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Interview: Dolly Wells on Creating Sparks with Melissa McCarthy in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

A familiar face on British stage and television shows like Doll & Em, Some Girls, and frequent collaborations with The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding, Dolly Wells takes a dramatic turn in Can You Ever Forgive Me?    Playing the bookish...

Review: THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS; If You Think You're Going To Hate It, You're Probably Right

Well. As many issues as I may have with Brian Henson's The Happytime Murders, setting false expectations isn't one of them. The film, which has promised its audience "No Sesame, All Street" for months now, definitely delivers in the sense...

Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Showbiz Documentaries

The typical showbiz documentary, like the true-crime doc, the unexplored-niche doc and so many other related subgenres, has its hooks, its patterns, its agendas. What’s neat about some of the showbiz docs at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) this year...

Review: GHOSTBUSTERS Ain't Afraid of No Estrogen!

The new Ghostbusters uses the same iconic logo of the original 1984 film, with a few minor differences: the new one is beveled, and shiny. Such is the essential difference between this new remake and the beloved classic of our...

Destroy All Monsters: The Toxic Masculinity of Shaming the GHOSTBUSTERS Haters

The cadre of solipsistic, misogynist Ghostbusters fanboys executed what one hopes would be their final coup de grace against Paul Feig's imminent Ghostbusters reboot this week, by spamming the IMDB (and Letterboxd) with disastrously low user ratings for a movie...

International GHOSTBUSTERS Trailer Offers A Bit More Hemsworth

If you were among those unconvinced by the first trailer for the Paul Feig directed reboot of Ghostbusters then I think it's safe to say that the new international trailer for the film will not convince you otherwise. Made up...

GHOSTBUSTERS: Watch The Trailer For The Paul Feig Reboot Now!

After literally years of talk about a third live action Ghostbusters film the time has finally arrived to stop speculating on what be coming and talk about the real thing. Or at least base our speculation on some actual footage...

GHOSTBUSTERS 3: First Pic Of The Ladies In Full Kit

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has mastered the art of the tease via his Twitter account while his film is in production. He has given us separate glimpses of the ladies' uniforms, their proton packs and Ecto-1. Now, everything has come together...

Review: SPY, McCarthy Shines In Uproarious Espionage Send Up

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig team up once again for a wickedly funny send-up of the James Bond series with charm and wit in ample supply. Jude Law and Jason Statham add to the fun as, respectively, a suave, painfully...

GHOSTBUSTERS 3: Who You Gonna Call? McCarthy, Wiig, Jones And McKinnon Apparently

After much speculation it looks like Ghostbusters 3 is going with four female leads. According to the report over at THR Melissa McCarthy has already signed on to Paul Feig's film. Kristen Wiig is still in negotiations with Sony along...

Opening: ST. VINCENT, A Showcase For Bill Murray

Normally there are event films that draw people in, big spectacles that just can't be replicated at home. Then there are the arty films that are still accessible, not something that's too dour or experimental to seem out of place...

Toronto 2014 Review: ST. VINCENT Delivers Vintage Bill Murray

Not everybody watches quite as many films as some of us. There are those where getting out to a theatre isn't a weekly (or, in my case, daily) occurrence, where the schlepp of getting there, standing in line, getting...

Review: THE HEAT Is the Buddy-Cop Comedy We've Been Waiting For

Nothing will sink a buddy comedy faster than poor chemistry between the leads, which can seem unfair if the script is good. But the opposite is also true: a pair of actors with real comic energy, who complement one another...

AnarchyVision: Talking IDENTITY THIEF, SIDE EFFECTS, TOP GUN 3D, And More

Back in the studio this week, talking about the egregious hell that is Identity Thief, my ambivalence towards Side Effects, and the cinematic rush of Top Gun 3D, along with some words about A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles...

Review: IDENTITY THIEF Steals from Better Films, Comes Up Short

You have to admit, it takes some guts to rip off a hundred other movies and then call the result Identity Thief. That sort of brazenness would be admired by the scoundrel at the center of this wearying, derivative comedy,...

Gong Li, Forest Whitaker And Ray Winstone Join Mickey Rourke In Walter Hill's ST VINCENT

Back in the day Walter Hill was one of the heaviest hitters in Hollywood.  Starting as an AD on Bullitt and the original Thomas Crown Affair, Hill would go on to produce films like Alien,  while writing and directing the...