Category Archives: Action

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2: RISE OF ELECTRO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Webb Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Marton Csokas, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Cooper, Denis Leary, Colm Feore, Stan Lee, Max Charles, Sarah Gadon, B J Novak. Sony’s reboot of the Spiderman franchise a couple of years ago essentially [...]

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DIVERGENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neal Burger Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Zoe Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold. Yet another young adult novel set in a dystopian future and featuring a feisty heroine challenging the [...]

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NOAH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolter, Frank Langella, Mark Margolis, Kevin Durand, Marton Csokas, Gavin Casdegno, Nolan Gross, Dakota Goyo. Darren Aronofsky’s films have often been concerned with themes of obsession and tortured characters (The Fountain, Black [...]

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Alan Dale, Callan Mulvey, Emily Van Camp, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Jenny Agutter, Garry Shandling, Georges St Pierre, Stan Lee. The character of Captain America was created by [...]

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THE RAID 2: BERANDAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gareth Evans Stars: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusodewo, Alex Abbad, Oka Antara, Julie Estelle, Roy Marten, Kenichi Endo, Very Tri Yulisman. Expatriate Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans now calls Indonesia home. It was here that he first learnt about pencak silat, a brutal form of martial arts that he has [...]

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I, FRANKENSTEIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stuart Beattie Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Aden Young, Bruce Spence. Mary Shelley would probably be spinning in her grave if she could see what filmmaker Stuart Beattie and graphic novelist Kevin Grevioux have done to her most famous creation in this [...]

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RIDE ALONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Story Stars: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Bruce McGill, Gary Owen, Jacob Latimore. This is another odd couple buddy comedy action film in the same vein as 48 Hours, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour and Midnight Run and the like. But [...]

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THE MONUMENTS MEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Clooney Stars” George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin, Dimitri Leonidas. George Clooney’s films as a director (Goodnight, And Good Luck, political thriller The Ides Of March, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, etc) have explored some serious themes, and he [...]

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