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ME TIME (2022): The Things I Liked…

Me Time (2022), Mark Wahlberg, Netflix
Me Time (2022), Mark Wahlberg, Netflix

Me Time, director John Hamburg’s latest comedy about a dad who reluctantly decides to spend his me-time reconnecting with a childhood friend, does have some memorable scenes. 

To put it another way, I wasn’t feeling great about Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg’s latest buddy comedy until the scene with Sonny (Hart) and the mountain Lion cub about 35 minutes into the screening. Said scene is fun and guaranteed to have your full attention while you find yourself happy to be simultaneously scared and amused. 

There are other amusing moments scattered in Me Time. I just can’t say that I was adequately engaged by most of what happened as the movie played. Turns out that the story and how it’s written/ executed didn’t quite prove to be new or exciting enough for me. 

Furthermore, I found it hard to see Wahlberg as his character. And I’m half convinced that the story might have been better suited to characters at least a decade younger. Perhaps that way, a few of their choices might have proven more believable.

I still feel that a Hart and Wahlberg movie is a good idea. Me Time just wasn’t the right film.

In addition to the mountain lion moment, other highlights include the dialogue of the characters played by Andrew Santino, Jimmy O. Yang, and Shira Gross’s Dorit.

Give Me Timea chance if you must. You may find that it holds your attention far better than it did mine. 

Happy Film Loving 

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ME TIME (2022): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, Andrew Santino…

Me Time (2022), Kevin Hart, Netflix
Me Time (2022), Kevin Hart, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Me Time (2022).


Directed by John Hamburg; new comedy Me Time stars Kevin Hart as a dad who reluctantly decides to spend his me-time reconnecting with an old friend. What results is a very different kind of weekend.

It’s not often enough that a movie trailer makes me laugh out loud. I’m happy to say that this one got me at least twice.

Also, Hart and Wahlberg? I definitely didn’t see this partnership comin but I’m in no way mad about it. Fingers crossed that it pays off close to as well as the Wahlberg/ Will Ferrell, or the Hart /Dwayne Johnson duos. Wouldn’t that be great?

Jimmy O. Yang, Carlo Rota, Melanie Minichino, Tahj Mowry, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Deborah S. Craig, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Chau Long, Thomas Ochoa, Kieran Roberts and Bottara Angele also star.

Me Time Release Dates: August 26th, 2022 (US & UK)…

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FATHERHOOD (2021): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Lil Rel Howrey, Alfre Woodard, DeWanda Wise…

Fatherhood (2021), Kevin Hart, Melody Hurd, DeWanda Wise, Netflix
Fatherhood (2021), Kevin Hart, Melody Hurd, DeWanda Wise, Netflix

Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, DeWanda Wise and Lil Rel Howrey are the stars of director Paul Weitz’s new drama, Fatherhood.

Based on a true story, Fatherhood follows a father who has to raise his baby girl as a single dad, following the untimely death of his wife.

Ten words: ‘I did not see that coming, and I love it!’

I’m moved and so excited to watch Hart do well in this role; the kind of part that seems so perfect for him. Then there’s Melody Hurd, who also seems great in the role of Hart’s character’s young daughter.

Paul Alexander Désiré, Rodney Alexandre, Christine Lan, Ryan S. Hill, John Iziomon, Ines Feghouli, Christopher Hayes, Julian Casey, Teneisha Collins, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Rachel Mutombo also star.

Fatherhood Release Dates: June 18th, 2021 (US), Netflix…

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THE NETFLIX AFTERPARTY (2021): New Trailer For Talk Show Series Starring David Spade, London Hughs and Fortune Feimster

The Netflix Afterparty (2021), David Spade, Netflix
The Netflix Afterparty (2021), David Spade, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  The Netflix Afterparty (2021).


New weekly talkshow The Netflix Afterparty is hosted by David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes. The focus is on conversations, skits and more with stars of the newest and biggest Netflix titles.

Some key guests include comedian Bill Burr, Kevin Hart and other stars such as Lily Collins, Anya Taylor Joy and many more.

I haven’t watched all the shows some of the guests appear in; so I mostly just want to find out how well this concept works and hopefully feel as though I’m in fun company while watching.

