Monthly Archives: February 2011

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Nolfi Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, Terence Stamp, Anthony Mackie, Michael Kelly, Shoreh Aghdashloo.   There have been some great movies based on stories written by prolific, Hugo-Award winning sci-fi writer Phillip K Dick – Minority Report, Total Recall, the animated A Scanner Darkly, and of course [...]

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BIG MOMMA’S: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Whitesell Stars: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Tony Curran, Michelle Ang, Portia Doubleday, Emily Rios, Faizon Love, Ana Ortiz, Henri Lubatti, Lorenzo Pisoni, Marc John jeffries, Brandon Gill, Ken Jeong, Max Casella. Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son, the third in Martin Lawrence’s unbelievably popular and successful [...]

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WASTED ON THE YOUNG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben E Lucas Stars: Oliver Ackland, Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell, T J Power . “Youth is wasted on the young,” said George Bernard Shaw with customary wit and insight. His quote seems to be borne out by this blistering, scathing portrait of the vapid Generation Y from young local filmmaker [...]

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THE WAY BACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Weir Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Dragos Bucur. Australian director Peter Weir chooses his film projects carefully, and is not interested in empty big budget spectaculars and Hollywood blockbusters, which is why he is not exactly one of the more prolific film makers around. In [...]

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CONVICTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tony Goldwyn Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Loren Dean, Peter Gallagher, Juliette Lewis, Clea DuVall, Bailee Madison, Tobias Campbell, Karen Young, Talia Balsam. Hilary Swank was obviously on the lookout for more Oscar bait when she chose Conviction as her next film project, but her bid [...]

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I AM NUMBER FOUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: D J Caruso Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAulliffe, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Jake Abel, Kevin Durand. With the incredibly successful Harry Potter and Twilight franchises reaching their conclusion, filmmakers are obviously on the hunt for the next big thing in teen fiction to kick start another lucrative and [...]

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UNKNOWN

Reviewed by GREG KING DIrector: Juame Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Sebastian Koch, Frank Langella, Clint Dyer, Olivier Schneider, Stipe Erceg. A strong character actor, Liam Neeson had an opportunity to flex his muscles as an action hero in the Euro thriller Taken, in which he played a [...]

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GNOMEO AND JULIET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kelly Asbury Stars: voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, Matt Lucas, Ashley Jensen, Jim Cummings, Patrick Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Hulk Hogan, Stephen Merchant. Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers from feuding families is retold with garden gnomes. This [...]

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