Melissa McCarthy is set to star as the villainous Ursula in The Little Mermaid, but why is the internet furious at the casting?
The Oscar-nominated actor talks to Yahoo Movies UK about his movie 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?', the gender pay gap and the Spice Girls reunion.
“I knew that Sesame Workshop would not be very happy about [it]," says The Happytime Murders director Brian Henson, who was taken to court by Sesame Street.
The makers of Sesame Street have taken issue with a new R-rated comedy movie starring Melissa McCarthy featuring swearing puppets engaging in sex, violence and drug use.
Melissa McCarthy will star with Tiffany Haddish in the mob drama “The Kitchen” for New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment. “Straight Outta Compton” writer Andrea Berloff will direct from her own script, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The movie will mark Berloff’s feature […]
We swear, this is the first photo of Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy playing a world famous celebrity forger.
Christmastime has come early for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. New Line Cinema has picked up Margie Claus, a holiday family film project from the comedy power couple and co-writer Damon Jones, co-creator of the USA show Benched. The project is described as a broad holiday family musical that New Line hopes will be in the same spirit (and have the same success) as another company Christmas movie, Elf.
Melissa McCarthy has come on board STX’s dark comedy The Happytime Murders, directed by Brian Henson. The comedy is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve who is brutally murdering the former cast of The Happytime Gang, a beloved classic puppet show.
The release of ‘Ghostbusters’ earlier this summer brought out the worst in movie fans as over-zealous fans of the original and downright misogynists criticised the film, even though most of them hadn’t even seen it when they decided to attack it. Director Paul Feig has been uploading the various images and videos of individuals in their ‘Ghostbusters’ costumes that have been sent his way, admitting that just the sight of them gets him a little emotional. This was especially true of a video that was shared by Robin Shelby, who voiced Lady Slimer in ‘Ghostbusters’, and showed several people in cosplay and costume at Grand Rapids Comic Con.
On top of this, ‘Ghostbusters: Answer The Call’ will also boast an extended edition with 15 minutes worth of deleted material, plus over an hour of alternate and extended scenes in the extras of the digital download release. No confirmation yet on whether the film will be entitled ‘Ghostbusters: Answer The Call’ for its UK home entertainment release in November.
The summer movie season is nearly over and it’s probably fair to say – like the UK weather - it’s been a bit of a damp squib. Sure fire hits have missed, dependable franchises have misfired, and bankable stars have gone bust. Here’s who we think triumphed and failed over the summer.
A ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel is coming. During an interview with The Wrap, Sony Pictures distribution chief Rory Bruer said that a ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel will happen… but it’s not official, yet. “The ‘Ghostbusters’ world is alive and well,” he explained.
The daughter of late actor Harold Ramis has blasted haters of the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot with a scathing article at Split Sider… explaining how disappointed he would be at the backslash. “In his personal life, Harold Ramis was a kind, generous and gracious person,” she wrote. Please, stop using my dad as an excuse to hate the new Ghostbusters.
The supernatural world is full of unanswered questions. A quick browse of Quora or Yahoo Answers will yield thousands of as-yet-unsolved queries and quandaries about ghosts that people are desperate to find answers for. To help these inquisitive souls, we decided to ask the cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ questions like “why are there no dinosaur ghosts?”, “why do ghosts wear clothes?
Just when you thought the online furore against the new, rebooted ‘Ghostbusters’ couldn’t get any more ridiculous, there’s now a backlash against positive reviews the movie has received. The movie, helmed by 'Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig and starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, is currently sitting rather pretty with a 76% 'fresh’ rating on reviews aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. Many critics, doubtless heading into the movie theatre with trepidation, have afforded the movie solidly decent reviews.
Ever since Sony’s all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot was announced, there’s been a hardcore online contingent, unhappy with the franchise’ new direction, ready to shoot the movie down in whatever forum they can find. No-one was more aware of this when shooting than the film’s writer-director Paul Feig and its cast. Rather than shying away from the backlash, ‘Ghostbusters’ tackles it head-on in an early scene that sees the 'Busters reading out mean comments from a video they’ve uploaded to YouTube.
Of course, the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has proved to be pretty controversial since it was first announced… with many viewers down-voting the YouTube trailer after its release. After all, the original ‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge part of many fans childhoods. “Individually and together, they’re as unique as Bill Murray and [Dan] Aykroyd and [Harold] Ramis and [Ernie] Hudson were.
Officially released earlier today, the new ‘Ghostbusters’ theme riffs on the original by Ray Parker Jr… But with music by Fall Out Boy and vocals from Missy Elliot, it looks as though the new tune has been lambasted by fans and critics alike. Nah,” said Craig Mazin.