THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: F Gary Gray Stars: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Patrick St Esprit, Elsa Pataky, Janmario Santiago, Kristofer Hivju, Peter Hansen. The Fate Of The Furious is the eighth instalment in the successful franchise that has boasted some wildly over the top car action and outrageous stunts that defy the laws of gravity. But with each successive entry since Tokyo Drift, the third film in the Continue reading

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Liebesman Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez,. Loud, noisy, and chaotic! Ultimately, Battle: Los Angeles is full of sound and fury, but it amounts to little. This big budget alien invasion movie is a purely visceral experience for adrenaline junkies. Here director Jonathan Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning, etc) effectively brings a war movie sensibility to the alien invasion genre. The aliens here are more aggressive, more along the lines of War Of The Worlds and the recent Skyline, rather than Continue reading

RESIDENT EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, While based on the popular video game, this big budget film adaptation of Resident Evil liberally borrows from a number of other well-known films for its visual style. Film fans should have little trouble identifying these influences, in particular George A Romero's cult classic Night Of The Living Dead, which the film slavishly imitates for much of its duration. Like most other video games that have become movies (Streetfighter, Super Mario Brothers, etc) Resident Evil loses something Continue reading