GREEN BOOK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Farrelly Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Dimiter D Marinov, Dane Rhodes. Driving Mr Shirley? Like the multi-Oscar winning Driving Miss Daisy and many other films, this feel good and crowd pleasing drama explores the unlikely and unusual interracial friendship that develops between two people from different backgrounds and environments and how they develop a mutual understanding that helps to break down prejudice and racist barriers. The film explores universal themes of racism, class, politics, Continue reading

DUMB AND DUMBER TO

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Bill Murray, Tembi Locke, Brady Bluhm, Patricia French. In 1994 Jim Carrey dominated at the box office with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb And Dumber, deliberately lowbrow comedies which used his rubbery face and manic energy to good effect. More recently though Carrey seems to have lost his box office clout (indeed he backed out of promoting his Kick-Ass sequel due to concerns over Continue reading

HALL PASS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Merchant, Nicky Whelan, Derek Waters. Peter and Bobby Farrelly are known for their mix of raunchy adult comedy and a rather sweet nature that tempers some of their more gross out moments. They hit a creative peak and pushed the envelope with films like There’s Something About Mary, with its famous hair gel scene. But it seems that most of their subsequent films have lacked that same spark. When they try too Continue reading