Melissa McCarthy is an interesting performer. On the one hand, she has overcome the stereotypical image of what a leading lady should look like, which is great, but on the other hand, about every other movie of hers is garbage. She was great in Bridesmaids and The Heat, but Identity Thief was not good and Tammy was an affront to God. Does her latest, Spy, keep the pattern going or does it signal another downturn in the quality of McCarthy’s work?Continue reading
It’s that time of year again when the temperatures remind those in denial that maybe the Earth is getting hotter and everyone seeks shelter in the air-conditioned sanctuary that is the local multiplex. But what to watch once you’re there? Well, I’m here to clue you in on twenty-two of the films I’m most curious about this summer. Like with my Fall Preview last year, this will be a curtailed affair, so I won’t be slamming too many films as unwatchable, but in looking at the calendar, I don’t see many egregious offenders—for once. Maybe that means movies are getting better? But it’s probably more because Paul Blart 2 is a spring release.
As always, I’ll list the films in order by release date, but of course, those dates are always subject to change. 2015 is shaping up to be a movie year for the ages and it all begins with a minor indie release called:Continue reading