Monday, August 11, 2008

What the hell, Kevin James?

Why can't you ever make a decent movie? The closest you ever came was when you were in Hitch, and c'mon man, you're better than that. You're Comedy Central stand-up is one of my favorites, and you carried a lot of that material, pretty successfully, to your sit-com (the support of Simple Jack's dad didn't hurt either). You voiced a cop in Monster House, which was a great little film, and you really made me laugh there. But I want to see some live-action goodness from you buddy. Teaming up with your old pal Ray didn't pay off, I don't even think teaming up with one of the world's biggest comedians paid off for you (if you need evidence that Chuck and Larry was unsuccessful, please watch the above trailer again). Please choose to do something where you get to play a lovable bafoon who can't seem to get anything right no matter how hard he tries (I have no delusions, this is obviously how you will be cast for the rest of your life, and the only character you're probably any good at) in a story that has you surrounded by smarter people who can deliver some dramatic moments here and there. I think you will play better in this sort of fare than in broad comedies like what this pile crap (it's called Mall Cop, by the way) looks like its shaping up to be.