BEHIND ENEMY LINES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Moore Stars: Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson. Behind Enemy Lines is just the first in a number of gung-ho, unswervingly patriotic, but rousingly exciting military-themed movies from Hollywood, set in some long forgotten war zones, that seem to have inadvertently tapped into the current international crisis as the war against terrorism wages. While war rages in central European province of Yugoslavia, the US navy’s finest aircraft carrier the Carl Vinson sits off shore and can only monitor and watch. For pilot Chris Burnett Continue reading

THE CHAMBER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:James Foley Stars:Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Lela Rochon, Robert Prosky, David Marshall Grant, Raymond Barry, Bo Jackson, Josef Sommer, Nicholas Pryor, Harve Presnell, Richard Bradford Running Time:110 minutes A far cry from the lightweight drama and largely implausible conspiracy themes of The Pelican Brief, etc, The Chamber is possibly the darkest and most sombre in tone of the five screen adaptations of John Grisham's popular legal thrillers. It is also more character driven, and this noticeable shift in Continue reading

EXTREME MEASURES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:Michael Apted Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Bill Nunn, John Toles-Bey, Paul Guilfoyle, Debra Monk Typical of Hollywood's lack of imagination and creativity, the three minute trailer for Extreme Measures is an absolute shocker! It virtually gives away all there is to know about the plot of this routine, moderately gripping, yet ultimately unsurprising medical thriller that seems to have been heavily inspired by the vastly superior Coma and its ilk. Anyone who has seen the trailer will know, Continue reading