RULES DON’T APPLY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Warren Beatty Stars: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Oliver PLatt, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergin, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Hart Bochner, Chace Crawford, Marshall Bell, Michael Badalucco, Holmes Osborne. Despite the fact that he died in 1976, eccentric billionaire, aviator and movie mogul Howard Hughes continues to fascinate filmmakers. Hughes has previously been played on screen by the likes of Jason Robards, Tommy Lee Jones, Dean Stockwell, and Leonardo Continue reading

KILL THE MESSENGER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Cuesta Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie De Witt, Oliver Platt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia, Richard Jenkins, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper. In the 1980s the Reagan administration waged a covert war on drugs. But it was a war that created some strange bedfellows. At the same time, the CIA was apparently helping drug dealers smuggle crack cocaine into the urban ghettoes of Los Angeles and other American cities, and using the funds to help prop up the Contra rebels fighting in Continue reading

X MEN: FIRST CLASS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matthew Vaughn Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Lucas Till, Caleb Landry Jones, Edi Gathegi, Oliver Platt, Zoe Kravitz . This fifth film in the X Men franchise is an origin story that takes us back to an earlier time and gives us the backstory of the two central characters Professor X and Magneto. While remaining respectful of its comic book origins, X Men: First Class breathes new life into the franchise. The film is set in the early ‘60s, a Continue reading

A DESTINY OF HER OWN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marshall Herskovitz Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Moira Kelly, Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett, Fred Ward, Jake Weber, Jeroen Krabbe, Joanna Cassidy, Daniel Lapaine, Simon Dutton, Peter Eyre, Justine Miceli. In overseas markets, A Destiny Of Her Own is also known as Dangerous Beauty, a stronger and far more appropriate title. This elaborate historical melodrama is set in the decadent Venice of the late 16th century, when women were still treated as second class citizens. Only the courtesans, in essence Continue reading