A ROYAL NIGHT OUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julian Jarrold Stars: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powell, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, Jack Laskey, Jack Gordon, Roger Allam. Based loosely on fact, A Royal Night Out is a light weight and frothy romp and has something of an old fashioned feel. This is a film that could have been made by Ealing Studios in their heyday. And its release has been perfectly timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, which should add some further curiosity value. On May 8, 1945, VE Day, the royal princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Continue reading

DRACULA UNTOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Shore Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, Diarmad Murtagh, Paul Kaye, William Houston, Ronan Vibert, Ferdinand Kingsley, Noah Huntley. Universal studios are embarking on a systematic effort to reboot their legendary monster franchises that served them so well in the 1930s. The first cinematic monster off the drawing board is Dracula, although this dark and gloomy take on the character may well have die hard fans of the character squirming, and the likes of Christopher Lee, who played the suave Continue reading