JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brad Peyton Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luiz Guzman. At the world premiere of Journey 2 at Melbourne’s Jam Factory cinemas, stars Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson kept the preview audience waiting 90 minutes while they walked the red carpet, pressed the flesh and signed autographs for the hordes of fans. Was the film worth the wait? Like many other people who had other commitments I left the cinema before the screening commenced. Having caught up with the film upon its release, the Continue reading

ARTHUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Winer Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Geraldine James, Jennifer Garner, Jill Eikenberry, Luiz Guzman. At the start of the early 80’s, British comic Dudley Moore had something of a purple patch with his movie roles. First there was his scene stealing antics in a supporting role in the comic thriller Foul Play. Then there was his role as a philanderer obsessed with Bo Derek in Blake Edwards’ 10. And of course there was his signature role as Arthur, the drunken millionaire playboy who had to make the choice Continue reading

MAGNOLIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Melinda Dillon, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H Macy, Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Jason Robards, Melora Walters, Henry Gibson, Michael Bowen, April Grace, Luiz Guzman, Ricky Jay, Orlando James, Alfred Molina, Michael Murphy, Felicity Huffman, Emmanuel L Johnson, Don McManus, Eileen Ryan, Danny Wells, Brad Hunt, Cory Buck, Thomas Jane. Paul Thomas Anderson's follow up to his amazing Boogie Nights is an extraordinary, ambitious yet slightly flawed Continue reading