GIRLS TRIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe, Lara Grice, Deborah  Ayorinde. Bridesmaids pretty much set the standard for the R-rated raunchy girls misbehaving comedy, and we have seen a lot of these female centric versions of The Hangover. But subsequent films in this subgenre, like the recent Rough Night, Bad Sisters and even Sex And The City 2, have continually lowered the bar. And now we get to Girls Trip, an Continue reading

CRASH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Haggis Stars: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe, Larenz Tate, William Fichtner, Jennifer Esposito. In the same vein as Altman's Short Cuts and Paul Thomas Anderson's overrated Magnolia, Crash is a sprawling film, featuring multi-layered and parallel narratives, populated by a variety of characters, whose lives and actions often intersect those of others during a thirty six hour period in Los Angeles. Crash is a powerful, Continue reading

RAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Taylor Hackford Stars: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King, Curtis Armstrong, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjunue Ellis, Sharon Warren, David Krumholz, Patrick Bachau, Kurt Fuller Fans would have expected that a biopic celebrating the life and times and music of the legendary musician the late Ray Charles, arguably one of the most influential musicians of the past fifty years, to be more inspirational and engaging. Unfortunately, this earnest biopic Continue reading