THE 5TH WAVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J Blakeson Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Live Schreiber, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston, Alex Rose, Zackary Arthur, Maika Monroe, Tony Revolori, Terry Serpico, Talitha Bateman. The 5th Wave is the latest adaptation of a bestselling Young Adult novel to hit the screens. But unlike those other recent YA franchises set in a dystopian world - The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc - The Fifth Wave is set in the present day in a recogniseable and familiar world. With its story about a group of teens fighting back against a Continue reading

PIXELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Columbus Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Matt Lintz, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Lainie Kazan, Serena Williams, Martha Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Allen Covert, Anthony Ippolito, Jared Riley, Jacob Shinder, Andrew Bambridge, Denis Akiyama, Affion Crockett. As has been evident from most of his films Adam Sandler has a fascination for nostalgia of the past, and the 80s and 90s in particular. This comes across very strongly in his soundtrack choices. Pixels dives deep into Continue reading

EDGE OF TOMORROW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Franz Drameh, Dragamir Mrsic. Like him or hate him, there is no denying that Tom Cruise has good commercial instincts that have rarely let him down. Vanilla Sky was a rare failure, but it allowed him to work with director Cameron Crowe, and Knight And Day was a routine action comedy that hardly stretched his talents. And Cruise seems to have found a niche for himself in special effects heavy sci-fi action thrillers 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