SICARIO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennis Villeneuve Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Victor Garber, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo. In Spanish, "sicario" means hitman or assassin. In 2013 Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve gave us the tough and taut claustrophobic thriller Prisoners (starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal), which made many critics' lists of the best films of the year. He returns with this powerful, hard hitting and gritty new thriller that takes a look at the US's war on drugs. It is a war that the US Continue reading

INTO THE WOODS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnusson, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huddlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour. It's taken nearly 27 years for Hollywood to bring Into The Woods to the screen, but ultimately this film adaptation may prove something of a disappointment to audiences who enjoyed the stage production. Into The Woods is an adaptation of the 1987 Tony award-winning original hit Broadway musical written by Continue reading

EDGE OF TOMORROW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Franz Drameh, Dragamir Mrsic. Like him or hate him, there is no denying that Tom Cruise has good commercial instincts that have rarely let him down. Vanilla Sky was a rare failure, but it allowed him to work with director Cameron Crowe, and Knight And Day was a routine action comedy that hardly stretched his talents. And Cruise seems to have found a niche for himself in special effects heavy sci-fi action thrillers Continue reading

THE MUPPETS

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Bobin Stars: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Peter Linz, Jack Black, Alan Arkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Mickey Rooney, Jim Parsons, Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis. The Muppets last graced the big screen in 1999, with the disappointing Muppets From Space. In the decade or so since then, have they become irrelevant, as ruthless oil baron Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) says, or are they still capable of entertaining today’s audiences who like every thing faster, louder and superficial? Continue reading

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Nolfi Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, John Slattery, Anthony Mackie. There have been some great movies based on stories written by prolific, Hugo-Award winning sci-fi writer Phillip K Dick – Minority Report, Total Recall, the animated A Scanner Darkly, and of course the classic Blade Runner. But there have also been a number of misfires, including John Woo’s Paycheck, Impostor, Next, and Screamers. George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau, adapted from a 1954 short story, falls somewhere between the two Continue reading