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 thecomedy 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.
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.
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 byBen Falcone, The Boss also stars Peter Dinklage and the lovely kristen Bell, an actress I last saw and loved inStuck In Love (2012).
Silly, with several funny and moving moments, plus all the right messages for the christmas season is just one way to describe Elf, starring Will Ferrell in the title role.
Directed by Jon Favreau, I’ve heard many people refer to Elf as their favourite Christmas movie. I can’t say it’s mine but Ferrell does a positively memorable job with his character.
If you weren’t already a fan of Ferrell, it’s quite likely that after the movie, you’ll recognise and applaud his capabilities. Just make sure you’re in the mood for some silly.
Zooey Dechanel’s beautiful singing voice and the characters played by Faison Love and Peter Dinklage are a few of my favourite things about the movie.
Watch it for a reminder of why so many people can’t help but look forward to Will Ferrell in comedy roles. Daddy’s Home (2015) is Ferrell’s latest comedy which will be here just in time for Christmas 2015.
Pixels is a comedy/ action / sci-fi that’s directed by Chris Columbus and stars Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage.
The first trailer for the movie didn’t look great. Though the second was an improvement, my conclusion after sitting through the movie is that I’m just not the target market.
I used to play Pac-Man growing up but never enough to call myself a half serious video gaming fan. It’s those who love and/or loved retro video games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Tetris, that will get the most out of Pixels. For everyone else, there are a few funny moments but, overall, ‘silly’ might be a word that comes to mind.
The best part in the movie besides the soundtrack and what the creator of Pac-Man, Toru Iwatani screams in the trailer? That would be the last twenty minutes of the film, particularly the Donkey Kong phase. Tune in if you absolutely must. I did because of I’m a fan of Gad, Sandler, Dinklage and Pac-Man.
You’ve played the hit game created by mobile gaming application creator Rovio, you know the rage, now check out the movie trailer…
The Actors lending their voices to the characters include Josh Gad as Chuck, Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage.
I’ve only played the game once or twice, so perhaps serious fans have a different opinion. But this teaser trailer didn’t do a lot for me. Michael Jackson’s Bad also doesn’t quite feel like a good musical fit. The good news is, this is only the teaser so hope remains.
Currently though, The Secret Life Of Pets, another animatedmovie also out in summer 2016 is the one I want to see more.
In Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage – aliens have sent real life video games to end us by pixelation – and of course we must fight! Or at least the best players of each video game character turned evil must.