A WRINKLE IN TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director Ava DuVernay Stars: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Pena, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Andrew Holland, Rowan Blanchard, David Oyelowo, Daniel MacPherson, Tim Kang. Madeleine L’Engle’s popular 1962 YA fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time has long been considered difficult to adapt to the screen. There was a four-hour television miniseries made for Canadian tv in 2004 which featured some shoddy special effects and ordinary performances. This version has Continue reading

TULIP FEVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Justin Chadwick Stars: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Holliday Grainger, Jack O'Connell, Judi Dench, Cara Delevingne, Tom Hollander, Kevin McKidd,  Matthew Morrison, Zach Galifianakis, Douglas Hodge, David Harewood. This melodramatic bodice ripper period romantic drama is set in Amsterdam in 1634. Tulips were very much prized and a source of great wealth in the market place. Playing out against this backdrop of a strong economic bubble and flourishing commodities market is a more formulaic story of romance, sex, Continue reading

MASTERMINDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jared Hess Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Devin Ratray, Mary Elizabeth Ellis. The daring heist and the subsequent falling out amongst double crossing thieves has always been a key feature of crime capers from the 1949 noir drama Criss Cross through to the iconic 1969 caper The Italian Job, and William Friedkin's comic take on a true life crime with 1978's The Brinks Job. And now we get Masterminds, which is based on the true life robbery from a Loomis Fargo armoured Continue reading

THE MUPPETS

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Bobin Stars: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Peter Linz, Jack Black, Alan Arkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Mickey Rooney, Jim Parsons, Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis. The Muppets last graced the big screen in 1999, with the disappointing Muppets From Space. In the decade or so since then, have they become irrelevant, as ruthless oil baron Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) says, or are they still capable of entertaining today’s audiences who like every thing faster, louder and superficial? Continue reading

THE HANGOVER PART II

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Phillips Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Mason lee, Paul Gianatti, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong. This highly sequel to the hugely successful raunchy buddy comedy The Hangover offers more of the same – not that there’s anything wrong with that! Writer and director Todd Phillips knows better then anyone not to tamper with a winning formula, as he and co-writers Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong put Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis through their paces again. This time around the so-called "Wolf Continue reading