DIRTY GRANDPA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Mazer Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Julianne Hough, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Picking, Michael Hudson, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeffrey Bower-Chapman, Brendan Mychol Smith, Mo Collins, Henry Zebrowski, Danny Glover. Recently we had Bad Grandpa, in which Jackass star Johnny Knoxville disguised himself as an old man and embarked on a series of pranks that startled and shocked unsuspecting onlookers. That film was tacky, but it had several laugh out loud moments. Unlike this dumb, tacky and tasteless comedy starring Continue reading

THE INTERN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nancy Meyers Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman, Celia Weston, Linda Lavin, Jojo Kushner, Christina Scherer. Robert De Niro is one of the most dynamic and intense actors of his generation and he has appeared in classics like The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. Thirty years ago the thought of De Niro playing the lead in a lightweight romantic comedy would have been anathema, but as he is now over 70 he seems to slip comfortably into these sorts of roles. And Continue reading

GRUDGE MATCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Segal Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal. This surprisingly enjoyable comedy/drama about two aged boxers reluctantly dragged out of retirement for a show down can best be described as essentially Rocky versus Raging Bull. The concept works because of the astute casting of two of the screen's most memorable and charismatic boxers Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in the lead roles. Stallone played boxer Rocky Balboa in a handful of Rocky movies, while De Niro won an Continue reading

LIMITLESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Burger Stars: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard. Limitless is a twisted morality tale about greed, hubris and wish fulfilment. Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper, from The Hangover, etc) is an aspiring writer suffering from writer’s block. But when his drug dealing ex-brother-in-law introduces him to a new wonder drug known as NZT his life undergoes a drastic change. NZT allows its user to access that 90% of their brain not normally used and turns them into a super intelligent being. In four days, Continue reading

HIDE AND SEEK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Polson Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Dylan Baker, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, Robert John Baker, Amy Irving. Australian actor turned director John Polson is certainly carving out a niche for himself in Hollywood as a proficient director of B-grade Hitchcock-like thrillers. First there was the suspense of the teen Fatal Attraction like Swimfan, and now there's the slasher thrills of the supernatural-themed Hide And Seek, both of which have been huge successes in the States. Hide And Seek is a Continue reading