GEOSTORM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Devlin Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Alexandra Maria Lana, Robert Sheehan, Danial Wu, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Amr Waked, Eugenio Hernandez, Richard Schiff, Mare Winningham. Geostorm is one big dumb sci-fi disaster movie that seems like a distant cousin to Michael Bay's Armageddon. But it is also a lot of escapist fun if you can suspend disbelief for a couple of hours. It stars Gerard Butler, a no-nonsense maverick action here who has in two previous films saved the President of Continue reading

LIMITLESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Burger Stars: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard. Limitless is a twisted morality tale about greed, hubris and wish fulfilment. Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper, from The Hangover, etc) is an aspiring writer suffering from writer’s block. But when his drug dealing ex-brother-in-law introduces him to a new wonder drug known as NZT his life undergoes a drastic change. NZT allows its user to access that 90% of their brain not normally used and turns them into a super intelligent being. In four days, Continue reading

SUCKER PUNCH

Reviewed by GREG KING DIrector: Zack Snyder Stars: Emily Browning, Carla Gugino, Scott Glenn, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung. Sucker Punch is a misogynist fantasy, in which scantily clad female warriors kick some major butt in an alternative world. It comes across as a frenzied mish-mash of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Girl Interrupted and Inception via way of Shutter Island. In some ways Sucker Punch resembles a dark, garish, nightmarish CGI-driven version of the recent Inception. The concept for the film was apparently pitched Continue reading