NIGHT SCHOOL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Taran Killam, Romany Malco, Al Madrigal, Anne Winters, Fat Joe, Keith David, Ben Schwartz, Yvonne Orji, Bresha Webb. The phrase “a Kevin Hart comedy” is oxymoronic. Hart is one of the unfunniest comics making movies in Hollywood, and his grating, shrill, over the top and unsubtle shtick wears thin very fast. At the preview of his latest effort Night School we were told that Hart’s films have grossed something to the tune of $124 million at the Continue reading

THE WALK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clement Siboney, Cesar Dombay, Mark Camacho, Steve Valentine, Benedict Samual, Vitorrio Rossi. Approximately twelve men have walked on the surface of the moon, but only one man has walked a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. In 1974 Frenchman Phillippe Petit spent some 45 minutes 100 floors above the street, without a safety harness, enthralling New Yorkers who had gathered below. Petit's Continue reading

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz. Life is occasionally messy, and so is this film. When the Altman family patriarch dies, the four children return to their home town in Connecticut for the funeral. According to his final wish have to sit the traditional Shivah for seven days, but for much of the time they sit in awkward silence or rehash old wounds. But for some of the Continue reading