BLOCKERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kay Cannon Stars: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins, Jimmy Bellinger, Ramona Young, Sarayu Blue, Gary Cole, Gina Gershon. Teen boys losing their virginity is some sort of right of passage that has been the theme of many raunchy gross out sex comedies, from Porky’s through to American Pie and Superbad, and even the Israeli coming of age comedy Lemon Popsicle, which is one of the highest grossing Israeli films of all time and a huge influence Continue reading

SNATCHED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Levine Star: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Tom Bateman, Christopher Meloni, Oscar Jaenada, Bashir Salahuddin, Randall Park. Following her big screen debut in 2015 with Trainwreck, comedian Amy Schumer hits the screen for her second outing. But this time around the results are a little substandard. Emily Middleton (Schumer) is an obnoxious, vulgar and self-obsessed thirtysomething who has basically wasted her life. On the eve of a dream vacation to Ecuador she finds herself dumped Continue reading

STORKS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Stars: voices of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammar, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Peter Helliar, Anton Stackman, Ike Barinholtz. The second animated film to be released this week, Storks is a high concept comedy that is likely to have far broader appeal for family audiences than The Red Turtle, the latest offering from Japan's famed Studio Ghibli. Storks is an animated film that plays around with the old mythology that Continue reading

SUICIDE SQUAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Ayer Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Carla Delevinge. Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Kevin Vance, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Corina Calderon. A motley collection of psychopathic killers are released from prison to form a special team and sent on a suicide mission. No, this is not the classic 1967 World War Two action film The Dirty Dozen, but rather Suicide Squad, a superhero Continue reading

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Jason Bateman, Ryan Hansen, Tim Griffin, John Smith, Thomas Kretschmann, Kumail Nanjiani, Melissa McCarthy. Yet another formulaic odd couple buddy action comedy, Central Intelligence teams action hero Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, the Fast & Furious franchise, etc) with motor mouthed comic Kevin Hart (Ride Along, the dire Get Hard, etc), the most annoying and unfunny comic working in mainstream movies at the moment). It is an odd Continue reading