DADDY’S HOME 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Anders Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, Alexandra Ambrosio, John Cena, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Didi Costine. Not only do Christmas movies tend to be narkier and mean spirited in recent times, but they also seem to be hitting cinemas earlier. Even though it is only November we have three Christmas themed films in our multiplexes. There is Bad Moms 2, the home invasion black comedy Better Watch Out, and now we get Daddy's Home 2, the underwhelming Continue reading

DADDY’S HOME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Anders Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Bobby Cannavale, John Cena. Comic actor Will Ferrell hit the heights with Anchorman, but lately he seems to be churning out a surprising number of shrill and unfunny dud comedies, what with the dire Get Hard featuring in a number of critics' lists of the worst films of the year. And now his latest effort is another dull and painfully unfunny dud. Ferrell plays the mild mannered and insecure Brad 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

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Anders Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jonathan Banks, Lindsay Sloane, Keegan-Michael Key. The original Horrible Bosses was an okay comedy about three hapless and downtrodden workers who conspired to kill off their mean spirited and loathsome bosses, but found that their plans went awry. However, it didn't really need a sequel. Nonetheless, given its success at the box office, it has got one. Thankfully though, unlike a lot of other Continue reading