MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Meryle Streep, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, Jeremy Swift, Kobna Holbrook-Smith, David Warner, Jim Norton, voices of Chris O'Dowd, Mark Addy. It's been fifty years since Disney released their endearing and enduring live action musical adaptation of P L Travers' Mary Poppins, fantastical tale of the magical nanny who arrived to heal the Banks family in their time of trouble. Continue reading

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Dan Stevens, Skyler Gisondo, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Patrick Gallagher, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck, Hugh Jackman, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs. This third, and hopefully final, installment in director Shawn Levy's successful Night At The Museum franchise features what is the last performance of the late and great Robin Williams, who reprises his role as the avuncular Theodore Roosevelt. But it is a rather disappointing swansong Continue reading

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Miguel Arteta Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dowsey, Jennifer Coolidge, Megan, Bella Thorne, Sidney Fullmer, Mekai Curtis, Megan Mullally, Lincoln Melcher, Dick Van Dyke. In the same vein as the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series, comes this family friendly film from Disney, which is based on a popular children's book, written by Judith Viorst in 1972. It has taken nearly four decades to bring the picture book to the screen, but first time script writer Rob Lieber has done a good job of updating the Continue reading