AMERICAN MADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, E Roger Mitchell, Mauricio Mejia. Thirty years ago, Tom Cruise played a cock-sure, gung-ho naval pilot in the classic Top Gun. Now he plays another hot shot pilot in this bizarre story about drug smuggling, gun running and money laundering that again proves that quite often truth is far stranger than fiction. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a disenchanted pilot with TWA who uses his position to Continue reading

AMERICAN ASSASSIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Cuesta Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch, Shiva Neger, Scott Adkins, David Suchet, Shahid Ahmed, Charlotte Vega, Navid Negahban. This attempt to kick start another pacy and violent spy thriller franchise featuring an indestructible hero to rival the likes of Bond, Bourne or Jack Reacher is a fairly generic action yarn. American Assassin is the first film to feature the character of Mitch Rapp, a counter terrorist agent for the CIA, who was created by the late Vince Flynn, an American Continue reading

THE KING’S CHOICE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Erik Poppe Stars: Jesper Christensen, Karl Markovics, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Arthur Hakalahti. In April 1940, the German war machine invaded Norway on the pretext of protecting it. Germany's actions had violated Norway's traditional stance of neutrality, and the parliament, led by the Nazi sympathiser Quisling, was in disarray. The long serving King Haakon VII (played by Jesper Christensen, who we saw in the Bond film Casino Royale, etc) was presented with an ultimatum by the German envoy Carl Brauer (Karl Markovics) - Continue reading

THE DARK TOWER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nikolaj Arcel Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Michael Berbieri, Jose Zuniga, Dannis Haysbert, Claudia Kim, Ben Gavin, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Pauling, Nicholas Hamilton. The titular dark tower is a tall edifice that supposedly stands at the centre of the universe, and, according to legend, if it should fall then chaos will reign. Roland (Idris Elba) is the last in a long line of gunslingers charged with protecting the tower from all sorts of threats. He has been Continue reading

THE WALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli. Iraq 2007. America's war on terror in Iraq is supposedly over, yet the bloody fighting continues in rural outposts where militant insurgents still hold power. A vital desert pipeline has come under fire from an unseen enemy sniper. Two US soldiers are sent to investigate this attack on the pipeline, but find they have been drawn into a trap. They find the contractors dead, and before too long they also come under fire from the rogue sniper. While sniper Shane Continue reading