AQUAMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Leigh Whannell, Otis Dhanji, voices of Julie Andrews, John Rhys-Davies, Djimon Hounsou. For a long time, DC comics attempts to rival Marvel and its successful Avengers franchise through the creation of its DC Extended Universe with the Justice League have fallen a little flat, and their movies have tended to be dark and dour affairs. The Continue reading

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Guy Ritchie Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Aiden Gillen, Djimon Hounsou, Freddie Fox, Eric Bana, Mikael Persbrandt, Tom Wu. The legend of King Arthur, his magical sword and the fabulous kingdom of Camelot has been told many times in the movies, from Disney’s animated 1963 film The Sword In The Stone, through to the musical Camelot, the comical Monty Python And The Holy Grail, First Knight, and, of course, John Boorman’s visually stunning and slick 1981 classic Excalibur. Now British director Guy Ritchie Continue reading

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Yates Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, Ben Chaplin. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs over a century ago, Tarzan is one of the most popular fictional heroes in literature. The child of English aristocrats, he was raised in the jungles of Africa by apes after the death of his parents. He is intelligent, loyal, strong and courageous and fights against evil and colonial powers in deepest darkest Africa. There are a few similarities between his character Continue reading

SEVENTH SON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sergei Bodrov Stars: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, John Desantis, Jason Scott Lee. Jeff Bridges will forever be the "dude" from The Big Lebowski. But since winning an Oscar a couple of years ago for Crazy Heart he seems determined to piss away whatever cinematic goodwill he has left with special effects laden sci-fi/fantasy stinkers like The Giver and the awful R.I.P.D. And now there is this silly and generic medieval swords, sorcery and dragons Continue reading

THE TEMPEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julie Taymor Stars: Helen Mirren, Ben Whishaw, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Tom Conti, Reeve Carney. Julie Taymor has a formidable reputation amongst theatre directors, particularly for her work on the live action Broadway adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King. Even her few forays into film have been imaginative and bold works. Her treatment of Titus, one of the most bloody of Shakespeare’s plays, was powerful and engrossing, and the musical drama Across The Universe Continue reading