FINAL PORTRAIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stanley Tucci Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Clemence Poesy, Sylvie Testud, James Faulkner. In 1966, renowned portrait artist and sculptor Alberto Giacometti passed away soon after completing his final painting. In 1964 he had painted a portrait of American journalist and art lover James Lord, who had come to Paris for a brief visit. The portrait was only supposed to take a couple of days, but the increasingly frustrated Lord spent a couple of weeks with the mercurial artist in his Paris studio. Giacometti was Continue reading

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

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Liebesman Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Alan Rotchon, Tohoru Masamune, Whoopi Goldberg, Minae Noji, voices of Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub. Michael Bay returns to the toy box again, but this time he has put aside his Transformer action figures and dug out his long discarded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys. Named after four prominent Renaissance painters, the turtles are vigilante mutants who live in the sewers of New York City, and were trained in the martial arts by Continue reading

A CIVIL ACTION

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Steven Zaillian Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H Macy, Tony Shalhoub, Zeljko Ivanek, Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, David Thornton, Sydney Pollack, Daniel Von Bargen, Peter Jacobson, Mary Mara, Ned Eisenberg, Kathy Bates. "Justice is a game," says Bob Dylan in his hit song Hurricane. That sentiment is borne out in this new legal drama from Oscar winning writer Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, etc). Zaillian steps behind the camera for the first time since 1993's Continue reading

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Danny Boyle Stars:Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm, Ian McNeice, Stanley Tucci, Dan Hedaya, Tony Shalhoub, Maury Chaykin, Judith Ivey Running Time:103 minutes.   Angels are occasionally sent to earth to change an ordinary person's life has been a favourite theme for film makers. Although this quirky, visually dazzling but sporadically inventive comedy/drama is probably the kind of film that Frank Capra would have made had he taken drugs, A Life Less Ordinary ultimately owes more than a Continue reading