Monthly Archives: January 2009

GRAN TORINO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vand, Ahney Her, Christpher Carley, John Carroll Lynch. Clint Eastwood is, arguably, the best and most interesting director still working in Hollywood at the moment. He is working at a creative peak and making the best films of his career. And although 78 he [...]

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HOTEL FOR DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thor Freudenthal Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T Austin, Johnny Simmonds, Kyla Pratt, Troy Gentile, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon. Of the three films featuring dogs on current release for the holiday season, Hotel For Dogs is probably the most broadly entertaining and enjoyable for the whole family. Andi (Emma [...]

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ROLE MODELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Wain Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Jane Lynch, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bobb’e J Thompson, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Jeong, Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Matt Walsh, A D Miles, Joe Lo Truglio. Seann William Scott will forever be remembered as Stifler, the genial eternally optimistic pantsman from the American Pie movies, [...]

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BRIDE WARS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Winick Stars: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg, Kristen Johnson, Chris Pratt, Steve Howey, John Pankow, Michael Arden, June Diane Raphael, Bruce Altman, Casey Wilson, Lauren Bittner, Hettienne Park. Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star as a pair of Best Friends Forever who have known each other [...]

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SEVEN POUNDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gabriele Muccino Stars: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Barry Pepper, Michael Ealy, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Smitrovich. A melancholy study in grief, guilt and redemption, Seven Pounds will test the box office clout of its star Will Smith. In recent years Smith has a proven track record as a box [...]

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THE WRESTLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. A former champion wrestler from the ‘80’s who has fallen on hard times attempts to make a comeback, hoping to seek redemption for past mistakes and failures. Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler is not so much an underdog story in the [...]

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THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen Stars: voices of Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver, Tracey Ullman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, William H Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciaran Hinds, Robbie Coltrane, Tony Hale, Frances Conroy, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Shaughnessy, Bronson Pinchot. Based on Kate DiCamillo’s best selling children’s book, [...]

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BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeremy Gosch Documentary. If surfing culture was born on the back beaches of California in the 1950’s, then it came of age on Hawaii’s North Shore in the 1970’s. That was a time when a handful of brash young surfers from Australia and South Africa gatecrashed the Hawaiian surfing beaches [...]

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