The Upside

Whoops, wrong poster. That’s my fault. Here we go: Release: Friday, January 11, 2019 →Theater Written by: Jon Hartmere  Directed by: Neil Burger I am an unapologetic fan of Kevin Hart. He’s the reason I stood in the line that never was for The Upside, an update of a hugely successful French film from 2011 that goes by severalContinue reading “The Upside”

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Release: Friday, October 14, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Kevin Hart; Joey Wells; Harry Ratchford; Brian Buccellato Directed by: Leslie Small; Tim Story Kevin Hart: What Now? isn’t quite as groundbreaking as the marketing may have you believe, but if you’re a fan of his stand-up it remains a must-see event. While the venue itself suggests the next phase in the evolution of this hyperkinetic ballContinue reading “Kevin Hart: What Now?”

Central Intelligence

Release: Friday, June 17, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Rawson Marshall Thurber; David Stassen; Ike Barinholtz Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber I guess it’s pretty difficult making an action-comedy work. Just because A Big Johnson and A Little Hart can save the world doesn’t mean they can save this movie from becoming a centrally unintelligent, uninspired, unfunny mess. Prior toContinue reading “Central Intelligence”

Ride Along 2

Release: Friday, January 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Phil Hay; Matt Manfredi Directed by: Tim Story Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are black in action in Ride Along 2, the sequel that very few people asked for but ended up getting anyway. The fact that Tim Story (the guy behind the Fantastic Four movies — no, not the re-Continue reading “Ride Along 2”

Get Hard

Release: Friday, March 27, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Etan Cohen; Jay Martel; Ian Roberts Directed by: Etan Cohen It speaks to the talents of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart that Get Hard gets funny at all. This is easily one of the most racist and homophobic movies I’ve ever had the displeasure of reviewing. I’d like to clearContinue reading “Get Hard”

Ride Along

Release: Friday, January 17, 2014 [Theater] It’s official. Kevin Hart is the black Chris Farley. Er, well. . .he’s certainly trying. His new comedy vehicle sees him performing at a spasmodic level not seen since cocaine was readily available in the 80s. I mean, damn dude, someone give this guy a beta blocker before he strokesContinue reading “Ride Along”