- Tori Stromberg
- Staff Writer
Melissa McCarthy has been making her rounds on late-night and daytime talk shows this week to promote “The Boss,” her new movie that releases Friday.
McCarthy visited “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and also stopped by to see Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.”
“The Boss” is about Michelle Darnell (McCarthy), a wealthy entrepreneur who always gets what she wants.
The film follows Michelle as she gets busted for insider trading and ends up in federal prison.
After her release, Michelle realizes she has nowhere to live and has to move in with her former assistant, Claire (Kristen Bell). Claire is willing to help Michelle and even tags along for the ride of a new business venture: creating a Brownie scout empire. Michelle teaches the young Brownies how to sell and reap profits – just not in an ethical way.
Helping headline the cast are Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates and Kristen Schaal.
This film is produced by Will Ferrell and McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, who makes a cameo.
In other news, Jake Gyllenhaal is making his way back to the big screen for a new drama filled with romance. “Demolition” is his newest film, and it boasts a pretty interesting backstory. Gyllenhaal plays an investment banker, Davis Mitchell, who is grieving the loss of his wife, who passed away in a car accident.
While in the hospital, he becomes incredibly upset when a vending machine does not dispense snacks. He becomes so distraught that he then files a grievance to a customer service representative and waits for information.
A customer service representative, Karen (Naomi Watts), calls Davis back because she has been moved by his honesty.
Davis finds himself in a great friendship with Karen and her young son and later begins discovering parts of life he has never seen before. He restarts from the ground up.
Another film being released this weekend, “Hardcore Henry,” has large hit-or-miss potential with audiences.
This first-person, action-packed film is about a man who finds himself in a laboratory in Moscow.
He then discovers he has been brought back from the dead as a cyborg.
With no former memory of his life, he encounters a woman who explains she was his wife and that his name is Henry.
Before they can discuss any further, his wife is kidnapped. It is then and there Henry figures out all of the abilities he has acquired and begins a bloody rampage to find his missing spouse.