JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Halle Berry, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Mark Dacascos, Said Taghmaoui, Tobias Segal, Randall Duk Kim, Jason Mantzoukas. In 2014 we were introduced to John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves, from Speed and The Matrix trilogy, etc), an indestructible assassin who is a more lethally efficient assassin than even Jason Bourne. Wick had retired from the business to spend time with his family. But when a Russian mob killed his family and his dog, Continue reading

LAST FLAG FLYING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, J Quinton Johnson, Yul Vazquez, Deanna Reed-Foster, Graham Wolfe, Cicely Tyson. The latest film from director Richard Linklater (the Oscar winning Boyhood, the Before trilogy, etc) is a road movie that offers up a meditation on the bonds of male friendship, patriotism and the nature of war. This is his most political and cynical movie to date and it is deeply critical of the US military policies. The film draws powerful parallels between the Continue reading

JOHN WICK 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Common, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Claudia Gerini, Peter Stromare, Laurence Fishburne, Franco Nero, Bridget Moynahan, Thomas Sadoski. John Wick, the ultra-violent 2014 action flick that starred Keanu Reeves as a cool, taciturn, ruthlessly efficient and seemingly invincible assassin, was something of a guilty pleasure and a surprise hit at the box office. So now we get this sequel, which once again takes us into this shadowy world of assassins and Continue reading

PASSENGERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Morten Tyldum Stars: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, voice of Emma Clarke. Passengers is set in a distant future where the Earth has become overcrowded and resources are drying up. The colony spaceship Avalon is making its way towards Homestead II, a distant planet that will become the new home for humans. The journey though will take some 120 years. The crew and some 5000 passengers have been put into a state of frozen suspended animation, due to be awakened on arrival ath their Continue reading

RIDE ALONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill. This is another odd couple buddy comedy action film in the same vein as 48 Hours, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour and Midnight Run and the like. But here the team of writers and director Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four, etc) take the formula that was tired by the end of the 80s and further drive it into the dirt with an uninspired script and some heavy handed direction. Ben Barber (motor mouthed former Continue reading