OCEAN’S EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Ross Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham-Carter, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Minday Kaling, James Corden, Richard Armitage, Elliott Gould, Griffin Dunne, Dakota Fanning, Richard Robichaux, Marlo Thomas, Dana Ivey, Elizabeth Ashley. Last year we had the all-female remake/reboot of the 80s cult comedy Ghostbusters, which opened to lacklustre reviews and box office returns. And now we get this all-female reboot of the comic crime caper Ocean’s Eleven. Continue reading

COLOSSAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nacho Vigalondo Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell. Colossal is one bizarre film, and this low budget effort serves us a weird mash-up of sci-fi, Korean kaiju style monster movie, romantic comedy and domestic drama. Gloria (played by Anne Hathaway) is an insecure and self-destructive alcoholic on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Following her breakup with her increasingly frustrated career-obsessed boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) she moves away from New York and returns to her small Continue reading

THE INTERN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nancy Meyers Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman, Celia Weston, Linda Lavin, Jojo Kushner, Christina Scherer. Robert De Niro is one of the most dynamic and intense actors of his generation and he has appeared in classics like The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. Thirty years ago the thought of De Niro playing the lead in a lightweight romantic comedy would have been anathema, but as he is now over 70 he seems to slip comfortably into these sorts of roles. And Continue reading

INTERSTELLAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Timothee Chalamet, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, William Devane, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, Josh Stewart, David Gyasi. I must admit I was slightly disappointed with Interstellar, probably because Christopher Nolan has set up huge expectations with his body of work, including Memento, Inception, and the darker vision of the mythology of a popular comic book hero in his Batman Continue reading

RIO 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Carlos Saldanha Stars voices of: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia, Leslie Mann, Miguel Ferrer, Jemaine Clement, Kristin Chenowith, Jake T Austin, Jamie Foxx, Pierce Gagnon, George Lopez, Bruno Mars, will.i.am, Sergio Mendes, Natalie Morales, Rita Moreno, Tracy Morgan, Rodrigo Santoro, Jim Conroy. This year there have been a number of sequels, but while most of them have been fairly lazy and uninspired, a couple have been as good as if not better then the original. Which is why it is a little disappointing to report that this Continue reading