THE FOREIGNER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Campbell Stars: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan,Rory Fleck-Byrne, Michael McElhatton, David Pearse, Dermot Crowley, Ray Fearon, Katie Leung, Orla Brady, Charlie Murphy. Jackie Chan is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, known for his energetic and carefully choreographed fight scenes and also for doing his own, often dangerous, stunts on set. But Hollywood hasn't quite known how to handle him properly, and Chan has found himself stuck in a number of formulaic light weight action comedies like Continue reading

HAPPY EVER AFTERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Burke Stars: Sally Hawkins, Tom Riley, Jade Yourell, Michael McElhatton, David Pearse, Sinead Maguire. A new film has snuck into Melbourne cinemas without any fanfare or media previews. It is Happy Ever Afters, an Irish romantic comedy made in 2009 and which has been sitting on a distributor’s shelf for a couple of years. It is basically a tale of two wedding receptions that go wrong. Sally Hawkins (from Happy Go Lucky, the recent Submarine, etc) stars as Maura, a single mother struggling to make ends meet. She has Continue reading