WONDER WHEEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Woody Allen Stars: Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Jack Gore, David Krumholtz, Max Casella, Tony Sirico, Steven Schirripa. Woody Allen is a very prolific filmmaker who has averaged one film per year for the past five decades. And while the quality of his output has varied, he has produced a few bona fide classics along the way. He has also been nominated for more Oscars in the screenwriting category than any other filmmaker. And he writes strong roles for females - he has directed six actresses to an Continue reading

SAUSAGE PARTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon Stars: voices of: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, James Franco, Anders Holm, Jonah Hill. The secret life of food? This animated film is the antithesis of more family friendly fare such as usual offerings from the Disney/Pixar canon like Toy Story, etc. This is decidedly adults only entertainment pushes envelope and the limits of taste, with plenty of foul language and sexual innuendo that would Continue reading

THE JUDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Dobkin Stars: Robert Downey jr, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Dax Shapard, Jeremy Strong, Ken Howard, Grace Zabriskie, Ken Howard, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Denis O'Hare, Leighton Meester, Emma Tremblay. The Judge is the first film produced under the auspices of Robert Downey jr's own fledgling production company, and this tale of a former bad boy finding redemption and forgiveness has palpable echoes of Downey's own true life fall from grace and eventual return to favour as a bona fide Continue reading

MR POPPER’S PENGUINS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Waters Stars: Jim Carrey, Angela Lansbury, Carla Gugino, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Madeline Carroll, Olivia Lovibond, Clark Gregg, David Krumholtz. Audiences seem to have a fascination with penguins on screen. The delightful animated Happy Feet was a huge box office success, and we reveled in the scene stealing antics of the penguins in the animated Madagascar series. And of course we marveled at the documentary March Of The Penguins. This latest Jim Carrey comedy also features lots of cute penguins. Mr Popper’s Continue reading

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gil Junger Stars: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larry Miller, Susan May Pratt, Gabrielle Union, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Allison Janney, Kyle Cease, David Leisure. Shakespeare gets a contemporary workout in this enjoyable teen comedy which has broad audience appeal. Essentially a modern version of The Taming Of The Shrew set in a Seattle high school, 10 Things I Hate About You uses the broad threads of the play to explore more relevant themes and issues. The shy Continue reading