At The Box Office | July 2016
By Hans Pedersen, June 2016 Issue.
In theaters July 15 | Not yet rated
Director Paul Feig helms this all-female Ghostbusters reboot, explaining these four women were cast because they happen to be the funniest actors around right now. Kate McKinnon plays Jillian Holtzmann, a scientist who specializes in the supernatural, who joins her colleagues Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) to battle supernatural forces that seem hell-bent on wreaking havoc in Manhattan. Chris Hemsworth plays their secretary, Kevin, and don’t be surprised if you see some cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver.
Margarita With a Straw
Now Playing On-Demand/DVD | 100 minutes
Sensitive and frank, this fresh new indie film by Indian director and writer Shonali Bose is earning rave reviews from critics around the world. Bollywood star Kalki Koechlin plays Laila, a defiant young girl with cerebral palsy who leaves her home in India to study in New York City. There she finds a sexual connection and falls in love with Khanum (Sayani Gupta), a young blind woman from Pakistan. Inspired by a desire to reflect the life of her cousin, who has cerebral palsy, Bose has crafted a movie that’s about loving and accepting oneself, and fans say by virtue of its sheer authenticity, this movie’s a winner.