Tag Archives: Melissa McCarthy

Cinema Review – Ghostbusters

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is about to get tenure at Columbia University, but her plans for a career in academia are scuppered when the book she wrote with former friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) resurfaces. The book posits that ghosts are real and when Erin tries to confront Abby about publishing the book she is drawn into the hunt for a real life ghost. Of course, this is Ghostbusters, and where there’s one ghost, there are many, and it is not long before Erin and Abby team up with New York local Patty (Leslie Jones) and weapons whizz Jillian (Kate McKinnon) to investigate hauntings and take down ghosts. They just need a catchy name… Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Central Intelligence

Twenty years after high school Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) has not lived up to his potential of being “most likely to succeed”. When he declines the Facebook invite to his high school reunion, an former schoolmate gets in touch; Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson). A far cry from the overweight, self-conscious kid he was in school, Bob is now in the CIA and chasing down a threat to national security, a threat that he needs Calvin’s help in stopping. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Boss

In and out of foster care, Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) had a troubled childhood, but reinvented herself as a success guru in her adult life. When former flame Renault (Peter Dinklage) turns her into the police for insider trading, Michelle must find a way to get back to the top, with the help of her former assistant Claire’s (Kristen Bell) skills at baking. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – St. Vincent

Newly single mum Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves into a Brooklyn house with her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), and immediately catches the attention of her grouchy neighbour Vincent (Bill Murray) by accidentally damaging his property. When Oliver is locked out of his home, however, he calls on Vincent, and soon an unlikely friendship grows between man and boy. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Tammy

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a terrible day; she hits a deer with her car, gets fired and finds her husband cheating on her, so she does what any maladjusted person would do, hits the road with her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) to see Niagra Falls. Along the way the two women realise they have more in common than they thought, and perhaps running away is not the answer. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Heat

FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is sent to Boston to take down a ruthless drug lord, but must find a way to work with another woman used to working alone; police officer Mullins (Melissa McCarthy). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Identity Thief

When businessman Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) has his identity stolen, he must track down the thief in order to bring her to justice and clear his name. When he meets Diana (Melissa McCarthy) however, Sandy realises that the journey from Florida to Denver will be a trying one. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – This is 40

In a sort of sequel to Knocked Up, This is 40 takes a look at the lives of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) as they turn 40 and discover that the challenges they faced 10 years ago may or may not have changed all that much. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Bridesmaids

When Annie (Kristen Wiig) is asked to be Maid of Honour at Lillian’s wedding, she really does not know what she is letting herself in for. Fittings, dodgy food, batchelorette parties and the possible end of her relationship with her oldest friend. Continue reading

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