SKYSCRAPER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Roland Moller, Noah Taylor, Chin Han, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, McKenna Roberts, Noah Cottrell. Skyscraper is essentially a cross between Die Hard, the best action film of the 80s, and The Towering Inferno, the best of the 70s cycle of disaster films with an all-star cast and great special effects for its period. This is a big dumb action film, and no-one is better at making big dumb action blockbusters than the charismatic Dwayne Johnson, who is Continue reading

SCREAM 4

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Craven Stars: David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, Rory Culkin, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Emma Roberts. With the original Scream, and its two sequels, writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven deconstructed the cliches of the horror genre, and subverted the usual cliches. In the ten years since though the horror genre has changed, with a slew of torture porn films like the Saw series, the Final Destination series, and a lot of lazy and uninspired remakes of classics. Scream 4 acknowledges these trends, and Continue reading