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01.13.2015

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It's been a little while since we've heard about Paul Feig's (THE HEAT, BRIDESMAIDS) latest, which looks to be a female send-up of James Bond, but now a trailer is here to garner some interest. Back in the day it was called SUSAN COOPER, although it looks like they ditched the lame 'First name, Last name' format in favor of just SPY. The story follows that of an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) who happens to be the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

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All of the supporting actors here look pretty on-point, so whether or not SPY is your cup of tea depends on how much you dig Melissa McCarthy front-and-center. Now that I think about it, any movie I've seen her in, she's played a supporting role. I suppose the fact that I haven't seen a movie starring her either means I can't really talk smack, or that it means something all on its own. Regardless, she brings home the box-office dollars so it looks like whatever she's doing is working. Now, does anyone actually believe that she WONT have a place in Paul Feig's all-female GHOSTBUSTERS movie?

SPY, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Jude Law, hits theaters on June 5.

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10:07PM on 01/14/2015
As long as Director Feig continues to make comedies, he will always use McCarthy. She again is playing another dirty loud mouth....oh ok so in this movie she starts to act like this sweet lady, until the action starts and she back to playing the same damn fucking character she always plays....WOW! ENOUGH!
As long as Director Feig continues to make comedies, he will always use McCarthy. She again is playing another dirty loud mouth....oh ok so in this movie she starts to act like this sweet lady, until the action starts and she back to playing the same damn fucking character she always plays....WOW! ENOUGH!
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8:54PM on 01/14/2015
This looks all levels of awful. Pray to the movie gods that this bombs and Feig is never allowed near any movie again, let alone Ghostbusters. And to all the "white knights" out there: stop defending McCarthy, she's a horrible actress, was the worst part of the overly hyped and mediocre Bridesmaids and The Heat.
This looks all levels of awful. Pray to the movie gods that this bombs and Feig is never allowed near any movie again, let alone Ghostbusters. And to all the "white knights" out there: stop defending McCarthy, she's a horrible actress, was the worst part of the overly hyped and mediocre Bridesmaids and The Heat.
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9:30AM on 01/14/2015

Yikes

I thought Tammy looked bad.


I think Melissa McCarthy's 15 minutes of fame is finally up. I loved The Heat and Bridesmaids but its only so many times you can watch the same actor play the same role without doing anything new. This just looks bad.
I thought Tammy looked bad.


I think Melissa McCarthy's 15 minutes of fame is finally up. I loved The Heat and Bridesmaids but its only so many times you can watch the same actor play the same role without doing anything new. This just looks bad.
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8:16AM on 01/14/2015

Why all the hate?

This looks funny. I feel like a lot of people here don't even give a film a chance if Melissa McCarthy is attached. I agree, she's had some bad ones, but this movie looks like a good time. Im in!
This looks funny. I feel like a lot of people here don't even give a film a chance if Melissa McCarthy is attached. I agree, she's had some bad ones, but this movie looks like a good time. Im in!
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7:05AM on 01/14/2015
If they had cast someone better in the lead, I might've given this a shot. However, despite being a massive fan of the other three people on the poster, I can't bring myself to support the misguided notion that Melissa McCarthy is either talented or funny. She's just not. Would've loved to have seen the other three all together in a good movie, though.
If they had cast someone better in the lead, I might've given this a shot. However, despite being a massive fan of the other three people on the poster, I can't bring myself to support the misguided notion that Melissa McCarthy is either talented or funny. She's just not. Would've loved to have seen the other three all together in a good movie, though.
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11:43PM on 01/13/2015
Eh, the idea of McCarthy as an action star doesn't do it for me. And she seems to be playing the same loud mouth show off here as her other films. Nothing in this trailer was that funny, and that's usually a bad sign.
Eh, the idea of McCarthy as an action star doesn't do it for me. And she seems to be playing the same loud mouth show off here as her other films. Nothing in this trailer was that funny, and that's usually a bad sign.
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11:36PM on 01/13/2015

I'll give it a shot...

So it's understandable that there would be some hesitancy in endorsing the new Ghostbusters film so prematurely (as should always be the case when a classic is being remade) but I for the life of me cannot understand some peoples' animosity toward McCarthy. Okay, I get it, she's not everyone's cup of tea...but she has been incredibly successful as a comedic actress (someone out there likes her) these past few years and I'm sorry, this looks fucking hilarious.
So it's understandable that there would be some hesitancy in endorsing the new Ghostbusters film so prematurely (as should always be the case when a classic is being remade) but I for the life of me cannot understand some peoples' animosity toward McCarthy. Okay, I get it, she's not everyone's cup of tea...but she has been incredibly successful as a comedic actress (someone out there likes her) these past few years and I'm sorry, this looks fucking hilarious.
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11:30PM on 01/13/2015
There is just something so wrong about mentioning McCarthy,Ghostbusters and Bond in the same article
There is just something so wrong about mentioning McCarthy,Ghostbusters and Bond in the same article
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10:50PM on 01/13/2015
Oh FFS what is the DEAL with all the bad trailers this week?!
Oh FFS what is the DEAL with all the bad trailers this week?!
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10:06PM on 01/13/2015

