JURASSIC WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Colin Trevorrow Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, BD Wong. It's a little over twenty years since Steven Spielberg gave us Jurassic Park, the story of a high tech theme park where nothing can possibly go wrong... until it does. Way back in 1993 Spielberg delivered some state of the art special effects that realistically brought dinosaurs and velociraptors to life. Jurassic Park was penned by Michael Crichton, an author with an interest Continue reading

SAN ANDREAS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brad Peyton Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Colton Haynes, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson,Kylie Minogue, Will Yun Lee, Matt Gerald, Alec Utgoff. In the 70s the disaster film was quite a popular genre, with producer Irwin Allen establishing the template with films such as Earthquake, The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure. Along with films like Airport the genre dominated at the box office in the early 70s until a few lesser efforts tanked. These films Continue reading

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Miller Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, John Howard, Josh Helman, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer, Gillian Jones, Joy Smithers, Quentin Kenihan, Richard Norton. It's been thirty years since we last heard from "Mad Max" Rockatansky, in the average Beyond Thunderdome, the final film in George Miller's post-apocalyptic trilogy. That film was more memorable for Tina Turner's anthemic theme song rather than anything else. The second Continue reading

TRASH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Daldry Stars: Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Selton Mello, Wagner Moura, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Eduardo Luis. Set against the backdrop of the impoverished slums of Rio de Janeiro, where the street people and urchins daily scavenge through the local rubbish tip looking for detritus that will make their lives just a little more bearable, Trash serves up a strong mix of action, suspense, thrills and social commentary. It is also something of a coming of age tale about the loss of innocence in a world full of greed and Continue reading

BLACK SEA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin MacDonald Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, Tobias Menzies, Bobby Schofield, Jodie Whittaker, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabensky, Daniel Ryan, David Threlfall, Sergey Puskepolis, Sergey Kolesnikov. Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald (One Day In September, The Last King Of Scotland, etc) takes us on a voyage to the bottom of the sea in this tense and claustrophobic thriller set aboard a submarine. There have been a few movies set aboard submarines, such as Das Boot, The Hunt For Red October, Continue reading