LONDON ROAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rufus Norris Stars: Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Paul Thornley, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy, Eloise Laurence, Phillip Howard, Jenny Galloway, Paul Hilton. Britain's National Theatre has established a reputation for their impressive staging of some of the finest works of notable playwrights as well as some more quirky theatre pieces. And in recent years they have taken these plays to the world via the cinema screening through a series of National Theatre Live screenings, which captured a live performance on film and beamed it into cinemas Continue reading

PITCH PERFECT 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Elizabeth Banks Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Katey Sagal, Hana Mae Lee, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine, Ben Platt, Birgitte Hjort Sorenson, Flula Borg, Shawn Carter Paterson, Ester Dean. Pitch Perfect, a feel good film about an all girl a cappella group finding success, was a surprise box office hit in 2012, grossing over $113 million from a modest $17 million budget, so it's not surprising that producers have given us this sequel. What is Continue reading

ANNIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Will Gluck Stars: Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Zoe Margaret Colleti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan Smith, Amanda Troya, Dorian Missick, Tracie Thomas, Mike Birbiglia, Stephanie Kurtzuba. This new version of the feelgood hit play about the little orphan girl Annie searching for the parents who abandoned her is serviceable enough but probably unnecessary. The character was originally created for a comic strip by Harold Gray, but in the 70s Thomas Continue reading

BURLESQUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steve Antin Stars: Cher, Stanley Tucci, Christina Aguilera, Peter Gallagher, Eric Dane, Can Gigandet, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming. Could this musical get any more camp if it tried? Despite the disappointing nature of Burlesque, it is far more enjoyable than the recent big budget musical misfire Nine. As a vehicle to launch the acting career of pop star Christina Aguilera, Burlesque is certainly a much better choice than Mariah Carey's debut the awful Glitter, and Brittany Spears’ dreadful Crossroads. As executive producer of Continue reading