BAD NEIGHBOURS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Selena Gomez, Kiersey Clemons, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Lisa Kudrow, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Kelsey Grammer, Beanie Feldstein. It seems that sequels are almost obligatory now whenever a comedy manages to gross over $200 million, but most of them fall short of the standards established by the original. Thus recently the studios have inflicted upon long suffering audiences such dire turkeys as Zoolander 2, Anchorman 2, Ride Along 2, Continue reading

THE 5TH WAVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J Blakeson Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Live Schreiber, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston, Alex Rose, Zackary Arthur, Maika Monroe, Tony Revolori, Terry Serpico, Talitha Bateman. The 5th Wave is the latest adaptation of a bestselling Young Adult novel to hit the screens. But unlike those other recent YA franchises set in a dystopian world - The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc - The Fifth Wave is set in the present day in a recogniseable and familiar world. With its story about a group of teens fighting back against a Continue reading

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet, Hans Zischler, Angela Winkler, Lars Eidinger. Maria Enders (played by Juliette Binoche) is a veteran actress whose career was launched years ago with a role in a play called Maloja Snake. Now a legendary film star in her own right, Enders is being asked to return to the stage in a revival of the play that made her famous. But instead of playing the role of the alluring young Sigrid, who eventually drives her boss Helen to suicide, 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

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Douglas Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall, Chloe Grace Moretz. Michael Bay seems intent on remaking some of the classic American horror films of the past thirty years. First there was his treatment of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which turned the story into a cliched teenage slasher thriller. And now he reworks The Amityville Horror, and again turns it into a run-of-the-mill haunted house story, with all of the attendant cliches and none of the surprises. First filmed in 1979, The Amityville Horror Continue reading