ISLE OF DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Anderson Stars: voices of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Bob Balaban, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, F Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe. Isle of Dogs is the new stop-motion animated film from idiosyncratic director Wes Anderson, who previously ventured into this field with The Fantastic Mr Fox in 2009. The film features some great, visually edgy and very Continue reading

GHOSTBUSTERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Andy Garcia, Charles Dance, Zach Woods, Steve Higgins, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Dippold, Michael McDonald, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong. Hollywood has a nasty habit of trampling on the memories of our youth by remaking some of the classics of yesteryear, and in most cases stuffing them up beyond belief. They may justify this by saying that the remake Continue reading

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Neel Sethi, voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Garry Shandling. Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphan boy raised in the jungle by wolves, has been told many times on screen before, most notably in the 1967 animated version from Disney studios. That was the last film that Walt Disney himself was personally involved with, as he died before it was released. Since then there have been several other versions, including Continue reading

ALOHA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cameron Crowe Stars: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Joh Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Camp, Danielle Rose Russell. Former Rolling Stone journalist turned filmmaker Cameron Crowe has made a handful of great films in his career, including the charming Say Anything, the semi-autobiographical Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire with a cocky Tom Cruise. But his latest film is another misstep in his career, and follows the box office flops that were Vanilla Sky and Elizabethtown. Aloha Continue reading

DUMB AND DUMBER TO

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Bill Murray, Tembi Locke, Brady Bluhm, Patricia French. In 1994 Jim Carrey dominated at the box office with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb And Dumber, deliberately lowbrow comedies which used his rubbery face and manic energy to good effect. More recently though Carrey seems to have lost his box office clout (indeed he backed out of promoting his Kick-Ass sequel due to concerns over Continue reading