RIDE ALONG 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, Tika Sumpter, Ken Jeong, Sherri Shepherd, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose, Carlos Gomez, Eric Goins, Glenn Powell, Arturo del Puerto. The original Ride Along was another formulaic variation on the odd couple buddy cop genre that has included such superior examples as the Lethal Weapon series, 48 Hours and even the Rush Hour series. The film derived much of its pleasures from the combustible chemistry between the gruff and intense Ice Cube's veteran detective and the manic, Continue reading

RUN ALL NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Sera Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Boyd Holbrook, Common, Genesis Rodriguez, Lois Smith, Nick Nolte, James Martinez. Is Liam Neeson becoming the new Charles Bronson, a staple of the kind of routine, shoot-em-up vengeance vehicle that dominated the cinema in the 70s and early 80s? With films like Taken and its sequels, Non-stop, etc, Neeson has become the action hero du jour, and he manages to acquit himself well in these testosterone heavy roles. He has a solid and dependable Continue reading

RIDE ALONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill. This is another odd couple buddy comedy action film in the same vein as 48 Hours, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour and Midnight Run and the like. But here the team of writers and director Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four, etc) take the formula that was tired by the end of the 80s and further drive it into the dirt with an uninspired script and some heavy handed direction. Ben Barber (motor mouthed former Continue reading