GEMINI MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ang Lee Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Linda Emond, E J Bonilla, Ilia Volok. Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is an aging government assassin who has retired from the profession after 72 kills. He has become disenchanted with the profession and the agency for which he works, especially after he learns that his final mission was a set up. His agency though is unsure of how far he can be trusted. They send someone to watch over him, in the form of DIA agent Danny Continue reading

JUDY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rupert Goold Stars: Renee Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon, Andy Nyman, Gemma-Leah Devereaux, Richard Cordery, Fenella Woolgar, Darci Shaw. It’s been fifty years since Judy Garland, the tragic self-destructive artist and former child star, died in 1969 at the age of 47 from an overdose of barbiturates. Rather than a conventional biopic about the legendary singer and actress, this is a drama that concentrates on the last few months of her life. At that time she was destitute, addicted Continue reading

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Fleischer Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia. Given the popularity of the zombie genre recently, it’s hard to believe that the zombie comedy splatterfest Zombieland was released ten years ago. The film proved to be a box office hit, so it’s not surprising that we have the inevitable sequel; what is surprising is that it has taken a decade for this belated sequel to reach our screens. The original cast all return for Continue reading

THE KING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Michod Stars: Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Havill, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ivan Kaye, Thibault de Montalembert. Prince Hal (Timothee Chalamet, from Call Me By Your Name, etc) was never destined to become king of England. He was a playboy, drunkard and womaniser, and his tyrannical father Henry VI (Ben Mendelsohn) passed him over in the line of succession for his younger brother Thomas (Dean-Charles Chapman). But England at that time Continue reading

HUSTLERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lorene Scarfaria Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Jay Oakerson, Trace Lysette, Mercedes Ruehl, Marcy Richardson, Keke Palmer, Cardi B, Frank Whaley, Wai Ching Ho, Devin Ratray, Usher. The Vixens Of Wall Street? A group of strippers set out to fleece Wall Street clients following the great financial collapse of 2008. Hustlers is based on the article The Hustlers At Scores, which was written by journalist Jessica Pressler and published in New York Magazine. The article has provided the source Continue reading