WHY HIM?

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Hamburg Stars: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Cedric The Entertainer, Adam Devine This rather laboured, uneven and unfunny comedy about an uptight father who disapproves of his daughter's latest boyfriend is a low rent variation on Meet The Parents. Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) is a genial businessman from Grand Rapids Michigan who runs a successful printing company. He also is a loving husband and father with a close knit family - there is wife Barb (Megan Continue reading

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roberts Gannaway Stars: voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Wes Studi, Hal Holbrook, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Fred Willard, Brad Garrett, John Michael Higgins, Cedric the Entertainer, Barry Corbin, Dale Dye, Patrick Warburton, Rene Auberjonois, John Ratzenberger, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller. To say that this rather unnecessary sequel to Disney's Planes is much better than its predecessor is to damn it with faint praise. After all, Planes was one of the lazier animated films imaginable from the Disney studios. All the producers Continue reading

LARRY CROWNE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Hanks Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, George Takei, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Budge, Cedric The Entertainer, Pam Grier, Holmes Osborne, Wilmer Valderrama. Despite featuring two of America’s top box office draws in Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, the feel good romantic comedy Larry Crowne has tanked at the box office. This is a light weight and somewhat predictable Capraesque romantic comedy that marks Tom Hanks’ return to the director’s chair for a feature film since 1996’s marvelous That Thing You Do. Hanks Continue reading

BE COOL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: F Gary Gray Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric The Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Christina Milian, Harvey Keitel, The Rock, Robert Pastorelli, James Woods, Steve Tyler, Danny De Vito. One of the more iconic moments in recent cinema history was when John Travolta and Uma Thurman took to the dance floor in Pulp Fiction. The producers of Be Cool, a disappointingly light-weight sequel to 1995's smooth crime caper Get Shorty, have cleverly paired Travolta and Thurman again, and have incorporated an almost Continue reading