Tag Archives: Comedies

“Night School” doesn’t quite make the grade

Nutshell: I shouldn’t watch the end credits of a Hart & Haddish comedy trying to figure out why I’m unimpressed with what I just saw. But I was. Give these two better folks behind the camera. Grade: D+ “That’s what’s … Continue reading

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Lackluster “Life of the Party”

Nutshell: SIGH.  I really wanted to love this movie.  Yet I just can’t. Jokes that fall flat and/or are drawn out for way too long. A story that doesn’t really seem to know where it’s going or what it’s trying … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: #GirlsTrip gets up to some #NSFW mischief!

“I need you to use your lady mouth.” Just the idea of a Queen Latifah/Jada Pinkett Smith/Regina Hall/Tiffany Haddish (OMG do yourself a favor and check out Haddish whenever she’s on @midnight) buddy comedy has me ready to line up … Continue reading

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“Central Intelligence” – fun, embarrassing and goofy. Just like high school.

Nutshell: Hart and Johnson make a great team in Central Intelligence, a film that focuses on the funny and puts the serious business of espionage on the back burner.  That’s a good thing; here, it’s the connection (real or perceived) … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Almost Christmas” warms you up for the holidays

Christmas in July!  No, that’s not what happens when the a/c goes on a bender…though I do enjoy the cool even though I need to scrape the frost off the cat.  I’m talking about Almost Christmas, an ensemble comedy that’s … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “The Bet”

Indie films.  So proper.  So staid and serious.  SIKE!  Just because something’s indie doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.  Case in point; this trailer for the indie comedy The Bet.  Synopsis! A down on his luck man gets into an … Continue reading

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Review in a Flash: “Keanu”

Sometimes I’m too lazy for a full-out piece. Sometimes everything I’ve got to say about a film can be summarized in a sentence or two. Sometimes it’s both. So herewith, a quick-n-dirty on Key & Peele’s first foray into filmness, … Continue reading

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New images from “Bad Moms”: looking pretty good

Bad Moms sounds like a dudebro buddy film, but with da laydeez.  But the cast – which includes Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kristen Bell – sounds like a great ensemble.  So I read the synopsis, and I … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: How To Be Single!

Ready for Valentine’s Day?  Or maybe “Single Awareness Day”?  I’ve always kinda hated that second one, as if when you’re single you can’t like hearts and flowers and stuff.  I always like that stuff, single or not.  Though to be … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Sisters – a glory-days good time

As always, clicky for the original piece! Nutshell: Sisters takes the well-worn frat/house party story and winds it up by plopping a bunch of 40-somethings into the booze and drug filled mix. Sounds like a crash-and-burn, but if you’re not … Continue reading

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