Coffee and Kareem

‘Coffee and Kareem’ is an action/comedy Netflix original starring Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Stuber), RonReaco Lee (The Shield), Andrew Bachelor (The Babysitter), Chance Hurstfield (Good Boys), and Terrence Little Gardenhigh.

Twelve year old Kareem (Gardenhigh) tries to hire a well know gangbanger, Orlando Johnson (Lee), to beat up his mom’s new boyfriend James Coffee (Helms). Things go south fast when Kareem witnesses Orlando and his crew murdering a cop. Now Kareem and Coffee must band together despite their differences to stay alive and get to the bottom of what’s going on.

This movie was different than what I was expecting. I like Ed Helms but outside ‘The Office’ and ‘The Hangover’ he doesn’t seem to be too good. Take ‘The Clapper’ and ‘Corporate Animals’, not the best and pretty forgettable films. ‘Coffee and Kareem’ is more vulgar than expected. The entire film is filled with F bombs and sexual jokes, which personally doesn’t bug me, but if you don’t like that sort of thing this film isn’t for you. It reminds me of ‘Good Boys’ in that aspect, a kid running around cussing the entire time. ‘Coffee and Kareem’ does have a lot of funny moments, but other than that it just flows along in predictability. It’s not bad, just okay. I give it a 6/10


Corporate Animals

‘Corporate Animals’ is a horror/ thriller comedy featuring a pretty decent cast. Ed Helms (Hangover, The Office), Demi Moore, Jessica Williams (Booksmart), and Karan Soni (Deadpool, Deadpool 2) all star in this film. If you haven’t heard of it, ‘Corporate Animals’ is about an egotistical CEO (Demi Moore) who takes her employees on a team bonding exercise in a cave in New Mexico. Once a cave in occurs they have to make some difficult decisions in order to survive.

If you’ve read my other reviews, you know there isn’t a lot of movies I haven’t liked. This isn’t in the same category as the dumpster fire ‘The Bad Batch’, but it’s still not good. It was hit and miss in the comedy department with mostly miss. Half the movie is dark due to being no lights in the cave, but you can’t even see whats going on. If I didn’t want to watch half a movie and only listen I would close my eyes. A disappointment considering the cast and story line, could have been a good film if executed right.