OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Josh Gordon and Will Speck Stars: Jason Bateman, T J Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney B Vance, Rob Corddry, Kate McKinnon, Abbey Lee, Olivia Munn, Karan Soni, Jillian Bell, Randall Park, Vanessa Bayer, Matt Walsh, Ben Falcone, Adrian Martinez, Sam Richardson, Fortune Feimster. It seems that writers of mainstream comedies these days have forgotten how to create genuinely funny and witty comedies, and they tend to equate adults misbehaving with comedy. This penchant for raunchy and largely unfunny comedy material seems to have Continue reading

DEADPOOL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Miller Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T J Miller, Leslie Uggams, Gina Carano, Stan Lee, Jed Rees, Taylor Hickson, Brianna Hildebrand, Kyle Cassie, Stefan Kapicic. After the bloated, special effects heavy juggernaut that was Avengers: Age Of Ultron, it seemed that the Marvel tent pole releases were becoming a little too formulaic, predictable, stagnant and safe. To their credit though Marvel seemed to mix it up a little by producing a couple of crowd pleasers featuring some of the lesser known characters from their Continue reading

BIG HERO 6

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams Stars: voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, T J Miller, Damon Wayans jr, Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph. The family friendly films being released over Christmas this year range in quality from the excellent Paddington, through to the rather bland and disappointing Penguins of Madagascar. The Disney produced action comedy Big Hero 6 falls somewhere in between. Like The Incredibles before it, Big Hero 6 is an animated superhero movie that is suitable for all ages. Continue reading

OUR IDIOT BROTHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jesse Peretz Stars: Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Shirley Knight, Hugh Dancy, T J Miller. The rather politically incorrectly titled Our Idiot Brother is a mildly amusing and quirky character driven comedy about a well-meaning slacker who accidentally creates chaos for his three self-absorbed, highly-strung, selfish sisters. The film is full of such painfully personal incidents and observations about family dynamics and dysfunctional relationships that it seems partly Continue reading