SUPER TROOPERS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Chandrasekhar Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Lynda Carter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marisa Coughlan, Tyler Labine, Hayes MacArthur, Will Sasso, Paul Walter Houser, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, Seann William Scott, Damon Wayans Jr., Jim Gaffigan, Fred Savage. The original Super Troopers comedy was released in 2001. The work of a stoner comedy collective working under the title of Broken Lizard (who also gave us crass comedies like Beerfest and the slasher comedy Club Dread, etc), the Continue reading

CHURCHILL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell. Winston Churchill is one of the most famous British Prime Ministers of the twentieth century, who inspired and led his people through the dark days of WWII. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest British leaders of the twentieth century. Much has been written about him and his achievements. Richard Attenborough’s 1972 biopic Young Winston gave us some insights into his early years and the Continue reading

MORGAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Scott Stars: Kate Mara, Rose Leslie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh, Boyd Holbrook, Vinette Robinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Cox, Chris Sullivan, Michael Yare. Morgan: A Suitable Case For Termination? In a remote laboratory, a team of scientists have artificially created a young girl who has highly developed mental faculties. Morgan (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) has largely been raised in isolation and has little outside stimulation to shape her understanding of the world. She is confined to 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

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rupert Wyatt Stars: James Franco, John Lithgow, David Oyelowe, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox. "Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!" Charlton Heston’s memorable line from Franklin J Schaffner’s original sci-fi adventure/allegorical tale about a group of astronauts who crash land on a planet ruled by a race of intelligent apes gets another workout here in a neat inversion of his journey. The 1968 original Planet Of The Apes was successful enough to spawn four sequels and a short-lived 1970’s Continue reading