OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Josh Gordon and Will Speck Stars: Jason Bateman, T J Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney B Vance, Rob Corddry, Kate McKinnon, Abbey Lee, Olivia Munn, Karan Soni, Jillian Bell, Randall Park, Vanessa Bayer, Matt Walsh, Ben Falcone, Adrian Martinez, Sam Richardson, Fortune Feimster. It seems that writers of mainstream comedies these days have forgotten how to create genuinely funny and witty comedies, and they tend to equate adults misbehaving with comedy. This penchant for raunchy and largely unfunny comedy material seems to have 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

MOTHER’S DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garry Marshall Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Jack Whitehall, Hector Elizondo, Shay Mitchell, Cameron Esposito, Margo Martindale, Asif Mandvi, Robert Pine, Sarah Chalke, Ella Anderson, Loni Love, Lucy Walsh, Jennifer Garner, Larry Miller, Sean O'Bryan, Brandon Spink, Caleb Brown, Jon Lovitz, Grayson Russell. Mother's Day is the third film in director Garry Marshall's unofficial trilogy based around Hallmark-like "special events" holidays, and it follows the bland Continue reading

SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Bogdanovich Stars: Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Lumley, Cybill Shepherd, Michael Shannon, Tatum O'Neal, Debi Mazar, George Morgofen, Tovah Feldshuh, Colleen Camp, Jennifer Esposito. We haven't seen much from former film historian and critic turned director Peter Bogdanovich on the big screen for a long time, as he has spent much of the past two decades concentrating on tv movies and directing the odd music video and an occasional episode of The Sopranos. Continue reading

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Anders Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jonathan Banks, Lindsay Sloane, Keegan-Michael Key. The original Horrible Bosses was an okay comedy about three hapless and downtrodden workers who conspired to kill off their mean spirited and loathsome bosses, but found that their plans went awry. However, it didn't really need a sequel. Nonetheless, given its success at the box office, it has got one. Thankfully though, unlike a lot of other Continue reading