MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ol Parker Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Andy Garcia, Cher, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, Dominic Cooper, Cher, Meryl Streep, Jessica Kennan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Celia Imrie. Mamma Mia! (2008) was a film adaptation of the successful stage juke box musical featuring many of the catchiest hit songs from popular Swedish pop quartet ABBA, and it grossed $600 million at the box office. It’s not surprising that the producers have a second Continue reading

PAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Wright Stars: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Adeel Akhtar, Bronson Webb, Cara Delvingne, Paul Kaye. J M Barrie first created the character of Peter Pan, the boy who could fly and who never grew up, back in 1902. He then featured the character in the 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, which enjoyed incredible success. Since then the character has featured in several stories, and been filmed many times, firstly in a silent film in 1924, but most Continue reading

TED 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Seth MacFarlane Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, John Carroll Lynch, Sam J Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Ron Canada, Liam Neeson, Cocoa Brown, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart, Sebastian Arcelus, Tom Brady, Jay Leno. Created by Seth MacFarlane in the 2012, Ted was an offbeat take on the usual buddy formula. Ted told the story of a teddy bear, given to a lonely young boy named John Bennett for a Christmas present, which Continue reading

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Noah Baumbach Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Adam Horowitz, Maria Dizzia. "Every generation blames the one before." While We're Young is the latest film from writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid And The Whale, etc) and it is a smart, intelligent social satire about generational conflict, mid-life crises, the malaise of middle age, the failure to realise one's full potential, and middle aged soul searching. These are themes that are common to Baumbach, who makes intelligent and sharply Continue reading

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Seth MacFarlane Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Christopher Hagen, Wes Studi, Matt Clark, Rex Linn, Alex Burstein, Dennis Haskins, Christopher Lloyd, Gilbert Gottfried, Ewan McGregor, Ryan Reynolds, John Michael Higgins. There may well be a million different ways to die in the west but there are not a million laughs to be found in this comic western from Seth MacFarlane, best known as the creator of animated tv series Family Guy, and the genius Continue reading