Bee movie critic Carla Meyer picks nine movies to see this year, her "very picky 2013 preview, composed only of movies I really want to see."Read the story here.
Seth Gordon, "Identity Thief"; Paul Feig, "The Heat"
Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, "Identity Thief"; McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, "The Heat"
Because this is the delightful comic actress McCarthy's moment as a Hollywood lead, or at least the moment the movies that were made because of her success with "Bridesmaids" are being released.
In both films, she plays characters who do not have a hoot to give, and that is always McCarthy's best look.
In "Identity," she has stolen Bateman's identity (his name is Sandy) and run up his credit-card bills. In "Heat," she is the rough-hewn cop who teams, buddy-comedy style, with Bullock's by-the-book FBI agent.
Bullock and Bateman both make great straight people (see Bullock in "Two Weeks Notice" and Bateman in "Arrested Development" and
everything). The directors' bona fides impress as well if you liked "Horrible Bosses" (Gordon) or "Bridesmaids" (Feig).