M3GAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gerard Johnstone Stars: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Amie Donald, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Stephane Garneau-Monten, Lori Dungey, Jack Cassidy, Amy Usherwood. There have been many films that warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence and our addiction to technology and how technology can quickly get out of control with sometimes deadly consequences – from the rogue computers of HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and Demon Seed to Skynet in James Cameron’s T2: Continue reading

ANNABELLE COMES HOME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Dauberman Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino, Steve Coulter. The seventh film in the Conjuring universe created by filmmaker James Wan and his frequent collaborator Leigh Whannell, Annabelle Comes Home is one of the weaker entries in the franchise that also includes spin-off films like The Nun and The Curse Of The Weeping Woman. This is the third film centring around the possessed doll that we first met in 2013’s The Conjuring. There have been two sequels Continue reading

THE CURSE OF THE WEEPING WOMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Chaves Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez, Patricia Velasquez, Roman Christou, Jaynee Lynne Kinchen, Tony Amendola. Known in some territories as The Curse Of La Llorona, this is the latest chapter in James Wan’s supernatural Conjuring universe, but The Curse Of The Weeping Woman is far from the best film in the series that includes both The Conjuring and its sequel, Annabelle, etc. The sixth film in the Conjuring series, this is a weak spin off and comes across as a formulaic, predictable and cliched Continue reading

AQUAMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Leigh Whannell, Otis Dhanji, voices of Julie Andrews, John Rhys-Davies, Djimon Hounsou. For a long time, DC comics attempts to rival Marvel and its successful Avengers franchise through the creation of its DC Extended Universe with the Justice League have fallen a little flat, and their movies have tended to be dark and dour affairs. The Continue reading

THE NUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Corin Hardy Stars: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons. This is the fifth film in the lucrative The Conjuring universe that was created by Australian filmmaker James Wan in 2013, and it centres around the sinister nun Valak, whose unsettling portrait featured in The Conjuring 2. The evil entity of Valak was used by Wan as a bridge to link the horrific haunting at Amityville with the spooky proceedings in Endfield. But the malevolent and menacing otherworldly figure has also haunted Lorraine Warren (Vera Continue reading