THE END OF THE TOUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Ponsoldt Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Joan Cusack, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer, Ron Livingston. American author David Foster Wallace may not exactly be a household name, but his reputation as a serious writer was cemented in 1996 with the publication of his critically acclaimed 1079 page tome Infinite Jest. Wallace embarked on a whirlwind five day publicity tour of the midwest to promote the book. He was accompanied on the road by rookie Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky, who wanted to write a detailed profile on Continue reading

SEX TAPE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Kasdan Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Sebastian Hedges Thomas, Jack Black, Nat Faxon. Another raunchy sub-Judd Apatow comedy, this sex tape is embarrassing for all the wrong reasons! In a year that has given us some great adult oriented comedies like Bad Neighbours, A Million Ways To Die In The West, etc, Sex Tape is substandard fare. The link between pornography and technology is the impetus for this comedy about a married couple who make a sex tape one night and then panic when they Continue reading

THE MUPPETS

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Bobin Stars: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Peter Linz, Jack Black, Alan Arkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Mickey Rooney, Jim Parsons, Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis. The Muppets last graced the big screen in 1999, with the disappointing Muppets From Space. In the decade or so since then, have they become irrelevant, as ruthless oil baron Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) says, or are they still capable of entertaining today’s audiences who like every thing faster, louder and superficial? Continue reading

BAD TEACHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Kasdan Stars: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, John Michael Higgins. Despite the title, this is not a black comedy along the lines of Bad Santa, in which Billy Bob Thornton played a store Santa Claus with a nasty streak. Instead, this is a moderately amusing comedy starring Cameron Diaz as a superficial teacher who has her priorities all messed up. Elizabeth Halsey has only become a teacher because of the short hours and long holidays. A gold digger, she is on the lookout for a rich man who can Continue reading