Bad Santa

BBB (out of 5) Billy Bob Thornton plays an alcoholic, foul-mouthed, angry thief who gets jobs in department stores during the Christmas season as Santa Claus in order to crack into store safes. On their latest gig, he and his assistant, a pint-sized fellow with an equally colourful vocabulary, risk losing it all when Thornton … More Bad Santa

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Guess Who

BB (out of 5) A Manhattan couple go to the girl’s parents’ house for their wedding anniversary, providing her (Zoe Saldana) with the perfect opportunity to introduce her new boyfriend (Ashton Kutcher) to her family. Saldana has neglected to tell her kin that her boyfriend is white, providing for lots of opportunity for her boorish … More Guess Who

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Head Of State

B (out of 5) After a presidential candidate dies in a plane crash, members of his party decide to promote a completely hopeless candidate in order to build prestige for themselves in the election following the current one. Chris Rock plays a ruthlessly mouthy, totally unorthodox Washington, D.C. alderman (in a state that does not have … More Head Of State

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Life (1999)

BB.5 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence play two bootleggers who stumble across a dead body in a barn one fine evening and end up being convicted of the victim’s murder. Now in prison, they have to spend a lifetime working on a chain gang while also trying to avoid the love-hate relationship between them … More Life (1999)

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The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Latham Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by David Gale, Walter Latham, Spike Lee.  Music by Linda Cohen.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Denise Marsh.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike … More The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000)

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