Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell in The Boss

The Boss: Good Concept, Bad Execution

Melissa McCarthy has consistently played two types of characters in her movies. Either she’s a character who’s grossly undervalued by the people around her (See: Spy), or she’s a character who’s just gross for the sake of fat jokes (See: Tammy). Fortunately, The Boss gives her a new character to work with. Well, technically a new character. The idea of foul-mouthed businesswoman Michelle Darnell originated in McCarthy’s Los Angeles improv days. Continue reading “The Boss: Good Concept, Bad Execution”

xmen days of future past

X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who”

In 2023, mutants around the world, as well as the humans who help them, are hunted down and killed by Sentinels. According to Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the only way to stop the Sentinels is to go back in time and stop them from ever being used by the government. With the help of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)’s consciousness is sent back to his body in 1973. His mission? Find and unite Young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to stop Young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), whose death forced the creation of the Sentinels. Continue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who””