Tag Archives: Kevin Hart

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

THE GAME HAS EVOLVED.  Four teenagers are sucked into a mysterious video game that transports them to a jungle where they are physically transformed into the avatars they chose; now they have a mission to complete. A belated sequel to Jumanji (1995) that initially makes a half-hearted stab at connecting with the original, but the … Continue reading Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Central Intelligence

SAVING THE WORLD TAKES A LITTLE HART AND A BIG JOHNSON. Twenty years after graduating from high school, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) is contacted on Facebook by a guy who was spectacularly humiliated by bullies – and he turns out to have changed a lot. An action-comedy that benefits from Dwayne Johnson’s enthusiastic performance as … Continue reading Central Intelligence

Fool’s Gold

THIS FEBRUARY LOVE TAKES A DIVE. Tess Finnegan (Kate Hudson) is about to divorce her treasure-hunting husband (Matthew McConaughey), but when new clues to a legendary deep-sea gold stash surface, the proceedings are put on hold. Many critics seemed to loathe this breezy adventure, but there’s no reason. Admittedly, it is a thin and somewhat messy … Continue reading Fool’s Gold

Superhero Movie

THE GREATEST SUPERHERO MOVIE OF ALL TIME (NOT COUNTING ALL THE OTHERS). Teenager Rick Riker (Drake Bell) is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly and develops superpowers; after creating a superhero alias for himself, he turns his attention to a villain called The Hourglass (Christopher McDonald). Another cheap genre spoof, but thankfully without Jason Friedberg and … Continue reading Superhero Movie

Meet the Parents

FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES THE INTERROGATION. Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is set to meet his fiancée’s (Teri Polo) parents for the first time, but trying to impress her father (Robert De Niro) is no cakewalk. A box-office smash where everything that can go wrong for Stiller’s character does; that always seems to be a recipe … Continue reading Meet the Parents