Fist Fight (*) is a forced confrontation

This is a lot of words to say a movie is bad.

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Straight Outta Compton (****) is almost brutally honest

Straight Outta Compton - 2015 Director F. Gary Gray Screenplay by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff Starring O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown, Jr., Aldis Hodge, R. Marcus Taylor, Keith Stanfield Straight Outta Compton is a story I needed to see. I knew nothing about most rap in the 90's, even though my music collection was vast. The … Continue reading Straight Outta Compton (****) is almost brutally honest

22 Jump Street: Does Blanche do heroin?

22 Jump Street - 2014 Directors Lord and Miller Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stromare, Ice Cube, Amber Stevenson, Jillian Bell, Wyatt Russell Screenplay Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman Conventional wisdom tells us the story about most sequels, and it tells even more about those who review sequels.  Many sequels are made on some sort of auto … Continue reading 22 Jump Street: Does Blanche do heroin?

Ride Along is what you call a vehicle

Ride Along - 2014 Director Tim Story Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Laurence Fishburne Screenplay Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Ice Cube is one of the most likable stars out there.  It must be the permanent scowl.  Ever since the movie BarberShop, the secret's been out, though.  The director of BarberShop, Tim Story, has had a consistent … Continue reading Ride Along is what you call a vehicle

21 Jump Street takes a different, better turn

21 Jump Street - 2012 Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube Screenplay Michael Bacall It's not that I did not ever watch the original television show, I just didn't ever make it a point to watch 21 Jump Street.  All of the hullabaloo … Continue reading 21 Jump Street takes a different, better turn