THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Matthew MacFadyen, Richard E Grant, Eugenio Derbez, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Ellie Bamber, Misty Copeland, Sergei Polunin. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and premiering in 1892, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular ballets of all time. The libretto for the ballet was adapted from E T A Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker And The Mouse King. Now Disney has brought The 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