Category Archives: Adventure

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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THE CROSSING

by GREG KING Documentary Director: Julian Harvey In 2005 two young Australian adventurers set out to cross Victoria Island, a largely uninhabited and unexplored area north of Canada, near the Arctic Circle. Their journey forms the basis of this fascinating documentary. Having recently graduated from university, Clark Carter wanted to have an adventure and “be [...]

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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 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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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Noam Murro Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Callan Mulvey, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Igal Ngor, Jack O’Connell. Hollywood must have squandered all of its reserves of fake blood for this overly violent and visually ugly and cliched follow up to Zack Snyder’s 2006 epic 300, which [...]

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NONSTOP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong’o, Anson Mount, Linus Roache, Nate Parker, Omar Metwally, Jason Butler Hauner, Shea Whigam, Corey Hawkins. Nonstop is not the type of film you want to sit through if you’re planning on flying anywhere in the [...]

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