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 [...]

Ride Along (2014)

Released: January 17, 2014. Directed by: Tim Story. Starring: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter. Runtime: 99 min. Buddy comedies remain one of the most dime-a-dozen, yet bankable, sub-genres of comedy and action. Last year, Paul Fieg made an attempt at re-inventing the genre by simply replacing men as the focal point, with women (Sandra [...]

Recap of June’s Theatrical Releases

I saw six out of the nine major theatrical releases of June. I still plan on seeing the following from the month of June, in alphabetical order: "Berberian Sound Studio", "The Bling Ring", "Byzantium", "The Internship", "Maniac", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Song for Marion", "Syrup" (because I love Brittany Snow), "Violet & Daisy", White House [...]

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 [...]

Identity Thief (2013)

Identity Thief Release Date: February 8, 2013 Director: Seth Gordon Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, John Cho Runtime: 111 min Tagline: She's having the time of his life As a follow-up to the hilarious Horrible Bosses, Seth Gordon brings us Identity Thief, a film that isn't the gut-buster everyone was expecting, but it is quite [...]

This Is 40 (2012)

This is 40 Release Date: December 21, 2012 Director: Judd Apatow Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox Runtime: 134 min Tagline: The sort-of sequel to 'Knocked Up' What a great step up from 2009's Funny People. It may not be the best feature for a family movie day this holiday season, but it's a great choice [...]