THE KITCHEN: Andrea Berloff’s Directorial Debut is Destined to Become a Cult Classic (Blu-ray Review)

THE KITCHEN: Andrea Berloff’s Directorial Debut is Destined to Become a Cult Classic (Blu-ray Review)

The Kitchen arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 5, 2019. From New Line Cinema and BRON Creative come the gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.” Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” “Tammy”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) and Elisabeth Moss (TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” TV’s “Mad Men”) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Read more

THE KITCHEN Blu-ray Release Date & Special Features Revealed

THE KITCHEN Blu-ray Release Date & Special Features Revealed
[Press Release] They’re taking control of Hell’s Kitchen when “The Kitchen” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema and BRON Creative come the gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.” Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” “Tammy”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) and Elisabeth Moss (TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” TV’s “Mad Men”) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Read more

The Happytime Murders Review: Refreshing & Hilarious But You’d Better Like Puppets

The Happytime Murders Review: Refreshing & Hilarious But You’d Better Like Puppets

I’ve been looking forward to The Happytime Murders ever since I saw the trailer for it a few months ago.  I love puppets and muppets and basically anything even remotely related to Jim Henson. I also loved Greg The Bunny, so The Happytime Murders was right in my wheelhouse.  It was almost guaranteed I was going to love it. And I did. Though I noticed that some of the other review sites (Rotten Tomatoes) weren’t that kind to this film.  That’s too bad, I had a great time. Read more

The Happytime Murders is an Assault on Moviegoers’ Intelligence (Review)

The Happytime Murders is an Assault on Moviegoers’ Intelligence (Review)

Have you ever been out a party, and there is this one guy making bad jokes?  Jokes so bad people pretend they don’t hear them.  The guy thinks no one heard his jokes so he keeps repeating them over and over, hoping to get some sort of cheap pity laugh.  If you were to take that situation and roll it up into a movie.  It would be The Happytime Murders, an unholy bastardisation of everything sacred from a childhood raised by Muppets. 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