Based on the true story of one of the strangest forgery and fraud cases to involve a semi-famous person in American history, director Marielle Heller’s dark comedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? gives actress Melissa McCarthy the best role of her career.
Not much a of a foul mouthed comedy featuring dirty minded puppets and even less of a buddy cop picture, The Happytime Murders boasts a premise that should have been a home run, but instead settles for a handful of ground ball chuckles.
Life of the Party, the latest comedy starring and co-written by Melissa McCarthy alongside her husband-director-collaborator Ben Falcone, is in line with the pairing’s other films together, infrequently for better, and mostly for worse.
Arriving this week on DVD and Blu-ray: the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s debuts on Blu-ray starring Audrey Hepburn as the one-and-only Holly Golightly; Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph joke it up in the comedy, Bridesmaids; Disney’s animated classic, Dumbo, celebrates its 70th anniversary; plus reviews of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal and Thor.
Opening at a theatre near you this weekend, Kristen Wiig stars in what could be the break-out comedy of the season, Bridesmaids; and Paul Bettany battles vampires in the disastrously reviewed action film, Priest.