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

ROCK OF AGES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Shankman Stars: Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Mary J Blige, Malin Ackerman, Russell Brand. The popular Tony-nominated Broadway jukebox musical Rock Of Ages comes to the screen, and for fans of 80’s rock anthems and power ballads it will certainly provide a good time. The film is set in 1987, and most of the action takes place in the legendary Bourbon Room in Los Angeles, which is “a sea of sweat, ear-shattering music and puke.” Drew (Diego Boneta, from Continue reading

FOOTLOOSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Brewer Stars: Kenny Wormald, Miles Teller, Dennis Quaid, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell. This is one remake that actually is quite good. Dean Pritchford, who wrote the original Footloose in 1984, has tweaked his original script and made it contemporary and relevant for today’s audiences. Although Pritchford has beefed up some subplots, the story remains faithful to the original. The film retains its themes of small town morals, teen rebellion, grief, religion versus state. Cowriter/director Craig Brewer (Black Snake Continue reading