JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Kerr Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy, Charles Dance, Michael Gambon. It has been fifteen years since rubbery faced comic Rowan Atkinson (of Mr Bean and Blackadder fame) donned his licence to kill as bumbling and clueless secret agent Johnny English, a cross between James Bond, Maxwell Smart, Inspector Clouseau and Inspector Gadget.  The character was initially created for a series of credit card commercials, but proved popular enough to earn his own spin off feature film. Now Continue reading

GRIMSBY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Louis Leterrier Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Tamsin Egerton, Ricky Tomlinson, David Harewood, Scott Adkins, Sam Hazeldine, Barkhadi Abdi. The spy genre is rife material for spoofing, and there have been numerous attempts, from the classic tv series Get Smart through to Leslie Nielsen's Spy Hard to the more recent Melissa McCarthy vehicle simply entitled Spy. And now we get Grimsby, the new action comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen, the man who gave us such Continue reading

AUSTIN POWERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Seth Green, Robert Wagner, Will Farrell, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillion, Fabiana Udenio, Joe Son, Burt Bacharach, uncredited cameos from Carrie Fisher, Christian Slater, Tom Arnold, Rob Lowe, Rob Cameletti, Larry Thomas. By day an internationally renowned fashion photographer, by night a secret agent in the employ of British Intelligence, Austin Powers (Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers) is the epitome of '60's cool and style. But when his nemesis, the sinister Continue reading