SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Howard Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, Linda Hunt, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jon Favreau, Erin Kellyman, Ray Park. This stand-alone Star Wars film gives us the backstory of the roguish Han Solo, how he met Chewbacca and got his hands on the iconic Millennium Falcon. Solo has been written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, etc) and his son Jonathan. Kasdan knows his Star Wars lore, and Solo is filled with sly Continue reading

THE GATEWAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John V Soto Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Myles Pollard, Ben Mortley, Ryan Panizza, Shannon Berry, Hayley McElhinney. Western Australian based filmmaker John V Soto specialises in B-grade genre films such as the 2014 crime drama The Reckoning. For his fourth feature film the genre hopping Soto ventures into science fiction territory with the low budget mind bending The Gateway, which deals with ambitious themes like parallel worlds and teleportation. But Soto’s ambitions are somewhat limited by Continue reading

OMEGA 1 – interview with Mark Edward Lewis

by GREG KING Omega 1 is a genetically enhanced weapon who searches for her lost identity in a post hacker-wars future. A data courier who must fight to piece together her past and uncover a conspiracy for global domination. Omega 1 is an animated sci-fi web series created by Mark Edward Lewis, who was once described as “the best kept secret in Hollywood.” Edwards writes, directs, edits, and even composes the music score for his films. Greg caught up with Mark in LA to chat about his film career and this four-part web Continue reading

THE GATEWAY – interview with John V Soto

by GREG KING The Gateway is the fourth film from Western Australian filmmaker John V Soto. This low budget sci-fi thriller was written by Soto and Michael White. Jane Chandler (Jacqueline McKenzie), a particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband, travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family. The Gateway hits cinemas on May 3. Greg speaks to writer/director John V Soto to find out about writing the script, casting the film and shooting the film on a $2million Continue reading

THE ENDLESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Stars: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez, Lew Temple, James Jordan, Kira Powell, David Lawson jr. This low budget but intense and imaginative blend of sci-fi and horror is the third feature film from young auteurs Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead and is arguably the most assured and ambitious film to date. The Endless is a continuation of the cinematic universe they first explored in their debut feature Resolution in 2012, a film Continue reading