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The Happytime Murders (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Brian Henson

Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph

Other notable appearances:
Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker, Brian Henson, Ben Falcone

Running time:
91 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sausage Party, Team America: World Police 

 

After the murder of his brother, a star on the nostalgic hit TV show The Happytime Gang, former puppet cop Phil Philips (Barretta) must rejoin forces with the human partner who betrayed him (McCarthy) to save the rest of the Gang before they have the stuffing knocked out of them.

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Review by CJ

Ghostbusters 2016

Director:
Paul Feig

Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey

Other notable appearances:
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Garcia, Ozzy Osbourne, Charles Dance, Ed Begley Jr

Running time:
1 hour 56 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Ghostbusters (1984), Bridesmaids

 

After an encounter with an angry ghost gives them proof of the afterlife, Abby (McCarthy), Holtzmann (McKinnon) and Erin (Wiig) team up to catch and contain ghosts. Along the way they are joined by ditzy receptionist Kevin (Hemsworth) and new recruit Patty (Jones).

When the city is threatened by a madman set on breaking the barrier between our world and the spirit world, who you gonna call?

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The Boss (2016)

Review by CJ

The Boss

Director:
Ben Falcone

Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Ella Anderson, Peter Dinklage

Other notable appearances:
Kathy Bates, Ben Falcone

Running time:
99 minutes

Watch this if you like:
Spy, Bridesmaids

 

Michelle Darnell (McCarthy) is one of the 50 wealthiest women in America when she is arrested for insider trading. Five months in minimum security prison later, Michelle must once again work her way from nothing to success. This time she has the help of her former assistant Claire (Bell) and Claire’s daughter Rachel (Anderson). Can Michelle bring down her walls and stop being selfish or will her past ruin her future?

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