Disney’s latest live action remake of one of their own animated classics, The Little Mermaid, is another bit of wading into the shallow end of the creativity pool.
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.