COLLATERAL BEAUTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Frankel Stars: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, Helen Mirren, Kiera Knightley, Jacob Lattimore, Naomie Harris, Ann Dowd, Kylie Rogers. "There is collateral beauty in everything." Ironically though there is little beauty to be found in this maudlin and flawed drama about grief and a man damaged by his sense of loss. There have been a lot of films dealing with death and the grieving process that explore how different people respond to loss. Despite a stellar cast of A-listers and the pedigree of director Continue reading

JUST GO WITH IT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennis Dugan Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Bailee Madison, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Griffin Gluck. Just Go With It is actually a remake of the wonderful Cactus Flower (1969), which starred Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn in her Oscar winning role. Cactus Flower itself was a remake of a brisk French farce, but much of the freshness and acerbic humour has been lost in this retread co-written by Allan Loeb (The Dilemma, etc) and former actor turned writer Timothy Dowling (Role Models, Continue reading

THE DILEMMA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Howard Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Connelly, Queen Latifah. The Dilemma is yet another of those laboured and unfunny comedies about male bonding in which grown ups act in irresponsible and immature fashion. It stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as Ronny and Nick, who have been best friends since college. They now run a small mechanical engineering firm that is working on creating an environmentally friendly electric engine that still provides plenty of growl and grunt, like the Continue reading