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

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

CHEF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey jr, Gary Collins. Food, glorious food! There have been lots of films like Julia And Julia, Eat Drink Man Woman, No Reservations, the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible, and 1996's Big Night that have mixed drama with fabulous, mouthwatering food and complicated family relationships, and Chef joins that short list. Chef is an unexpected cinematic treat. Jon Favreau leaves behind Continue reading

RIDE ALONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill. This is another odd couple buddy comedy action film in the same vein as 48 Hours, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour and Midnight Run and the like. But here the team of writers and director Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four, etc) take the formula that was tired by the end of the 80s and further drive it into the dirt with an uninspired script and some heavy handed direction. Ben Barber (motor mouthed former Continue reading

TITAN A.E.

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Don Bluth and Gary Goldman Stars: voices of Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, Nathan Lane, John Leguizamo, Janeane Garofalo, Ron Perlman, Alex D Linz, Tone Loc, Jim Cummings. A few years ago, Fox studios established their own animation arm in an attempt to take on Disney's traditional domination of this field. Their first released animated feature film Anastasia was a perfect Disney clone, and was reasonably successful at the box office. But Fox have since learned that the field of feature film animation is not exactly Continue reading