MR RIGHT

Reviewed by Greg King Director: Paco Cabezas Stars: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, James Ransome, Anson Mount, RZA, Kate Nehas, Michael Eklund. This romcom/action comedy with a high body count depicts the whirlwind relationship that develops between a deadly efficient hitman and a ditzy girl. There have been a couple of other romantic comedies involving hitmen, including Mr And Mrs Smith, Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, the dire Gigli, the low point of Ben Affleck's career, and even Prizzi's Honour, with Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner Continue reading

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir, Channing Tatum, Zoe Bell, James Parks. Quentin Tarantino returns to the wild west for his eighth film. But he also tries to return to the epic style of cinema popular in the 50s and 60s, shooting in the long dormant 70mm format. He also includes a rousing orchestral overture at the start, a glossy souvenir program with notes about the production, and an intermission break to try and recreate Continue reading

GRACE OF MONACO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Dahan Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega, Derek Jacobi, Andre Penvern, Milo Ventimiglia, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Geraldine Somerville, Robert Lindsay, Nicholas Farrell. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are two of our most talented actresses, but recently they have both found themselves starring in misguided biopics about beloved royal figures who died tragically young. For Watts it was the dire, critically maligned biopic Diana; but even though she didn't physically resemble Diana she made an Continue reading

LUCKY NUMBERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nora Ephron Stars: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Bill Pullman, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Weston, Michael Moore, Michael Rapaport. John Travolta bounces back after the dismal Battlefield Earth, a film so truly awful that it could have killed the career of a lesser star. In this comic crime caper he actually seems to be enjoying himself and he brings a more relaxed, easy going persona to the screen. Travolta plays Russ Richards, Harrisburg's celebrity tv weatherman, who basks in his fame and the little perks, Continue reading

THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wim Wenders Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits, Amanda Plummer, Peter Stromare, Gloria Stuart, Harris Yulin,Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Julian Sands, Bud Cort, Tim Roth. In recent years German director Wim Wenders has turned his cynical outsider's eye on Los Angeles, showing us a sleazy and seedy side to the city of dreams that not many people would recognise. Based on a story written by U2 singer Bono and script writer Nicholas Klein, The Million Dollar Hotel continues to develop Wenders' obsession with Continue reading