TRUMBO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Louis C K, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, David James Elliott, Alan Tudyk, Richard Portnow, Roger Bart, Sean Bridgers, Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Root, Dean O'Gorman, Christian Berkel. The so-called McCarthy era and its communist witch hunts is one of the most shameful episodes of American political history in the twentieth century. There have been a few films that have looked at this dark era characterised by paranoia and suspicion, including The Front, Continue reading

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, David Walliams, Jermaine Clement. Dinner For Schmucks is a Hollywood remake of the delightful and hilarious 1998 comedy The Dinner Game from prolific French writer/director Francis Veber. Veber is best known for his fast paced, slap stick comedies usually featuring odd couples caught in embarrassing situations and his films are perfect fodder for Hollywood remakes. In The Dinner Gamea group of arrogant rich businessmen held regular dinner parties, and the guests were Continue reading

AUSTIN POWERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Seth Green, Robert Wagner, Will Farrell, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillion, Fabiana Udenio, Joe Son, Burt Bacharach, uncredited cameos from Carrie Fisher, Christian Slater, Tom Arnold, Rob Lowe, Rob Cameletti, Larry Thomas. By day an internationally renowned fashion photographer, by night a secret agent in the employ of British Intelligence, Austin Powers (Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers) is the epitome of '60's cool and style. But when his nemesis, the sinister Continue reading