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

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton. Not to be confused with Amy Berg's documentary of the same name which explored the controversial issue of the systemic decades long cover up of pedophile priests within the Catholic church, Deliver Us From Evil is inspired by the story of Ralph Sarchie. Sarchie was an NYPD officer who worked the mean streets of the Bronx and on a daily basis saw the evil that men do as he dealt with some of the Continue reading

LONE SURVIVOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Berg Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana. Based on the bestselling memoir written by veteran SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor is the harrowing true story of Operation Red Wings, a failed top secret mission that took place in Afghanistan in 2005. Luttrell (played here by Mark Wahlberg) led an elite squad of SEALs behind enemy lines to capture of kill a Taliban commander. But before the mission really begins, the four soldiers encounter a group of shepherds in the rugged forest near the Continue reading

HANNA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Wright Stars: Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hollander. If there was a genre for art house action movies, then Hanna would stand as the definitive example. This bruising, intelligent, suspenseful, visceral and fast-paced spy thriller from British director Joe Wright (best known for his art house hits Atonement and Pride And Prejudice) comes across as a frenetic blend of the punishing physical action of the Bourne series and the kinetic energy of Run Lola Run. And all set to the pulsating, driving score from the Continue reading

THE CASTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Sitch Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Tiriel Mora, Charles Tingwell, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana, Wayne Hope, Bryan Dawe, Costas Kilias, Robyn Nevin, Lynda Gibson, John Flaus The Castle is not another quirky, amusing local comedy. Rather it is a genuinely funny and touchingly honest tale that is firmly rooted in the typical Australian spirit of mate ship and barracking for the underdog, themes that it shares with the criminally ignored Mr Reliable. The first big screen outing for the creators of tv's Continue reading