Ice cube, Christina Hendricks and Charlie Day are the stars of new High School based fight comedy Fist Fight…
My fingers are crossed that Fist Fight won’t be anything like Sisters (2015) or The Night Before (2015); two movies that featured grownups behaving in ways that were only believable and entertaining when teenagers do it. I couldn’t even make it to the halfway point with either movie.
My wish for the Richie Keen directed Fist Fight is that it’s funnier and far more believable than the aforementioned films. The above rather well edited trailer puts a smile on my face whilst forcing me to reminisce about my fun high school years. So that’s a good start.
Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve and Michael Ealy, before watching Barbershop, I had quite a clear idea about how director Tim Story’s Chicago based Barbershop comedy was going to turn out.
There’s humorous banter among those that work in the barbershop and the sometimes peculiar patrons / random visitors. It’s not all laughs of course, there’s a little drama thrown in too.
As fun as the barbershop banter is, what I loved most about the movie actually takes place outside the barbershop. It’s all the comedy that comes from everything the characters played by Lahmard J. Tate and Anthony Anderson get up to.
Barbershop is a good slice of light Chicago based entertainment with colourful characters. Know this, expect nothing more and enjoy.
Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Paul Giamatti, Straight Outta Compton is the story of Rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). It is also one of 2015’s best films.
Already confirmed as the highest grossing musical biopic of all time, this fact alone should be reason enough to cause any film fans yet to see the movie to pay attention.
I’m an N.W.A. fan so I was always going to watch – and as I did so, I couldn’t help feeling like a V.I.P. with an ‘access all areas’ pass. A pass to the story of how one of the seminal groups in rap music’s history came to be.
I absolutely threw my hands up in the air when my favourite tracks played and had a great time because of the music but also because Straight Outta Compton is a well executed film in terms of the story, the style in which it’s shot, editing and everything else in between.
The movie represents the universal struggle of young people working hard to make their dreams come true against great odds. Odds that in this case include hailing from Compton, LA, a place rife with gun violence and racial tensions between police and the black community.
I became emotional when the unavoidable truth of discrimination was presented. A truth that felt even more real because of the fact that it’s still all happening today, decades after the events in the movie.
By the end of F Gary Gray’s film, I felt gratitude, both for the people out there working hard for change and the fact that my reality today is fortunately quite different.
The trailer for the sequel to Ride Along (2014) is here. Watch it for at least two laugh out loud moments…
I enjoy Hart most in his standup comedy and I’ll be watching this because of the two great comedy moments in this trailer. I’m also hoping like crazy, that there’s more good stuff where that came from.
Directed by Tim Story; Olivia Munn, Kevin Jeong and Benjamin Bratt also star.
The red band trailer for F. Gary Gray’s biography of rap group N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton (2015) has landed.
Focused on the emergence of the group (ranked number 83 by Rolling Stone, on their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time.’), fans of N.W.A’s music will be very happy indeed if the highly anticipated trailer is anything to go by.
Thankfully, due to involvement from founding members, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, original N.W.A music will be featured and performed.
As someone ever curious about routes to success / greatness, in any field and in the face of adversity, I’m ready for this film right now.