Bruce Springsteen is doing a solo stint on Broadway

Before any confusion arises, let’s go ahead and explain that this headline doesn’t mean Bruce Springsteen has written a one-man show and will be performing it on The Great White Way. (Though if you’ve ever seen his episode of VH1’s Storytellers, you know that’s not far from what he’s done in the past.) No, the Boss…

Read This: Why doesn’t Melissa McCarthy get the respect she’s earned?

Melissa McCarthy’s movies consistently make money. In fact, they turn handsome profits on relatively modest budgets. She just starred in her latest box office-topping comedy, The Boss. She has an Oscar nomination and an Emmy award to her name. And yet, she’s hounded by the same complaints from critics and those who…

Can Hollywood move past body-shaming?

It’s no joke that body perceptions in this country are skewed beyond measure, with devastating consequences. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Anorexia nervosa has a higher mortality rate than any other cause of death for females between the ages of 15 and 24. A lot of what…

Melissa McCarthy goes full Pocahontas in a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon

Now that Lip Sync Battle, in both its Spike and Tonight Show forms, has been around for a bit, it’s becoming clear that it’s not enough for a celebrity just to be good at mute karaoke. Instead, if they want to win their respective battle—and not just win, but become an internet phenomenon—they’re going to really have…

Chicago, see Melissa McCarthy in The Boss early and for free

There wasn’t time in Melissa McCarthy’s schedule to make a return trip to Stars Hollow this year, but that’s understandable considering she’s got a long-running sitcom of her own to wrap up, a high-profile franchise to help reboot, and a raunchy comedy to headline. No doubt about it, the former Sookie St. James is The…

The Boss red band trailer has lots of cursing, swordfighting, and self-tanning

The Boss red band trailer is really only NSFW if you happen to watch it without earphones—the bulk of the “offensive” material comprises Kathy Bates saying some rather unflattering things about Michelle Darnelle (Melissa McCarthy), whom we previously learned is a very rich woman who was imprisoned for insider trading.…

The A.V. Club’s 2016 Spring Holiday Movie Guide

One year ago, The A.V. Club surveyed three months of upcoming films through the lens of Valentine’s Day, offering a dater’s guide to the spring movie season. This year, we’re thinking a little bigger, a little further outside the heart-shaped candy box. Why, after all, should we limit ourselves to one seasonal holiday…

Melissa McCarthy tries to rebuild an empire in The Boss trailer

The titles of Melissa McCarthy’s recent movies have tended to name her character or her character’s occupation: She’s been Tammy and an Identity Thief, as well as a Spy (but she wasn’t St. Vincent, we know). Her latest film started off as Michelle Darnell, but became The Boss, possibly because the writers are big…