THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brian Henson Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker, Cynthy Wu, Ben Falcone, voices of Bill Barretta, Dorien Davis. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time to produce a low brow, raunchy, ribald adults-only Muppets rip-off. Somewhat surprisingly the dull and largely unfunny The Happytime Murders actually comes from Brian Henson, the son of the late Jim Henson, the creator of the more family friendly Muppets and Sesame Street. This is the first film from the Henson Company’s Continue reading

BEFORE I FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ry Russo-Young Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimini, Elena Kampouris, Logan Miller, Rian Lawley, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta. Despite her privileged background, Samantha Kingston (played by Zoey Deutch, recently seen in Why Him?) is your typical rebellious teenager with a lack of respect for her parents and authority. She is part of a clique of mean girl bitches at the local high school, led by the self-absorbed narcissistic bully Lindsay (Halston Sage). The rest of this quartet is rounded out by Ally Continue reading