BULLET TRAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Leitch Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henrcarioy, Andrew Koji, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martinez Ocasio, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Karen Fukuhara, Sandra Bullock, Channing tatum, Ryan Reynolds. Assassins on a train?  In neon lit Tokyo, a disparate group of characters board the overnight bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto. Each of these characters has their own reason for being on the train, which are revealed in a series of colourful flashback sequences. Continue reading

THE LOST CITY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Aaron and Adam Nee Stars: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Brad Pitt, Da'Vin Joy Randolph, Oscar Nunez, Patti Harrison. The DNA of the far superior Romancing The Stone is all over this action comedy from filmmaking siblings Aaron and Adam Nee (Band Of Robbers, etc).   Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is a reclusive author who writes a series of bestselling romantic fiction adventures featuring her heroic creation Lothario Dah, a ruggedly handsome adventurer in the Indiana Jones mold. The model who plays him on Continue reading

DOG

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin Stars: Channing Tatum, Ethan Suplee, Jane Adams, Bill Burr, Eric Urbiztondo, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Nicole Laliberte, Timothy Eulich, Kevin Nash, Junes Zahdi. For dog lovers this enjoyable odd couple road movie and drama will be a real treat. The film deals with how a pair of war damaged misfits help to heal each other and learn to trust again.  After a traumatised war veteran dies in an accident, his bereaved family insist that the specially trained dog that worked closely alongside his unit in war Continue reading

LOGAN LUCKY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keogh, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Seth McFarlane, Dwight Yoakum, Farrah McKenzie, David Denman, Charles Halford, Katherine Waterston, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, Macon Blair. Four years ago, Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh announced that he was quitting the movie business after 2013's Side Effects. During that retirement though he concentrated on television work, and he earned a couple of Emmy Awards for his work on the tv series The Knick and the Continue reading

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir, Channing Tatum, Zoe Bell, James Parks. Quentin Tarantino returns to the wild west for his eighth film. But he also tries to return to the epic style of cinema popular in the 50s and 60s, shooting in the long dormant 70mm format. He also includes a rousing orchestral overture at the start, a glossy souvenir program with notes about the production, and an intermission break to try and recreate Continue reading