NIGHTCRAWLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Gilroy Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton. When we first meet Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) he is a loner, a grifter and petty thief stealing copper wire to make some extra cash. But then one night while driving around Los Angeles on the lookout for another opportunity he drives past a car crash. He spies a veteran cameraman (Bill Paxton) recording the carnage and quickly asks him a series of questions about his work. When he sees the footage on the morning news he believes he has found his Continue reading

REAL STEEL

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn. Real Steel is essentially an adolescent boy’s fantasy movie about giant boxing robots. But thankfully it lacks the noise, chaos, extravagant visual effects and bombastic approach of Michael Bay’s Transformers trilogy. Real Steel offers a cross between the tough boxing action of Rocky 3 and the heartfelt father and son dynamics of The Champ. And even though it is a tad predictable, this is a vastly Continue reading