LOVE & MERCY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Pohland Stars: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Bill Camp, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Brett Davern, Max Schneider, Joanna Going, Graham Rogers, Diana Maria Riva. This is an unconventional biopic of Brian Wilson, the songwriter and creative driving force behind 60s band The Beach Boys, whose songs of sun, surf and summer epitomised the California sound. Most biopics of musicians tend to explore their darker side as well as look at that fine line between genius and madness and Love & Mercy is no exception. Continue reading

I AM NUMBER FOUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: D J Caruso Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Teresa Palmer, Timothy Olyphant, Jake Abel, Callan McAulliffe, Diana Agron. With the incredibly successful Harry Potter and Twilight franchises reaching their conclusion, filmmakers are obviously on the hunt for the next big thing in teen fiction to kick start another lucrative and long running series. But with both the recent Percy Jackson and Alex Ryder series failing to attract large audiences, high hopes rest with I Am Number Four. The film basically shares a number of broad thematic Continue reading