Monthly Archives: July 2011

PRECIOUS LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Shlomi Eldar. A raw and engaging mix of medical drama and topical examination of the Middle East conflict, Precious Life is as good an example of subjective journalism as you will see on the big screen. Veteran Israeli television journalist Shlomi Eldar has been covering the conflict in the [...]

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THE EAGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Macdonald Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Dennis O’Hare, Douglas Henshall, Paul Ritter, Julian Lewis Jones, Tahar Rahim. Kevin Macdonald’s sword and toga saga ventures into similar territory as the recent bloodthirsty Centurion. Based on the 1954 Boys’ Own adventure novel written by Rosemary Sutcliffe, The [...]

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5 DAYS OF WAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Renny Harlin Stars: Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Andy Garcia, Dean Cain, Rade Serbedzija, Kenneth Cranham, Jonathan Schaech, Heather Graham, Val Kilmer, Anna Walton, Antje Traue. We’ve had other films that have explored the lot of journalists under fire in a war zone while trying to expose the ugly [...]

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BAD TEACHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Kasdan Stars: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, Thomas Lennon, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Erik Stonestreet, David Paymer, Paul Feig, Molly Shannon. Despite the title, this is not a black comedy along the lines of Bad Santa, in which Billy Bob Thornton played a store Santa [...]

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BIG MAMMA’S BOY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Franco di Chiera Stars: Frank Lotito, Carmelina Di Gugliemo, Holly Valance, George Kapiniaris, Steve Mouzakis, Maria Venuti, Cassandra Magrath, Kristie Jandric, Joe Petruzzi, Nick Farnell, Costas Kilias, Pia Miller No this is not another film in Martin Lawrence’s diabolically unfunny Big Momma’s franchise! Taking its cues from the likes of [...]

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THE CONSPIRATOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Redford Stars: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Danny Huston, Evan Rachel Wood, Colm Meaney, Justin Long, Alexis Bedel, James Badge Dale, Johnny Simmons, Toby Kebbell, John Cullum, Jonathan Groff, Stephen Root, Norman Reedus, Chris Bauer, David Andrews. As a director Robert Redford (Quiz Show, Lions For [...]

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LARRY CROWNE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Hanks Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Pam Grier, George Takei, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P Henson, Rita Wilson, Rob Riggle, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Rami Malek, Holmes Osborne, Tom Budge, Grace Gummer, Sarah Mahoney, Dale Dye, Nia Vardalos, Jon Seda. Larry Crowne is a feel good, light [...]

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TAXI DRIVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris. Thirty-five years after it first burst onto the screen, Martin Scorsese’s powerful and blistering drama Taxi Driver gets a re-release. One of the seminal American films of the ’70′s,  it shows that [...]

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