TROLLS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell Stars: voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, John Cleese, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani, Quvenzhane Wallis. In Norse mythology trolls were ugly, slow witted, fearsome flesh eating giants, as seen in Andre Ovredal's 2010 horror fantasy Troll Hunter. In modern cyberspeak a troll is an indivudual who prowls the internet posting nasty and inflammatory remarks on community noticeboards to sow discord. In this cute and colourful Continue reading

ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry Jones Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, Emma Pierson, voices of Robin Williams, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. Outside of the first two films in Edgar Wright's so-called Cornetto Trilogy, Simon Pegg's film career has probably seen more misses than hits. He recently redeemed his reputation with roles in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the romantic comedy Man Up, although the latter's success was due more to the superb chemistry he Continue reading

THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Weisman Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Joe Grifasi, Josh Mostel. Neil Simon's 1970 comedy about a married couple from Ohio who experience a series of comic disasters during their first visit to New York City gets the '90's treatment in this largely unfunny and unnecessary remake. Reunited for the first time since 1992's Housesitter, Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn work hard to recapture some of the chemistry and rapport. Martin brings his usual uptight persona and mannerisms to his performance as Continue reading