Bridesmaids Marks Its 10th Anniversary

Bridesmaids, the Oscar-nominated comedy classic directed by Paul Feig, marks the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2011. It’s very hard to believe that it’s been ten years because it feels just like yesterday. The film, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, has withstood the test of time. Unlike some of the other films produced by Judd Apatow in the early 2000s, Bridesmaids managed to age particularly well. This film has been around…

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Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar And Then Blu-ray

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, the long awaited follow-up to Bridesmaids, is now available for audiences to watch on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s no joke that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo gave us one of the funniest films of the 21st century. Of course, I’m talking about Bridesmaids. When I learned they were finally writing another film, I was very excited. Who wouldn’t be? I first watched the film towards the end…

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Wonder Woman 1984 Is Now On Home Video

After launching day-and-date in both theaters and HBO Max, fans can now bring Wonder Woman 1984 home to watch on home video. What follows is my original review of the film from its December launch: While Wonder Woman 1984 never quite lives up to its groundbreaking predecessor, it is still thrilling entertainment in its own right. I want to get this out of the way right now: I am judging the film on its own…

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Wonder Woman 1984 Is Thrilling Entertainment

While Wonder Woman 1984 never quite lives up to its groundbreaking predecessor, it is still thrilling entertainment in its own right. Before I get started with the rest of my review: there is a mid-credits scene. Press screeners did not include any scene after the credits.  This is the most important thing to know going into the film. I want to get this out of the way right now: I am judging the film on…

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette Brings A Book To Life

Where’d You Go, Bernadette brings the bestselling novel to life in a comedy that ought to remind artists how important it is to create. Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) could have had it all.  Before dropping off the face of the planet, the architect won a MacArthur Grant.  Living in Los Angeles would have been a dream.  Yet she packs it all up to move to Seattle where she now lives with daughter Bee (Emma Nelson)…

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How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World is the rare third film that makes for a fitting conclusion by ending the series on a high note. It’s very rare in which I find myself wanting to cry at the end of a trilogy.  This isn’t so much because I know it’s going to be the end of an era but more so because of how the final scenes are scripted.  The series has…

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Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Starring four of the funniest women on earth, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call honors the spirit of the 1984 classic film. While it would have been nice to have seen the likes of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore pass the baton to a new generation, Harold Ramis’ death in 2014 would forever change the face of the franchise.  Never mind just how hard it is getting Bill Murray to sign on board for anything.  With that out…

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mother! – A Unique Movie Badly Marketed as a Horror Film

Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, mother!, is a unique film to say the least but it should never have been marketed as a horror film nor should it have had a wide release.  Spoilers abound… Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, and Kristen Wiig. With the exception of the big-budget Noah, Aronofsky is a filmmaker who specializes in art house films.  Much…

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Comic Con: New Ghostbusters film coming in 2019

At a Comic Con panel on Thursday, Ivan Reitman announced that a new Ghostbusters movie is coming in 2019. This announcement comes over a month after Dan Aykroyd said last month that Sony lost too much money with the all-female reboot and a sequel would be unlikely as a result. The Ghostbusters panel, titled Ghostbusters 101: A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!, featured Reitman alongside IDW’s Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz. The Ghostbusters:…

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Despicable Me 3 is alright, but laughs are rare

Despicable Me 3 isn’t the best outing for the franchise but if you’re looking for laughs from a studio comedy in 2017, the best offerings this year are from animated films. Directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and based on a screenplay written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated comedy stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and…

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