Monthly Archives: August 2015

Paul’s review of The Bad Education movie

The Bad Education Movie (rated R/15) is a continuation of a popular UK TV show that was released on 21st August 2015 and stars Jack Whitehall as Alfie Wickers a useless history teacher who is more childish than his students. Following a disastrous previous trip, the school reluctantly agree to the class going on one final school trip before they all leave. They do however insist that they are accompanied by a parent so that they do not get into trouble. The trip is only to Cornwall and not the planned Las Vegas so the class are not overly enthusiastic to be going and try very hard to ditch their chaperone, so they can have fun.

You do not need to have watched the original series to have an understanding of the characters, but some scenes were confusing as I didn’t realise who was who. There is also some nudity and foul language, but it is not overly used, and I was laughing throughout the whole movie even though some scenes were puerile. The supporting cast all played their parts well and the filming locations will show our American cousins the beauty of the UK 😊. You also really need to know that real teachers would not get away with any of what happened. Overall, I would rate this 4 out of 5 and I would watch it again but won’t add it to my collection.

StevenF Review of Cop Car

The drama Cop Car was released on August 7, 2015 and was rated R for language, violence, and brief drug use. Two friends, Harrison (Hays Wellford) and Travis (James Freedson-Jackson), run away from home. When they come across a police car with no one around, they decide to go on a joy ride. Unknown to them, the car belongs to the local corrupt Sheriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon).

The storyline and acting were all believable. There was plenty of action and the story was very logical. There were appearances by Kathryn Mannheim and Shea Whigham whose characters, although minor, were pivotal to the story. There was some foul language but it did not dominate the dialogue like a lot of action movies do.

This was a very worthwhile movie to watch. The child actors did a good job portraying boys who might be considered misfits, but they also showed innocence. I give this 4 stars out of 5. I took one off due to the foul language.