Movie Review: ‘THE UPSIDE’ – Hart and Cranston lead ​a hokey story rooted in stereotypes

January 10th, 2019 | Reviews, Theatrical Review, Uncategorized | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic THE UPSIDE Directed by: Neil BurgerStarring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Marguiles THE UPSIDE reminds me of a quote from another ridiculous movie called BILLY MADISON, one of Adam Sandler’s first starring roles. It reads as follows: “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you ...


Movie Review: ‘THE SPACE BETWEEN US’ – In space, no one can hear you groan

February 1st, 2017 | Movie News, Reviews, Theatrical Review | 1 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE SPACE BETWEEN US | 120 min | PG-13 Director: Peter Chelsom Cast: Britt Robertson, Asa Butterfield, Janet Montgomery, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman, Colin Egglesfield and BD Wong While we’ve recently had a boom of space-centric features that have been suitable for audiences of all ages (ARRIVAL and THE MARTIAN, most notably), it’s been a long time since we’ve seen one primarily geared toward teens and their ...


Review: ‘THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT’ has the makings of a madcap dark comedy – only it’s a true-life tale

September 19th, 2016 | Movie News, Reviews, Theatrical Review | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT | 1h 38min | NR Directed by: Ross Adam, Robert Cannan The logline for directors Rob Cannan and Ross Adam’s riveting documentary THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT sounds like a darkly comedic fictional madcap caper; a recently-divorced pair of filmmakers is abducted and forced to work together again in order to please a foreign dictator. You can practically see the trailer playing in your head right ...