VVS Films x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win a copy of THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS on Blu-ray!
In a world where puppets co-exist with humans, hard-boiled puppet detective Phil Phillips (Bill Barretta), a former cop, sets off on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother. The killer, who is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang, has set his sights on Phil’s former girlfriend, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks).
Phil teams up with his former police partner, Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy), to find the culprit, but as more and more clues surface, Phil begins to look like the only possible suspect. Not only does he have to find the killer, but in the process he hopes to clear his name.
Fox Searchlight x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to see acclaimed TIFF ’18 selection, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Screenings take place as follows:
Monday, October 22
Monday, October 29
One lucky winner even wins a Prize Pack!
Best-selling author Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who wrote biographies of celebrities such as Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and Dorothy Kilgallen in the 1970s and ’80s, and profiles of other stars such as Katharine Hepburn, has fallen on hard times.
Turning to criminal life, she begins a lucrative scam with her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant) by forging hundreds of letters purportedly written by luminaries as Dorothy Parker, Noël Coward and Lillian Hellman, then selling her “memorabilia” to dealers across the country.
After receiving critical acclaim at its premiere in Telluride last week, Can You Ever Forgive Me? lands in Toronto and hopes to keep the momentum going. Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is a Biography Writer desperately seeking a new book deal. She is behind on all of her payments, and is running out of ideas. After having some luck selling historical letters on the black market, Israel gets the idea to start fabricating some of her own.
Lengthy title aside, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a wonderful character study that remains compelling at all times. We want to see Lee succeed whatever way she can (even if she’s self-destructive), and we feel her every struggle. Most of this is due to McCarthy’s fearless performance. She still maintains her vulgar wit, but she is more subdued that what we are used to, going deeper than she ever has before. Her work here is some of the best of her career, showing off an emotional side she has only hinted at in the past. And if that was not enough, the Film also packs a delightful turn from character actor Richard E. Grant as her friend Jack Hock. I sense future Oscar nominations.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? screens Saturday, September 8 at 12:15 PM at Winter Garden Theatre, Sunday, September 9 at 3:00 PM at Scotiabank Theatre and Saturday, September 15 at 12:00 PM at Princess of Wales Theatre.
Box Office Queen Melissa McCarthy is back and this time as you’ve never seen her before. Check-out this new Trailer for THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS.
No Sesame. All Street. Two clashing detectives, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.
In theaters this summer. Brian Henson directs with a Cast including Maya Rudolph, Elizabeth Banks and Joel McHale.
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VVS Films release THE HAPPYTIME MURDERSFriday, August 17, 2018.
Melissa McCarthyAND deception together in one Film? Sign us up! We love everything about upcoming Dark Comedy CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? This is the other side of McCarthy we’ve waited so long to see!
SYNOPSIS: Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
Fox Searchlight release CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE MEFriday, October 19, 2018.
Let’s face it! Not all of us are Football experts, but every year the Super Bowl rolls around, there’s plenty for us to look at and be excited. We for one are thrilled about Lady Gaga‘s Pepsi Halftime Show which we’re predicting her to make a real statement! While the funny commercials usually are a given with the likes of KIA stepping it up and then some with Funnywoman Melissa McCarthy in a big-budget starring role, others like AUDI and BUDWEISER went a more political route with a pro-equal pay and immigrant message in their spots, making good use of their position and voice.
Check out some of our favourite TV Spots from this year’s SuperBowl:
Words cannot describe our excitement. We had our doubts about this new GHOSTBUSTERS Film, but this Trailer should alleviate that. It looks awesome!
Synopsis: Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
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Sony Pictures Canada release GHOSTBUSTERSFriday, July 16, 2016.
Finally after a lot of talk, we see some action! Some new Character Posters (below) and a new still have been released (above) from upcoming 2016 release GHOSTBUSTERS! Check ’em out below!
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!
GHOSTBUSTERS stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth.
See the new Character Posters:
Sony Pictures Canada release GHOSTBUSTERS on Friday, July 15, 2016.
Melissa McCarthy continues to stamp herself Queen of the Box Office, with her latest Comedy, SPY debuting at number one this weekend for 20th Century Fox with $30 million from 3,711 theatres. In fact, since 2011, a remarkable seven out of eight of her Films have debuted in the Top Three, this being her second Film since Identity Theft to debut on-top. In addition to commercial success, Critics adored the Film with remarkable 95% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore only.
SAN ANDREAS in its second week, lands in second with $25 million for Warner Bros. In two weeks it is just shy of the $100-million mark after a smashing debut at number one last week.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 debuts in third spot with $23 million for Focus Features/eOne Films, from 3,002 theatres. Critics gave it favourable reviews with a 60% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences responded fairly well with a B+ CinemaScore. While a strong showing, this falls short of 2013’s $40 million opening for Chapter 2.
ENTOURAGE: THE MOVIE rewards Fans of the HBO Series handsomely and the Film continuation of the beloved Show, debuts in fourth spot with $18.3 million from 3,108 theatres for Warner Bros. While the Critics were tough on it with a 30% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a decisive “yes” with an A- CinemaScore.
PITCH PERFECT 2 finds itself in fifth $8.5 million for Universal Pictures, now in its fourth week. It now has made $161 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is POLTERGEIST with $2.7 million for 20th Century Fox in its third week out. The Horror Remake has made $44 million in its run thus far.