SUPER TROOPERS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Chandrasekhar Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Lynda Carter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marisa Coughlan, Tyler Labine, Hayes MacArthur, Will Sasso, Paul Walter Houser, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, Seann William Scott, Damon Wayans Jr., Jim Gaffigan, Fred Savage. The original Super Troopers comedy was released in 2001. The work of a stoner comedy collective working under the title of Broken Lizard (who also gave us crass comedies like Beerfest and the slasher comedy Club Dread, etc), the Continue reading

HOW TO BE SINGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Ditter Stars: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson, Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, Damon Wayans jr, Colin Jost. Anyone venturing in to see How To Be Single expecting another raunchy female centric comedy along the lines of Bridesmaids or Trainwreck will be bitterly disappointed with this formulaic and lightweight ensemble romantic comedy set against the backdrop of New York's glamorous singles scene. How To Be Single follows four female characters as they navigate juggling careers Continue reading

BIG HERO 6

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams Stars: voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, T J Miller, Damon Wayans jr, Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph. The family friendly films being released over Christmas this year range in quality from the excellent Paddington, through to the rather bland and disappointing Penguins of Madagascar. The Disney produced action comedy Big Hero 6 falls somewhere in between. Like The Incredibles before it, Big Hero 6 is an animated superhero movie that is suitable for all ages. Continue reading

LET’S BE COPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Greenfield Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans jr, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D'Arcy, Keegan Michael Key, Tom Mardirosian, Joshua Ormond, Jonathan Lajoie, Natasha Legerro. Let's Be Cops combines elements of the slacker comedy with the familiar formula of the odd couple cop buddy comedies, popularised through the likes of 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, Midnight Run, Stakeout, Bad Boys, etc. It aims for a similar vibe that the recent 21 Jump Street and its sequel had, although it falls short of the achievements of Continue reading