Tag Archives: Kristen Bell

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER (2017): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Cera…

How To Be A Latin Lover (2017), Michael Cera, Eugino Derbez
How To Be A Latin Lover (2017), Michael Cera, Eugino Derbez

Starring Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Michael Cera and Eugenio Derbez, How To Be A Latin Lover is a Ken Marino directed comedy about a man who made a career of seducing rich older women. However, he now finds himself living with his estranged sister after his 25 year marriage ends…

I’ll mainly be tuning in in hopes of good humour and because of my general love for Salma Hayek.

McKenna Grace, Kristen Bell and Raphael Alejandro also star.

How To Be A Latin Lover Release Dates: April 28th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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CHiPs (2017): New Trailer From Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña, Kristen Bell…

CHiPs (2017), Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña
CHiPs (2017), Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Chips (2017)


Starring Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña, Kristen Bell and Maya Rudolph, CHiPs is a new comedy about the shenanigans of two Los Angeles Highway Patrol motorcycle officers…

Written and directed by Shepherd, I’m drawn to chips because they’re delicious… but I’m drawn to CHiPs because I enjoyed some of the jokes in the trailer. Another reason would be that I’m still kind of chasing the excellent onscreen chemistry that Michael Peña had with Jake Gyllenhaal in what is still my favourite cop movie probably always, End of Watch (2012). A great film that features the kind of brotherly love dreams are made of.

Chips Release Dates: March 24th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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BAD MOMS (2016) Movie Review: The Thing I Liked…

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Bad Moms (2016), Kristen Bell, Milla Kunis, Katherine Hahn

Starring Mila Kunis, Katheryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell, Bad Moms is written and directed by the team that wrote The Hangover (2009) – Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. This is  a truth that really should give us hope and confidence in the finsihed product.Sadly however, I found Bad Moms, to be quite the disappointment.

Bad Moms is unfunny because much of the story and plenty of the jokes were lazy cliches. Elements of the narrative and  character development were simply unconvincing. So much so that I found myself wondering just how committed all the people involved in the movie really were to making it the best version it could have been. For example, were there budget and timing restrictions that meant it wasn’t possible to shoot or edit a more believable version of the emotional journeys and transformations of any of the characters? My frustration peaked at seeing the shift in Kristen Bell’s Kiki character. ‘REALLY? is all I could think and say out loud.

I’m not a mother so that may be the reason I laughed exactly zero times. Actually, I laughed one or two times. The most memorable one being thanks to a one liner delivered by Martha Stewart. But that really is it.

I’d absolutely love to see another Mila Kunis movie where she delivers a notable performance. That, for me hasn’t really happened since Black Swan (2010). I probably need to face facts and let it go, particularly because it’s widely understood that comedy movies are arguably always more fun to shoot than dramas or thrillers – and it looks as though Kunis’s preference is clear. Plus, I do definitely want her to be happy.

Watch it? Er… sure, if only so you can let me know whether I’m completely mad or as sane as can be.

Happy Film Loving

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CERTAIN WOMEN (2016): New Trailer From Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern…

Certain Women (2016), Kristen Stewart
Certain Women (2016), Kristen Stewart

Certain Women is a story about 3 women whose lives intersect in an American small town. Starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern, what the women have in common is that they’re all in their own way imperfectly blazing a trail / finding themselves…

The theme of the movie and the atmosphere of this trailer really appeal. I’m also very happy to have another Michelle Williams movie to get excited about. The lady is a wonderful actress. Did you notice her character’s power poses? If you haven’t already, watch the Manchester By The Sea (2016) trailer released a week or so ago. 

Certain Women is directed by Kelly Reichardt and based on stories by Maile Meloy. James Le Gros, Rene Auberjonois and John Getz also star.

Certain Women Release Dates: October 14th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE BOSS (2016): Best In Trailer Form…

The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

The Boss, directed by Ben Falcone who co-wrote the story with his wife Melissa McCarthy is a comedy that isn’t quite as unwatchable as Tammy (2014) – the couple’s last collaboration, but that doesn’t mean it’s particularly good either

What’s undoubtable by now is McCarthy’s comedy skills. Unfortunately  I just see The Boss as another movie that’s actually more enjoyable in the format of short comedy sketches. I.e. the film’s trailer or something like an episode of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. 

The good thing about the comedy sketch / trailer format for this movie is that nobody would have to put up with what in the end feels like story telling minus the commitment required to make it good enough.

The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

As for the notable amount of profanity in the movie, I enjoy creative use of cuss words as much much as most, but in this movie it’s used so much that it actually stops adding to the comedy and borders on tedious and lazy.

I was really hoping that The Boss would have me raving about how much fun it is – as  I did with McCarthy’s last movie Spy (2015). Sadly, The Boss just feels kind of empty and instead makes me want to re-watch Horrible Bosses (2011), a really, rather good comedy.

Mary Sohn, Timothy Simons and Kathy Bates also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE BOSS (2016): New Trailer From Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Bell

The Boss (2016), Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy
The Boss (2016), Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy

Good news for Melissa McCarthy fans, for she has a new comedy trailer…

I couldn’t get through ten minutes of Tammy (2014) but I’m giving The Boss a chance because, well, how fascinating is that red wig? In all seriousness however, this trailer good and I did love Spy 2015. 

Written and directed by Ben Falcone, The Boss also stars Peter Dinklage and the lovely kristen Bell, an actress I last saw and loved in Stuck In Love (2012).

Release Date (s): April 8th, 2016 (US), June 10th, 2016, (UK)…

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