ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Reviewed by GREG KINGDirector: Ric Roman Waugh Stars: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Danny Huston, Nick Nolte, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson. This is the third film featuring Gerard Butler's gruff, ferocious and seemingly indestructible secret service agent Mike Banning, the loyal and resourceful guardian angel who has protected the US President against deadly terrorist attacks in 2013's Olympus Has Fallen and 2016's London Has Fallen. When this film opens President Alan Trumbull (played by series regular Morgan Freeman, Continue reading

DEN OF THIEVES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Gudegast Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson jr, 50 Cent, Dawn Olivieri, Maurice Compte, Brian Van Horn, Evan Jones, Mo McRae, Eric Braeden, Jordan Bridges, Cooper Andrews. The DNA of Michael Mann’s classic 1995 heist thriller Heat runs through the structure and plotting of this gritty, violent, contemporary urban crime drama. Los Angeles is the bank robbery capital of the US, with a bank robbery committed on average every 48 minutes every day. The gang of highly organised and efficient robbers here Continue reading

GEOSTORM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Devlin Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Alexandra Maria Lana, Robert Sheehan, Danial Wu, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Amr Waked, Eugenio Hernandez, Richard Schiff, Mare Winningham. Geostorm is one big dumb sci-fi disaster movie that seems like a distant cousin to Michael Bay's Armageddon. But it is also a lot of escapist fun if you can suspend disbelief for a couple of hours. It stars Gerard Butler, a no-nonsense maverick action here who has in two previous films saved the President of Continue reading

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Deblois Stars: voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Djimon Hounsou, Craig Ferguson, Kristin Wiig, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T J Miller, Kit Harrington. Dreamworks has certainly established itself as one of the powerhouses in the animation field over the past twenty years, and now they even rival the mighty Pixar studios with their successful franchises like Shrek and the Madagascar series. And they seem to have another successful franchise on their hands now with the How To Train Your Continue reading

DEAR FRANKIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shona Auerbach Stars: Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone, Sharon Small, Mary Riggans. For some strange reason, it has taken this absolutely charming film nearly two years to reach our screens. Deaf nine-year-old Frankie (Jack McElhone, recently seen in Young Adam) has never really known his father, a drunken abusive man. Years earlier his mother Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) took Frankie and has constantly been on the move since, moving house to avoid any chance that her husband may be able to track them down. But Lizzie Continue reading