THE DISASTER ARTIST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Franco Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Sharon Stone, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Scheer, Ari Graynor, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Hannibal Burress, Bob Odenkirk, Randall Park, Zoey Deutch. As with Tim Burton's glorious biopic about trashy filmmaker Ed Wood, The Disaster Artist is an affectionate look at a deluded filmmaker and a thoroughly entertaining look at the making of a bad and unintentionally Continue reading

THE HOUSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Jay Cohen Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Rob Heubel, Jeremy Renner, Cedric Yarbrough, Kyle Kinane, Lennon Parham, Michaela Watkins . One of the truisms of gambling says that the house always wins. However, with this supposed comedy about an ordinary family that set up an illegal underground casino in the leafy streets of suburbia, it is the audience who are the losers. Let’s face it – when was the last time Will Ferrell made a decent movie? Recent films like Get Hard, 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

DIRTY GRANDPA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Mazer Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Julianne Hough, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Picking, Michael Hudson, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeffrey Bower-Chapman, Brendan Mychol Smith, Mo Collins, Henry Zebrowski, Danny Glover. Recently we had Bad Grandpa, in which Jackass star Johnny Knoxville disguised himself as an old man and embarked on a series of pranks that startled and shocked unsuspecting onlookers. That film was tacky, but it had several laugh out loud moments. Unlike this dumb, tacky and tasteless comedy starring Continue reading

SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leslye Headland Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Amada Peet, Adam Brody, Katherine Waterston, Andrea Savage. Judd Apatow has popularised the raunchy, sex-obsessed romantic comedy with his films like Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, etc, and since then it seems as though every second romantic comedy needs to follow that template. This raunchy romantic comedy about a couple who try to establish a purely platonic relationship is a bit like the classic 1980s romcom When Harry Met Sally for Continue reading