Posts tagged "Melissa McCarthy"

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases I’ve caught in theaters… DEMOLITION. Jake Gyllenhaal continues his hot streak of impressive performances in director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Wild.  This film employs similar editing tricks to play with time and memory, and while the story contains too many disparate... Read more »

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?
Yesterday, it was reported that Sony would be making a new all-guys Ghostbusters to be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, written by Drew Pearce, and produced by and starring Channing Tatum.  If this news caught you a bit off guard, that’s to be expected.  After all, it comes hot on the heels of Sony’s... Read more »

Guys vs. Gals: The Battle for Box Office Supremacy

Guys vs. Gals: The Battle for Box Office Supremacy
This past weekend featured one of the more interesting match-ups this summer movie season.  In one corner, you’ve got the second Die Hard-in-the-White-House flick this year, White House Down.  In the other, a female buddy cop comedy, The Heat.  Both are action comedies.  Both feature intriguing A-list star combos: Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum for... Read more »
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Movie Review: Identity Thief (**)

Movie Review: Identity Thief (**)
IDENTITY THIEF Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour 51 mins. Premise: When his identity is stolen, buttoned-up accountant Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) heads down to Florida to get the thief (Melissa McCarthy) and bring her back home to Denver so he can clear his name and keep his job. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Seth Gordon previously worked... Read more »