We don’t talk about it, but hot people destroy lives. Every time a pretty person touches my arm, or even talks to me, it really does feel like being stomped out by a moose. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is one of my favorite films of all time because it just gets that.
Once again, Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”) has saved the world. McCarthy plays Carol Peters alongside Bobby Cannavale’s (“The Irishman”) George in “Superintelligence,” a farfetched and lighthearted sci-fi comedy from HBO with aggressive product placement and a very sweet ending.
Based on a short story by Peter Stamm, “What We Wanted” lends a peek into the lives of Niklas (Elyas M’Barek, “Who Am I”) and Alice (Lavinia Wilson, “Hey Bunny”), a young Viennese couple who are having trouble conceiving.
Christmas comes earlier every year. The day after Halloween, nowadays, plastic trees and twinkle lights fill store shelves, DJs across the world queue up Mariah Carey’s classic Yuletide anthem and Starbucks puts gingerbread in their coffee.
There’s a rule in the writing biz: Don’t kill the dog. It can be a movie about the Holocaust. A book about the Hindenburg. A podcast about The Golden State Killer or a TV show about invasion of anthropophagic aliens.