Tammy marks the directorial debut of Melissa's McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, and a rare recent case of her playing a sympathetic protagonist. In the title role, McCarthy plays a fast food worker who, in a single day, gets fired, totals her car, and finds out she's being cheated on. The rest of the film is a meditation on bittersweet loss, McCarthy pensively contemplating the idea of deconstruction as a necessary precursor to growth. The crumbled, irreparable façade must be razed before it can be rebuild; only with the mulch of the decaying bark can the new flower bloom; the crumpled, paper sack must first be emptied of its greasy contents before it can be worn as a primitive mask, crumpled into a crude gun, for a bumbling, slapstick robbery scene. Ponder these thoughts--particularly that last one--with the first Tammy teaser below.
The late Paul Walker has only two unreleased films left, but in death, as he did in life, he leaves us with a wealth of fast cars and cop/criminal team-ups. Most famously, his final performance in Fast & Furious 7 will hit theaters next year, but before that we've got Brick Man... / Continue →
Now purged of its Ethan Hawke star power, last June's surprise hit The Purge returns this June as a franchise with The Purge: Anarchy, and all-new tale of legally-sanctioned homicide. As before, the premise is centered on the dubious presumption that major crimes like murder, r... / Continue →
In Transcendence, Johnny Depp plays leader to a team of researchers on the verge of a massive technological breakthrough: a computer infrastructure with an analytical intelligence greater than the collective sum of every brain that's ever existed. It would enable new methods fo... / Continue →