"Fuck" this trailer

I don't mind swearing AT ALL, but this trailer overuses it gratuitously to the effect of being unfunny.
I don't mind swearing AT ALL, but this trailer overuses it gratuitously to the effect of being unfunny.
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8:57PM on 01/13/2015

I know, I know

Melissa McCarthy sucks and Paul Feig's gonna rape our collective childhoods with his all-woman Ghostbusters reboot. This still looks fun. Admittedly, I'm really saying that because of Jason Statham (this has me harkening back to his Guy Ritchie days), but McCarthy looks at home in high-concept comedy. And she seems marginally smart in this.

But whatever, down with this movie, right?
Melissa McCarthy sucks and Paul Feig's gonna rape our collective childhoods with his all-woman Ghostbusters reboot. This still looks fun. Admittedly, I'm really saying that because of Jason Statham (this has me harkening back to his Guy Ritchie days), but McCarthy looks at home in high-concept comedy. And she seems marginally smart in this.

But whatever, down with this movie, right?
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8:25PM on 01/13/2015
This asshole is doing Ghostbusters 3...
This asshole is doing Ghostbusters 3...
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5:51PM on 01/13/2015

I don't get it.

There are so many funnier women actresses than Melissa McDumpy. I was hoping her 15 minutes would have been up by now. This trailer gives a good idea of what the new Ghostbusters will be like, minus the r-rating.
There are so many funnier women actresses than Melissa McDumpy. I was hoping her 15 minutes would have been up by now. This trailer gives a good idea of what the new Ghostbusters will be like, minus the r-rating.
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5:24PM on 01/13/2015

McCarthy sucks. I don't see the appeal at all.

And why is she still doing movies?
I'm sick of seeing her dumb pursed lips and over-surprised expression. And hearing her stupid voice, and I just want her to get killed off every second she's on screen.
And why is she still doing movies?
I'm sick of seeing her dumb pursed lips and over-surprised expression. And hearing her stupid voice, and I just want her to get killed off every second she's on screen.
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5:13PM on 01/13/2015
Oh yay, a James Bond parody. That hasn't been done to death a million billion times in the past ten years at all. And I actually like McCarthy
Oh yay, a James Bond parody. That hasn't been done to death a million billion times in the past ten years at all. And I actually like McCarthy
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9:18PM on 01/13/2015
Especially when it seems to have the EXACT SAME PLOT as GET SMART.
Especially when it seems to have the EXACT SAME PLOT as GET SMART.
9:32AM on 01/14/2015
It's not even a parody... It just looks like they mixed every MM movie made so far and said fuck it lets, get Jason Stathem.
It's not even a parody... It just looks like they mixed every MM movie made so far and said fuck it lets, get Jason Stathem.
5:03PM on 01/13/2015

Holy Hell...

There's a lot of haters here for McCarthy. McCarthy may not be a great actress, but she has great comedic timing. If McCarthy looked like Byrne, but with the same acting and comedic timing she has now, she'd have a lot less hate.
There's a lot of haters here for McCarthy. McCarthy may not be a great actress, but she has great comedic timing. If McCarthy looked like Byrne, but with the same acting and comedic timing she has now, she'd have a lot less hate.
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6:52PM on 01/13/2015
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a merry Christmas. She sucks.
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a merry Christmas. She sucks.
9:35AM on 01/14/2015
It has nothing to do with her looks. It might even be that she just plays the fat card too much in these movies. Bridesmaids and The Heat were her only good movies. Everything else just sucked. She plays the same role without changing anything. She just tries to get away with adlibbing stupid shit. We get it, she will chop off our penises and put them in funny places. Her comedy is so generic and formulaic at this point.

She was funny, but her schtick is getting old.
It has nothing to do with her looks. It might even be that she just plays the fat card too much in these movies. Bridesmaids and The Heat were her only good movies. Everything else just sucked. She plays the same role without changing anything. She just tries to get away with adlibbing stupid shit. We get it, she will chop off our penises and put them in funny places. Her comedy is so generic and formulaic at this point.

She was funny, but her schtick is getting old.
9:35AM on 01/14/2015
It has nothing to do with her looks. It might even be that she just plays the fat card too much in these movies. Bridesmaids and The Heat were her only good movies. Everything else just sucked. She plays the same role without changing anything. She just tries to get away with adlibbing stupid shit. We get it, she will chop off our penises and put them in funny places. Her comedy is so generic and formulaic at this point.

