THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Lowery Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, John David Washington, Isiah Whitlock jr. This amiable light comedic caper is supposedly Robert Redford’s last film. At 82 the legendary veteran actor has announced that this would be his last film as he pulls the plug on his stellar 60-year career. And what a way to go out. (Although you might recall that Clint Eastwood said the same thing around the time he made Gran Torino, supposedly his swan song as an actor, but he has Continue reading

RIDE ALONG 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, Tika Sumpter, Ken Jeong, Sherri Shepherd, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose, Carlos Gomez, Eric Goins, Glenn Powell, Arturo del Puerto. The original Ride Along was another formulaic variation on the odd couple buddy cop genre that has included such superior examples as the Lethal Weapon series, 48 Hours and even the Rush Hour series. The film derived much of its pleasures from the combustible chemistry between the gruff and intense Ice Cube's veteran detective and the manic, Continue reading

RIDE ALONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill. This is another odd couple buddy comedy action film in the same vein as 48 Hours, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour and Midnight Run and the like. But here the team of writers and director Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four, etc) take the formula that was tired by the end of the 80s and further drive it into the dirt with an uninspired script and some heavy handed direction. Ben Barber (motor mouthed former Continue reading