JUNGLE CRUISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramirez, Pedro Lopez, Andy Nyman.   Not for the first time Disney has created a film purely based on one of their  theme park rides. There was Pirates Of The Caribbean, which launched a successful franchise featuring Johnny Depp, and the less successful Haunted Mansion which starred Eddie Murphy. Now we get Jungle Cruise, which is based on the theme park attraction that was launched in 1955. Here visitors ride a creaky old Continue reading

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

A QUIET PLACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Krasinski Stars: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward. In a quiet place, no one can hear you scream? A well-made, tense and suspenseful horror film from director John Krasinski (best known for his work on the US version of tv sitcom The Office), A Quiet Place is also as scary as hell. Not since last year’s Don’t Breathe has the use of silence been such an effective and potent cinematic tool for creating edge of the seat tension and a palpable sense of dread. A Continue reading

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez. Based on the best selling novel by Paula Hawkins that has sold over eleven millions copies since it was published in 2012, The Girl On The Train is an erotic adult mystery thriller that serves up a potent mix of sex, violence, domestic violence, marital discord, voyeurism and murder. It will inevitably invite comparisons to Gone Girl, although this film is nowhere near as compelling or dark or engaging as Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #172

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Boss,’ ‘Wide Open Sky,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Rams,’ ‘Where To Invade Next,’ ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War,’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’. This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Neel Sethi , Idris Elba, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Lisa Nicol, Mark Coles Smith (Airlock), Paul Ireland (Pawno), Genevieve Kelly (Spanish Film Festival) and Richard Lowenstein/Lynn-Maree Continue reading