FIFTY SHADES FREED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Bruce Altman, Luke Grimes, Victor Rusak, Max Martini, Jennifer Ehle, Callum Keith Rennie, Tyler Hoechlin, Arielle Kebbel. Fifty Shades Blander? One of the trashiest film trilogies in recent memory reaches its (ahem) climax with the dull and leaden final instalment of the franchise based on E L James’ best-selling erotic novels about a relationship based around consensual BD&SM. The Fifty Shades Continue reading

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

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Matt Bomer, Luke Grimes, Cam Giogandet, Jonathan Joss, Mark Ashworth. John Sturges' classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven made stars out of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn (who all later appeared in Sturges' epic WWII adventure The Great Escape in 1963). Sturges' film was inspired by the Akira Kurosawa's classic The Seven Samurai, regarded by some critics as Continue reading