SHOW DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Raja Gosnell Stars: Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Andy Beckwith, Omar Chaparro, voices of Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci, Shaquille O'Neal, Jordin Sparks, Ru Paul, Gabriel Iglesias. Worst In Show? There have been several action comedies in which a police detective has been partnered with a canine. The best of this subgenre is 1989’s Turner And Hooch, which starred a pre-Oscar winning Tom Hanks. There was also James Belushi in the inferior K-9. And the recent A Dog’s Purpose featured a more serious subplot Continue reading

YOGA HOSERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Smith Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Hayley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Austin Butler, Genesis Rodriguez, Ashley Greene, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Conroy, Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Jason Mewes. Yoga Hosers is the second film in Kevin Smith's True North trilogy set in Winnipeg in Canada and it follows his bizarre Tusk in which a deranged scientist turned Justin Long into a human walrus. As with Tusk, the idea behind Yoga Hosers came from the Continue reading

SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leslye Headland Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Amada Peet, Adam Brody, Katherine Waterston, Andrea Savage. Judd Apatow has popularised the raunchy, sex-obsessed romantic comedy with his films like Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, etc, and since then it seems as though every second romantic comedy needs to follow that template. This raunchy romantic comedy about a couple who try to establish a purely platonic relationship is a bit like the classic 1980s romcom When Harry Met Sally for Continue reading

AMERICAN PIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Weitz Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Owen, Seann William Scott. A Porky's for the '90's? Although this raunchy but very funny adolescent comedy explores problems of adolescent angst and the sexual follies of youth, it does so with more honesty, intelligence, sympathy and insight than one expects from a movie squarely aimed at the MTV generation. The plot centres around four high school seniors who Continue reading