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

THE LONGEST RIDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Tillman jr Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Lolita Davidovitch, Melissa Benoist, Gloria Rueben. "True love requires sacrifice," says Ira Levinson (Alan Alda), in The Longest Ride, the 10th formulaic and somewhat predictable romantic drama from the prolific pen of Nicholas Sparks, who writes manipulative, three handkerchief weepies. The popular and unashamedly soppy The Notebook is probably the best example of his work, mainly because of the chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel Continue reading

STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Lucas Stars: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L Jackson, Ian McDiarmid, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Jack Thompson, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, Susie Porter It seems as though George Lucas has at least listened to much of the criticism leveled at The Phantom Menace, his disappointing 1999 effort to revive the Star Wars series, which will be good news to fans. The fifth installment in the Star Wars saga is a vast improvement that also captures much of the spirit of the original, released some 25 years Continue reading