THE SPACE BETWEEN US

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery, Colin Egglesfield, Peter Chelsom. The kid who fell to Earth? In 2018 a small group of astronauts head off to live on Mars in an experimental colony known as East Texas. This space mission is the brainchild of Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman), a billionaire entrepreneur clearly modelled on Richard Branson, who is the CEO of Genesis Space Technologies. But unknown to the mission organisers until it is too late, Sarah Continue reading

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Jean Reno, Barry Atsma, Togo Igawa, Veronica Ferres, Ming Zhao. The title sounds like this should be a fanciful children's story, but this mix of comedy and drama is more adult in its themes. A German and Canadian co-production, Hector And The Search For Happiness is an adaptation of the novel written by French psychiatrist Francois Lelord. It stars Simon Pegg as the eponymous hero, a psychiatrist who has grown disillusioned and Continue reading

THE MIGHTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Sharon Stone, Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, James Gandolfini, Gillian Anderson, Meatloaf, Keiran Culkin, Elden Henson, Joe Perrino, Jennifer Lewis. This moving and ultimately uplifting tale explores the unusual friendship that develops between two twelve year old outcasts. The Mighty is also an inspiring fable about the power of the imagination and friendship to heal scars, both emotional and physical. Based on the book by Rodman Philbrick, The Mighty is also free of the excessively saccharine and overtly Continue reading