I’ve attempted to write this review for six months, but as the saying goes, it’s hard to be objective about something you like. So I won’t. The truth is I love this movie – full throttle – and have been watching it at least once a year since it was released in 1987. It’s influenced everything I value, from Jeep Grand Wagoneers with wood paneling to 80’s montages to yellow farmhouses to applesauce. I love Baby Boom so much that Andy graciously agreed to name our bookstore LLC after its heroine, J.C. Wiatt, played by Diane Keaton.
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The title of David O.Russell’s latest film not only introduces the main character, Joy Mangano, played by Jennifer Lawrence, but also tells us something about the mood theatergoers are supposed to feel once the credits roll. And indeed, I wanted to feel some sort of joyful and kick ass moment after two hours of tedious female-bashing, but all I felt was a deep appreciation for the star of the show, the Miracle Mop.
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Amy Schumer just flew in to her first major film debut and boy, are her arms tired!
Like that joke?
Then you’ll love Trainwreck…
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For some, it was Bridesmaids. For others, the throwback laugh track of Mike & Molly. For the middle aged (admit it) and Netflix converts, it was Sookie St. James who had us at hello. Melissa McCarthy’s sugar-filled Sookie was a welcome excursion when the Gilmore Girls of Stars Hollow veered too far into tears, Taylor rants, and melodrama. (Jess over Dean, Rory? Really?)
While McCarthy is a long way from her Dragonfly Inn days, her comedic timing and one-line zingers are on par in the James Bond parody, Spy. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst aiding famous superspy Bradley Fine, played by the strangely thin Jude Law. (Try a donut…or three) When Fine is killed by villain Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), Cooper goes undercover, aided herself by the fantastically gawky Nancy Artingstall, aka Miranda Hart of Miranda fame.
(Stop everything and watch all seasons of BBC’s Miranda right now. Seriously, do it! Then try your best not to sing “What have you done today to make you feel proud”?)
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