THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hany Abu-Assad Stars: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney. Boise, Idaho. Storm clouds have rolled in, and all flights out have been cancelled. Ben (Idris Elba) is a neuro surgeon who is trying to get a flight out to Denver so he can get a connecting flight to New York, where he is scheduled to perform life-saving surgery on a ten-year old boy. Alex (Kate Winslet) is a photojournalist who has been shooting neo-Nazi skinheads for a magazine article. She is also keen to fly out so she can attend her own wedding Continue reading

DIRTY GRANDPA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dan Mazer Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Julianne Hough, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Picking, Michael Hudson, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeffrey Bower-Chapman, Brendan Mychol Smith, Mo Collins, Henry Zebrowski, Danny Glover. Recently we had Bad Grandpa, in which Jackass star Johnny Knoxville disguised himself as an old man and embarked on a series of pranks that startled and shocked unsuspecting onlookers. That film was tacky, but it had several laugh out loud moments. Unlike this dumb, tacky and tasteless comedy starring Continue reading

TRUTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Vanderbilt Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Elizabeth Moss, Stacy Keach, Bruce Greenwood, Noni Hazlehurst, Dermot Mulroney, John Benjamin Hickey, David Lyons, Andrew McFarlane, Connor Burke, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Philip Quast, Steve Bastoni, Chris Mulkey, Martin Sacks, Nicholas Hope . All The President's Men stands as a touchstone procedural movie about investigative journalism. In that 1976 film, which was based on actual events, two dogged Washington Post journalists probed a burglary at the Continue reading

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leigh Whannell Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Sparks. Australian born filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell are certainly beginning to carve out a niche in Hollywood as purveyors of well crafted horror movies that have defined the genre over the past few years. They are best known as the creators of the gory Saw franchise and other formulaic scary films like Insidious and The Conjuring, which have all done well at the box office. However, even hard core horror fans may be Continue reading

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Wells Stars: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson. If two hours of watching a dysfunctional family yelling and tearing strips off each other is your thing, then this adaptation of Tracy Lett's acclaimed drama August: Osage County will provide you with plenty of enjoyment. I saw the three-hour play staged by the Melbourne Theatre Company a couple of years ago, with Robyn Nevin in the role of the formidable Continue reading