THE MISFITS

Reviewed by GREG KING Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Tim Roth, Jamie Chung, Nick Cannon, Mike Angelo, Rami Jaber.   In the 90s Renny Harlin was arguably the premier director of out and out action films full of pyrotechnics and spectacular set pieces with films like Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and The Long Kiss Goodnight to his credit.  Since then though his reputation has suffered with a succession of lower budget B-grade films and television work. His latest film is unlikely to restore his reputation though. The Misfits is an Continue reading

JUNGLE CRUISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramirez, Pedro Lopez, Andy Nyman.   Not for the first time Disney has created a film purely based on one of their  theme park rides. There was Pirates Of The Caribbean, which launched a successful franchise featuring Johnny Depp, and the less successful Haunted Mansion which starred Eddie Murphy. Now we get Jungle Cruise, which is based on the theme park attraction that was launched in 1955. Here visitors ride a creaky old Continue reading

TILL DEATH – interview with Scott Dale

by GREG KING  Till Death is a lean, claustrophobic thriller that stars Megan Fox as a woman who wakes up in a remote house handcuffed to her dead husband (Eoin McKeon). A couple of strangers arrive in pursuit of a fortune in diamonds hidden in a safe in the house. But one of the men (played by Australian actor Callan Mulvey) also has revenge on his mind. Till Death marks the feature directorial debut of Scott Dale, and Greg spoke to him about casting the film, the challenges of shooting during the COVID pandemic and the influences on the Continue reading

IN THE HEIGHTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon M Chu Stars: Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins, Gregory Diaz IV, Olga Merediz, Melissa Barrera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Chris Jackson.   Before Steven Spielberg’s lavish remake of the multi-Oscar winning West Side Story hits our screens we get this uplifting and hopeful musical set in a vibrant, multi-cultural and diverse area of New York that explores the immigrant experience of a generation of Latino migrants and their hopes and dreams and struggles.  Long before he Continue reading

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Le Bron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Nneka Ogwumike, Steven Yeun, Michael B Jordan, voices of Zendaya, Jeff Bergman, Gabriel Iglesias, Eric Buaza, Candi Milo, Bob Bergen, Rosario Dawson.  1996’s Space Jam matched NBA legend Michael Jordan with the Warner Bros toon characters in an ambitious yet entertaining mix of animation and live action. In that film Jordan had to save the world from aliens in a match of proball. The Continue reading