It’s already clear that most of the guests are in shows that premiered weeks, if not months ago. Therefore, something tells me this concept may work better if the featured guests appeared during the week of or soon after a show’s premier. I could be wrong, of course. Will have to watch to find out. Fingers crossed it’s good/fun.

The Netflix Afterparty Release Dates: January 2nd, 2021 (US), Netflix.

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JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL (2019): The Things I Liked…

 Jumanji - The Next Level (2019), Dwayne Johnson, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Jumanji – The Next Level (2019), Dwayne Johnson, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Jumanji – The Next Level, a comedy / adventure where four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji‘s world, the very place where they have to escape an endless variety of jungle traps and survive, is a movie almost as good as Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

There is a fair amount of newness in this second instalment to keep things interesting. Firstly, the characters are on a completely new level with new dangers, traps and puzzles. Then there’s the addition of Danny DeVito and Danny Glover’s characters. Yet, even with all this newness and more, the main reason director Jake Kasdan’s latest didn’t come out in front for me is in large part because sequels just can’t be as ‘fresh and new’ as their predecessors.

I did also find the ending of the first movie / solving of the final puzzle that little bit more satisfying and action packed. That’s not to say that Kasdan’s film doesn’t feature some very well choreographed action sequences of its own – because the scene with the mandrills and bridges is quite impressive.

In terms of the characters, DeVito as grandpa is the main highlight for me. Followed by the parts played by Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson – unsurprisingly. I just really love their great chemistry, comic timing and fun dialogue. I also remember particularly appreciating Hart’s delivery of the below line, in Glover’s speaking voice and cadence. 

Did I die – and turn into some kind of muscular Boy Scout?’

One more highlight is of course, the ‘special skill’ of the beautiful black horse.

Watch Jumanji – The Next Level because you’re curious and it’s good. Also, especially if you had fun watching 2017’s Jumanji movie.

Happy Film Loving 

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JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL (2019): New Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan…

Jumanji - The Next Level (2019), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black
Jumanji – The Next Level (2019), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Jumanji – The Next Level (2019).


Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black return for Jumanji – The Next Level, a sequel to 2017’s rather popular Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, this time when the friends are back in Jumanji, the team realise that things are quite different within the world’s most dangerous game…

This looks as though it’ll be fun. I like the twist and look forward to more of Hart speaking like Danny Glover.

Madison Iseman, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Colin Hanks, Alex Wolff, Nick Jonas, Danny Glover, Ser’Darius Blain and Rhys Darby also star.

Jumanji – The Next Level Release Dates: December 13th, 2019 (US)…

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THE UPSIDE (2017): The Thing I Liked…

The Upside (2019), Bryan Cranston
The Upside (2019), Bryan Cranston

TRight away, I want to confirm that The Intouchables (2011), the French film on which The Upside is based is absolutely better than this remake starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.

Centred around the friendship that emerges between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him, The Upside isn’t an exact copy of The Intouchables. There are some scenes that are very much the same. There are also a few more characters that were added; mainly the one played very well by Aja Naomi King.

I found that the best parts in director Neil Burger’s movie are the moments that weren’t too close to exact copies of scenes from the original. The original scenes always came out on top in my mind.

As for the performances, King was great in her role. Cranston, his super comic timing and Kidman are also undoubtedly very talented actors. Yet, even with all this seasoned talent, there’s no saving this movie from itself. It’s missing that special spark, all-round chemistry and flow that the original has. I enjoyed some of the comic moments between Cranston and Hart’s characters (especially during the birthday pary) but since The Upside is Hart’s first dramatic role, there’s definitely room for him to grow – and I look forward to seeing that progression in future performances.

On summary, watch The Upside if you really want to see for yourself how different it is from The Intouchables. Otherwise, it’s probably better to watch other great works by the talented cast. 

Happy Film Loving 

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (2019): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet…

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019).


The Secret Life Of Pets 2, the sequel to the fun animated comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day is here.

Directed by Chris Renaud, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt and Eric Stonestreet are among teh key cast…

I’m in for all the cuteness and hoping that my favourite character from the first movie (Gidget) still shows up in this sequel.

Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks, Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll also star.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Release Dates: May 31st, 2019 (UK); June 7th, 2019 (US)…

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