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 DUFF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ari Sandel Stars: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong, Skyler Samuels, Bianca Santos, Nick Eversman, Romany Malco, Chris Wylde. The dynamics of high school years are fertile material for filmmakers who can explore this psychological minefield of cliques, bullying, pecking orders, identity, and entrenched attitudes. It is a setting that has given us some great films, with John Hughes' classic The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Mean Girls, Juno and Easy A amongst the standouts in this subgenre. And now we get The Continue reading