GOTTI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Connolly Stars: John Travolta, Spencer Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, William Demeo, Chris Mulkey, Lydia Hull, Leo Rossi, Donald John Volpenhein. New York mob boss John Gotti (played here by John Travolta) was known as the “dapper Don” for his stylish designer suits. He was also known as the "Teflon Don” because very few charges brought against him by the FBI actually stuck and resulted in convictions. This biopic about the gangster spans some thirty years and charts his ruthless rise to power 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

LUCKY NUMBERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nora Ephron Stars: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Bill Pullman, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Weston, Michael Moore, Michael Rapaport. John Travolta bounces back after the dismal Battlefield Earth, a film so truly awful that it could have killed the career of a lesser star. In this comic crime caper he actually seems to be enjoying himself and he brings a more relaxed, easy going persona to the screen. Travolta plays Russ Richards, Harrisburg's celebrity tv weatherman, who basks in his fame and the little perks, Continue reading

A CIVIL ACTION

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Steven Zaillian Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H Macy, Tony Shalhoub, Zeljko Ivanek, Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, David Thornton, Sydney Pollack, Daniel Von Bargen, Peter Jacobson, Mary Mara, Ned Eisenberg, Kathy Bates. "Justice is a game," says Bob Dylan in his hit song Hurricane. That sentiment is borne out in this new legal drama from Oscar winning writer Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, etc). Zaillian steps behind the camera for the first time since 1993's Continue reading