CHIPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dax Shepard Stars: Dax Shepard, Michael Pena, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Isiah Whitlock jr, Jessica McNamee, Ryan Hansen, Justin Chatwin, Ben Falcone, Richard T Jones, Jane Kaczmarek, Adam Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Rosa Salazar. Producers continue to tap into Gen X nostalgia by adapting classic television shows from the 60s and 70s for the big screen. Often though they get it wrong, by either miscasting iconic roles or by misjudging the tone of the piece or not understanding the appeal of the original, thereby Continue reading

BAD SANTA 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Waters Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Christine Hendricks, Ryan Hansen, Jeff Skowron, Mike Starr, Jenny Zigrino, Octavia Spencer. Another unnecessary sequel that no-one particularly wanted or needed, this follow up to 2003's Bad Santa is vulgar, puerile, largely unfunny and much of its tonally deaf humour falls flat. It comes thirteen years after the original. And like the recent Zoolander 2, a belated sequel which came fifteen years after the original, it seems that time has not been kind to the Continue reading

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Jason Bateman, Ryan Hansen, Tim Griffin, John Smith, Thomas Kretschmann, Kumail Nanjiani, Melissa McCarthy. Yet another formulaic odd couple buddy action comedy, Central Intelligence teams action hero Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, the Fast & Furious franchise, etc) with motor mouthed comic Kevin Hart (Ride Along, the dire Get Hard, etc), the most annoying and unfunny comic working in mainstream movies at the moment). It is an odd Continue reading