She was funny, but her schtick is getting old.
It has nothing to do with her looks. It might even be that she just plays the fat card too much in these movies. Bridesmaids and The Heat were her only good movies. Everything else just sucked. She plays the same role without changing anything. She just tries to get away with adlibbing stupid shit. We get it, she will chop off our penises and put them in funny places. Her comedy is so generic and formulaic at this point.

She was funny, but her schtick is getting old.
4:18PM on 01/13/2015
What is Paul Feig's obsession with McCarthy?
What is Paul Feig's obsession with McCarthy?
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8:34PM on 01/13/2015
He's made two box office hits with her as a selling point.
He's made two box office hits with her as a selling point.
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3:53PM on 01/13/2015
Eat me.
Eat me.
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4:13PM on 01/13/2015
I just had lunch, but thanks.
I just had lunch, but thanks.
4:38PM on 01/13/2015
I wish you could give replies thumbs down because I would definitely give The_Holiest's reply a thumbs down.
I wish you could give replies thumbs down because I would definitely give The_Holiest's reply a thumbs down.
5:11PM on 01/13/2015
"Eat me."

You should never, ever say this in Melissa McCarthy's presence.
She's got lifeless eyes, black eyes... Until she bites you and those black eyes roll over white...
"Eat me."

You should never, ever say this in Melissa McCarthy's presence.
She's got lifeless eyes, black eyes... Until she bites you and those black eyes roll over white...
2:25AM on 01/14/2015
LOL
LOL
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2:50PM on 01/13/2015
God I'm so sick of this chick! How many times are they gonna use the same throw the gun at the bad guy gag? This is the director and actress they are going to trust with Ghostbusters?! Good job Hollywood good fucking job!
God I'm so sick of this chick! How many times are they gonna use the same throw the gun at the bad guy gag? This is the director and actress they are going to trust with Ghostbusters?! Good job Hollywood good fucking job!
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2:20PM on 01/13/2015

What a twat!

Why the fuck can't Americans pronounce twat correctly?! It's TWAT not TWOT!!! Especially stupid making Statham say it the American way. Sigh. Statham does need more comedy roles where he can let loose though, his tough guy routine is perfect for it.
Why the fuck can't Americans pronounce twat correctly?! It's TWAT not TWOT!!! Especially stupid making Statham say it the American way. Sigh. Statham does need more comedy roles where he can let loose though, his tough guy routine is perfect for it.
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2:50PM on 01/13/2015
because we say it the same way we say "what". English is a fickle language. Fun history fact: historians and linguist believe the English accent of 250 year ago is closer to standard american than the current British accent. If you're going to argue over semantics of a language, maybe you should side with the 300million native speakers, instead of the 60million in the UK. Just because you created the language out of butchered German and Latin, doesnt mean you still hold exclusive rights to it.
because we say it the same way we say "what". English is a fickle language. Fun history fact: historians and linguist believe the English accent of 250 year ago is closer to standard american than the current British accent. If you're going to argue over semantics of a language, maybe you should side with the 300million native speakers, instead of the 60million in the UK. Just because you created the language out of butchered German and Latin, doesnt mean you still hold exclusive rights to it.
3:43PM on 01/13/2015
LMAO Damn! Nowheredan136 just swagged out
LMAO Damn! Nowheredan136 just swagged out
5:21PM on 01/13/2015
Thanks for taking the time to type your reply, I totally agree my comment needed such a completely OTT reply. -.-
Thanks for taking the time to type your reply, I totally agree my comment needed such a completely OTT reply. -.-
5:22PM on 01/13/2015
"Fun history fact: historians and linguist believe the English accent of 250 year ago is closer to standard american than the current British accent."

Which "current British accent" is that, exactly? I doubt very much that we were all speaking with "sort of" American accents in the UK a couple of centuries ago.
"Fun history fact: historians and linguist believe the English accent of 250 year ago is closer to standard american than the current British accent."

Which "current British accent" is that, exactly? I doubt very much that we were all speaking with "sort of" American accents in the UK a couple of centuries ago.
8:47PM on 01/13/2015
Not standard American, but south-eastern American (or at least certain dialects). Standard American has been corrupted by the accents of every other immigrant to the continent. The south didn't have a huge influx of immigrants until really very recently. There are people in the Appalachian Mountains that sound almost identical to certain accents from the north of England.
Not standard American, but south-eastern American (or at least certain dialects). Standard American has been corrupted by the accents of every other immigrant to the continent. The south didn't have a huge influx of immigrants until really very recently. There are people in the Appalachian Mountains that sound almost identical to certain accents from the north of England.
1:31PM on 01/13/2015
This should play well with the larry the cable guy crowd and idiots.
This should play well with the larry the cable guy crowd and idiots.
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2:08PM on 01/13/2015
Idiots might be a little much
Idiots might be a little much
2:51PM on 01/13/2015
Yeah dumb shits is more like it
Yeah dumb shits is more like it
1:27PM on 01/13/2015

I'm just sick of her Shtick.

