HIDDEN FIGURES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirtsen Dunst, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Kimberly Quinn, Olek Krupa, Ken Strunk, Kurt Krause. The Help at NASA? Of all the nine films nominated for Best Film at this year’s Oscars, the inspirational and feel good true life drama Hidden Figures is also the biggest crowd pleaser and the most accessible. Based on Margot Lee Shatterly’s non-fiction book about a trio of African-American women who worked on the NASA Continue reading

WISH I WAS HERE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Zach Braff Stars: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Jim Parsons, James Avery, Donald Faison, Michael Weston, Alexander Chaplin. Ten years ago Scrubs star Zach Braff made his mark as a writer and director with the insightful cult favourite Garden State, an assured but quirky comedy which drew upon personal experiences. But it has taken ten years for Braff to produce a follow up film. And despite the critical success of Garden State, which should have given him some clout with Continue reading

THE MUPPETS

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Bobin Stars: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Peter Linz, Jack Black, Alan Arkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Mickey Rooney, Jim Parsons, Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis. The Muppets last graced the big screen in 1999, with the disappointing Muppets From Space. In the decade or so since then, have they become irrelevant, as ruthless oil baron Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) says, or are they still capable of entertaining today’s audiences who like every thing faster, louder and superficial? Continue reading