PIXELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Columbus Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Matt Lintz, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Lainie Kazan, Serena Williams, Martha Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Allen Covert, Anthony Ippolito, Jared Riley, Jacob Shinder, Andrew Bambridge, Denis Akiyama, Affion Crockett. As has been evident from most of his films Adam Sandler has a fascination for nostalgia of the past, and the 80s and 90s in particular. This comes across very strongly in his soundtrack choices. Pixels dives deep into Continue reading

JUPITER ASCENDING

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: The Wachowskis Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Kick Gurry, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Doona Bae. I really liked the Wachowski's first film Bound; it was a tight and stylishly made erotic thriller shot on a low budget. Since then though Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski seem to have embraced science fiction themes with a vengeance and become obsessed with spectacular visuals and CGI effects to bring their original and ambitiously surreal vision to the Continue reading

RONIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Frankenheimer Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Stellan Skasgard, Natascha McElhone, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, Skipp Sudduth, Michael Lonsdale, Jan Triska. In the 60's, John Frankenheimer was without peer as a director of taut action films and riveting political thrillers. His more memorable films included Seven Days In May, The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds, and The Birdman Of Alcatraz. Since the 70's though his career seems to have stalled with a succession of grim, second rate thrillers, like French Connection II, Prophecy, 52 Continue reading