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

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 LITTLE DEATH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Josh Lawson Stars: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Patrick Brammal, Kate Box, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kym Gyngell, T J Power, Erin James, Lachy Hulme, Zoe Carides, Ben Lawson. Everything you've always wanted to know about sexual fetishes but were afraid to ask. The Little Death is an assured and accomplished directorial debut from actor Josh Lawson (Any Questions For Ben?, Anchorman 2, tv series House Of Lies, etc), and it actually succeeds where most other locally made comedies fail and fall flat. The Continue reading

40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS

Reviewed by Greg King Director: Michael Lehmann Stars: Josh Hartnett, Vinessa Shaw, Paulo Costanzo, Adam Trese, Shannon Sossamon The recent succession of teen comedies have become increasingly moronic and desperate in their quest to find the ultimate gross out sequence. The latest installment in the dumb teen comedy genre though is one of the lamest and least funny yet! Matt (Josh Hartnett) is a twenty something web page designer for a small San Francisco dotcom firm who has just been dumped by long time girl friend Nicole (Vinessa Shaw). Tired of a Continue reading