FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Yates Stars: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Mads Mikkelsen, Dan fogler, Callum Turner, Richard Coyle, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Katherine Waterston, William Nadylam, Victoria Yeates, Oliver Masucci, Fiona Glascott, Dave Wong.   Call me a muggle but I was left cold by this bloated third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts series created by Harry Potter author J K Rowling as part of the extended Potterverse. The series serves as a kind of prequel to the Harry Potter series, and explores the world of wizardy in the first Continue reading

RIDERS OF JUSTICE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anders Thomas Jensen Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Nicholas Bro, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Gustav Lindh, Roland Moller.   With its mix of black humour, quirky characters and violence this offbeat crime drama from Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen (After The Wedding, etc) seems like it has been inspired by the likes of the Coen brothers.   Markus (a heavily bearded Mads Mikkelsen) returns home from his posting abroad to be with his teenaged daughter Mathilde (Andrea Heick Continue reading

ARCTIC.

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Penna Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smaradottit. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, tv’s Hannibal, etc) virtually plays a lone hand in this grim tale of endurance and survival set in the frozen wastelands of the North Pole. The film will recall other survival dramas like All Is Lost, in which Robert Redford played a lone role as a sailor stranded at sea after his yacht was struck by a floating cargo container, or Cast Away with Tom Hanks stuck on a desert island with only a volleyball for company. In Arctic the Continue reading

ROGUE ONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gareth Edwards Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Jimmy Smits, Alistair Petrie, Ben Daniels, Ian McElhinney, James Earl Jones. One of the most anticipated films of the year was Rogue One, the latest stand alone spin off in the Star Wars franchise. While it doesn't quite live up to the hype it is still a solid film that delivers plenty of action that won't disappoint the die hard fans of the series. This "stand alone" Star Wars film Continue reading

DOCTOR STRANGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins. For a long time the DC comic book adaptations have been rather dark and grim, both in content and look, while the Marvel comic adaptations have been lighter in tone and more colourful and creative, boasting some great special effects and strong characterisations. And this is indeed true of Doctor Strange, which gives us yet another origins story for a Marvel Continue reading