MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ol Parker Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Andy Garcia, Cher, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, Dominic Cooper, Cher, Meryl Streep, Jessica Kennan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Celia Imrie. Mamma Mia! (2008) was a film adaptation of the successful stage juke box musical featuring many of the catchiest hit songs from popular Swedish pop quartet ABBA, and it grossed $600 million at the box office. It’s not surprising that the producers have a second Continue reading

THE LADY IN THE VAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Hytner Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Jim Broadbent, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Frances de la Tour, Sam Spruell, Claire Foy, Cecilia Noble. Based on the stage play written by Alan Bennett, one of most successful contemporary playwrights in England with credits including The History Boys, The Madness Of King George, etc, this is "mostly a true story" that mixes fact and fiction in an entertaining mix. The play was inspired by Bennett's encounter with Mary Shepherd (dual Oscar winner Maggie Smith), the Continue reading

MISS YOU ALREADY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Catherine Hardwicke Stars: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Paddy Considine, Dominic Cooper, Jacqueline Bissett, Frances de la Tour. Imagine that archetypal chick flick Beaches with a darker edge, and that's what you get with this tear jerker about relationships, female friendship and cancer. There have been many films exploring a relationship touched by the spectre of cancer, from the classic 70s weepie Love Story through to more recent fare and Young Adult tales like The Fault In Our Stars and the quirky Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Continue reading

DRACULA UNTOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Shore Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, Diarmad Murtagh, Paul Kaye, William Houston, Ronan Vibert, Ferdinand Kingsley, Noah Huntley. Universal studios are embarking on a systematic effort to reboot their legendary monster franchises that served them so well in the 1930s. The first cinematic monster off the drawing board is Dracula, although this dark and gloomy take on the character may well have die hard fans of the character squirming, and the likes of Christopher Lee, who played the suave Continue reading

NEED FOR SPEED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Waugh Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Harrison Gilbertson, Michael Keaton, Scott Mesudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Imogen Poots. Rev heads and action fans anxious for the arrival of the next instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise can get their adrenaline rush and fix of car porn with Need For Speed. This is a fast-paced, testosterone-fuelled F&F clone based on a popular video game about the gritty world of illegal street car racing. Films based on video games are usually pretty bad (Streetfighter, Mortal Kombat Continue reading