BARBARIAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Zach Cregger Stars: Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davies, Richard Brake. It’s been a good year for horror fans with some excellent and very creepy films being released. And now here is one of the best, destined to become a classic of the genre. However, it’s best not to reveal too much about Barbarian so as not to spoil the surprises. Suffice to say that this is an original, well scripted and cleverly crafted horror film that is genuinely scary, creepy and unsettling, and builds on atmosphere 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

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walt Becker Stars: voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, with Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Josh Green, Kimberley Williams-Paisley, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne. Somewhat cleverly and punningly subtitled The Road Chip, this fourth instalment in clever mix of live action and CGI featuring the pneumatic voiced singing chipmunks Alvin and his brothers, is actually something of an improvement on the previous effort Chipwrecked. As usual the trio of CGI created singing chipmunks Continue reading

TUSK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Smith Stars: Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Johnny Depp. Kevin Smith burst onto the scene in 1994 with his low budget slacker comedy Clerks, which was shot in the convenience store where he worked, which went on to be come a cult favourite. Since then though his subsequent output has been pretty much hit and miss. Chasing Amy and the raunchy Zack And Miro Make A Porno have been hits, while the romcom Jersey Girl was one of the misses. And the awful odd couple cop buddy comedy Cop Out was aptly Continue reading

THE CONSPIRATOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Redford Stars: Robin Wright, Colm Meaney, Kevin Kline, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long. As a director Robert Redford seems to be drawn towards stories that explore his interest in politics, American history and miscarriages of justice. He has found the ideal material in the story of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a widow who was arrested and charged alongside many of the key conspirators in the assassination of President Lincoln. The government assumed that because she ran a Continue reading