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

GIRLS TRIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe, Lara Grice, Deborah  Ayorinde. Bridesmaids pretty much set the standard for the R-rated raunchy girls misbehaving comedy, and we have seen a lot of these female centric versions of The Hangover. But subsequent films in this subgenre, like the recent Rough Night, Bad Sisters and even Sex And The City 2, have continually lowered the bar. And now we get to Girls Trip, an Continue reading

SCARY MOVIE 5

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, J P Manoux, Heather Locklear, Molly Shannon, Jerry O'Connell, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson. The Scary Movie franchise has lampooned some of the classic horror movies in a series of unsubtle and increasingly laboured parodies. They have been incredibly successful at the box office, which is why we have this latest, and hopefully last, in the Scary Movie series. Scary Movie 5 is a puerile and unfunny spoof of some of recent genre films. There have been many similar Continue reading