THE INTERN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nancy Meyers Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman, Celia Weston, Linda Lavin, Jojo Kushner, Christina Scherer. Robert De Niro is one of the most dynamic and intense actors of his generation and he has appeared in classics like The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. Thirty years ago the thought of De Niro playing the lead in a lightweight romantic comedy would have been anathema, but as he is now over 70 he seems to slip comfortably into these sorts of roles. And Continue reading

NIGHTCRAWLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Gilroy Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton. When we first meet Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) he is a loner, a grifter and petty thief stealing copper wire to make some extra cash. But then one night while driving around Los Angeles on the lookout for another opportunity he drives past a car crash. He spies a veteran cameraman (Bill Paxton) recording the carnage and quickly asks him a series of questions about his work. When he sees the footage on the morning news he believes he has found his Continue reading

SHOWTIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Dey Stars: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Drena De Niro, William Shatner Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy make for an unlikely pairing in this latest odd couple/buddy cop film, but there is very little chemistry between the two. There is also very little originality here as the film bears numerous similarities to superior films like The Hard Way, etc. De Niro plays Mitch Preston, an embittered 28-year veteran of the police force whose latest undercover operation is ruined by the enthusiastic efforts of Continue reading