JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Halle Berry, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Mark Dacascos, Said Taghmaoui, Tobias Segal, Randall Duk Kim, Jason Mantzoukas. In 2014 we were introduced to John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves, from Speed and The Matrix trilogy, etc), an indestructible assassin who is a more lethally efficient assassin than even Jason Bourne. Wick had retired from the business to spend time with his family. But when a Russian mob killed his family and his dog, Continue reading

JOHN WICK 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Common, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Claudia Gerini, Peter Stromare, Laurence Fishburne, Franco Nero, Bridget Moynahan, Thomas Sadoski. John Wick, the ultra-violent 2014 action flick that starred Keanu Reeves as a cool, taciturn, ruthlessly efficient and seemingly invincible assassin, was something of a guilty pleasure and a surprise hit at the box office. So now we get this sequel, which once again takes us into this shadowy world of assassins and Continue reading

GRIMSBY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Louis Leterrier Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Tamsin Egerton, Ricky Tomlinson, David Harewood, Scott Adkins, Sam Hazeldine, Barkhadi Abdi. The spy genre is rife material for spoofing, and there have been numerous attempts, from the classic tv series Get Smart through to Leslie Nielsen's Spy Hard to the more recent Melissa McCarthy vehicle simply entitled Spy. And now we get Grimsby, the new action comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen, the man who gave us such Continue reading

JOHN WICK

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: David Leith and Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Lance Reddick, Adrianne Palicki, Iam McShane, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Omer Bernea, Keith Jardine. A cool, stylish and ultra violent action thriller with a high body count, John Wick is another variation on the revenge seeking vigilante film, but it doesn't merely rehash the familiar tropes of some recent similarly themed films. Written by Derek Kolstad, this adrenaline charged and and testosterone fuelled action movie Continue reading

HERCULES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brett Ratner Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Peter Mullan, Joseph Fiennes, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Rebecca Ferguson, Isaac Andrews, Joe Anderson, Nicholas Moss. Having endured numerous other dire films about Greek Gods, demi-gods and warriors fighting to save their precious kingdoms from attacking enemies (300: Rise Of An Empire, Clash Of The Titans and its risible sequel, and especially Renny Harlin's recent awful Legend Of Hercules, etc) I had low expectations Continue reading