BAD BOYS FOR LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Adil and Bilall Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Joe Pantoliano, Jacob Scipio, Kate del Castillo, Paola Nunez, Alexnader Ludwig, Vaness Hudgens, Charles Melton, DJ Khaled, Michael Bay. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a quarter of a century since we were first introduced to Miami detectives Mike Lowry (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) in Bad Boys, which was essentially a throw-back to the formulaic odd couple buddy cop movies that were popular in the 80s, with films like Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours and Continue reading

GO!

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Owen Trevor Stars: William Lodder, Richard Roxburgh, Frances O'Connor, Anastasia Bampos, Cooper van Grootel, Darius Amarfio Jefferson, Dan Wyllie, Damian de Montemas. This genial, feel good and crowd-pleasing family friendly local drama is a slightly derivative underdog story set against the backdrop of go-kart racing. Fifteen-year old Jack (played by newcomer William Lodder in his film debut) has moved to Busselton, a small dusty town in Western Australia, with his widowed mother Christie (Frances O'Connor), looking to Continue reading

BOMBSHELL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Mark Duplass, Allison Janney, Richard Kind, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Liv Hewson, Stephen Root, Robin Weigert, Malcolm McDowell, Josh Lawson, Ben Lawson, Brooke Smith, Nazanin Boniadi, Elisabeth Rohm, Spencer Garrett, Tony Plana. Bombshell is a dramatization of the sexual harassment scandal that, in 2016, rocked FOX News and exposed the toxic workplace environment of sexism and misogyny and predatory behaviour, and eventually brought down its Continue reading

DOLITTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Gaghan Stars: Robert Downey jr, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Antonio Banderas, Kasia Smutniak, voices of Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, and Marion Cotillard, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, John Cena, Selena Gomez, Frances de la Tour, James Mantzoukas. Now that Robert Downey jr has said farewell to Iron Man and the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe he is obviously looking for another potentially lucrative franchise. And he may have found one in the Continue reading

1917

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Mendes Stars: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays. There have been many films exploring the horrors of trench warfare from WWI, among them classics like All Quiet On The Western Front, Paths Of Glory, and even the Australian classic Gallipoli. The latest film to do so is 1917, from Oscar winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, etc). The film is epic in scope but is a more intimate and personal tale. The story for 1917 was inspired by Continue reading