THE EQUALIZER 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal, Orson Bean, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey. Denzel Washington has certainly starred in his fair share of remakes lately, with Man On Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 and The Magnificent Seven to name a few. But in his storied career he has never appeared in a sequel to one of his hits – until now. The Equalizer 2 is of course a follow up to his 2014 film which was a reboot of the popular television series, Continue reading

IDEAL HOME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Fleming Stars: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jack Gore, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman. Santa Fe is the home for Erasmus Brumble (Steve Coogan, from The Trip series of films, etc), a celebrity chef who hosts his own cable television cooking show, and Paul (Paul Rudd, from Ant-Man, etc), his producer and live in lover. They have been a couple for ten years, but now they spend a lot of time bickering. “Part of me wants to stick around just to watch him die,” Paul says casually to a fellow crew member. But their lives are turned Continue reading

SKYSCRAPER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Moller, Noah Taylor, Chin Han, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, McKenna Roberts, Noah Cottrell. Skyscraper is essentially a cross between Die Hard, the best action film of the 80s, and The Towering Inferno, the best of the 70s cycle of disaster films with an all-star cast and great special effects for its period. This is a big dumb action film, and no-one is better at making big dumb action blockbusters than the charismatic Dwayne Johnson, who is Continue reading

MARY SHELLEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Haifa al-Mansou Stars: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Stephen Dillane, Maisie Williams, Tom Sturridge, Ben Hardy, Joanne Froggatt, Hugh O'Connor. Mary Shelley Unbound? Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is the rebellious teen and author of the celebrated Gothic classic novel Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus, the story of an egotistical scientist who creates life and pays a terrible price for his hubris. Her novel has influenced horror and science fiction authors for the best part of two centuries. She also brought a Continue reading

EDIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Hunter Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Wendy Morgan, Amy Manson, Paul Brannigan. Edith Moon (veteran Sheila Hancock, from The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, etc) is an 85-year old widow who has spent the better part of her life caring for her wheelchair bound and domineering husband. She is preparing to move into an aged care facility. But when she visits the place to check it out she decides she is not quite ready for the move. While packing up her things she finds her diary in which she has written her thoughts Continue reading