THE MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Ball Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen, Patricia Clarkson, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazer, Giancarlo Esposito, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Walton Goggins, Katherine McNamara, Nathalie Emmanuel. The Maze Runner: The Death Cure successfully brings to a conclusion the generic, post-apocalyptic dystopian saga based on the ambitious but hugely popular series of novels written by James Dashner. And unlike a couple of other YA adaptations, at least here the producers Continue reading

MONEY MONSTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jodie Foster Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Dominic West, Dennis Boutsikaris, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Chris Bauer, Emily Meade, Aaron Yoo. This thriller about an unusual hostage situation is a sort of Dog Day Afternoon for the post GFC crowd. It also plays to our own innate suspicion and distrust of financiers, bankers and corporate executives who deal in hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, both large and small, but who are rarely held accountable when it Continue reading

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Neel Sethi, voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Garry Shandling. Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphan boy raised in the jungle by wolves, has been told many times on screen before, most notably in the 1967 animated version from Disney studios. That was the last film that Walt Disney himself was personally involved with, as he died before it was released. Since then there have been several other versions, including Continue reading