A WRINKLE IN TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director Ava DuVernay Stars: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Pena, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Andrew Holland, Rowan Blanchard, David Oyelowo, Daniel MacPherson, Tim Kang. Madeleine L’Engle’s popular 1962 YA fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time has long been considered difficult to adapt to the screen. There was a four-hour television miniseries made for Canadian tv in 2004 which featured some shoddy special effects and ordinary performances. This version has Continue reading

HOME AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jay Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Eden Grace Redfield, Lola Flanery. Between them, the husband and wife team of writer/director Nancy Meyers and director/producer Charles Shyer produced many of the popular but formulaic romantic comedies of the 80s and 90s - films like Baby Boom, the remake of Father Of The Bride, It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, The Intern, etc - many of which starred Diane Keaton. Now their daughter Hallie Continue reading

SING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garth Jennings Stars: voices of: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Tori Kelly, Seth McFarlane, John C Reilly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones, Garth Jennings, Beck Bennett, Peter Serafinowicz, Jay Pharoah, Rhea Pearlman. Like the recent Zootopia, the animated, family friendly Sing is set in a city populated entirely by animals, creatures great and small. Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who runs a theatre, but he has fallen Continue reading

HOT PURSUIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anne Fletcher Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Mosley, Robert Kazinsky, John Carroll Lynch, Richard T Jones, Joaquin Casio, Jim Gaffigan, Benny Nieves, Michael Ray Escamilla, Mike Birbiglia. Not to be confused with the 1987 comedy of the same name that starred a young John Cusack, this unoriginal and lacklustre action comedy is largely a female centric variation on the odd couple on the run, buddy cop, road movie formula that has driven films like the superior Midnight Run and 48 Hours and their Continue reading

WILD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Cliff De Young, Kevin Rankin, W Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffman, Keene McRae, Brian Van Holt. Reese Witherspoon does the walk of life as she embarks on a long journey of self-discovery and redemption. Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed, a troubled woman who sets out to walk along the 1700 km Pacific Crest Trail that stretches from Mexico, through the Mojave Desert and to the Canadian Border. But she is unprepared for the arduous journey and the harsh landscape. When she first Continue reading