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

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

MARS NEEDS MOMS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Wells Stars: voices of Seth Green, Seth Robert Dusky, Joan Cusack, Mindy Sterling, Dan Fogler, Elizabeth Harnois. Based on the children’s book written by Berkeley Breathed (a former Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist renowned for his satirical drawings), Mars Needs Moms is the latest animated feature to use the motion capture technology perfected by Robert Zemeckis. The process basically sees the performers in a motion capture body suit, which enables the film makers to capture their realistic movements, which are then Continue reading