a contest. Comic timing? Check. Pathos? Check. A habit of making her co-stars appear funnier by proxy? Check. These are not qualities you typically associate with Paul Blart: Mall Cop. McCarthy, on the other hand, is the complete package, and she furthers her winning relationship with director Paul Feig in Spy, albeit to not quite so winning effect as previous team-ups The Heat and Bridesmaids. The most important stat for the non-believers? There is only one [1] pratfall in Spy; Paul Blart: Mall Cop had 25.

  • "Guys, this new Tammy poster needs a tagline. I'm out of ideas. Anyone?"

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 4th June 2014

    "Fuck it, that'll do. Let's go to lunch!"

  • Melissa McCarthy gains 30lbs in six months, changes eye colour

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 27th November 2013

    Still not quite sure why she has no ears, mind. (Context).

  • Better.

    Movie Feature | Ali | 24th June 2013

    First Melissa McCarthy offered a classy response to the awful Photoshop job on her film's UK poster, and now Fox have released this badass Mondo one-sheet, complete with actual-size actress. All in all, a good day for The Heat.

  • Amazing comment from Fox on the Melissa McCarthy slimming scandal

    Movie News | Ali | 13th June 2013

    It's the Photoshop scandal everyone's been talking about, including the Wall Street Journal, who got the preceding 'note' from a Fox spokesman.

  • Melissa McCarthy lost 30lbs on the Shitty Photoshop Diet

    Movie Feature | Ali | 7th June 2013

    "Hi! I'm actress Melissa McCarthy! You may remember me from Bridesmaids, or recent US hit Identity Thief! I'm here to tell you all about a new weight loss programme called The Shitty Photoshop Diet! It couldn't be easier!"

  • Bridesmaids

    Movie Review | Ali | 21st June 2011

    I apologise in advance, because I'm about to do my favourite film of the year a disservice by writing a fairly brief review. All you should know is that it is hands down the funniest, most enjoyable, most heartfelt comedy I've seen for years – not only is it probably the best wedding movie ever made, it's up there with the best comedies of the last ten years. If I must indulge the needless gender war it seems to have ignited, the girls of Bridesmaids have taken the boys of The Hangover to the cleaners. And then shot them.