GHOSTBUSTERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Andy Garcia, Charles Dance, Zach Woods, Steve Higgins, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Dippold, Michael McDonald, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong. Hollywood has a nasty habit of trampling on the memories of our youth by remaking some of the classics of yesteryear, and in most cases stuffing them up beyond belief. They may justify this by saying that the remake Continue reading

PIXELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Columbus Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Matt Lintz, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Lainie Kazan, Serena Williams, Martha Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Allen Covert, Anthony Ippolito, Jared Riley, Jacob Shinder, Andrew Bambridge, Denis Akiyama, Affion Crockett. As has been evident from most of his films Adam Sandler has a fascination for nostalgia of the past, and the 80s and 90s in particular. This comes across very strongly in his soundtrack choices. Pixels dives deep into Continue reading

TAMMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd. No, this is not a remake of those wholesome romantic comedies from the 50s and 60s that starred either Sandra Dee or Debbie Reynolds as the slightly naive country girl. Rather this is an abrasive, crude and painfully unfunny comedy road movie starring Melissa McCarthy, the star of tv series Gilmore Girls and Mike & Molly and who also delivered a breakout scene stealing Continue reading

YOGI BEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eric Brevig Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris, Andrew Daly, Nathan Cordrry, voices of Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake. There have been several misguided attempts to make live action feature film versions of cartoon characters, amongst them The Flintstones, Alvin And The Chipmunks, and the forgettable Rocky And Bullwinkle, which is surely the low point of Robert De Niro’s career. The latest character to undergo a big screen treatment is Yogi Bear, everyone’s favourite "smarter than the average" picnic basket stealing bear from Continue reading

CROSSROADS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tamra Davis Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Dan Aykroyd, Taryn Manning, Zoe Saldana Part Boys On The Side, part Coyote Ugly, and one part just plain ugly? While not quite the dog we were all expecting after fellow singer Mariah Carey's dire debut in last year's awful Glitter, teen pop sensation Britney Spears' highly anticipated film debut Crossroads is still horribly cliched and unintentionally hilarious. Something of a cross between road movie, angst-ridden teen coming of age movie and musical, Crossroads is entertaining Continue reading