CHILD’S PLAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lars Klevberg Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Carlease Burke, Tim Matheson, David Lewis, Trent Redekop, voice of Mark Hamill. In 1989 the slasher thriller Child’s Play introduced us to Chucky, the toy doll (voiced by Brad Dourif) who was possessed by the spirit of a serial killer and embarked on a murder spree. The film became something of a cult favourite and yielded several sequels of varying quality. With both a new Annabelle movie hitting cinema and original writer Don Mancini planning a tv series Continue reading

INGRID GOES WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Spicer Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elisabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, O'Shea Jackson jr, Billy Magnussen. Another odd ball and quirky independent film that screened at the Melbourne International Film festival earlier in the year, this is a black comedy that offers a satirical take on the dangers of obsession, social media and the shallow nature of celebrity and fandom. This uncomfortable and disturbing film acts as a cautionary tale about the dangers of living in the virtual world of social media. The debut feature film directorial Continue reading

DIRTY GRANDPA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Mazer Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Julianne Hough, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Picking, Michael Hudson, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeffrey Bower-Chapman, Brendan Mychol Smith, Mo Collins, Henry Zebrowski, Danny Glover. Recently we had Bad Grandpa, in which Jackass star Johnny Knoxville disguised himself as an old man and embarked on a series of pranks that startled and shocked unsuspecting onlookers. That film was tacky, but it had several laugh out loud moments. Unlike this dumb, tacky and tasteless comedy starring Continue reading