PEPPERMINT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher jr, John Ortiz, Annie Ilonzeh, Juan Pablo Raba, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Eddie Shin, Tyson Ritter, Jeff Harlan. Jane Wick? This violent vigilante thriller with a high body count is like a cross between Keanu Reeves’ ultra-violent John Wick and Death Wish, albeit with a strong female protagonist. Peppermint stars Jennifer Garner, who really came to prominence with her role as international spy Sydney Bristow, who was recruited straight out of Continue reading

LOVE, SIMON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Greg Berlanti Stars: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jorge Lendeborg jr, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Keiynan Lonsdale, Miles Heizer, Joey Pollari, Tony Hale, Natasha Rothwell, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Clark Moore. I liked Simon a lot, but I didn’t love Simon! This enjoyable queer teen love story deals with themes of sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, bullying, family, peer pressure, which gives it a universal appeal. It is also refreshing to see a Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garry Marshall Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Jack Whitehall, Hector Elizondo, Shay Mitchell, Cameron Esposito, Margo Martindale, Asif Mandvi, Robert Pine, Sarah Chalke, Ella Anderson, Loni Love, Lucy Walsh, Jennifer Garner, Larry Miller, Sean O'Bryan, Brandon Spink, Caleb Brown, Jon Lovitz, Grayson Russell. Mother's Day is the third film in director Garry Marshall's unofficial trilogy based around Hallmark-like "special events" holidays, and it follows the bland Continue reading

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Miguel Arteta Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dowsey, Jennifer Coolidge, Megan, Bella Thorne, Sidney Fullmer, Mekai Curtis, Megan Mullally, Lincoln Melcher, Dick Van Dyke. In the same vein as the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series, comes this family friendly film from Disney, which is based on a popular children's book, written by Judith Viorst in 1972. It has taken nearly four decades to bring the picture book to the screen, but first time script writer Rob Lieber has done a good job of updating the Continue reading

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Adam Sandler, Rosemarie De Wit, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Olivia Crococchia, Travis Trope, Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Dennis Haysbert, Timothee Chalamet, J K Simmons, Katherine C Hughes, Will Peltz, David Denman. Filmmaker Jason Reitman is the son of filmmaker Ivan Reitman (Twins, Ghostbusters, etc), but unlike his father who prefers lightweight comedies, he is more interested in exploring important issues and social problems. Reitman junior's films include Up In The Air, Continue reading