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Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984

  As superhero sequels go, Wonder Woman 1984 is pretty epic, but it’s not without its flaws. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s ‑‑ an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom, and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the Cheetah (Kristen Wigg), a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Now, I’m not the only one who has been waiting for this movie. I loved the first Wonder Woman film, not just because Gal Gadot was breathtaking in the title role but by its brilliant execution (which the DCEU was clearly lacking) and that was enough to get me excited for the sequel. And now that I’ve finally gotten to watch it, thanks to HBO Max, I’m so happy. With a runtime of

Melissa McCarthy Is Everyone’s Favorite Boss

Melissa McCarthy takes charge in her new comedy “The Boss” directed by Ben Falcone and written my Melissa McCarthy, Falcone, and Steve Mallory, now playing in theaters. “The Boss” is about Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. After she is released from prison, she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart. However, everyone she's screwed over is not so quick to forgive and forget. Darnell enlists the help of her former assistant, Claire (Kristen Bell), to help rebrand herself. McCarthy was fantastic in the lead role, playing Michelle Darnell pretty much combining her characters from “Bridesmaids” and her television show “Mike & Molly”. She obviously has a lot of fun with her role in this film by the way she bosses people around and her comedic timing is just always on point with her witty one lines. She helped write the script for this movie, but you can tell by her comedic timing that she improved a few of her lines. Kristen Bell was great as Claire, Darnell’s former assistant. Bell’s performance reminded me a little bit of her character in “See You Again”. Bell’s and McCarthy’s chemistry was perfect and you can tell that they had a lot of fun filming this film together by the bloopers during the end credits. The rest of the cast was excellent as well. McCarthy once again makes a funny and enjoyable movie with the help of her amazing husband/director Ben Falcone. You can Melissa McCarthy on “Mike & Molly” on CBS.


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