Tag Archives: Zac Efron

The Greatest Showman. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zenaya, Sam Humphrey, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Keala Settle, Eric Anderson, Ellis Rubin, Byron Jennings, Betsy Aidem, Gayle Rankin, Fredric Lehne, Will Swenson.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, give it the three ringed circus appeal and dazzle the spectator with glitter, heartfelt illusion and a set of good numbers in which the audience is going to remember for a long time, add a sprinkling of stars in which to amaze and enthral and the final curtain that is raised upon the occasion, is sure to be a hit.

The Disaster Artist. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, June Diane Raphael, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzouskas, Andrew Santino, Nathan Fielder, Joe Mande, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Bob Odenkirk, Kelly Oxford, Bryan Cranston.

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 5/10

Cast: Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ike Barinholtz, Kiersey Clemons,Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jerrod Carmichael, Beanie Feldstein, Selena Gomez, Lisa Kudrow, Kelsey Grammer, Liz Cackowski, Carla Gallo.

There seems to be no shame in a sequel, in many cases the story demands that the character’s lives are further resolved or they are at least interesting enough to wonder what would happen next in their lives, that the demand for the story will always ensure a franchise. The first one though, the first part, that is where the demands starts and if the first film goes down in flames then the second one should never be attempted upon pain of death in the audience.

Bad Neighbours, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T. Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating *

Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Brian Huskey, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Halston Sage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Jerrod Carmichael, Craig Roberts, Ali Cobrin, Hannibal Buress.

 

It seriously makes you worry for the future of American comedy if all a studio can come up with is a film that relies far too much displaying the bodily differences between the two main male leads, more needless swearing than you find underlined in a dictionary by somebody with limited vocabulary and an over reliance on showcasing the university fraternity system and their spat with modern day suburbia. It has been down before, with better artistry, finer scripts and with a couple of notable exceptions with better leads and supporting cast. Bad Neighbours is no Animal House. It even has the dubious pleasure of somehow managing to make the National Lampoon films seem like gold dust.