Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa McCarthy: ‘I spend a lot of my work shredding people’
Actor Melissa McCarthy on winding up Trump, using ‘humour as healthcare’ and why she’s had enough of Hollywood’s ‘screamers and egos’

Eva Wiseman

21, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Will The Little Mermaid be the most horrifying film since Cats?
The slow reveal of Disney’s live-action remake of the underwater classic has uncovered a frightening world of digitised horror

Stuart Heritage

09, May, 2023 @2:33 PM

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The week in TV: Sherwood; The Lazarus Project; Grenfell: Five Years, Five Stories; God’s Favorite Idiot
A stellar cast shines in James Graham’s gripping miners’ strike mystery; Paapa Essiedu goes time-travelling to save the world

Barbara Ellen

19, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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God’s Favorite Idiot review – Melissa McCarthy has a divine gift for lifting the spirits
The authentic chemistry between the actor and her co-star husband elevates these apocalyptic hijinks to a higher plane … if not all the way to heaven

Lucy Mangan

15, Jun, 2022 @10:58 AM

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Spy: rip-roaring Melissa McCarthy comedy subverts chauvinistic action movie tropes
Paul Feig’s wildly entertaining film has strong female leads and reunites McCarthy with her Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne

Vanessa Cryer

21, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The Starling review – toe-curlingly embarrassing Melissa McCarthy drama
Netflix’s strange, sentimental film about a grieving woman who befriends a bird is a wildly misjudged mess

Peter Bradshaw

12, Sep, 2021 @4:13 PM

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A perfect disaster: what went wrong with Nine Perfect Strangers?
The highly buzzed mystery series boasts big stars like Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy but it’s a textbook example of how not to make prestige TV

Adrian Horton

25, Aug, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Nine Perfect Strangers review – forget Nicole Kidman … Melissa McCarthy steals this show
With her wobbly accent and Frozen rip-off wig, Kidman is unconvincing as a wellness guru in this glossy cultish thriller. But McCarthy will make you wriggle with delight

Lucy Mangan

20, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Thunder Force review – Melissa McCarthy gets superstrength in rote superhero comedy
McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are childhood friends turned crime-fighting duo in this by-the-numbers comedy

Peter Bradshaw

09, Apr, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Melissa McCarthy's 20 best films – ranked!
With the actor’s new release, Superintelligence, seeing her try to save the world, here’s a look at the films that made her a comedy star

Peter Bradshaw

26, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Superintelligence review – Melissa McCarthy can't save unfunny AI comedy
The two-time Oscar nominee sleepwalks through another underwhelming collaboration with her film-maker husband Ben Falcone

Benjamin Lee

25, Nov, 2020 @5:00 PM

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The Kitchen review – one film, three career lows
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss are squandered in this dire crime flick

Wendy Ide

22, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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