SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Stars: voices of: Shamiek Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, Chris Pine, Jake Johnson, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Liev Schreiber, Lily Tomlin, Kathryn Hahn, Stan Lee, Zoe Kravitz, Luna Lauren Velez, Natalie Morales, Oscar Isaac, Lake Bell. From Marvel Studios in association with Sony Animation Studios this subversive take on the whole superhero genre gives us one of the more sophisticated examples of animation to hit our screens in recent years. Continue reading

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith Stars: voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Vernon, Christopher Knights, Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare, Annet Mahendru, Andy Richter, Werner Herzog. As with Despicable Me's thoroughly entertaining minions, the scene stealing antics of the cute and wisecracking penguins briefly enlivened the Madagascar franchise, providing some much needed comic relief. They have already been given their own short lived spinoff television series, a host of short films, and direct to DVD Continue reading

22 JUMP STREET

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Chris Miller and Phil Lord Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas, Craig Roberts, Caroline Aaron, Marc Evan Jackson, Dave Franco, Dax Flame, Richard Grieco, Dustin Nguyen. More often than not sequels are disappointing. They are often a quick attempt to cash in on the success of the original film and rushed into production, merely repeating the winning formula without any real inspiration. And sometimes they are made without many of Continue reading