Dope & Inside Out (2015) – A First Not So Daily Double

Opening this weekend, we had two films focused on growing up for two completely different audiences. It is not very often that two or more films opening the same weekend receive such warm press. In addition, I can’t help but agree. Such things are a cause for celebration, damn it. First, we had writer/director Rick…

Jurassic World (2015) – A Prehistoric Peculiarity

Walking out of Jurassic World, I had a thought. Bear with me for a second, for I’m about to go on a minor diatribe. Any of you that has read one of my reviews knows this isn’t too strange for my writing, but what I am about to speak of is something that very few…

Spy (2015) – Live and Let Laugh

Last week, I reviewed the 2013 edition of the Paul Feig-Melissa McCarthy combo, The Heat. As I said, while the film never reached the top-level comedic heights set by Bridesmaids, it did benefit from some solid humor and good chemistry between McCarthy and co-star Sandra Bullock. Since then, and even between Bridesmaids and The Heat,…

The Heat (2013) – McCarthy’s Two Dynamic Duos

2011 saw Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids, an uproarious comedy that featured a wonderful comedic performance from star Kristen Wiig, become one of the year’s most successful films. It saw the rise of Melissa McCarthy, as well. Her performance as the bridesmaid Megan, arguably, made her as much of a star as Wiig. Since the success of…