SUICIDE SQUAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Ayer Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Carla Delevinge. Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Kevin Vance, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Corina Calderon. A motley collection of psychopathic killers are released from prison to form a special team and sent on a suicide mission. No, this is not the classic 1967 World War Two action film The Dirty Dozen, but rather Suicide Squad, a superhero Continue reading

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, John C Reilly, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro. A quirky, big budget sci-fi fantasy set in the near future, Guardians Of The Galaxy sees a band of misfits on a quest to find a mysterious but powerful orb and save the world from destruction. The Guardians Of The Galaxy may be one of the lesser known franchises from the Marvel back catalogue, but it makes for one of the better films from the studio Continue reading

PRIEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Stewart Stars: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Christopher Plummer, Lily Collins, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Stephen Moyer. Unlike the recent Cowboys And Aliens, which combined two popular genres in an entertaining mash-up, Priest somehow is a rather dour and visually ugly hybrid of the western and horror genres. It is also an eminently unpleasant, chaotic, disappointing and forgettable piece of cinema. Priest follows the template of the John Wayne classic The Searchers, but this futuristic action film is set in a Continue reading

BATMAN & ROBIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle McPherson, Jeep Swenson, John Glover, Elizabeth Sanders Running Time: 134 minutes. Former costume designer turned director, Joel Schumacher continues to stamp his own distinct imprimatur on the phenomenally successful Batman series. For this fourth installment in the series, he continues to shift away from the darker, angst-ridden mood established by Tim Burton in the first two films, Continue reading