I mean there are a lot of things that you could say go right in a movie, but isn’t it so much more fun to say what went wrong?
I watched Get Hard over the weekend and I went into it with an already negative outlook – I love Kevin Hart, but sometimes I feel he is a little too over the top in movies – just like I really think he must be in real life, actually – as you can probably tell, I hate Real Husbands of Hollywood. I am generally not a Will Ferrel fan (but he KILLS it on Jimmy Kimmel’s lip sync battles, ROTFL). The title of the movie was a cliché boring slapstick-indicating on-th-nose type name – ooooh, go to prison, so get hard, but also prison is hard, but also people will be getting hard for you. Yawn. (but kids, don’t do drugs. Don’t go to prison. Stay in school.)
But…this movie was actually preeeetty freaking hilarious. I laughed out loud a good number of times during it and was pleasantly surprised by that. The only things I thought wrong with this movie were the title (yech. So unimaginative. So boring.) and the obvious plotholes.
In movies that are trying to be funny, sometimes, I find, they don’t really concentrate on the plot too much. There tend to be huge gaping plotholes and and since we are too busy laughing, you don’t notice. But when you’re not laughing, it makes the movie (and potentially awful acting) that much worse (because timing and acting is everything in a comedy, no?) There were the usual plotholes in this one – the main one being the big question about why they didn’t jut do at the end what they could have done in the beginning. But I suppose there would have been no movie.
Also…I know it is a movie about going to prison. And I know people think rape jokes are funny. And I know comedians are supposed to be able to (and do) make fun of anything and everything, and that’s a concept I am struggling to deal with.
Because rape jokes aren’t funny guys. Whether you’re talking about an exam doing you without a rubber up the arse or going to prison. I was over the rapey rape molesty creepy jokes. Meh. BOOOOOO.
So for me, the movie gets a solid 6 and a half. Ok, nah. It was actually really, really entertaining, additionally because T. I. is in it and thank the Lord his acting is getting better (anyone remember Takers? Yech). So…a 7. Yeah, I said it. Go Get Hard or go home!
Get Hard now showing in Kenya cinemas exclusive IMAX Kenya from April Friday 10, 2015
Black Panther Advance Screening | Win Tickets!
Long live the king. Black Panther opens next week and here’s your chance to win tickets to the ultimate fan experience and watch Black Panther in advance courtesy of Britania.
1. Pose as your favorite Wakandan character while holding any four packets of Britania biscuits.
2. Upload that picture on any of the social media platforms with the hashtag #BlackPantherChallengeKE
Each winner gets a ticket for two to attend the screening on Wednesday February 14th, at Century IMAX at Garden City Mall, Thika Road Highway. Exit 7. And courtesy of Taxify Kenya, each winner will get picked up, dropped off at the screening and given a ride back home after the event, all at no cost. Talk about royal treatment!
So what are you waiting for? Take up the challenge and step into the spotlight.
Black Panther opens in cinemas and IMAX format here in Kenya on Friday February 16th.
MJX 2017 VOLUME 2 | Sign Up for the Cosplay Showcase!
ABOUT THE COSPLAY SHOWCASE! AT MJX NOVEMBER
NOTE: It’s going to be fun! Whether you want to make a new costume, use a previous one, (or borrow) you are encouraged to do what’s best for you, and most importantly, have fun and meet fellow cosplayers.
Why Sign Up? This will help us properly plan the segment not only for you, but for the other cosplayers. Our first Cosplay Showcase! was during our first Cosplay Community Kenya #CosComKE Workshop in February 4th, 2017.
What will happen:
You will get to strut your stuff, show off your costume and props. Each registered participant will have a few moments to tell the audience something brief about their costume and why they picked the character they did… and do a lil’ something-something for the crowd, that’s reminiscent of their character. Easy-peezy, right?
Discounted event ticket price for all registered cosplayers. Secondly, on-location professional photography for all registered Cosplayers. Later, a select number of cosplayers (5 from each day) will be picked for an exclusive special professional cosplay photography shoot in studio the following week. The images from this studio shoot will be edited into composites, looking really cool and ‘wow!’. These images will look like they’ve been taken from the world of movies, anime, comic books that the you got your inspiration from! Visual examples below: