DEEPWATER HORIZON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Berg Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson, Dylan O'Brien, Ethan Suplee, Gina Rodriguez, Brad Leland, James DuMont, Douglas M Griffin, Jason Kirkpatrick, J D Evermore, Joe Chrest. The towering oil rig inferno? In April 2010 the Deepwater Horizon, a free floating oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico some 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, exploded. Eleven of the 126 crew were killed and some 50 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf, creating the biggest environmental disaster in US history. This Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garry Marshall Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Jack Whitehall, Hector Elizondo, Shay Mitchell, Cameron Esposito, Margo Martindale, Asif Mandvi, Robert Pine, Sarah Chalke, Ella Anderson, Loni Love, Lucy Walsh, Jennifer Garner, Larry Miller, Sean O'Bryan, Brandon Spink, Caleb Brown, Jon Lovitz, Grayson Russell. Mother's Day is the third film in director Garry Marshall's unofficial trilogy based around Hallmark-like "special events" holidays, and it follows the bland Continue reading

KUNG FU PANDA 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Jennifer Yuh, Alessandro Carloni Stars: voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, J K Simmons, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wayne Knight, Steele Gagnon, Al Roker, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie Pitt. With a few notable exceptions, by the time most successful film franchises reach a third installment very few maintain the standard of the original. Most are beginning to show a lack of 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

SOMETHING BORROWED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Greenfield Stars: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Ashley Williams, Colin Egglesfield. Something Borrowed is certainly an appropriate title for this bland and formulaic romantic comedy, which borrows heavily from the cliches and general plot elements of a number of films from this over crowded genre. Something Borrowed has been scripted by Jennie Snyder, and based on the best selling novel by Emily Griffin, and most notably the plot resembles My Best Friend’s Wedding, which starred Julie Roberts and Cameron Continue reading