SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Howard Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, Linda Hunt, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jon Favreau, Erin Kellyman, Ray Park. This stand-alone Star Wars film gives us the backstory of the roguish Han Solo, how he met Chewbacca and got his hands on the iconic Millennium Falcon. Solo has been written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, etc) and his son Jonathan. Kasdan knows his Star Wars lore, and Solo is filled with sly Continue reading

ME BEFORE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thea Sharrock Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Jenna Coleman, Stepehen Peacocke, Henri Charles, Samantha Spiro. A couple of years ago we saw the wonderful French comedy/drama The Intouchables which told of the unusual friendship that developed between a quadriplegic and his carer, a refugee from the wrong side of the tracks. It was a friendship that transformed both their lives. And similarly The Sessions told of the friendship that developed between a Continue reading

TERMINATOR GENISYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alan Taylor Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J K Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B Vance, Matt Smith, Lee Byung-hun, Sandrine Holt. He promised he'd be back, and it's good to report that Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to the Terminator franchise that made him a bona fide box office draw card, albeit looking little worse for wear. Thirty years ago James Cameron gave us an ambitious mix of sci-fi and action in the original Terminator movie about an unstoppable android sent back in time to kill the Continue reading