TOUCH – interview with Christopher Houghton

by GREG KING Touch is a new Australian film, part dark love story and part edgy psychological thriller. With Touch gaining a staggered release across the country, Greg caught up with writer/director Christopher Houghton to find out more. http://www.mediafire.com/lis…/ty65406v5bpggrj/200505_001.MP3   Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #130

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Woman In Gold,’ ‘Wild Tales’ and ‘Spy′ . This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Arpad Solter (about the German Film Festival) and Paul Harris (St Kilda Film Festival). The boys also take a look at a few of the films screening at this year’s German Film Festival. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

POLTERGEIST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gil Kenan Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Nicholas Braun, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Susan Heyward. This is an unnecessary remake of the 1982 horror film of the same name, and it shows that Hollywood studios are basically lacking in originality and imagination. While this remake basically adheres to the story of the original it adds little beyond some CGI special effects and modern touches. The original film was written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper (of The Texas Continue reading

WOMAN IN GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Curtis Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu, Allan Coruner, Henry Goodman, Tom Schilling, Charles Dance. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) is an elderly Jewish refugee who, with the help of her tyro lawyer, takes on the intractable might of the Austrian Government in a protracted legal battle to regain possession of a valuable painting and family heirloom that was confiscated by the Nazis during Continue reading

SPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Miranda Hart,Peter Serafinowicz, Bobby Cannavale. The normally overbearing and rough around the edges comedian Melissa McCarthy is bearable in smaller support roles, such as Bridesmaids and the recent St Vincent, which is arguably her best work. When front and centre as the star of comedies though her vehicles are often crude and unfunny, like Tammy or Identity Thief, and her moutor-mouthed shtick eventually becomes tiresome and grating. So it is Continue reading