RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adrian Grunberg Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Yvette Monreal, Adrian Barraza, Paz Vega, Louis Mandylor, Oscar Jaenada. It’s nearly forty years since Sylvester Stallone first shed blood as Rambo, the former Vietnam veteran and special services soldier who ran afoul of a redneck sheriff in the 1982 film First Blood. The character of Rambo was created by author David Morrell in the 1972 novel of the same name. The novel also explored the effects of PTSD on returning soldiers as well as examining the way in which Vietnam veterans Continue reading

CREED II

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Caple jr Stars: Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Brigette Nielsen, Phylicia Rashid, Milo Ventigmilia, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris, Patrice Harris. In 2015 director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Black Panther, etc) reinvigorated the Rocky franchise which had grown tired and stale and gave it a necessary injection of youthful energy. The last couple of Rocky films had been little more than vanity projects for its writer/director and star Sylvester Stallone. With Creed Continue reading

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Cgris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Sylvester Stallone. In 2014 Marvel brought one of the lesser known titles from their catalogue of superheroes to the screen with Guardians Of The Galaxy, which told the story of a ragtag team of intergalactic misfits who were charged with protecting the galaxy from all sorts of extra-terrestrial threats. Director James Continue reading

GRUDGE MATCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Segal Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal. This surprisingly enjoyable comedy/drama about two aged boxers reluctantly dragged out of retirement for a show down can best be described as essentially Rocky versus Raging Bull. The concept works because of the astute casting of two of the screen's most memorable and charismatic boxers Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in the lead roles. Stallone played boxer Rocky Balboa in a handful of Rocky movies, while De Niro won an Continue reading

ZOOKEEPER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Frank Coraci Stars: Kevin James, Leslie Bibb, Joe Rogan, Rosario Dawson, voices of Cher, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte, Don Rickles. Kevin James is one of the least funny men in movies, and has graced some of the lamest comedies of the past decade (I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, etc). But thanks to friends like Adam Sandler he keeps getting work. But his latest effort is easily his least impressive film to date. Zookeeper is a shrill, dull, and laugh free romantic Continue reading