Melissa McCarthy http://kmuw.org en 'Tammy' Shows New Side of McCarthy http://kmuw.org/post/tammy-shows-new-side-mccarthy <p>Melissa McCarthy has many reasons to be happy with her new movie <em>Tammy</em>.</p><p>She produced, co-wrote and stars, and her husband co-wrote, directed and takes an important small role as the boss who fires her and starts the whole thing going. McCarthy is also more attractive both in her physical appearance and in the character she plays than she was in either <em>Bridesmaids&nbsp;</em>or <em>The Heat</em>, partly because <em>Tammy</em>&nbsp;is a gentle, people-loving movie without satiric edge or the brutality of a police story.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 37178 at http://kmuw.org 'Tammy' Shows New Side of McCarthy Movie Review: The Heat http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-heat <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Heat</em> is an unusual buddy-cop movie in that the odd couple cops are women-- it's also unusual in being very funny indeed, and has a plot that pretty clearly hangs together, though it does not particularly feature credibility. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 19830 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: The Heat