Nine Perfect Strangers: mystery and drama at a health resort

Nine Perfect Strangers is a complex series full of characters with secrets to reveal and surprises for the viewer. The series is from a novel by Liane Moriarty, who also wrote Big Little Lies. Moriarty is a master at taking a large cast of characters and putting them through various trials that slowly chip away at the secrets behind the story. This series is on Hulu

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Jolt is goofy fun

Jolt, on Prime Video, stars Kate Beckinsale in a comedic action movie about a woman with uncontrollable anger issues. It’s a wild romp of a movie from director Tanya Wexler.

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Thunder Force is a fun bit of comedy

Thunder Force is another Melissa McCarthy comedy written and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone. It features a coherent plot, lots of silly jokes and references, some fun stunts and a cheerful, open-ended finish. Not great, but a fun romp when something light is what you need. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Review: Superintelligence

Superintelligence brings Melissa McCarthy to the center of an action comedy about the most average, ordinary person on earth. It’s streaming on HBO Max.

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Review: Homecoming

Homecoming, remarkable as Julia Roberts first foray into episodic television, is also remarkable for its mysterious and slightly creepy storyline and vibe. Continue Reading: Review: Homecoming

Review: The Fundamentals of Caring

I resisted watching The Fundamentals of Caring for a long time. Male leads, male writer and director. It didn’t seem like what I was looking for. But one night when there was absolutely nothing else to choose, I pushed play on The Fundamentals of Caring. Continue Reading: Review: The Fundamentals of Caring

6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie ended in 2015 after 7 seasons. This half-hour show on Showtime was widely considered on of the best shows on television, and for good reason. At a half hour, it may have been considered a comedy. In my mind, it was a serious drama with a bit of comedy included.

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Watch This: New Trailer for Spy

Spy starring Melissa McCarthy and a rasher of other tasty comedy stars has a new trailer.

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Watch This: Red Band Trailer for Spy

In Spy, Melissa McCarthy teams up again with writer and director Paul Feig in a comedy featuring McCarthy as a CIA Analyst. She works with agents played by Jude Law and Jason Statham.

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