SULLY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Chrise Bauer, Michael Rapaport. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York's Laguardia Airport. A few minutes after takeoff the plane was struck by a flock of geese, which disabled both engines. Veteran pilot Chesley Sullenberger (played here by Tom Hanks) was forced to make an emergency landing, bringing the plane, carrying 155 passengers and crew, to rest in the middle of the Hudson River. Despite the Continue reading

I, FRANKENSTEIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stuart Beattie Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Aden Young, Miranda Otto, Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney. Mary Shelley would probably be spinning in her grave if she could see what filmmaker Stuart Beattie and graphic novelist Kevin Grevioux have done to her most famous creation in this dreadful, special effects heavy fantasy. Beattie and Grevioux have reimagined Shelley's misunderstood monster from literature as an action hero battling demons in a battle to save mankind from destruction. A brief backstory tells us that Frankenstein's Continue reading

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Liebesman Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez,. Loud, noisy, and chaotic! Ultimately, Battle: Los Angeles is full of sound and fury, but it amounts to little. This big budget alien invasion movie is a purely visceral experience for adrenaline junkies. Here director Jonathan Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning, etc) effectively brings a war movie sensibility to the alien invasion genre. The aliens here are more aggressive, more along the lines of War Of The Worlds and the recent Skyline, rather than Continue reading

RABBIT HOLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Cameron Mitchell Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller, Dianne Weist. Nicole Kidman has long been considered box office poison, given the disappointing performance of some of her recent film choices (Bewitched, The Golden Compass, The Invasion, etc). Her new film Rabbit Hole is unlikely to change this perception, as it is a down beat film that is difficult to market. However, it will restore her reputation as a credible dramatic actress. Rabbit Hole is based on David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer and Tony Award Continue reading