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Posters: If Melissa McCarthy Stole Jason Bateman's Career

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Oh man, what if Jason Bateman woke up one morning and found the posters that adorn his bedroom walls (you know his bedroom is decorated with his own movie posters) were replaced with these?

In "Identity Thief" (on DVD & Blu-ray now), Melissa McCarthy steals Bateman's credit card number and, from there, his very identity. But what if she didn't stop there? What if she continued her extortion of all that is Bateman beyond just the movie they starred in together? What if she snatched all of his movies (and at least one television show)?

It might look a little like this. Protect your information, people! (And, sheesh, how many existential crises can one guy have?) Get More »

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Free S#!t: Enter to Win a Steal-Worthy 'Identity Thief' Prize Pack

Identity-Thief-Bluray-220Melissa McCarthy stole Jason Bateman's identity in the hit movie 'Identity Thief' causing him nothing but (often times hilarious) misery. Well, we're not in the game for taking things, we just want to give things away to our awesome readers like you! Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Warm Bodies' and More

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This week: It's a not-so-classic case of zombie (Nicholas Hoult) meets girl (Teresa Palmer) and how their burgeoning love might save the world in the sleeper zombie rom-com hit "Warm Bodies."

Also new this week is Bruce Willis back as John McClane (in theory) in "A Good Day to Die Hard," Jason Bateman tracking down Melissa McCarthy in the comedy "Identity Thief" and a new Blu-ray collection of the "Mad Max" trilogy. Get More »

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Melissa McCarthy Allegedly Fires Child-Abusing Extra

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Melissa McCarthy's onscreen characters may poop in sinks and buy rounds of drinks with a stolen credit card, but she ain't gonna stand back and watch somebody abuse a child in real life.

The star of 2013's first big hit, "Identity Thief," reportedly fired a woman from the set of her new film on Monday after watching her hoist a young child in the air by the wrist. Get More »

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'Identity Thief' Tops 'Snitch' at Box Office, World Yawns

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Movie fans stayed home in droves this weekend and the result was a surprise win for the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Identity Thief," which according to returned to the top of the box office in its third week of release with an estimated total of $14.1 million.

That was enough to hold off the disappointing new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson action flick "Snitch," which debuted in second place with only $13 million. Looks like someone won't be doing the pec pop of love this week.

Still, "Snitch" did significantly better than fellow new release "Dark Skies," as the Keri Russell horror film brought in just $8.9 million for a sixth place debut. For the rest of the box office top ten, including numbers for last week's champ "A Good Day to Die Hard," head to

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'Die Hard' Kills Softly at the Box Office

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The calendar may have said Valentine's Day, but for movie fans it was "A Good Day to Die Hard," as according to the latest entry in Bruce Willis' decrepit action franchise eked out a win at the box office this weekend.

Not that it was easy; with an estimated total of $25 million, "A Good Day to Die Hard" barely beat out returning champion "Identity Thief," which racked up $23.4 million. And the latest sappy Nicholas Sparks romance "Safe Haven" also made a good showing, earning $21.4 million for a third place finish.

"Twilight" wannabe "Beautiful Creatures," on the other hand, took a complete header, debuting way down in sixth place with just $7.5 million. For a full look at that film's failure, as well as the rest of the box office top ten, head to

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'Identity Thief' Steals Box Office Crown

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Nothing can stop Melissa McCarthy, not even one of the biggest blizzards in recent memory, as according to, McCarthy's new comedy "Identity Thief" pummeled the competition at the box office this weekend to the tune of $36.6 million.

That was more than enough to top the charts, as movie fans on the East Coast stayed home in droves thanks to superstorm Nemo; neither returning champ "Warm Bodies" ($11.5 million) or Channing Tatum's new thriller "Side Effects" ($10 million) were able convince people to brave the blizzard.

For a full run down of the weekend box office top ten, including figures for award season favorites "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo," head to

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Critic Rex Reed Calls Melissa McCarthy a Hippo, Feels the Wrath of the Internet

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Seth Gordon's "Identity Thief" is currently sitting on a dismal 26% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, so suffice it to say the critics are collectively donning their Not Impressed faces right now about the flick. One reviewer, however, has found himself on the receiving end of the movie world's vitriol thanks to his excessively scathing comments about leading actress Melissa McCarthy.

Rex Reed of The New York Observer has come under hefty fire for his harsh word choices about the actress' plus size stature in his write-up on the flick. Get More »

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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Side Effects' & More

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Greetings from the apocalypse! This week the U.S. Postal Service announced they will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays, and if that isn't a sign of the impending end of days I don't know what is. Luckily my triple ball mace arrived today, so I will be able to defend myself, my faithful dog, and you from marauding motorcycle mutants looking to destroy the weekend and siphon all your gasoline. Got a full tank? Then drive through the barriers and roll out to the movies, soldier … Get More »

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Versus: Old Jason Bateman Vs. Young Jason Bateman

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Young Jason Bateman was born on January 14, 1969, and soon thereafter arrived on the scene as a child actor in "Little House on the Prairie" in the early '80s. He went on to star in other relatively nondescript TV movies and shows before ultimately landing the role of Michael Bluth, the everyman trapped by the absurdity of his ridiculous family in Fox's (now Netflix's) cherished "Arrested Development." Get More »

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