MONSTER TRUCKS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Wedge Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Rob Lowe, Barry Pepper, Holt McCallany, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Frank Whaley. How to train your subterranean creature? What if so-called monster trucks were actually powered by monsters that lived inside them? The producers of Monster Trucks have taken a simple concept that apparently sprang from the mind of a four-year-old boy and have worked it into an entertaining quirky throwback to the cinema of the 80s which becomes something of a guilty pleasure by the end. Continue reading

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Edward Zwick Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Holt McCallany, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Robert Knepper, Jason Douglas, Madalyn Horcher, Robert Catrini. Jack Reacher, a taciturn and hard as nails former military policeman who now wanders across America usually finding trouble in backwater towns, is the hero of a series of best selling novels written by British author Lee Child. In the books Reacher is described as being 6' 7 inches tall and weighing about 250lbs. When it was first announced that Tom Cruise, Continue reading

THREE KINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David O Russell Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn, Jamie kennedy, Mykelti Williamson, Said Taghmaoui, Cliff Curtis, Liz Stauber, Holt McCallany. In the 1970 war film Kelly's Heroes, Clint Eastwood led a ragtag bunch of soldiers who looted Nazi gold as they made their way across occupied Europe as part of the allied invasion. David O Russell's smart action thriller takes a similar premise, but sets it against the background of the Gulf War of the early 1990's and imbues it with a healthy dose of Continue reading