Tag: Kristen Wiig

Ghostbusters: Sci-fi comedy remake plays it safe

​Nothing about the recent all-female remake of “Ghostbusters” could accurately be described as original. But luckily for moviegoers, that isn’t a death knell for the film’s enjoyment prospects or even something to lament. The fact that nothing about the film does a disservice to the Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis penned series from director Ivan Reitman is by all means a good thing. The … Read More Ghostbusters: Sci-fi comedy remake plays it safe

The Martian: Damon-led sci-fi film best in several years

Don’t make the mistake of skipping a trip to your local theater to catch “The Martian.” There’s too many reasons not to miss out on what likely will go down as one of the premier science fiction films of the decade – thought everything right about the movie starts and ends with Matt Damon. As with all films about the stranded or marooned, a … Read More The Martian: Damon-led sci-fi film best in several years

Welcome To Me: Humor takes break from Hollywood, hits independent film circuit

Comedy, as a genre, is a tough nut to crack. More than any other type of film, the art of making people laugh is inherently more difficult than, say, making people cry. It’s why good actors do drama and great actors have the timing for comedy. Films like the Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara-driven “Hot Pursuit” don’t help the matter any, especially when that … Read More Welcome To Me: Humor takes break from Hollywood, hits independent film circuit