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15. 'The Heat'
In Theaters: Friday, June 28, 2013
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Chaffin, Jamie Denbo, Marlon Wayans, Taran Killam
Why we're excited: After little success with his first movie, "Unaccompanied Minors," director Paul Feig ("Arrested Development," "The Office") hit the big time with the 2011 surprise blockbuster "Bridesmaids." Now, he's reunited with that film's breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, for buddy comedy about two FBI agents who have never had a partner (and for good reason), but are forced to work together. McCarthy's co-star and onscreen crime solving partner? None other than Sandra Bullock appearing in her first straight comedy in four years (has it really been that long since "The Proposal"?). How good could this flick be? Well, 20th Century Fox is so confident in "The Heat" it decided to open it against popcorn action thriller "White House Down." So, it's now Bullock and McCarthy vs. Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx for the Fourth of July box office crown. Who wins? Our money is on the ladies and the laughs.
- Gregory Ellwood