THE DARK TOWER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nikolaj Arcel Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Michael Berbieri, Jose Zuniga, Dannis Haysbert, Claudia Kim, Ben Gavin, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Pauling, Nicholas Hamilton. The titular dark tower is a tall edifice that supposedly stands at the centre of the universe, and, according to legend, if it should fall then chaos will reign. Roland (Idris Elba) is the last in a long line of gunslingers charged with protecting the tower from all sorts of threats. He has been Continue reading

GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Gaghan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood, Craig T Nelson, Toby Kebbell, Bill Camp, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Rachael Taylor, Stacy Keach, Mason Blair, Adam Lefevre. Matthew McConaughey goes from strength to strength with his recent choice of roles, and here he gives another winning performance in the financial drama Gold. He plays Kenny Wells, the eccentric, overly confident, alcoholic and down on his luck prospector and hustler, the son of a legendary and Continue reading

SING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garth Jennings Stars: voices of: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Tori Kelly, Seth McFarlane, John C Reilly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones, Garth Jennings, Beck Bennett, Peter Serafinowicz, Jay Pharoah, Rhea Pearlman. Like the recent Zootopia, the animated, family friendly Sing is set in a city populated entirely by animals, creatures great and small. Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who runs a theatre, but he has fallen Continue reading

FREE STATE OF JONES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Ross Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kerri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Thomas Frances Murphy, Jacob Lofland, Sean Bridgers, Christopher Berry. Hollywood has given us lots of great dramas set against the backdrop of the Civil War, including Oscar winning classics like the epic Gone With The Wind; Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves; Lincoln; Robert Maxwell's Gettysburg, the superb and meticulous reenactment of the war's bloodiest battle; Cold Mountain; Glory, about a regiment of African-American soldiers; and of course Continue reading

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Travis Knight Stars: voices of Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, Brenda Vaccaro, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. This stop motion animated action adventure comes from Laika Studios, and maintains the high standards established by their previous works like Coraline and Paranorman. Set in a mythical Japan during the era of the Samurai, the film draws upon the traditions and culture of ancient Japan, including the Kabuki theatre, origami, samurai legends and anime comics. Written by Continue reading