super-intelligence

Melissa McCarthy: you’re one of the most talented actresses working today. But when you work with Ben Falcone, you’re comedic poison. The husband-wife duo’s collaborations have resulted in some real stinkers like Tammy, The Boss, and the recently released Superintelligence, all of which Falcone had directed and co-written with McCarthy, who starred in the films. And each new project has only delivered diminishing returns, each less funny and more insulting than the last. And now, McCarthy and Falcone are teaming up again for God’s Favorite Idiot, a Netflix workplace comedy series.

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Superintelligence Featurette

Just last week, the underwhelming first trailer for Melissa McCarthy‘s new comedy Superintelligence arrived with a whimper. The movie from director Ben Falcone was intended to be released in theaters in December 2019, but it has now been relegated to a release on HBO Max during Thanksgiving weekend. Perhaps that’s because the movie looks like a strange mesh of sci-fi and romance that doesn’t make much sense, and not even a new Superintelligence featurette can sell it properly. Read More »

Superintelligence Trailer

Superintelligence is a new sci-fi comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as Carol Peters, who might be the most average person on Earth. But somehow, she’s become quite the person of interest as a powerful artificial intelligence known as Superintelligence has focused in on her life as a way of determining whether or not humanity is worth keeping around. That Superintelligence also happens to be voiced by James Corden. And when you see how this all plays out in the first Superintelligence trailer, you’ll see why this movie shifted from a theatrical release to HBO Max. Read More »

nine perfect strangers cast luke evans

Luke Evans is the latest actor to join the Nine Perfect Strangers cast. The new Hulu series is a dark, gritty reboot of the classic sitcom Perfect Strangers, and Evans is set to play Cousin Balki. Oh, no, my mistake. Nine Perfect Strangers is actually a new thriller based on the book by Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies. Evans joins a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

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the starling netflix

We’re relying on movies and TV in a huge way to entertain us right now, but what happens when the spigot runs dry and streaming services burn though all of their new content? Many productions across the world have come to a standstill in the wake of the coronavirus, but before things totally came to a halt, a film called The Starling wrapped production. Now, always looking to keep new content flowing, Netflix has scooped up the worldwide rights to the movie for nearly $20 million. Get details about the new Melissa McCarthy drama below.
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Nine Perfect Strangers cast

Welcome to Tranquillum House, Melissa McCarthy.

That’s the name of the fictional health-and-wellness facility in Nine Perfect Strangers, an upcoming Hulu series based on the latest novel from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Big Little Lies veteran Nicole Kidman has already been cast as the overseer of the facility, and McCarthy will play one of nine people who show up searching for a little R&R…only to discover that things may not be quite what they seem.
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Superintelligence

This is the future of film: when studios are uncertain about a movie they’re going to send it to streaming rather than the big screen. It’s happened already, with studios like Paramount sending titles like The Cloverfield Paradox straight to Netflix and Disney dropping several new movies on their upcoming streaming service Disney+. Now Warner Bros. is making the move too, pulling the Melissa McCarthy comedy Superintelligence from its upcoming December theatrical release and dropping it onto the Warner streaming service HBO Max.

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the kitchen trailer

Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss seem like an odd combination for a ’70s mob drama, but The Kitchen might be the perfect melting pot for these two comedians and the Emmy-winning actress. The drama (not a comedy!) stars the trio as the wives of mobsters who decide to take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands. Watch The Kitchen trailer below.

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live-action little mermaid cast

Melissa McCarthy might be getting ready to go under the sea, because Disney wants the Can You Ever Forgive Me actress to play the villainous Ursula in their live-action The Little Mermaid remake. The sea witch character in the Disney original offers mermaid Ariel a Faustian bargain to grow legs and live on the land to seduce a handsome prince. Of course, since she’s a villain, she has more nefarious plans in store. Rob Marshall is set to helm the live-action Mermaid, which is good or bad news depending on where you stand on Rob Marshall. On the plus side, Lin-Manuel Miranda is on board to write new songs.

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The Starling

Like many other comedians before her, Melissa McCarthy has fluctuated between small-scale dramas and broad studio comedies since her breakout role in Bridesmaids. The quality of those films is all over the place, but McCarthy can shine when she’s in the right project – and it sounds like she may have found another winner.

The actress is currently negotiating to star in The Starling, a “comedy grounded with emotion” that will reunite her with her St. Vincent director Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) and her multi-time co-star Chris O’Dowd. Check out the plot details below. Read More »