MINAMATA

Reviewed by GREG KING Stars: Johnny Depp, Minami, Jun Kunimura, Bill Nighy,, Katherine Jenkins, Akiko Iwase, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryo Kase. Based on a true story this drama about industrial pollution and the environmental damage caused by giant chemical companies and their greed, corruption and malfeasance who refuse to accept responsibility or take action puts Minamata in the same wheelhouse as films like Erin Brokovich and Dark Waters, although it is nowhere near as provocative or compelling. Minamata is a small waterfront town in Japan. For fifteen years, since Continue reading

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kenneth Branagh Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Leslie Odom jr, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin, Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Strangers On A Train? Agatha Christie is the world's best-selling author, having sold some 2 billion copies of her crime and mystery novels. She has written 66 novels, 33 of which feature her famous creation, the arrogant, fastidious and brilliant Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot. Many of her books Continue reading

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg Stars: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Bruce Spence, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Paul McCartney. Pirates just want to have fun! This is the fifth instalment in the successful film franchise originally based on the Pirates Of The Caribbean theme ride at Disneyland, and the series has so far grossed over $3.7 billion at the box office, making it one of the Continue reading

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Yates Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Subol, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Zoe Kravitz, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Ronan Raftery, Johnny Depp. With the lucrative Harry Potter franchise done and dusted, author J K Rowling has expanded on her Potterverse with this stand alone tale set some seven decades before the adventures of the boy wizard. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them serves as the launching pad for a new post-Potter franchise set against the world of Continue reading

YOGA HOSERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Smith Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Hayley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Austin Butler, Genesis Rodriguez, Ashley Greene, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Conroy, Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Jason Mewes. Yoga Hosers is the second film in Kevin Smith's True North trilogy set in Winnipeg in Canada and it follows his bizarre Tusk in which a deranged scientist turned Justin Long into a human walrus. As with Tusk, the idea behind Yoga Hosers came from the Continue reading