Hilariously Good | Review of ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016 Film)

By Cynthia Ayala

Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones & Chris Hemsworth
Columbia Pictures
Image Credit: ScreenRant

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Now I know that there has been so much stupid controversy over this film but let me just say this: all of that is utterly stupid. I’ve seen the original, I love the original, and to be quite frank, while this movie may be a reboot with an all-female cast, it’s hilarious. These women are funny, they have the right chemistry with one another and they bring their own creativity to this film. These actresses are not trying to be the original cast, while their parts may mirror the original cast, they bring something new to the characters, something new to the Ghostbusters franchise. Even Chris Hemsworth‘s character is different than the original Annie Potts character from the original. They are very different because the actors are being themselves, they are bringing their own unique hilarity to the film rather than rehash what was already done spectacularly, and in my book, that’s awesome.
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Action Packed and Bundles of Laughs | Review of ‘Spy’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne & Jude Law
20th Century Fox

The CIA has been hacked and all their secrets agents’ identities have been compromised. And with a nuclear bomb ready for sale on the black market, the CIA has to come up with a plan to find the bomb and get it out the bad guys hands. So they send in one of their top CIA computer technicians from the basement to do the job. The question is can Susan Cooper handle the job?

Spy is the new action comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as Susan Coper, the voice in the head of the spy, the person who guides them and keeps them alive and safe. She stars alongside Jude Law, Rose Byrne and Jason Statham, as the would-be spy who is trying to save the world as she goes undercover to save the world.
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Jon Favreau To Return To His Indie Roots With Chef

By:  Eric Eisenberg Jon Favreau‘s directing career has largely been focused on big summer blockbusters over the last few years, directing both the first two Iron Man movies as well as Cowboys and Aliens. But after mixed success in that field, it looks as though he’s ready to get back to his independent roots. Variety has learned that Favreau is now in talks with financiers to write, direct and star … Continue reading Jon Favreau To Return To His Indie Roots With Chef

Hugo Author Scores Another Adaptation

By: Kristy Puchko With its fantastical story line, incredible imagery, heralded cast and jaw-dropping 3D, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo won plenty of critical love and accolades including 5 Academy Awards, 2 BAFTAs, and a Golden Globe for Best Director. As the family-friendly film was based on the Brian Selznick’s children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, it’s little wonder producers are scoping out Selznick’s other offerings … Continue reading Hugo Author Scores Another Adaptation