FIST FIGHT

By GREG KING Director: Richie Keen Stars: Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Dean Norris, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Alexa Nisenson, Dennis Haysbert, Kumail Nanjiani, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Austin Zajur, Bill Kottcamp, Gordon Daniels. There have been many great films that have depicted teachers as caring individuals who have moulded young minds and shaped their charges for the better – from To Sir With Love through to Lean On Me, Dangerous Minds, Dead Poet’s Society, etc – and there have also been a few that have depicted the jaded and cynical teacher Continue reading

TED 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Seth MacFarlane Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, John Carroll Lynch, Sam J Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Ron Canada, Liam Neeson, Cocoa Brown, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart, Sebastian Arcelus, Tom Brady, Jay Leno. Created by Seth MacFarlane in the 2012, Ted was an offbeat take on the usual buddy formula. Ted told the story of a teddy bear, given to a lonely young boy named John Bennett for a Christmas present, which Continue reading

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Adam Sandler, Rosemarie De Wit, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Olivia Crococchia, Travis Trope, Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Dennis Haysbert, Timothee Chalamet, J K Simmons, Katherine C Hughes, Will Peltz, David Denman. Filmmaker Jason Reitman is the son of filmmaker Ivan Reitman (Twins, Ghostbusters, etc), but unlike his father who prefers lightweight comedies, he is more interested in exploring important issues and social problems. Reitman junior's films include Up In The Air, Continue reading

MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Minkoff Stars: voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Zach Callison, Stanley Tucci, Alison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dennis Haysbert, Mel Brooks, Lake Bell, Patrick Warburton. The animated adventures of the talking time travelling dog Mr Peabody and his adopted seven year old human son Sherman began life as a short cartoon segment in the Rocky And Bullwinkle Show, created by Jay Ward in the 60s. In the shorts, the duo travelled through time to visit some key moments in history and meet some influential historical figures. Continue reading

KUNG FU PANDA 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jennifer Yoh Nelson Stars: voices of Jack Black, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Haysbert, Danny McBride . This sequel to Kung Fu Panda is more awesome, and bigger than its predecessor. The story from Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (writers of the original Kung Fu Panda) is stronger here, and takes the characters in new directions. Lord Shen (voiced by Gary Oldman) is a dangerous peacock with grand designs on controlling all China with Continue reading