KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Greg Mottola Stars: Zach Galiafanakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, Maribeth Monroe, Kevin Dunn, Michael Liu. Not to be confused with the 2009 comedy The Joneses, which featured David Duchovny and Demi Moore as a couple fixated on the lavish lifestyle of their neighbours,  Keeping Up With The Joneses is a high concept but formulaic action comedy about spies living in a quiet suburban neighbourhood. The action comedy follows in the footsteps of such films as 2010's The Spy Next Door, which starred 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

JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Oliver Parker Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Daniel Kaluuva, Pik-sen Lim, Rosamund Pike, Richard Schiff, Dominic West, Stephen Campbell Mooreh. This tired, laboured, belated and unnecessary sequel to the subpar Bond spoof Johnny English should have been stillborn! Rubbery faced comic Rowan Atkinson is great and very funny as the hapless, childlike and accident prone Mr Bean, and he is superb as the acerbic Blackadder. But somehow he grates as incompetent and bumbling British spy Johnny English. Since we last saw Continue reading