FIST FIGHT

By GREG KING Director: Richie Keen Stars: Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Dean Norris, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Alexa Nisenson, Dennis Haysbert, Kumail Nanjiani, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Austin Zajur, Bill Kottcamp, Gordon Daniels. There have been many great films that have depicted teachers as caring individuals who have moulded young minds and shaped their charges for the better – from To Sir With Love through to Lean On Me, Dangerous Minds, Dead Poet’s Society, etc – and there have also been a few that have depicted the jaded and cynical teacher Continue reading

BAD TEACHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Kasdan Stars: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, John Michael Higgins. Despite the title, this is not a black comedy along the lines of Bad Santa, in which Billy Bob Thornton played a store Santa Claus with a nasty streak. Instead, this is a moderately amusing comedy starring Cameron Diaz as a superficial teacher who has her priorities all messed up. Elizabeth Halsey has only become a teacher because of the short hours and long holidays. A gold digger, she is on the lookout for a rich man who can Continue reading