BLOCKERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kay Cannon Stars: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins, Jimmy Bellinger, Ramona Young, Sarayu Blue, Gary Cole, Gina Gershon. Teen boys losing their virginity is some sort of right of passage that has been the theme of many raunchy gross out sex comedies, from Porky’s through to American Pie and Superbad, and even the Israeli coming of age comedy Lemon Popsicle, which is one of the highest grossing Israeli films of all time and a huge influence Continue reading

GIRLS TRIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe, Lara Grice, Deborah  Ayorinde. Bridesmaids pretty much set the standard for the R-rated raunchy girls misbehaving comedy, and we have seen a lot of these female centric versions of The Hangover. But subsequent films in this subgenre, like the recent Rough Night, Bad Sisters and even Sex And The City 2, have continually lowered the bar. And now we get to Girls Trip, an Continue reading

ROUGH NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lucia Aniello Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Grazer, Zoe Kravitz, Paul W Downs, Ty Burrell, Demi Moore, Dean Winters, Enrique Murciano, Colton Haynes, Patrick Carlyle, Eric Andre, Bo Burnham, Ryan Cooper. A few best women? Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a bumpy night? The premise behind this bland R-rated female centric comedy is like Peter Berg’s 1998 black comedy Very Bad Things (in which a prostitute is accidentally killed during a bachelor party and things turn nasty). But here Continue reading

HOW TO BE SINGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Ditter Stars: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson, Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, Damon Wayans jr, Colin Jost. Anyone venturing in to see How To Be Single expecting another raunchy female centric comedy along the lines of Bridesmaids or Trainwreck will be bitterly disappointed with this formulaic and lightweight ensemble romantic comedy set against the backdrop of New York's glamorous singles scene. How To Be Single follows four female characters as they navigate juggling careers Continue reading

WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Mylod Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Dave Annable, Ari Graynor, Martin Freeman, Zachary Quinto, Andy Shamberg, Anthony Mackie, Thomas Lennon, Chris Pratt. What’s Your Number? is the latest in the long line of potty-mouthed raunchy romantic comedies, following on the heels of Friends With Benefits, No Strings Attached, and Bridesmaids. Anna Faris plays Ally Darling, the recently unemployed ditzy, blowsy, loud, sexually voracious but unlucky in love blonde. In the lead up to the wedding of her sister Daisy (Ari Graynor), Continue reading