Monthly Archives: May 2009

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Waters Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Micahel Douglas, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Emma Stone, Anne Archer, Robert Foster. Matthew McConaughey is stuck in a rut. He is regularly cast in bland romantic comedies (How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Failure To Launch, etc) that play up his [...]

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WHAT JUST HAPPENED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Barry Levinson Stars: Robert De Niro, Catherine Keener, Michael Wincott, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis, Robin Wright Penn, Sean Penn,Kristen Stewart. Not since Robert Altman’s wonderfully subversive The Player has a film director aimed such a backhanded slap at the venal Hollywood studio system. However, in the case of [...]

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GOMORRAH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matteo Garrone Stars: Salvatore Cantalupo, Toni Servillo, Carmine Pasternoster, Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abruzzese, Marco Macor, Ciro Petrone. A brutal, relentless, violent and sprawling epic that looks at how it is almost impossible to escape the iron grip that the camorra (or mob) has on Naples. This brutal criminal organisation, which [...]

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THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Uli Edel Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Bruno Ganz, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Jan Josef Liefers, Hannah Herzsprung, Tom Schilling. One of the healthy signs of the German film industry is its willingness to tell stories that explore the country’s recent and at times violent and ugly past. Films like [...]

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X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gavin Hood Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Ryan Reynolds, Lynn Collins, Dominic Monaghan, Will.I.am, Kevin Durand, Daniel Henney, Scott Adkins, Max Cullen, Aaron Jeffery, Tahyna Tozzi, Patrick Stewart. Here’s the film the fanboys have been eagerly waiting for! And so keen are they to see this fourth film [...]

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DEFIANCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Edward Zwick Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, George MacKay, Mark Feuerstein, Jodhi May. As we near the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, Hollywood continues to mine the fertile territory of the Holocaust for moving and inspirational dramas. Recently we have [...]

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