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Redbox's 10 Most Rented Films Of 2013 Reveal People Really Like Melissa McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 24, 2013 11:02 AM
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Sometimes it's hard to tell if the buzz around an actor or actress exists simply among entertainment writers or has currency in the real world. And so, when Melissa McCarthy broke out in 2011 with "Bridesmaids," earning an Oscar nomination (among other accolades) it remained to be seen if that success would be a springboard to future hits. And indeed it was.

Box Office: 'Taken 2' Takes Top Spot For 2nd Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 14, 2012 1:17 PM
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Despite a recent lull in box-office activity, the last two weeks feel distinctly like summer sessions, with “Taken 2” pulling in blockbuster numbers at the top spot. Though critical reception was harsh, the picture seems as if it will lose only slightly more than half its audience in its second frame, when most figured it would lose a significant percentage from that opening weekend.

Review: 'Here Comes The Boom' Is Like A More Violent, Less Funny Version of 'The Fighter'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 11, 2012 2:29 PM
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Kevin James is one of those actors who is so featureless and bland that he makes Tom Hanks seem, in comparison, positively exotic. With his doughy figure, dad-next-door face, and line delivery that suggests he's getting ready for the next big football game instead of commanding movies that cost tens of millions of dollars, he is so bereft of personality that you sense that he might just waft off the screen. Usually, though, he's nestled inside a Russian doll of higher caliber comedic talent, whether it's Will Smith in "Hitch" or Adam Sandler and his posse in a whole host of movies (including "Grown Ups" and "The Zookeeper"). Teaming him up with someone usually makes his bumbling everyman shtick slightly more palatable.

First Image Of Saoirse Ronan In 'How I Live Now' Plus New Images From 'Here Comes The Boom' & 'Fun Size'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 1:22 PM
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Yes, we realize all these films couldn't be more different, but they are images nonetheless from some upcoming movies and there's gotta be at least one you're curious about...

Watch: Kevin James Helps Kids By Falling Over A Lot In Trailer For 'Here Comes The Boom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 7:56 PM
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Listen, the formula is pretty simple by now. Give Kevin James a blue collar job -- courier driver, fireman, mall cop, zookeeper -- make him fall down and eat snacks and then just collect the money that pours out the other end. Which brings us to "Here Comes The Boom," a movie where he's been assigned the role of...a high school teacher. But this time it's with a twist, not only does he fall down, he fights too.

Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Pushed Back; 'Anonymous' Goes Limited Instead Of Wide Next Week

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 20, 2011 1:19 AM
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Sony's Fall 2012 Oscar Date Now Goes To A Kevin James ComedyPerhaps in reaction to a New York Times piece plotting that the Obama administration was unlawfully providing Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal access to details of Osama Bin Laden's assassination to boost the president's own political agenda, Sony Pictures has now pushed back the duo's black-ops thriller from its planned October 12th unveiling to a date later in 2012, possibly even 2013, placing its release after the next election.

Henry Winkler Joins Kevin James In 'Here Comes The Boom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 2:41 AM
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Having played a mall cop and a zookeeper (in the film of the same name coming out this summer), Kevin James is next set to put his plus-sized waistline to comedic use as an amateur mixed martial arts fighter in "Here Comes The Boom" a movie which will likely find him falling down a lot. But it looks like there will be veteran there to pick him up and dust him off.

Sony Sets Summer 2012 Release Dates: 'I Hate You Dad' Hits June 22nd, 'Total Recall' August 3rd

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2011 3:54 AM
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Plus Kevin James MMA Flick 'Here Comes The Boom' Lands July 27thWith the Oscars stinking up the joint last night, the awards season is finally over, and we can look forward to the now-six-month-long summer blockbuster season, without the worry of accidentally stumbling across a film with a thought in its head. But the business being what it is i.e. increasingly reliant on release dates before scripts, or a director, or cast is attached, studios are already jostling for dates in 2012, which looks at least as crowded as this year's clusterfuck of a season.

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