THE MEDDLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lorene Scafaria Stars: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J K Simmons, Michael McKean, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Jerrod Carmichael, Jason Ritter, Billy Magnusson, Jo Jordan, Amy Landecker, Harry Hamlin, Laura San Giacomo, Shiri Appleby, Randall Park. The Meddler gives Oscar winning veteran Susan Sarandon her best role in years, and she seizes the opportunity with an impassioned and winning performance. Sarandon playes the recently widowed Marnie Minervini, who leaves her beloved New York behind to move to Los Angeles to be closer to her only Continue reading

ZOOLANDER 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Stiller Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Justin Theroux, Cyrus Arnold, Milla Jovovich, Billy Zane, Kiefer Sutherland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kyle Mooney, Nathan Lee Graham, Susan Sarandon, Justin Bieber, Christine Taylor, John Malkovich, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Sting, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Anna Wintour, Willie Nelson, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs. This sequel is one of the year's dumbest comedies, with a capital "D". It's been fifteen years since Ben Stiller unleashed his creation of Derek Continue reading

TAMMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd. No, this is not a remake of those wholesome romantic comedies from the 50s and 60s that starred either Sandra Dee or Debbie Reynolds as the slightly naive country girl. Rather this is an abrasive, crude and painfully unfunny comedy road movie starring Melissa McCarthy, the star of tv series Gilmore Girls and Mike & Molly and who also delivered a breakout scene stealing Continue reading

ALFIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Charles Shyer Stars: Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Gedde Watanabe Most remakes are lazy and unnecessary, and rarely bring anything fresh or interesting to the material. Although not perfect, this slick, competent remake of iconic British classic Alfie at least tries to leave its own individual mark on this seminal sex comedy about a carefree lothario with a taste for wine and women. Made in 1966, the original Alfie seemed to epitomise the hedonistic pleasures and the Continue reading