I like Kevin James, but I don’t like Here Comes the Boom (2012).

It’s an inspirational comedy starring and co-written by James, and, although the comedy is reasonably funny, the inspirational content is spurious and ridiculous.  Sometimes I thought the movie was simply an excuse for showing a man getting pummeled in a mixed martial arts ring.  That goes on before we’re pummeled by inspiration.


Now for a year-end list.  The best films I saw in 2012 are, in no particular order: Bernie, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Damsels in Distress, Chronicle, and probably Silver Linings Playbook.  Honorable mention: Atlas Shrugged Part 2 and The Avengers.