CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Soren Stars: voices of Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, Dee Dee Rescher. From Dreamworks Animation comes Captain Underpants, the first feature film based on the popular series of children's books written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey that have apparently sold over 70 million copies worldwide. It centres around George Beard (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (voiced by Thomas Middleditch, from the tv sitcom Silicon Valley, etc), best friends and overly imaginative Continue reading

THE BOSS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Kath Bates, Taylor Labine, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Schaal, Cecily Strong, Margo Martindale, Parker Young, Timothy Simons. No, this is not a documentary about Bruce Springsteen! Melissa McCarthy often plays aggressive, abrasive and overbearing and unapologetically obnoxious characters in films. Her best roles have been in smaller, supporting characters as part of an ensemble, such as the hilarious Bridesmaids or St Vincent. In The Boss she trots out another Continue reading

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ken Kwapis Stars: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, Mary Steenbergen. We have had several films recently in which characters have hiked some challenging paths in order to find solace, comfort or redemption. There was Emile Hirsch as the doomed Christopher McCandless in Sean Penn's Into The Wild, Martin Sheen as a grieving father walking the Santiago de Compostela trail in memory of his dead son in The Way, and Reese Witherspoon hiked the Pacific Coast Trail in Wild. Now we get two older men hiking Continue reading