Within the past five years, since the release of Bridesmaids, actress Melissa McCarthy has become a huge star. But before that, she already had a lucrative career as Sookie St. James on the family drama series Gilmore Girls. The series ran from 2000 on The WB and stuck with the network when it turned into The CW until it was canceled after its seventh season in 2007, and Melissa McCarthy appeared in all 153 episodes.
However, even though production us underway on a four-part revival of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, McCarthy hadn’t yet been confirmed to reprise her role alongside stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. But that changed yesterday as McCarthy revealed that she had finalized details to make an appearance on the show. Find out more about Melissa McCarthy returning to Gilmore Girls below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The new Ghostbusters movie has damn big shoes to fill. Ivan Reitman’s 1984 is a stone-cold classic that millions of Gen Xers and Millennials around the world have grown up with, and Ghostbusters II is remembered with great affection even if it’s not quite up to par. It’s hard to imagine anyone else quite replacing the original foursome, which may be why director Paul Feig isn’t really trying. There’s no “new Venkman,” or new Ray or Winston or Egon for that matter.
Instead, Feig’s serving up a whole new team. And if the trailers, posters, and images are any indication, this new gang is more than capable of keeping New York safe from supernatural forces. The latest Ghostbusters image shows the new Ghostbusters team lighting up their newly redesigned proton packs, and looking pretty damn cool doing it. Check it out below. Read More »
Even though the international Ghostbusters trailer that hit the web this week was much better than the initial teaser trailer that debuted the previous week, some hopeful fans still have a bad taste in their mouth. As someone who is still hoping for the best from director Paul Feig, even though I firmly think this should be more of a sequel than a hard reboot, I can’t deny that the first trailer was pretty poorly cut. And it seems filmmaker Kevin Smith think so too.
While speaking on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast with fellow co-host and occasional actor Ralph Garmin, Smith had some harsh words for the Ghostbusters trailer. However, he was very specific in his comments by criticizing the trailer rather than denouncing the movie itself. Find out about Kevin Smith’s Ghostbusters trailer reaction after the jump. Read More »
Even though the international trailer for the reboot of Ghostbusters was a little better received than the initial teaser trailer, there are still plenty of fans who are still worked up about the movie. The biggest complaints seem to be with regard to the humor in the flick, and even moreso about the boisterous character Leslie Jones is playing, not to mention the fact that some are upset that she’s seemingly the only Ghostbuster who isn’t a scientist.
However, we should count our blessings, because some new details from director Paul Feig confirm that the Leslie Jones Ghostbusters character was originally written specifically for Melissa McCarthy. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Chris Hemsworth may be an internationally beloved star of a multi-billion dollar franchise, but you wouldn’t know it from the first Ghostbusters trailer. He shows up looking pretty for a shot or two, and then disappears before he even gets a line in. We imagine he’ll have much, much more to do in the movie itself, but for now it’s an amusing inversion of the usual action movie trailer dynamic, in which you’ll see male heroes running around kicking ass while female leads are reduced to simple eye candy.
But like we said, Chris Hemsworth is an internationally beloved star. And that means he’s a real asset when it comes to selling this movie to overseas audiences. So naturally, he has a far bigger role to play in the new Ghostbusters international trailer. Which means, yes, it features tons of new footage, Hemsworth-centric and otherwise. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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There’s been a mix of reactions following the release of the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, ranging from excitement to disappointment. Based on that first bit of marketing, the studio seems to be attempting to make a connection to the original franchise that doesn’t exist beyond similarities and references that have been inserted into the movie. It’s a reboot, not a sequel, and this trailer made me realize why that doesn’t seem to be working in the film’s favor for now.
But beyond the reception to the quality of the movie or the narrative direction of the reboot, some rage followed from fans and critics upset about one specific character: Leslie Jones as MTA employee Patty Tolan. Why were fans upset? They don’t like the fact that the three white Ghostbusters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon are super smart scientists while the one black member of the team is an transportation authority employee who just knows her way around the city.
However, Leslie Jones has fired back at the enraged fans and offered up a reasonable counter argument to their complaints. Plus, another interesting source has indicated that the way her character is portrayed in the trailer is not necessarily indicative of her role in the movie. Read More »
The trailer for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters remake is here and you’ve probably already watched it. And you probably already have an opinion on it. But have you gone through it frame-by-frame and shot-by-shot like a true weirdo? Because I did. Let’s pick this thing apart like real lunatics. Naturally, potential spoilers, idle speculation, and opinions of both the informed and uninformed variety lurk below.
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I can’t believe we’re only four months away from a new Ghostbusters movie and we’re just now getting the first trailer. Paul Feig‘s female-led reboot of Ivan Reitman‘s popular ’80s classic Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15th 2016, and Sony’s Columbia Pictures has just released the first Ghostbusters trailer online. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now, and please let us know what you think.
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Last night, Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live for her fifth time as host, which makes her part of the five-timers club. Well, at least that’s what she thought. But her little appearance during the SNL 40th anniversary special where she recreated Chris Farley’s iconic character of motivational speaker Matt Foley didn’t count. You can see how that realization pans out below along with our recap of the best and worst sketches from this Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live episode. Read More »