I, TONYA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic, McKenna Grace, Anthony Reynolds, Ricky Russert. The world of figure skating hasn’t been this much fun since Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson took to the ice in the comedy Blades Of Glory. Based on the controversial real-life story of disgraced US champion figure skater Tonya Harding and the vicious attack that left her main rival Nancy Kerrigan crippled this bizarre tale once Continue reading

DADDY’S HOME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Anders Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Bobby Cannavale, John Cena. Comic actor Will Ferrell hit the heights with Anchorman, but lately he seems to be churning out a surprising number of shrill and unfunny dud comedies, what with the dire Get Hard featuring in a number of critics' lists of the worst films of the year. And now his latest effort is another dull and painfully unfunny dud. Ferrell plays the mild mannered and insecure Brad Continue reading

ANT-MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peyton Reed Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, Abby Ryder Fortson, Martin Donovan, Anthony Mackie, David Dasmalchian, T I Harris, Wood Harris, Hayley Atwell, John Slattery. He may well be the smallest superhero in the Marvel stable, but Ant-man punches above its weight and gives the studio one of its better superhero movies. Ant-man is not as dour nor as bloated as the recent Avengers: Age Of Ultron and has a lighter tone throughout that makes it more of a crowd Continue reading

SPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Miranda Hart,Peter Serafinowicz, Bobby Cannavale. The normally overbearing and rough around the edges comedian Melissa McCarthy is bearable in smaller support roles, such as Bridesmaids and the recent St Vincent, which is arguably her best work. When front and centre as the star of comedies though her vehicles are often crude and unfunny, like Tammy or Identity Thief, and her moutor-mouthed shtick eventually becomes tiresome and grating. So it is Continue reading

ANNIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Will Gluck Stars: Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Zoe Margaret Colleti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan Smith, Amanda Troya, Dorian Missick, Tracie Thomas, Mike Birbiglia, Stephanie Kurtzuba. This new version of the feelgood hit play about the little orphan girl Annie searching for the parents who abandoned her is serviceable enough but probably unnecessary. The character was originally created for a comic strip by Harold Gray, but in the 70s Thomas Continue reading