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SUPERINTELLIGENCE (2020): The Things I Liked…

Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures
Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures

I enjoyed Superintelligence, the latest comedy from Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Sam Richardson and Ben Falcone more than I expected to.

Directed by Falcone, the story of Carol (McCarthy), a woman who’s been selected for observation by the world’s first superintelligence that may or may not take over the world isn’t perfect. Yet, if you’re a fan of the talented film making team and some good dialogue delivered with perfect comic timing; plus, laughter that you can’t always see coming, then give Superintelligence a chance.

Besides the above-mentioned highlights, there’s also the chemistry between Carol and Cannavale’s George to enjoy. And James Corden’s character is quite fun. So much so, that don’t be surprised if, for a good portion of the film, you find yourself thinking:

Should this be what a future with a superintelligent AI looks like, I think I’m in!

As for what I didn’t completely love about Falcone’s movie, there’s the use of several common movie-making/comedy cliche’s that made the story experience that little bit less special.

Furthermore, just when I became comfortable with the direction the story was going in and the nature of the relationships , a semi-expected change happens that follows down a path that’s not quite as satisfying as it could have been. Nevertheless, even though Superintelligence has no chance of taking the place of Spy (2015) as my favourite McCarthy film, I have no regrets about watching it.

Watch it if you’re curious and because the performances are fun.

Happy Film Loving

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SUPERINTELLIGENCE (2020): New Trailer Starring Melissa McCarthy, Brian Tyree Henry, James Corden, Bobby Cannavale…

Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures
Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Superintelligence (2020).


Imagine your life being turned upside down because you’re selected for observation by the world’s first superintelligence – a form of artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.

In new action/comedy Superintelligence, that is the reality of Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), the most average person on Earth.

Directed by Ben Falcone; additional key cast includes James Corden, Bobby Cannavale and Jean Smart.

I’m hoping this is a good McCarthy movie because it’s good to see her back; along with Cannavale and Henry.

I’m now definitely trying to decide which famous person’s voice I’d like Superintelligence to adopt if I were in Carol’s shoes. Right now I’m thinking Kristen Bell, Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad or Vegan actor/influencer Tabitha Brown. Or perhaps, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bradley Cooper and other males with great deep voices.

Who would be your ideal Superintelligence voice?

Sarah Baker, Jock McKissic, Karan Soni, Jwaundace Candece, Michael Beach, Usman Ally, Damon Jones, Jay Lay, Jenna Perusich, and Carolyn Trahan also star.

Superintelligence Release Dates: November 26th, 2020 (US)…

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FAMILY (2018): New Trailer From Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Kate McKinnon…

Family (2018), Taylor Schilling
Family (2018), Taylor Schilling

From writer / director Laura Steinel, Family is the story of Kate.

Kate enjoys her life as a career-focused woman. That is until out of the blue, her estranged brother calls her for help with babysitting his tween daughter for one night. Kate reluctantly agrees but then one night becomes a week…

I’m looking forward to seeing Schilling do well in a role that seems to fit her well. It helps that I have one or two things in common with her character, Kate.

Jessie Ennis, Matt Walsh, Eric Edelstein, Karan Kendrick, Suehyla El-Attar and Heather McMahanalso star.

Family Release Dates...

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WHITE BOY RICK (2018): New Trailer From Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Bel Powley, Richie Merritt…

White Boy Rick (2018), Matthew McConaughey
White Boy Rick (2018), Matthew McConaughey

White Boy Rick is based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr.,  a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI in the 80s and was arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Richie Merritt and Bel Powley star, while Yann Demange directs…

I feel as though there’s so much of this story that I’ve seen before – but hopefully there’s enough difference to keep it interesting. I’d probably be less enthused if it wasn’t for McConaughey. He looks to be in great form based on this trailer.

Additional cast includes Eddie Marsan, Richie Merritt, Bruce Dern and RJ Cyler.

White Boy Rick Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US)… December 7th, 2018 (UK)…

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CROWN HEIGHTS (2017): New Trailer From Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry, Zach Grenier…

Crown Heights (2017), Lakeith Stanfield
Crown Heights (2017), Lakeith Stanfield

In Crown Heights, Colin Warner is a young man wrongfully convicted of murder and his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Warner’s innocence. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin; Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry and Zach Grenier star…

This one I’ll watch for three reasons. Firstly I’m desperate for this story to end well – because so often in these circumstances it does not. Second, what a dream to have a friend like Carl King. He’s surely the best kind of friend anyone could  have. Third, Following Get Out (2017), I’d just love to see a character played by Stanfield actually escape his captors. That would make me happy indeed.

Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Yul Vazquez, Hunter Emery Josh Pais and Natalie Paul also star.

Crown Heights Release Dates: August 25th, 2017 (US)…

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