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1 Here Comes the Boom (2012) on March 6th 2012, 10:29 pm

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A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.

Director: Frank Coraci
Writers: Kevin James, Rock Reuben, and 1 more
Stars: Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 12 October 2012 (USA)

Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Production Co: Broken Road Productions, Columbia Pictures, Hey Eddie
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51 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 9th 2012, 10:51 pm

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Kevin James Red Carpet Interview



Kevin: [1:22] "...my girl Charice, rocks it. She's unbelievable..."

*Not Oct 9th NY premier.

52 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 10th 2012, 2:04 am

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53 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 10th 2012, 2:38 pm

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Review: James' lame 'Boom' lands a few punches

DAVID GERMAIN | October 10, 2012 02:28 PM EST

"Here Comes the Boom," with Kevin James as a tubby high school science teacher who becomes a mixed martial-arts sensation, is every bit as ridiculous as it looks.

That's not such a bad thing for the movie, whose makers embrace the fact that they're essentially doing a live-action cartoon or a variation of that "Three Stooges" short where Curly becomes a boxing phenom whenever he hears "Pop Goes the Weasel."

The premise here is barely less absurd than James conversing with animals in "Zookeeper," yet he and director Frank Coraci, who also made that family comedy, assemble a likable gang of oddballs that make it kind of work. Everyone surrounding James' Scott Voss is so disarmingly incredulous yet perversely enthusiastic about his MMA foray that they defuse the outrageousness of this guy getting into the cage against ferocious brutes and coming back out with his teeth and vital organs intact.

The real flaws in the comedy written by Allan Loeb and James are the stabs at genuine moments – the inspirational classroom hijinks, the simple-headed critiques of the shortcomings of public schools, the humdrum romance as James slowly wins the heart of Salma Hayek (yeah, like that's going to happen).

Coraci lets all of that stuffing linger and wander too loosely. There are decent gags and laughs, but in between, it's "here comes the boor" – James acting the buffoon to little effect for much of the movie.

At the outset, James' Voss is a burned-out science educator who, so we're told, was teacher of the year a decade earlier, though we never learn why he became a schoolroom slug. He's inexplicably roused to action when the school principal (Greg Germann) announces huge cutbacks, including the music program run by nurturing teacher Marty Streb (Henry Winkler).

A decent college wrestler back in the day, Voss figures he can make some not-so-easy money as a punching bag in MMA fights, where even the losers can score good paydays. James buffed himself up a bit for the movie, so he looks more battle-ready than you'd expect. But when he starts winning some bouts and becoming a contender, the movie's credibility skyrockets into "Rocky" territory and beyond.


James has pleasant chemistry with Hayek as the school nurse Voss perpetually hits on, but the wooing is mostly dull, and they never feel as though they could be a true beauty-and-the-beast couple the way James and Leah Remini did on "The King of Queens."

Winkler's enjoyably warm and fuzzy as the wimpy sidekick, while James' sibling, "King of Queens" co-star Gary Valentine, and Melissa Peterman have funny moments as Voss' brother and sister-in-law, forever sniping at each other while tending an indeterminately sized brood of kids.

As Voss' trainer, former UFC champ Bas Rutten steals scene after scene with his lowbrow, bear-hugging charm, and singer Charice adds adorability as a bright and earnest student. Trying for authenticity in a terribly inauthentic story, the filmmakers bring in real martial-arts figures playing themselves, including ex-fighter Mark DellaGrotte and commentator Joe Rogan.

The actual fights are played seriously, save for a vomit gag that doesn't provide the humor to justify its grossness. James goes into the cage and gets knocked around the way you figure he would, a real plausibility gap when he keeps walking away with little more than bumps and bruises after the vicious punches and kicks he absorbs.

Yeah, it's just dopey comedy. We should accept it and move on. But then the filmmakers have to get in our face and make believe that Voss could actually have a shot against a real UFC contender (pro fighter Krzysztof Soszynski).

Is it any more ridiculous than the plot of "Rocky"? Well, yes, a lot. But no more ridiculous than "Rocky IV," maybe.

"Here Comes the Boom," a Sony release, is rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language. Running time: 104 minutes. Two stars out of four.

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Motion Picture Association of America rating definition for PG: Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.


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54 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 10th 2012, 11:18 pm

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roosell wrote:Oct 9: Kevin James on David Letterman

Oct 10: Kevin on Live With Kelly

Salma Hayek on Letterman

Oct 11: Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel

Oct 12: Salma on Late Night With Jimmy
Fallon

Salma on Live With Kelly

Kevin on Katie Couric Oct 12



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55 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 11th 2012, 2:06 pm

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"Here Comes the Boom" was directed by Frank Coraci (2006's "Click") and penned by Kevin James, Rock Reuben, and Allan Loeb (2012's "Rock of Ages"), the moral of their story being that it's never too late to turn things around and achieve what is thought to be the near-impossible. It's a fine message, but not even the brightest idealist would believe the places this movie goes as Scott achieves far more than he—or anyone—ever could have expected. Alternating between obligatory training scenes, fight scenes, and scenes of flirtation with school nurse Bella Flores (Salma Hayek), it is, oddly enough, none of the above that are the most memorable. Instead, Scott's prized pupil Malia (Charice), an aspiring musician who is able to memorize information by turning them into song lyrics, gets the best and more energized moments. For a while she is stuck with a lame subplot—her father wants her to give up her dreams to work for him at his restaurant (what is this, "Kung Fu Panda?")—but newcomer Charice brings such honesty and emotion to the screen that one can't help but care about her. Later appearances, as she tutors Niko in preparation for his citizenship test by twisting the lyrics of his favorite song, Journey's "Faithfully," or a climactic moment where she beautifully performs Neil Diamond's "Holly Holy" before the UFC fight, are even better. For a singer-turned-actor whose biggest notable credit is a guest-starring role on "Glee," Charice is a star in the making with a smile that could light up a New York City blackout.

Read the full review: http://www.dustinputman.com/reviews/h/12_herecomestheboom.htm

58 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 15th 2012, 3:55 pm

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59 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 15th 2012, 4:00 pm

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60 HCTB box office report now in on October 15th 2012, 9:19 pm

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Grossing 12 million USD in North America for the weekend of Oct 12 gives Boom a 5th place ranking. Here's the link:

http://www.tribute.ca/movies/boxoffice/

61 Final Scenes of "Here Comes The Boom" on October 15th 2012, 9:44 pm

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Final Scenes of "Here Comes The Boom" - what is Life without music?

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62 Re: Here Comes the Boom (2012) on October 28th 2012, 7:36 pm

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http://www.imdb.com/chart/
It is still in top 10 and by date it earn 30$.

63 misquote on November 7th 2012, 12:14 am

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I believe what the Fonz did say was "Life without music is a mistake".

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