Monthly Archives: March 2010

THE SPY NEXT DOOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brian Levant Stars: Jackie Chan, Amber Valetta, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus, Madeleine Carroll, Will Shadley, Alina Foley, Magnus Scheving, Katherine Boecher, Lucas Till. Hollywood continues its efforts to bland down Jackie Chan through a series of formulaic action comedies that are a far cry from the impressive action films [...]

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LITTLE ASHES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Morrison Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell. Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, poet and playwright Frederico Garcia Lorca and film maker Luis Bunuel – three of the giants of 20th century arts – first met when they were students in residence at the Madrid School of Fine [...]

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REMEMBER ME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Allen Coulter Stars: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Tate Ellington, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerings, Gregory Jbara, Kate Burton, Martha Plimpton. “Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch… or is that just poetic bullshit?” writes Tyler Hawkins in his journal. This quote seems to sum [...]

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Dean De Blois and Chris Sanders Stars: voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, T J Miller, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Adapted from the bestselling children’s book by Cressida Cowell, How To Train Your Dragon is the latest computer animated film from Dreamworks, and it [...]

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WELCOME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Philippe Lioret Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi, Thierry Godard, Murat Subasi, Olivier Rabourdin, Mouafaq Rushdie. One of the standout films in the recent French Film Festival was Philippe Lioret’s Welcome, a powerful, moving and deeply affecting drama exploring the plight of illegal Kurdish refugees in contemporary [...]

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THE LAST STATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Hoffman Stars: Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Kerry Condon, Anne-Marie Duff, John Sessions, Patrick Kennedy. 2010 marks the centenary of the death of Leo Tolstoy, one of Russia’s greatest novelists. The Last Station is a fictional dramatisation of the last year of Tolstoy’s life, and is [...]

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THE REBOUND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bart Freundlich Stars: catherine Zeta-Jones, Justin Bartha, Sam Robards, John Schneider, Art Garfunkle, Joanna Gleason, Andrew Cherry, Jake Cherry, Lynn Whitfield, Eliza Callahan, Kelly Gould, Kate Jennings Grant. With a sudden rise in interest in cougar comedies (a staple of television shows like Sex And The City, Desperate Housewives and [...]

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NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Susanna White Stars: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Asa Butterfield, Bill Bailey, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Eros Vlahos, Rosie Taylor Ritson, Lil Woods, Oscar Steer. This is the second film in the series based on the Nurse, Mother books by Christianna Brand. Emma Thompson (who also co-produced [...]

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