TABLE 19

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Blitz Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell, Margo Martindale, Amanda Crew, Thomas Cocquerel, Andrew Daly, Richard Haylor. People do weird things at weddings. Weddings, parties, or any dysfunctional gatherings are great fodder for filmmakers. The lavish wedding party that goes awry is particularly fertile territory, and we’ve had numerous films like Bride Wars, Rachel At The Wedding, Robert Altman’s sprawling A Wedding, etc that have exploited the Continue reading

THE BOSS BABY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom McGrath Stars: voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, James McGrath, Conrad Vernon, Walt Dohrn. A rather silly premise drives this latest animated comedy from the Dreamworks Studios. Seven-year-old Tim Templeton (voiced by Miles Bakshi, who is the grandson of animator Ralph Bakshi) is an only child with a healthy and vivid imagination. He enjoys the undivided love and attention from his parents (voiced by Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow), who read him stories and sing Continue reading

BAD NEIGHBOURS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Selena Gomez, Kiersey Clemons, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Lisa Kudrow, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Kelsey Grammer, Beanie Feldstein. It seems that sequels are almost obligatory now whenever a comedy manages to gross over $200 million, but most of them fall short of the standards established by the original. Thus recently the studios have inflicted upon long suffering audiences such dire turkeys as Zoolander 2, Anchorman 2, Ride Along 2, 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

ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Mirkin Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Vincent Ventresca, Elaine hendrix, Mia Cottet, Kristin Bauer, Camryn Manheim, Justin Theroux. Like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern before them, Romy and Michele are two minor characters from a play who have taken on a life and identity of their own. Originally created by playwright Robin Schiff for her popular stage play Ladies Room, largely set in the restroom of a Los Angeles singles bar, the marginal characters of Romy and Michele Continue reading