Review: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

Review: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

Directed by: Josh Greenbaum. Starring: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan. Runtime: 1h 47 min. Released: February 12, 2021 (available on Premium On Demand). Mild spoilers follow. These days, it seems so difficult to be surprised by a film, especially when major plot points are spoiled in the trailer. From watching the trailer for Barb [...]

The Boss (2016)

The Boss (2016)

Released: April 8, 2016. Directed by: Ben Falcone. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage. Runtime: 1hr, 39 min. R-rated comedienne Melissa McCarthy and hubby-and-director Ben Falcone take a second shot at co-writing a screenplay together with The Boss after their first botched attempt in 2014’s Tammy. The good thing is this is a much [...]

Blended (2014)

Released: May 23, 2014. Directed by: Frank Coraci. Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey. Runtime: 117 min. Adam Sandler and co bring us a rom-com that's heavy on the romance, light on the comedy. Six or seven good laughs throughout the feature is no impressive feat, but is okay for Sandler's current streak, considering [...]

Neighbors (2014)

Released: May 4, 2014. Directed by: Nicholas Stoller. Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron. Runtime: 96 min.  Nicholas Stoller, a graduate of the so-called Apatow school of comedy, directs Neighbors, a film that is uncharacteristically short for Apatow's brand of filmmaking. In this way, Stoller makes this film his own. The film follows a [...]

The Heat (2013)

Release Date: June 28, 2013 Director: Paul Feig Stars: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans Runtime: 117 min The comedy genre is one of the most popular genres out there, but it's very hit-and-miss. The comedy gem of the year so far is This is the End, but The Heat will produce more than a [...]

Bridesmaids (2011)

Release Date: May 13, 2011. Director: Paul Feig. Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne. Runtime: 125 min. This film is usually very, very funny and features a breakout role from the charismatic Melissa McCarthy. However, I think it pans out like a traditional romantic comedy, with room for originality. Melissa McCarthy and other select characters really make [...]

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement Release Date: April 27, 2012 Director: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt Runtime: 124 min Tagline: A comedy about the journey between popping the question and tying the knot. One year after meeting, Tom (Jason Segel) proposes to his girlfriend, Violet (Emily Blunt), but unexpected events keep tripping them [...]

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Pitch Perfect Release Date: October 5, 2012 Director: Jason Moore Stars: Anna Kendrick, Britany Snow, Rebel Wilson Runtime: 112 min Tagline: Get Pitch Slapped TV Director Jason Moore (Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill) brings his talent to the big screen with Pitch Perfect, a great music comedy. Beca (Anna Kendrick) is an aspiring Disc Jockey, [...]

Happy birthday funny lady, Kristen Wiig (39)

  Kristen Wiig Wiig has been voice talents for the films Despicable Me as Miss Hattie and How to Train Your Dragon; and she also showed a decent dramatic side in her small role in the romance/crime film based on true events, All Good Things alongside Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. She was in the comedy/action British comedy Paul (the poorest [...]