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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