GHOSTBUSTERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Andy Garcia, Charles Dance, Zach Woods, Steve Higgins, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Dippold, Michael McDonald, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong. Hollywood has a nasty habit of trampling on the memories of our youth by remaking some of the classics of yesteryear, and in most cases stuffing them up beyond belief. They may justify this by saying that the remake Continue reading

ZOOLANDER 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Stiller Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Justin Theroux, Cyrus Arnold, Milla Jovovich, Billy Zane, Kiefer Sutherland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kyle Mooney, Nathan Lee Graham, Susan Sarandon, Justin Bieber, Christine Taylor, John Malkovich, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Sting, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Anna Wintour, Willie Nelson, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs. This sequel is one of the year's dumbest comedies, with a capital "D". It's been fifteen years since Ben Stiller unleashed his creation of Derek Continue reading

THE SKELETON TWINS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Johnson Stars: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason A rather bleak and black comedy about dysfunctional family and sibling relationships and mental illness, The Skeleton Twins was one of the hits of this year's Sundance Film Festival, with the script from director Craig Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman (the psychological drama Black Swan)winning the prestigious Waldo Salt screenplay award. The film reunites SNL alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, who both appeared in the great coming of Continue reading

BRIDESMAIDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Kirsten Wiig, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy,, Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm, Rebel Wilson, Matt Lucas, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh. This bittersweet, raunchy comedy is an attempt to make a female buddy comedy along the lines of The Hangover and its ilk, and for the most part it is quite successful. Bridesmaids is full of puerile and scatological humour, and it’s no surprise that Judd Apatow, best known for The 40 Year Old Virgin, etc, is on board as a producer. Bridesmaids is an Continue reading

BRIDESMAIDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Fieg, Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey This bittersweet, raunchy comedy is an attempt to make a female buddy comedy along the lines of The Hangover and its ilk, and for the most part it is quite successful. Bridesmaids is full of puerile and scatological humour, and it’s no surprise that Judd Apatow (best known for The 40 Year Old Virgin) is on board as a producer. Bridesmaids is an exploration of female friendships, neurosis, insecurity, sex, and Continue reading