SECOND ACT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Segal Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Treat Williams, Charlyne Yi, Dave Foley, Larry Miller, Freddie Stroma, Alan Aisenberg, Milo Ventimiglia, Annaleigh Ashford, Dalton Harrod, Lacretta. Maya Vargas (Jennifer Lopez, from Maid In Manhattan, etc) is a 40-year old who has been in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Trey (Milo Ventimiglia) and works in Value Shop, a big-box retail store. Drawing on her fifteen years of experience and understanding of customer service she has effectively reshaped the 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

MAX KEEBLE’S BIG MOVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Hill Stars: Alex D Linz, Jamie Kennedy, Larry Miller, Josh Peck, Zena Grey, Justin Berfield. Max Keeble's Big Move is a lightweight, moderately amusing Home Alone clone from the Disney studios that holds some appeal for easily pleased younger audiences. Twelve year old Max Keeble (Alex D Linz, from Home Alone 3, etc) finds that his first week at junior high is miserable, due to the unwanted attention of various bullies. He also finds little sympathy or support from Jindraike (Larry Miller), the ambitious and corrupt Continue reading

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gil Junger Stars: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larry Miller, Susan May Pratt, Gabrielle Union, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Allison Janney, Kyle Cease, David Leisure. Shakespeare gets a contemporary workout in this enjoyable teen comedy which has broad audience appeal. Essentially a modern version of The Taming Of The Shrew set in a Seattle high school, 10 Things I Hate About You uses the broad threads of the play to explore more relevant themes and issues. The shy Continue reading