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Holiday Movie: "Tammy"

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Tammy goes gangsta in her funniest scene 

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 


One of the best developments of movie advertising this past decade is the use of single scenes as teasers. Remember when The Devil Wears Prada just used the opening sequence, fashion magazine peons freaking out about the arrival of Miranda Priestley. It was a perfect hook: Do you want to see more? Yes Ma’am!

TAMMY employed a similar tactic at first giving you a peek at the actual movie instead of a greatest hits montage. The first tease was a single scene of Melissa McCarthy clumsily robbing a fast-food restaurant in a dumb paper bag mask: too large to clear the counter, too blind to lock a storage room door, too sweet to be threatening. “You want some pies? You want pies?” It’s a very funny sequence promising a slapstick filled comedy about a bumbling amateur criminal. Melissa McCarthy is currently on top of Hollywood’s food chain after three consecutive smash hits (Bridesmaids, Identity Thief and The Heat) the first and last of which are top-notch comedies, continually funny, bracingly rude and totally rewatchable.

Unfortunately, the robbery proves to be Tammy’s single best bit and, oops, we’ve already seen the whole thing. MORE AFTER THE JUMP...

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Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis Remake 'Thelma and Louise' Selfie: PHOTO

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Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, looking as fresh as they did in 1991, shot a reunion selfie remaking the famous shot from Thelma & Louise, reminding us that it might be time to give it another watch.

Sarandon tweeted the photo:


John Waters, Susan Sarandon, Martin O'Malley Speak at Maryland Marriage Equality Fundraiser in NYC: VIDEO

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Last night Marylanders for Marriage Equality held a star-studded fundraiser in Manhattan.

SarandonThe Baltimore Sun was on hand:

Thursday's soiree in Manhattan raised money only for the Maryland campaign — one of string of fundraisers being held beyond the state's borders. Gov. Martin O'Malley, who attended as a guest with his wife, Katie, helped to organize earlier events in Connecticut, San Francisco and New Hampshire.

"It has become a lot easier for people to come out," observed Sarandon, who said she feels families of gay children have been incredibly effective in changing minds in recent years. "Everyone knows someone who is gay," she said.

Other guests included Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush; actor Ed Norton, a Maryland native; Baltimore filmmaker John Waters; and hip-hop producer Russell Simmons.

Derek McCoy, the executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, took aim at the glitter associated with Thursday's event in New York. "Those folks are trying to celebritize this issue," McCoy said.

Watch John Waters, Susan Sarandon, and Governor Martin O'Malley speak,
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Watch The Trailer For 'Robot & Frank:' VIDEO

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Science fiction and buddy comedies have for decades been two distinct Hollywood genres. Not anymore: the forthcoming Robot & Frank brings the two together in a movie that features an "impeccable" Frank Langella as an aging crook who finds a friend in a robot. Illegal antics and heartwarming revelations ensue.

Watch the trailer for the flick, which also stars Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler, AFTER THE JUMP

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Susan Sarandon Says GLAAD 'Out of Control' for 'Tranny' Criticism

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Rocky Horror star Susan Sarandon tells the New York Daily News she feels GLAAD went overboard in criticizing Glee's use of the term "tranny" in its Rocky Horror tribute episode:

"When we caught up with Sarandon, she said the controversy puzzled her. 'What should they have said?' she asked, adding that she knew plenty of people who proudly called themselves 'trannies.' GLAAD, she said, was 'getting like PETA - way out of control.' (Not that Sarandon is invested in 'Glee' and its dramas. 'Now that my kids are gone,' she said, 'I don't watch TV at all.') GLAAD spokesman Richard Ferraro responded by reiterating his organization's objections. 'The word 'tra—y' has become an easy punch line in popular culture,' he wrote in an email, 'and many still don't realize that using the term is hurtful, dehumanizing and associated with violence.'"


Watch: Susan Sarandon Spanks Pigs

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Susan Sarandon's not one to turn down a little late night fun. At a concert by Of Montreal on Tuesday night at NYC's Highline Ballroom, Sarandon got busy and delivered some corporal punishment to some naughty pigs (as in, bad boys in pig suits).

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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