BLADE RUNNER 2049

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Ana De Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, Dave Bautista, Hiam Abbass, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James. Blade Runner 2049 is the latest film from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who has an impressive track record that includes Incendies, the psychological thriller Prisoners, the war on drugs thriller Sicario, and the sci-fi drama Arrival. Here he returns to the sci-fi genre, with this visually stunning and stylish long Continue reading

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J J Abrams Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyenga, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendolyn Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Max Von Sydow, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Simon Pegg, Billie Lourd, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, Ken Leung, Greg Grunwald, Mark Hamill. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or Star Wars VII, is probably the most anticipated film of the year so far. Often though when expectations are so high the result can be disappointing, as with recent offerings like Hunger Games: Mockingjay Continue reading

THE AGE OF ADALINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lee Toland Krieger Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, Ellen Burstyn, Cara Richardson, Anada Crew, Richard Harmon. Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively, from the tv series Gossip Girl, etc) is 29. Adaline Bowman has been 29 for the past seven decades. Unlike Dorian Grey though who had an oil painting in the attic growing old and decrepit while he retained his youth and vigour, Adaline's unchanging age is the result of a more scientific incident. During an unusual snowfall late one night Adaline's car skidded Continue reading

COWBOYS & ALIENS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer. As a genre the traditional western is virtually moribund, but Hollywood keeps churning out some interesting variations on the theme that temporarily breathe life into the form. The latest is Cowboys & Aliens, and the title basically says all you need to know. Imagine the likes of iconic hero John Wayne taking on aliens, and you’ll get the drift! It’s The Searchers meets Independence Day as the film combines Continue reading

MORNING GLORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Michell Stars: Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson. Morning Glory is a snappy comedy set against the background of a low rating morning television news show which is hoping to turn its fortunes around. When Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is sacked from her job as executive news producer at a third rate New Jersey television station she lands on her feet when she is offered the job of turning around the ratings of struggling morning show Daybreak on the independent IBS network. "Half the people Continue reading