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

LOVE, ROSIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Dittner Stars: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Jaime Winstone, Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Christian Cooke. This is another of those sweet and predictable romantic comedies - like When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Serendipity, etc - where it is obvious that the two characters should be together, but the film follows a long and teasing will they or won't they structure before reaching a satisfactory conclusion. But somehow Love, Rosie lacks the spark and the genuine humour of those crowd pleasing romcoms written Continue reading

CHALET GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phil Traill Stars: Felicity Jones, Bill Nighy, Brooke Shields, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Egerton, Ed Westwick, Sophia Bush, Ken Dukken. This British/German co-production comes across as something of a mix of formulaic feel good romantic comedy crossed with some generous doses of Warren Miller-like snowboarding action on the ski slopes of the Austrian Alps. The film deals with themes of romance, class issues, confronting your fears, but it is somewhat lightweight and cliched. It’s Pride And Prejudice on skis! Rising star Felicity Continue reading