FIFTY SHADES DARKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Bruce Altman. The original Fifty Shades Of Grey was based on E L James’ trashy best seller about the torrid and kinky sexual relationship between a handsome billionaire businessman with a B&D fetish and a naïve publishing assistant. It gave us a bit of a tantalising glimpse into the subculture of S&M and B&D. It was controversial and heavily Continue reading

GRUDGE MATCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Segal Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal. This surprisingly enjoyable comedy/drama about two aged boxers reluctantly dragged out of retirement for a show down can best be described as essentially Rocky versus Raging Bull. The concept works because of the astute casting of two of the screen's most memorable and charismatic boxers Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in the lead roles. Stallone played boxer Rocky Balboa in a handful of Rocky movies, while De Niro won an Continue reading

THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tod Williams Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning. Faithfully adapted from the first third of John Irving's sprawling novel A Widow For One Year, The Door In The Floor is a dark, contemplative, and emotionally charged film dealing with grief, guilt and loss. This literate and moving film explores how tragedy can either destroy a family or bring them together during the painful healing process. Since the death of their teenage sons years earlier, Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his wife Marion Continue reading