WALKING OUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Andrew and Alex Smith Stars: Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaedter. This tense mix of coming-of-age tale and survival thriller set in the snow-covered wilderness of Montana will remind many of the bleak and brutal but beautiful Oscar winning western The Revenant with its tough man versus nature story. However, this is nowhere near as gruelling an ordeal. Fourteen-year old David (relative newcomer Josh Wiggins) reluctantly visits his estranged father Cal (Matt Bomer, from tv series White Collar, etc) for his Continue reading

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, Matt Malloy. In 1973, former Wimbledon champion and first-rate serial tennis hustler, gambling addict and sexist braggard Bobby Riggs played women's champion Billie Jean King in a spectacular Continue reading

THE EQUALIZER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Johnny Skourtis, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Haley Bennett, David Meunier. The Equalizer, which ran from 1985-1989 , gave the late Edward Woodward a second hit tv series to follow the bleak, downbeat British spy series Callan. In the tv show Woodward played Robert McCall, a former intelligence agent who drew upon his unique skill set to help people who couldn't find justice through the usual channels. But fans of the original series may be appalled Continue reading

LUCKY NUMBERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nora Ephron Stars: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Bill Pullman, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Weston, Michael Moore, Michael Rapaport. John Travolta bounces back after the dismal Battlefield Earth, a film so truly awful that it could have killed the career of a lesser star. In this comic crime caper he actually seems to be enjoying himself and he brings a more relaxed, easy going persona to the screen. Travolta plays Russ Richards, Harrisburg's celebrity tv weatherman, who basks in his fame and the little perks, Continue reading

TITAN A.E.

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Don Bluth and Gary Goldman Stars: voices of Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, Nathan Lane, John Leguizamo, Janeane Garofalo, Ron Perlman, Alex D Linz, Tone Loc, Jim Cummings. A few years ago, Fox studios established their own animation arm in an attempt to take on Disney's traditional domination of this field. Their first released animated feature film Anastasia was a perfect Disney clone, and was reasonably successful at the box office. But Fox have since learned that the field of feature film animation is not exactly Continue reading