GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anthony Hayes Stars: Zac Efron, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter A survival story, Gold is set in the bleak and desolate and inhospitable desert in a not-too-distant dystopian future. This dark and visceral tale of greed, obsession, murder and madness comes from Anthony Hayes, an actor who has experience in directing films with dramas such as Ten Empty to his credit. Hayes co-wrote the sparse and stripped back script with his partner Polly Smyth (a costume designer who has written her first script).  An unnamed man (played by Zac Continue reading

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Gracey Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, Sam Humphrey, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ellis Rubin, Skylar Dunn, Paul Sparks, Byron Jennings. Hugh Jackman dances and sings up a storm in this musical biopic about American showman Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891), a pioneer and visionary entrepreneur and creator of the circus as we know it. Barnum’s first venture into show business was a wax museum he created in a warehouse in New York. Always trying to go bigger, he then Continue reading

THE DISASTER ARTIST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Franco Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Sharon Stone, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Scheer, Ari Graynor, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Hannibal Burress, Bob Odenkirk, Randall Park, Zoey Deutch. As with Tim Burton's glorious biopic about trashy filmmaker Ed Wood, The Disaster Artist is an affectionate look at a deluded filmmaker and a thoroughly entertaining look at the making of a bad and unintentionally Continue reading

BAYWATCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Seth Gordon Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Rob Huebel, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Burress, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ilfenesh Hadera, Oscar Nunez, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson. The popular tv series created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and former lifeguard Gregory Bonnan, ran for eleven seasons from 1989 to 2000 and became known for its iconic theme music as well as the sight of its scantily clad stars running in slow motion along the glistening sands. The producers of this Continue reading

BAD NEIGHBOURS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Selena Gomez, Kiersey Clemons, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Lisa Kudrow, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Kelsey Grammer, Beanie Feldstein. It seems that sequels are almost obligatory now whenever a comedy manages to gross over $200 million, but most of them fall short of the standards established by the original. Thus recently the studios have inflicted upon long suffering audiences such dire turkeys as Zoolander 2, Anchorman 2, Ride Along 2, Continue reading