THE AVIATOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate beckinsale, John C Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Brent Spiner, Edward Herrmann, Willem Dafoe, Matt Ross, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright. Most people who know anything about maverick multi-billionaire Howard Hughes remember the almost pathetic image of the eccentric recluse living in isolation in a Las Vegas hotel, hidden from the world at large and controlled by his numerous phobias. Continue reading

FROM HELL

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Allen and Albert Hughes Stars: Johnny Depp, Ian Holm, Ian Richardson, Heather Graham, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane. The story of notorious 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper has been told numerous times before (in films like Murder By Decree, etc), even though his identity has never been officially revealed. Based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, From Hell delivers its own credible theory on why his identity has never been exposed, while retaining much of the mystery surrounding his brief but bloody reign Continue reading

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Danny Boyle Stars:Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm, Ian McNeice, Stanley Tucci, Dan Hedaya, Tony Shalhoub, Maury Chaykin, Judith Ivey Running Time:103 minutes.   Angels are occasionally sent to earth to change an ordinary person's life has been a favourite theme for film makers. Although this quirky, visually dazzling but sporadically inventive comedy/drama is probably the kind of film that Frank Capra would have made had he taken drugs, A Life Less Ordinary ultimately owes more than a Continue reading

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luc Besson Stars: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tommy "Tiny" Lister jr, Lee Evans, Tricky, Charlie Creed Miles, John Neville, John Bluthal, Matthieu Kassovitz Running Time: 127 minutes. This impressive, big budget action packed futuristic fantasy from French director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita and The Professional, etc) is the most expensive European movie ever made. Every cent of the film's massive $160 million budget is evident in the final product, a futuristic Continue reading