The Heat

The Heat

Written by Katie Dippold
Directed by Paul Feig

The Heat
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy give us a fucking hilarious action comedy with The Heat. The swear word is used in spirit with the film, which throws F-bombs like an NFL quarterback. Before we continue, be advised I saw this at a free public screening, so once again Tars has sold out.

The Heat is not afraid to be rough around the edges and show violence as it is, violent. Characters are killed with large bullet holes and blood splatters, while a villain who dismembers his victims is the target of Ashburn’s investigation in Boston. The Heat takes advantage of the R-rating to not sugar coat the consequences. Paul Feig gives a worthy Bridesmaids followup that is still female focused, which is great because that film inspired a whole host of woman-centered comedies that have shined more than not.
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The two female lead roles are unique in that the reasons no one likes their characters has nothing to do with the fact that they are women and everything to do with them being terrible people to work with. This doesn’t mean they are bad at their jobs, they are among the best. But they work best alone because they are on such a different page than their coworkers. Rowdy Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) berates and yells at her boss (played by a hilarious Tom Wilson from Back to the Future) so much he’s rapidly aging. Straitlaced Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) spends most of her field ops criticizing her fellow agents and upstaging everyone with finding hidden evidence, including the dogs.
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The Heat looks hilarious

As in I will murder you to get a spot in the audience opening night hilarious. A buddy cop movie with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, directed by Paul Feig? That alone would get me in the theater, but the trailer is one of the funnier ones I’ve seen in a while, and hints at far greater things in the film itself. The Heat is already getting buzz just from the trailer today, so imagine how things will snowball by release date next year! Buy stock in snow companies stat!

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence–and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, the director of “Bridesmaids.”

via BeyondHollywood

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Identity Thief looks to make identity theft funny again!

Trailers and character posters for the comedy Identity Thief have hit the web, and despite the fact director Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses was largely awful with a few very funny moments, Identity Thief looks like it will be more funny than runny. I don’t know what that joke means, because I stole it.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

The trailer and plot make it look like one of those road trip buddy comedies where they aren’t buddies and get caught up in danger and bad things. Which could be good. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious and Jason Bateman can play a good sweet straight man who does occasional wacky things. John Cho, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Patrick also star, so Identity Thief has potential. And if it does suck, they’ll just rename the movie Star Wars! Can Identity Thief be funnier than the time the Lifelock CEO guy got his identity stolen 13 times? We shall see on February 8, 2013!

Identity Thief Jason Bateman
Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy