THE EQUALIZER 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal, Orson Bean, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey. Denzel Washington has certainly starred in his fair share of remakes lately, with Man On Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 and The Magnificent Seven to name a few. But in his storied career he has never appeared in a sequel to one of his hits – until now. The Equalizer 2 is of course a follow up to his 2014 film which was a reboot of the popular television series, Continue reading

FENCES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Denzel Washington Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo, Saniyya Sidney. Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a middle-aged man struggling to get by, and he is bitter and resentful of his past, his failures and missed opportunities. He spent some time in prison, and his baseball career never really took off. He takes much of his frustrations out on his long-suffering wife Rose (Viola Davis, from Doubt, etc) and teenaged son Cory (newcomer Continue reading

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Matt Bomer, Luke Grimes, Cam Giogandet, Jonathan Joss, Mark Ashworth. John Sturges' classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven made stars out of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn (who all later appeared in Sturges' epic WWII adventure The Great Escape in 1963). Sturges' film was inspired by the Akira Kurosawa's classic The Seven Samurai, regarded by some critics as 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

UNSTOPPABLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tony Scott Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn. Speed on a train! There have been many exciting action movies dealing with trains, including Buster Keaton’s The General, John Frankenheimer’s tense WWII thriller The Train, Robert Aldrich’s Emperor Of The North, the original Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3, etc. And now we can add Tony Scott’s exciting thriller Unstoppable to the list. A driverless freight train carrying a load of hazardous chemicals is speeding through southern Pennsylvania at 70mph, Continue reading