THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Webb Stars: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons, Wallace Shawn, Tate Donovan, Anh Duong, Debi Mazar, Bill Camp. Taking its title from a Simon and Garfunkel song, The Only Living Boy In New York is a gentle coming of age drama that explores themes of family, love and relationships and the messy nature of life. The film follows the story of Thomas Webb (played by British actor and model Callum Turner, from Green Room, etc), a naive young man Continue reading

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anna Foerster Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, James Faulkner, Clementine Nicholson, Peter Andersson, Bradley James, Trent Garrett, Daisy Head. This fifth film in the franchise comes four years after Underworld: Awakening, but it has little that is new to offer. Maybe it's time to bring the saga to an end. Kate Beckinsale dons the skin tight leather outfit again to reprise her role as the kick ass death dealer Selene, who has been trying to keep her daughter Eve out of the clutches of Continue reading

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Whit Stillman Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Chloe Sevigny, Tom Bennett, Morfydd Clark, Lochlann O'Mearain, Justin Edwards, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Jenn Murray. Jane Austen's novels (Sense And Sensibility, Pride And Prejudice, etc) were rather staid drawing room romances that were critiques of the social mores, class differences, manners, love, the search for a good husband and the role of women in Edwardian England. Which makes Love & Friendship a rather unusual and wonderfully comic take on Austen's usual Continue reading

ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry Jones Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, Emma Pierson, voices of Robin Williams, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. Outside of the first two films in Edgar Wright's so-called Cornetto Trilogy, Simon Pegg's film career has probably seen more misses than hits. He recently redeemed his reputation with roles in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the romantic comedy Man Up, although the latter's success was due more to the superb chemistry he Continue reading

STONEHEARST ASYLUM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brad Anderson Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, David Thewlis, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng, Sinead Cusack, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Edmund Kingsley, Guillaume Delaunay. The inmates have taken over the asylum in this dark and disturbing thriller based on The System Of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe, a past master of the macabre, in 1844. The story was previously told in the little seen 2005 film Lunacy from Czech director Jan Svankmajer. Despite a strong cast Continue reading