ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walt Becker Stars: voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, with Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Josh Green, Kimberley Williams-Paisley, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne. Somewhat cleverly and punningly subtitled The Road Chip, this fourth instalment in clever mix of live action and CGI featuring the pneumatic voiced singing chipmunks Alvin and his brothers, is actually something of an improvement on the previous effort Chipwrecked. As usual the trio of CGI created singing chipmunks Continue reading

THE DUFF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ari Sandel Stars: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong, Skyler Samuels, Bianca Santos, Nick Eversman, Romany Malco, Chris Wylde. The dynamics of high school years are fertile material for filmmakers who can explore this psychological minefield of cliques, bullying, pecking orders, identity, and entrenched attitudes. It is a setting that has given us some great films, with John Hughes' classic The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Mean Girls, Juno and Easy A amongst the standouts in this subgenre. And now we get The Continue reading

BLENDED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Frank Coraci Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Wendi McLendon Covey, Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Braxton Beckham, Kyle Red Silverstein, Jessica Lowe, Zac Henri, Terry Crews, Abdoulaye NGam, Joel McHale, Shaquille O'Neill, Dale Steyn, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert. Adam Sandler has inflicted on audiences more cinematic atrocities than his good mate Rob Schneider, which is no easy task. No amount of therapy can erase from my mind those abominations that are the dire Jack And Jill and appallingly bad That's Continue reading