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

LIVE BY NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Affleck Stars: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Chris Messina, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cooper, Elle Fanning, Robert Glenister, Matthew Maher, Sienna Miller, Titus Welliver, Anthony Michael Hall, Max Casella, J D Evermore, Remo Girone. As a director Ben Affleck so far has a perfect strike rate with his three previous efforts behind the camera. First up was the tough Boston noir Gone Baby Gone, which was adapted from the novel written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island, etc), and starring younger brother Casey. Next up was Continue reading

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Maya Forbes Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide, Keir Dullea. Mental illness is a difficult subject to tackle, but it has often been explored in films, with the Oscar winning Rain Man, A Beautiful Mind, etc, being some of the standouts. But it seems that Infinitely Polar Bear sometimes hits a few false notes, and is never as engaging nor as confronting as it should have been, especially since it is based on the filmmaker's own experiences. Filmmaker Maya Forbes has drawn upon her own unconventional Continue reading

THE BOOK OF LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jorge R Gutierrez Stars: voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Kate Del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, Hector Elizondo, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo. "What is it with Mexicans and death?" This is the sophomore animated film from Texas based animation studio Reel FX, who previously gave us Free Birds, about a couple of turkeys who travel back in time to change the Thanksgiving tradition. The Book Of Life centres around the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead, and is steeped in Mexican lore and Continue reading

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, John C Reilly, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro. A quirky, big budget sci-fi fantasy set in the near future, Guardians Of The Galaxy sees a band of misfits on a quest to find a mysterious but powerful orb and save the world from destruction. The Guardians Of The Galaxy may be one of the lesser known franchises from the Marvel back catalogue, but it makes for one of the better films from the studio Continue reading