The Holidays Are Off To A Hilarious and Heartfelt Start With Last Christmas (Review)

The Holidays Are Off To A Hilarious and Heartfelt Start With Last Christmas (Review)

After surprising audiences with A Simple Favor, a self-aware parody of the romantic thriller genre, director Paul Feig collaborates with actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson on Last Christmas, a romantic comedy based on the iconic song from singer-songwriter George Michael and his band Wham!. Feig blended an intriguing mystery and his trademark comedy to perfection with the former film, and in Last Christmas, merges his sense of humor with a heartfelt and humanist drama about overcoming personal dysfunction and becoming a better person with enjoyable, if at times sugary results. Read more

A Simple Favor is An Intriguing Mystery With a Comedic Twist (Review)

A Simple Favor is An Intriguing Mystery With a Comedic Twist (Review)

It’s surprising to see comedy veteran Paul Feig take a turn for the dark, more so lend his directing chops to the thriller genre. However, his latest, A Simple Favor, brings its own hilarious set of twists that pit Anna Kendrick as an innocent suburban mother on an entertaining missing-persons mystery. Read more

Ghostbusters: Calm Down Everybody, They Did Not Turn Ghostbusters into Bridesmaids [Review]

Ghostbusters: Calm Down Everybody, They Did Not Turn Ghostbusters into Bridesmaids [Review]

I never got why people were so upset about this new Ghostbusters.  Sure the decision to make all four new Ghostbusters female seemed gimmicky; it was one of the first things I heard about this new remake and it was clearly a marketing point.  But there seem to be people actually upset about this.  I would have been among them if the gender of the cast detracted from the quality of the film.  It did not.  Calm down everybody, they did not turn Ghostbusters into Bridesmaids. Read more