VENOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Fleischer Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Woody Harrelson, Peggy Lu. Yet another superhero movie, this one featuring a second-tier character from the Marvel stable. Or should that be a super-anti-hero, because Venom is not your usual superhero? We first met Venom in the Sam Raimi-helmed Spiderman 3, when he was played by Topher Grace. And despite its origins with Spiderman, Venom clearly sits outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film itself has been produced by Sony Continue reading

MINIONS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda Stars voices of: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush. In the Despicable Me films, the minions were the cute, diminutive, yellow, denim-clad henchmen for the supervillain Gru (who was voiced by Steve Carell). They spoke in their own impenetrable and guttural language, and more often than not hindered Gru's dastardly plans for world domination. But they effortlessly stole many scenes, and it was clear that these wonderful characters 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