Who Ya Gonna Call? Melissa McCarthy
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—“Ghostbusters” makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of new characters, the central ones played by women.  Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director and co-writer Paul Feig brings his unique take [...]
Melissa McCarthy is ‘Boss’ in New Comedy
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood comedies are filled with oppressive employers: from Dabney Coleman’s sexist and tyrannical Franklin M. Hart Jr. in “9 to 5,” to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” to all of the higher-ups in “Horrible Bosses,” to name [...]
Self-Described Cheeto Stars in ‘Tammy’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—With her star-making turn in “Bridesmaids,” an ongoing successful TV comedy series, “Mike & Molly” and a hit buddy comedy “Heat” under her belt, comedian Melissa McCarthy teams up with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon in another rib-tickler, “Tammy.” T [...]