THE GRINCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier Stars: voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Kel Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Pharrell Williams, Tristan O'Hare. Under the pseudonym of Dr Seuss, Theodore Geisel (who died in 1991) is one of the best-selling authors of children’s books and he wrote over 40 books. Surprisingly he also penned the script for the bizarre 1953 film The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr T. Many of his books have provided material for a number of short films and animations, while a handful have been turned into Continue reading

TAG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeff Tomsic Stars: Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Jack Johsoon, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Leslie Bibb, Rashida Jones, Brian Dennehy, Nora Dunn, Steve Berg, Thomas Middleditch. “You never stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing,” remarks one of the characters in this underwhelming action comedy. Tag delivers a positive message about the value of friendship and enjoying life. It is another of those films supposedly based on a true story that again proves that often truth Continue reading

CUBAN FURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Griffiths Stars: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Chris O'Dowd, Kayvan Novack, Olivia Colman, Rory Kinnear. Beefy comic Nick Frost is best known for his work alongside Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright in the so-called "Cornetto trilogy" (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and last year's disappointing The World's End), but here he branches out on his own for this formulaic, cliched and somewhat predictable romcom. Nonetheless, Cuban Fury is likeable enough crowd pleasing romcom, that will appeal to those who liked Shall We Continue reading