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

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: F Gary Gray Stars: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Patrick St Esprit, Elsa Pataky, Janmario Santiago, Kristofer Hivju, Peter Hansen. The Fate Of The Furious is the eighth instalment in the successful franchise that has boasted some wildly over the top car action and outrageous stunts that defy the laws of gravity. But with each successive entry since Tokyo Drift, the third film in the Continue reading

XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: D J Caruso Stars: Vin Diesel, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose, Deepika Padukone, Rory McCann, Kris Wu, Nina Dobrev, Hermione Corfield, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Bisping, Al Sapienza, Samuel L Jackson, Ice Cube. Hoping to kick start another franchise to match his Fast & Furious series, Vin Diesel returns to the role of Xander Cage, a heavily tattooed daredevil extreme sports athlete turned elite secret agent for a covert program run by NSA operative Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L Jackson), fifteen years after he first Continue reading

BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ang Lee Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Mason Lee, Arturo Castro, Beau Knapp, Makenzie Leigh, Tim Blake Nelson. This new film from three time Oscar winning director Ang Lee is a bit of a disappointment given his impressive resume that includes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the heartbreaking gay romance Brokeback Mountain, and the visually impressive Life Of Pi. Based on the acclaimed 2012 satirical novel written by Ben Fountain, and adapted by first time screenwriter Continue reading

THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Breck Eisner Stars: Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Julie Engelbrecht, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Rene Owen, Isaach de Bankole, Joseph Gilgun. Up until now I always thought that The Chronicles Of Riddick was the nadir of Vin Diesel's film career. But now we have another contender for this dubious distinction with the messy, special effects heavy fantasy The Last Witch Hunter, which was a vanity project for the star. Based on a series of graphic novels, The Last Witch Hunter has been written by a trifecta of Continue reading