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.Continue reading “Thunder Force is a fun bit of comedy”
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.Continue reading “Review: Superintelligence”
Coming to theaters in August are 3 films featuring diverse stories about women that are worth your time and dollars. They are After the Wedding, The Nightingale, and The Kitchen.Continue reading “3 Reasons to Hit the Multiplex in August”
St. Vincent is one of those feel-good movies where you cry a little at the end but everything works out fine. I love that kind of stuff, so I enjoyed watching this movie get there. Plus, it has a fantastic cast and boasts outstanding performances from all of them. Continue reading “Review: St. Vincent”
Ghostbusters is awesome. Don’t let anybody rain on your Ghostbusters parade. It’s hilarious. The special effects are excellent. The dialog is ridiculous. The actors are wonderful. It’s awesome. Continue reading “Review: Ghostbusters”
Spy starring Melissa McCarthy and a rasher of other tasty comedy stars has a new trailer.Continue reading “Watch This: New Trailer for Spy”
It’s a brain dump day. Random stuff falls from my head in bits and pieces.
State of Affairs
Why do men married to powerful women always get portrayed in the media as whiney, needy irritations? A powerful man probably didn’t get where he is without a good spouse behind him. Why should a powerful woman get where she is without a good spouse behind her? Enough with this whiney-husband-of-a-woman-in-power trope. Come on State of Affairs, you can do better.
All female Ghostbusters. Yes! To the men who had the nerve to say that this ruins Ghostbusters for them, I say, “Sod off, you dozy pillocks!” Oops, I’ve been watching too many British dramas.
After the Wedding
I watched After the Wedding on Netflix. The original title is Efter brylluppet. I enjoyed it very much. It’s an interesting plot and well acted. The film is in a mix of Danish, Swedish, Hindi and English. Part of it takes place in India, part in Denmark. The main character is played by Mads Mikkelsen, but I decided to watch it because of the wonderful Sidse Babett Knudsen. If you enjoy foreign films, you may like this one. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year in 2007.
Thanks to A Celtic-Dragon’s Blog for turning me on to Five Days. This British mystery series, written by Gwyneth Hughes, had a season in 2007 and another in 2010. Each series is 5 separate days from a police case. There are wonderful actors: Penelope Wilton, David Oyelowo, Janet McTeer, Hugh Bonneville, Suranne Jones, Anne Reid, Nina Sosanya and many others. I didn’t find anywhere that you can stream it, but Five Days, series 1 is available from Amazon on DVD.
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.Continue reading “Watch This: Red Band Trailer for Spy”
The preview made me laugh so much, I cannot wait for Tammy! And, if Melissa McCarthy wasn’t enough to make you love this movie, it also has Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.Continue reading “Watch This: Another Trailer for Tammy”
Melissa McCarthy is coming our way again in July in Tammy. The teaser trailer is here now. Not only is McCarthy the star, she’s the writer.
Also starring in this extravaganza of funny are Susan Sarandon, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates. What a cast!
Ben Falcone directs. He’s Melissa McCarthy’s husband.
What do you think? I think it looks fabulous!