Archives for January 2002


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wally Wolodarsky Stars: Michael Rosenbaum, Harland Williams, Barry Watson Following in the stiletto heels of such cross-dressing classics as Some Like It Hot and Tootsie comes this rather feeble, laboured and largely unfunny sophomoric comedy. Sorority Boys is yet another film in the recent string of juvenile college comedies full of gross out and potentially offensive moments (Not Another Teen Movie, Van Wilder: Party Liaison, etc), but ultimately seems like a tired cross between Animal House and Tootsie. When they are framed Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Woody Allen Stars: Woody Allen, Helen Hunt, David Ogden Stiers, Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron There was a time when Woody Allen was capable of writing very funny screwball comedies that placed his neurotic alter ego in strange situations. But over the past decade his films have become more introspective and analytical of his own troubled personal life, and, consequently, nowhere near as funny or as enjoyable. His previous film Small Time Crooks heralded a welcome return to the more lightweight Woody of old, although it seemed to Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Dey Stars: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Drena De Niro, William Shatner Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy make for an unlikely pairing in this latest odd couple/buddy cop film, but there is very little chemistry between the two. There is also very little originality here as the film bears numerous similarities to superior films like The Hard Way, etc. De Niro plays Mitch Preston, an embittered 28-year veteran of the police force whose latest undercover operation is ruined by the enthusiastic efforts of Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakum With its plot of a resourceful woman defending her house against three vicious thugs, Panic Room shares some similarities with classic claustrophobic thrillers like Wait Until Dark and Lady In A Cage, etc. Claustrophobic, recently divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster, in a role originally intended for Nicole Kidman) and her diabetic, tomboyish daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) move into their new home, a sprawling four storey brownstone Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gil Junger Stars: Martin Lawrence, Kevin Conway, Tom Wilkinson This unfunny and tedious variation on Mark Twain's classic tale A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court proves once and for all that the term "a Martin Lawrence comedy" is something of an oxymoron. (Okay, Big Momma's House, Bad Boys and Blue Streak were passably entertaining, but for the most part Lawrence's body of work has been little short of spectacularly bad, and includes stinkers like last year's What's The Worst That Could Happen?) Lawrence is an Continue reading