Im just so sick of it.......
Im just so sick of it.......
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2:52PM on 01/13/2015
I'm with you there. Why is this shit not direct to video?
I'm with you there. Why is this shit not direct to video?
5:07PM on 01/13/2015
^Because they make crazy amounts of money that's why. :)
^Because they make crazy amounts of money that's why. :)
1:26PM on 01/13/2015

Not that bad.

This actually looks entertaining. I've seen much worse movies with McCarthy staring in them. besides Bridesmaids, I can't stand the woman's choices in movies. She doesn't look like an over the top bumbling idiot in this. That's a plus. And she's surrounded by awesome British actors, who have some genuinely funny and raunchy dialogue in this trailer.
This actually looks entertaining. I've seen much worse movies with McCarthy staring in them. besides Bridesmaids, I can't stand the woman's choices in movies. She doesn't look like an over the top bumbling idiot in this. That's a plus. And she's surrounded by awesome British actors, who have some genuinely funny and raunchy dialogue in this trailer.
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1:20PM on 01/13/2015
I stopped this trailer half way through, just horrible looking. And what a better reason to put her in movie jail.
I stopped this trailer half way through, just horrible looking. And what a better reason to put her in movie jail.
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12:53PM on 01/13/2015

Thankfully looks somewhat less terrible than expected.

Jason Statham even looks pretty funny here. Even if its terrible I will proubably have to suffer through it for him and particularly for Byrne.
Jason Statham even looks pretty funny here. Even if its terrible I will proubably have to suffer through it for him and particularly for Byrne.
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12:47PM on 01/13/2015
Oh god, and yesterday I was trying to defend this woman from a guilty verdict; maybe i'll reconsider
Oh god, and yesterday I was trying to defend this woman from a guilty verdict; maybe i'll reconsider
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12:45PM on 01/13/2015
I will say this looks better than McCarthy's last few movies. She's playing someone more grounded and timid, not loud and obnoxious. So this movie has that going for it.

That being said, my expectations for this movie are still really low. I think McCarthy can be funny when the writing is funny, but i just can't stand Paul Feig movies. I wish neither of them would work on Ghostbusters and McCarthy does more movies like "St. Vincent"
I will say this looks better than McCarthy's last few movies. She's playing someone more grounded and timid, not loud and obnoxious. So this movie has that going for it.

That being said, my expectations for this movie are still really low. I think McCarthy can be funny when the writing is funny, but i just can't stand Paul Feig movies. I wish neither of them would work on Ghostbusters and McCarthy does more movies like "St. Vincent"
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12:41PM on 01/13/2015

Horrible

Good God this movie looks horrible. From top to bottom. I actually couldn't believe they roped Statham into this. Even worse is that Paul Feig wrote AND directed this. This is the guy they gave Ghostbusters to? Ooooboy.
Good God this movie looks horrible. From top to bottom. I actually couldn't believe they roped Statham into this. Even worse is that Paul Feig wrote AND directed this. This is the guy they gave Ghostbusters to? Ooooboy.
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12:29PM on 01/13/2015

Oh, Sweet Jesus

I just can't anymore with this woman.
I just can't anymore with this woman.
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12:23PM on 01/13/2015
Oh, I suddenly have so much more faith in Ghostbusters.......
Oh, I suddenly have so much more faith in Ghostbusters.......
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12:22PM on 01/13/2015
Are they trying to make McCarthy the woman version of John Candy and Chris Farley?...It's pretty annoying.
Are they trying to make McCarthy the woman version of John Candy and Chris Farley?...It's pretty annoying.
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12:24PM on 01/13/2015
Not just trying, feels like forcing at this point....
Not just trying, feels like forcing at this point....
12:17PM on 01/13/2015

Looks terrible

Also, is Rose Byrne really enough of a household name to warrant just her last name on the poster? I mean, I love her, but I'd have no clue who it was if I didn't know so much useless film trivia.
Also, is Rose Byrne really enough of a household name to warrant just her last name on the poster? I mean, I love her, but I'd have no clue who it was if I didn't know so much useless film trivia.
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12:13PM on 01/13/2015
Why, Mr. Statham, Why???
Why, Mr. Statham, Why???
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12:25PM on 01/13/2015
Because everything he's done in the last few years has been awesome to this point?
Because everything he's done in the last few years has been awesome to this point?
6:41PM on 01/13/2015
I don't know, to be honest. He's been a great B movie action star, in my opinion. Maybe I'm too harsh on the trailer.
I don't know, to be honest. He's been a great B movie action star, in my opinion. Maybe I'm too harsh on the trailer.
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