THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz. Life is occasionally messy, and so is this film. When the Altman family patriarch dies, the four children return to their home town in Connecticut for the funeral. According to his final wish have to sit the traditional Shivah for seven days, but for much of the time they sit in awkward silence or rehash old wounds. But for some of the Continue reading

TAMMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd. No, this is not a remake of those wholesome romantic comedies from the 50s and 60s that starred either Sandra Dee or Debbie Reynolds as the slightly naive country girl. Rather this is an abrasive, crude and painfully unfunny comedy road movie starring Melissa McCarthy, the star of tv series Gilmore Girls and Mike & Molly and who also delivered a breakout scene stealing Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #101

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Son Of A Gun’, ”John Doe: Vigilante,’ ‘Force Majeure,’ ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones,’ ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ and ‘Tammy′ . This episode also contains an interview with Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Rowan Joffe, Melissa McCarthy, Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund and Benny from The Axis Of Awesome. The boys also give you a chance to win double passes to see Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike’s new movie Hector And The Search For Happiness so make sure you listen to see how they Continue reading

OBVIOUS CHILD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gillian Robespierre Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, David Cross. This debut feature film from writer/director Gillian Robespierre is an extension of her 2009 short film of the same name, which dealt with a one night stand, an unplanned pregnancy and abortion. This low budget independent film offers a breakout role for little known actress Jenny Slate (from SNL, Parks And Recreation, etc) who plays Donna Stern, an insecure, irresponsible almost childlike 27 year old woman who has a Continue reading

LIFE OF CRIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Schecter Stars: Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte, Charlie Tahan. The gritty crime novels of the late, great and prolific Elmore Leonard feature a colourful cast of inept, low life crooks who are usually out of their depth and caught up in ambitious but half-baked crooked enterprises that inevitably go awry. Leonard's dialogue is droll and snappy and his prose style is inherently cinematic, which means they should lend themselves to the big screen. But it takes a Continue reading