RED PLANET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anthony Hoffman Stars: Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Carrie-Anne Moss, Benjamin Bratt, Simon Baker, Terence Stamp. Cinematically, science-fiction fans have not been well served during this first year of the brave new millennium. With a couple of exceptions, most of this year's offerings (Supernova, Mission To Mars, etc) have been troubled productions, offering rather dull, unoriginal tales that take us boldly where other film makers have gone previously. They have all lavished generous budgets on special effects, seemingly leaving Continue reading

THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wim Wenders Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits, Amanda Plummer, Peter Stromare, Gloria Stuart, Harris Yulin,Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Julian Sands, Bud Cort, Tim Roth. In recent years German director Wim Wenders has turned his cynical outsider's eye on Los Angeles, showing us a sleazy and seedy side to the city of dreams that not many people would recognise. Based on a story written by U2 singer Bono and script writer Nicholas Klein, The Million Dollar Hotel continues to develop Wenders' obsession with Continue reading

CHICKEN RUN

Reviewe by GREG KING Directors: Peter Lord and Nick Park Stars: voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Tony Haygarth, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Benjamin Whitrow Peter Lord and Nick Park, the two creators behind the Aardman animation studios and cult cartoon characters Wallace and Grommit, have signed a multi-million dollar deal with Dreamworks studios. Their first feature length film under that lucrative deal is the thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable Chicken Run, a comic tale inspired by the Continue reading