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

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Logan Lerman, Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Mads Mikkelsen, Gabriella Wilde, Freddie Fox, James Corden. Alexandre Dumas’ classic 1844 adventure story about the three musketeers and their derring do, sword play and intrigue in the court of Louis XIII has been filmed numerous times before. There was a silent version of the tale in 1921, starring arguably the greatest swashbuckler of all in Douglas Fairbanks. Other versions of the timeless tale Continue reading