Sunday, October 14, 2012

Here comes the boom

  • Box Office: Ben Affleck's Argo Hot, Here Comes the Boom Not

    The Liam Neeson holdover, Taken 2, held on for a second straight weekend box-office win, with $22.5 million, while the new Kevin James comedy, Here Comes the Boom, failed to blow up, debuting in fifth place, with $12 million, a career-worst opening for ...

  • Here Comes the Boom Movie Review

    Middle-aged biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) becomes a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money for his High School in "Here Comes the Boom". Or, There Goes Believability. Voss was Teacher of the Year 10 years ago, but what a difference a ...

  • 'Here Comes the Boom' Reviews, Barbra Streisand's 'Release Me,' The Script's ...

    Some felt "Seven Psychopaths" fell victim to weak writing, while "Here Comes the Boom" and "Special Forces" were overwhelmed by the predictability of their story lines.

  • My thoughts on Argo and Here Comes The Boom

    In his newest outing, Here Comes The Boom, that aforementioned warmth seems to be the main focus, not getting laughs. James plays a jaded public high school teacher who finds himself inspired by the music teacher, played by Henry Winkler, who really ...

  • Movie Scoreboard: 'Argo,' 'Here Comes the Boom,' 'Sinister'

    "Here Comes the Boom" * * *. Funny guy Kevin James plays a burned-out teacher who grows troubled when he learns that the music program at his high school is on the chopping block because of budget cuts.

  • Here Comes The Boom

    Here Comes the Boom, a cloddish, harmlessly drecky comedy from the Sandler factory of crude mush, is about a Boston high-school biology teacher named Scott (James) who throws his dense bod into mixed-martial-arts competitions as a form of fundraising.

  • Review: 'Here Comes The Boom' A Family Fun Feel Good Comedy

    Not exactly and that's what makes 'Here Comes The Boom' directed by Frank Coraci and written by Kevin James, Allan Loeb and Rock Reuben, a funny and yes, heartwarming film about how, it's never to late to go after your dream, even if everyone around ...

  • 'Here Comes the Boom' connects with laughs and heart

    Predictable, but funny, 'Here Comes the Boom' features Kevin James as a high school science teacher who takes up mixed martial arts fighting to support his cash-strapped school.

  • 'Here Comes the Boom' - A Review: A Message More Mixed Than the Martial Arts

    "Here Comes the Boom" offers more pabulum for moviegoers who can't be bothered to chew even the softest food for thought, courtesy of Happy Madison Productions, the Gerber of motion picture companies.

  • 'Here Comes The Boom' light on laughs, but does MMA a service

    Kevin James and 'Here Comes The Boom' director Frank Coraci aren't trying to give Akira Kurosawa films a run for their money.

  • 'Here Comes the Boom' review: enjoyable

    So it is with "Here Comes the Boom," with Kevin James as a high school biology teacher who decides to raise big money for his school doing the one legal thing available to him, cage fighting.

  • Film: Career boom comes for comedian Kevin James

    But Kevin James was preparing for "Here Comes the Boom," in which he plays a biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed-martial-arts fighter to save his high school's music program and beloved teacher.

  • Here Comes the Boom: Seven Kevin James Movies for the Price Of One (Not the ...

    This new Kevin James movie isn't as terrible as, say, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, since it has a heart and some actually funny moments, but Here Comes the Boom was highly confused about what it wants to be. There are like seven different movies overlapping ...

  • The top films at the North American box office

    20.1 million 3 (*) Sinister..............................$ 18.3 million 4 (2) Hotel Transylvania....................$ 17.3 million 5 (*) Here Comes The Boom...................$ 12.0 million 6 (3) Pitch Perfect.........................$ 9.3 million 7 (5 ...

  • Review: 'Here Comes the Boom' goes the distance

    "Here Comes the Boom," which not only stars Kevin James but was co-written by him as well, is the best thing the actor has done in years.

  • Review: 'Here Comes the Boom' is no knockout

    His new "Here Comes the Boom" seems explicitly designed around whatever comedic mileage can be gained from seeing the oversized star haplessly loll about a wrestling ring.

  • Here Comes The Boom Will Give Mediocre Men Everywhere False Hope

    Here Comes The Boom is about a typical guy. Kevin James plays an apathetic high school teacher. He's single, he's kind of fat, he seems pretty nice but he also doesn't have that much going for him.

  • MMA Movie Review: "Here Comes the Boom"

    Imagine a 42-year-old out of shape Biology teacher stepping into the cage for his first MMA match, his only athletic background being a collegiate wrestler during his college days as well as a few weeks of judo training.

  • "Here Comes the Boom" is forgettable fun

    Let's start with the name: "Here Comes the Boom." It manages to be both awkward and utterly forgettable. I had already forgotten it by the time the credits rolled on this film, in which Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler used every bit of their ...

  • A determined teacher enters the Octagon in 'Here Comes the Boom' 1/2

    Wait a sec. How did the Kevin James mixed martial arts movie end up a more convincing portrait of the plight of the American public school teacher than "Won't Back Down," a film that's actually about that subject?

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