OVERLORD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julius Avery Stars: Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Jovan Adepo, John Magaro, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbaek, Mathilde Olivier, Iain DeCaestecker, Gianny Taufer, Erich Redman, Dominic Applewhite. Overlord follows a platoon of US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who parachute into occupied France on the eve of the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from the Nazi tyranny. Their mission is to infiltrate a small French village and destroy a radio transmitter located in the steeple of a church. The success 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

SUPER 8

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J J Abrams Stars: Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Elle Fanning, Noah Emmerich, Ryan Lee. Super 8 is a B-movie with an A-grade budget and production values. J J Abrams’ monster movie is a wonderfully entertaining blend of horror and sci-fi cliches mixed with the awe and wonder of films like Spielberg’s ET and Close Encounters, together with the boy’s own adventure sensibility and coming of age themes of films like The Goonies and Stand By Me. It also deals with the transcendental power of movies to heal and Continue reading