HOLMES & WATSON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Etan Cohen Stars: Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Pam Ferris, Ralph Fiennes, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Noah Jupe, Lauren Lapkus, Michael Culkin. My list of the worst films of 2018 has just had a late addition with Holmes & Watson, an execrable and terribly unfunny piece of nonsense that will have Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spinning in his grave. Conan Doyle’s estate gave permission for the filmmakers to use the famous characters, but in hindsight they should sue! This dire comedy about the 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

THE TRIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Winterbottom Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon. Not to be confused with the 1967 Roger Corman drama starring Peter Fonda, The Trip is the latest film from the prolific but eclectic British director Michael Winterbottom (Genova, Road To Guantanamo, 9 Songs, etc). A faux documentary, The Trip is part road movie, part travelogue and part buddy comedy that follows Steve Coogan on a trip through northern England’s Lakes District. Coogan, who is basically playing a slightly fictionalised and flawed version of himself, has been Continue reading