CARS 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brian Fee Stars voices of: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Paul Dooley, Chris Cooper, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman, Kerry Washington, Ray Magliozzi, Margo Martindale, Isiah Whitlock jr, John Ratzenberger, Kyle Petty, Lewis Hamilton, Katherine Helmond, Jenifer Lewis. The original animated films Cars (2006) is one of the lesser films from the Pixar studios, but the franchise itself has grossed over $2 billion at the box office. Its world inhabited purely by Continue reading

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

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

THE BOSS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Kath Bates, Taylor Labine, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Schaal, Cecily Strong, Margo Martindale, Parker Young, Timothy Simons. No, this is not a documentary about Bruce Springsteen! Melissa McCarthy often plays aggressive, abrasive and overbearing and unapologetically obnoxious characters in films. Her best roles have been in smaller, supporting characters as part of an ensemble, such as the hilarious Bridesmaids or St Vincent. In The Boss she trots out another Continue reading

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Wells Stars: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson. If two hours of watching a dysfunctional family yelling and tearing strips off each other is your thing, then this adaptation of Tracy Lett's acclaimed drama August: Osage County will provide you with plenty of enjoyment. I saw the three-hour play staged by the Melbourne Theatre Company a couple of years ago, with Robyn Nevin in the role of the formidable Continue reading