TOMB RAIDER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roar Uthaug Stars: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost. Raider of the Lost Tomb? This is a reboot of the franchise based on the popular video game that launched an obvious attempt to create a female variation on the daring archaeologist Indiana Jones. The Tomb Raider series was first brought to the screen in 2001 with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie playing the kick-arse heroine Lara Croft. But it has been dormant since 2003’s disappointing sequel Cradle Of Life. Continue reading

THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cedrid Nicolas-Troyan Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Rob Brydon, Nick Frost, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Sam Claflin, Colin Morgan, Ralph Ineson, Sam Hazeldine, voice of Liam Neeson. Only three months into the year and 2016 has already given us plenty of unnecessary and mostly inferior sequels. And here is another one! 2012's Snow White And The Huntsman provided a rather more fanciful and darker take on the familiar fairy tale, reinventing it for the Game Of Thrones and Twilight crowd. But Continue reading

CUBAN FURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Griffiths Stars: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Chris O'Dowd, Kayvan Novack, Olivia Colman, Rory Kinnear. Beefy comic Nick Frost is best known for his work alongside Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright in the so-called "Cornetto trilogy" (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and last year's disappointing The World's End), but here he branches out on his own for this formulaic, cliched and somewhat predictable romcom. Nonetheless, Cuban Fury is likeable enough crowd pleasing romcom, that will appeal to those who liked Shall We Continue reading

PAUL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Greg Mottola Stars: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Jason Bateman, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver. Paul is part road movie, part buddy comedy and another variation on the familiar aliens amongst us scenario. There have been numerous movies about aliens visiting Earth – ET, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Starman, and even Men In Black – but this entertaining comedy subverts many of the usual cliches of the sci-fi genre. Although some of its gags and cliches are obvious, Paul is still a lot of fun. Simon Pegg and Nick Continue reading