LOVE, SIMON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Greg Berlanti Stars: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jorge Lendeborg jr, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Keiynan Lonsdale, Miles Heizer, Joey Pollari, Tony Hale, Natasha Rothwell, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Clark Moore. I liked Simon a lot, but I didn’t love Simon! This enjoyable queer teen love story deals with themes of sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, bullying, family, peer pressure, which gives it a universal appeal. It is also refreshing to see a Continue reading

A DOG’S PURPOSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Bryce Gheisar, K J Apa, Britt Robertson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Pooch Hall, Logan Miller.   What is a dog’s purpose? Is it to provide companionship, to help us overcome grief and loneliness, or is it to help us find fulfilment and purpose in our own lives? These questions will be answered in this heart-warming and slightly mawkish feel good family friendly film based on the 2010 bestseller by W Bruce Cameron, best known for his book 8 Continue reading

BEFORE I FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ry Russo-Young Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimini, Elena Kampouris, Logan Miller, Rian Lawley, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta. Despite her privileged background, Samantha Kingston (played by Zoey Deutch, recently seen in Why Him?) is your typical rebellious teenager with a lack of respect for her parents and authority. She is part of a clique of mean girl bitches at the local high school, led by the self-absorbed narcissistic bully Lindsay (Halston Sage). The rest of this quartet is rounded out by Ally Continue reading

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Landon Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage, Lukas Gage, Niki Koss, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Hiram A Murray, Blake Anderson. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse is an offbeat mix of zombie horror and juvenile humour that could best be described as The Walking Dead meets American Pie. Initially I had low expectations for this film, as the trailer made it seem like a low budget B-grade horror film and a throwback to 80s cinema and the early days of Peter Continue reading