TAKEN 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Megaton Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Sam Spruell, Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Leland Orser, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, Jon Gries, Al Sapienza, Jonny Weston, Andrew Howard, Wallace Langham. A couple of years ago Liam Neeson himself said that there would not be a Taken 3. He should have listened to his instincts rather than the undoubtedly hefty pay cheque producers waved in his direction. Taken 3 is easily the weakest in the series, which has obviously run out of inspiration and ideas. It is a Continue reading

HIDE AND SEEK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Polson Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Dylan Baker, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, Robert John Baker, Amy Irving. Australian actor turned director John Polson is certainly carving out a niche for himself in Hollywood as a proficient director of B-grade Hitchcock-like thrillers. First there was the suspense of the teen Fatal Attraction like Swimfan, and now there's the slasher thrills of the supernatural-themed Hide And Seek, both of which have been huge successes in the States. Hide And Seek is a Continue reading

EULOGY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Clancy Stars: Ray Romano, Hank Azaria, Debra Winger, Zooey Deschanel, Jesse Bradford, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Kelly Preston, Glenne Headly, Rip Torn This mordantly funny black comedy about death and the dysfunctional family comes from first time feature film director Michael Clancy, and its semi-autobiographical nature has a painful ring of personal honesty and truth to it. Following the sudden death of the family patriarch Edmund (Rip Torn, wasted as a corpse), three generations of the Collins family gather for Continue reading

MADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon favreau Stars: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Peter Falk, Famke Janssen, Sean Coombs. Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn first burst on to the scene with Swingers, their hip, independently financed comedy about the slacker's lifestyle. Since then their careers have taken different directions. While Vaughn has gone on to mainstream stardom in big budget features like The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2, The Cell and the thriller Domestic Disturbance, etc, Favreau's career seems to have stalled in a series of unreleased, low budget films. Continue reading