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    Critic Rex Reed's Personal attack on Melissa McCarthy

    Wow, Rex....just ignorant. Where are your columns attacking the overweight men? Double standard and very offensive. Time to retire.

    1. whose credit card has been hacked and copied by a felonious thief in Miami (cacophonous, tractor-sized Melissa McCarthy).
    2. The snafus in the worst road movie since The Guilt Trip plunge Mr. Bateman and his female hippo into a motel with only a double bed,
    3. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success

    Attack the Movie, not the Actress

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    Huh, I heard about the ruckus, but I didn't hear it was Rex Reed. He's an asshole critic who doesn't deserve anyone's time of day. Moving on!

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    I haven't heard of Rex Reed since the 70's. I didn't know he was still alive.

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    He must be perfect then, to look at others and not himself.

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    He's always been a malicious critic. I have never gotten the sense that he actually likes movies, only that he likes to be obnoxious and ridicule them.

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    A real film critic offers his views:
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-...-roeper-201382
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    What a hateful man! And yeah, where is his vitriol towards overweight male actors?

    Good for Richard Roeper for criticizing Reed.

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    Not only is it insulting, it's uninformed. McCarthy has had a very long acting career--she's just becoming more of a name relatively recently.

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    Didn't she win the Emmy last year for Mike and Molly? Amy Poehler made a big deal out of it with all of the female nominees in that category congratulating the winner, which turned out to be Melissa, it was sweet.

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    I know Melissa McCarthy is an Emmy winner as well as an Oscar nominee. Who is this Reed douche trying to make a name for himself off of her acheivements?
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    He's always been a malicious critic. I have never gotten the sense that he actually likes movies, only that he likes to be obnoxious and ridicule them.
    He's always been malicious -- but he hasn't always been a movie critic.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I know Melissa McCarthy is an Emmy winner as well as an Oscar nominee. Who is this Reed douche trying to make a name for himself off of her acheivements?
    Like aliceanne upthread, I didn't even know Rex Reed was still alive. I did remember that he had a role in that 1970's box office flop, Myra Breckinridge, as Myron, the guy whose post sex-change operation persona is played by Raquel Welch. Perhaps he's never gotten over the critical panning or his failure as an actor.
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    Who the heck is Rex Reed?

    ('nuff said.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post
    Who the heck is Rex Reed?

    ('nuff said.)
    My thoughts exactly. Maybe he just threw those statements out there to get a reaction and get his name on the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan5 View Post
    He's always been malicious -- but he hasn't always been a movie critic.

    Like aliceanne upthread, I didn't even know Rex Reed was still alive. I did remember that he had a role in that 1970's box office flop, Myra Breckinridge, as Myron, the guy whose post sex-change operation persona is played by Raquel Welch. Perhaps he's never gotten over the critical panning or his failure as an actor.
    As I recall he panned Myra Breckenridge too Raquel Welch her husband were pissed because they had given him a chance to try acting and he was supposed to be publicizing the movie. (It was summer and I was in high school - I watched a lot of late night television!). I also remember he didn't like Barbra Streisand and thought all the young actresses dressed like slobs.

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    Has anyone seen this movie? I love Jason Bateman, and I think she's hilarious, too. I hope this is good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceanne View Post
    I also remember he didn't like Barbra Streisand...
    Whatever happened to her??
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    The trailers don't look very good to me, unfortunately.

    I think this is the worst kind of review because it doesn't really give any idea of what the movie is like. It's just one big "I hate fat people" and the fat jokes aren't even very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Whatever happened to her??
    She was in a movie that bombed in December ("The Guilt Trip") and is currently working on a new version of Gypsy where she will be playing Mama Rose

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    Rex and I had the sme chiro in NYC. He was obnoxious in the office, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayar View Post
    Rex and I had the sme chiro in NYC. He was obnoxious in the office, too.
    That's always been his claim to fame, hasn't it? At one itme, it was considered "hip" if I remember correctly.
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