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'Spy' Movie Review: Melissa McCarthy Carries 'Transgressive' Feminist Statement

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'Spy' movie poster with Melissa McCarthy. 'Spy' movie review: 'Transgressive' feminist statement There's been a lot of talk around the ol' virtual water cooler about the feminist messaging embedded in Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller's riveting, post-apocalyptic free-for-all features the male title character taking a back seat to a fierce, battle-scarred woman liberating five female sex slaves and delivering them to a group of women suggestively called the Vulvani and said to be living in a restorative oasis called the Green Place of Many Mothers. It's Trojan horse feminism, for sure: many guys would think twice about the movie if they knew what Miller was trying to say with it. And yet for all its ragged, dust-choked, girl-power finery, there is another feminist statement at a theater near you that, in its own way, is just as transgressive. Spy is an action comedy where the hero, her boss, her […]


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'Spy' Movie Review: Melissa McCarthy Carries 'Transgressive' Feminist Statement







Top Box Office Movies of 2013

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Top box office movies of 2013: If you make original, quality films... (image: Sandra Bullock has two movies among the top 15 box office hits of 2013; Bullock is seen here in 'The Heat,' with Melissa McCarthy) (See previous post: "2013 Box Office Record? History is Remade If a Few 'Minor Detail's Ignored.") As further evidence that moviegoers want original, quality entertainment, below you'll find a list of the top 15 movies at the domestic box office in 2013 – nine of which are sequels or reboots (ten if you include Oz the Great and Powerful), and more than half of which are 3D releases. Disney and Warner Bros. were the two top studios in 2013. Disney has five movies among the top 15; Warners has three. With the exception of the sleeper blockbuster Gravity, which, however dumbed down, targeted a more mature audience, every single one of the titles […]


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Sandra Bullock THE HEAT: Biggest Bullock Opening Weekend Ever

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Sandra Bullock The Heat: Bullock's biggest opening weekend at domestic box office? (Image: Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat) Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig's buddy comedy The Heat opened with a remarkable – and better than initially expected – $39.11 million at 3,181 U.S. and Canada locations according to the June 28-30, 2013, weekend box office figures found at Box Office Mojo. This weekend in North America, The Heat trailed only last weekend's holdover, Disney / Pixar's Monsters University, which collected $45.6 million. (See also how White House Down does Channing Tatum no favors.") A 20th Century Fox release reportedly budgeted at $41 million (not including marketing and distribution expenses, or contractual box-office-gross-sharing obligations), The Heat went above the $35 million I'd predicted on Saturday because that day's estimates found at Deadline.com were lower than in reality. The Heat was up 5 percent on Saturday, […]


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