XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: D J Caruso Stars: Vin Diesel, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose, Deepika Padukone, Rory McCann, Kris Wu, Nina Dobrev, Hermione Corfield, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Bisping, Al Sapienza, Samuel L Jackson, Ice Cube. Hoping to kick start another franchise to match his Fast & Furious series, Vin Diesel returns to the role of Xander Cage, a heavily tattooed daredevil extreme sports athlete turned elite secret agent for a covert program run by NSA operative Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L Jackson), fifteen years after he first Continue reading

MONSTER TRUCKS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Wedge Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Rob Lowe, Barry Pepper, Holt McCallany, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Frank Whaley. How to train your subterranean creature? What if so-called monster trucks were actually powered by monsters that lived inside them? The producers of Monster Trucks have taken a simple concept that apparently sprang from the mind of a four-year-old boy and have worked it into an entertaining quirky throwback to the cinema of the 80s which becomes something of a guilty pleasure by the end. Continue reading

DRAMA – interview with Sophie Mathisen

by GREG KING. Drama is a low budget romantic comedy set in Paris, and is the debut feature from Australian writer/director and star Sophie Mathisen. It was developed as her thesis film while studying in London, and was shot in 31 days in Paris with a French and Australian crew. Greg spoke to Sophie to learn more about the film, which is now available through VOD and Fan Force screenings. http://www.mediafire.com/file/2jo3wzvz4553jts/220106_001.MP3 Continue reading

COLLATERAL BEAUTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Frankel Stars: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, Helen Mirren, Kiera Knightley, Jacob Lattimore, Naomie Harris, Ann Dowd, Kylie Rogers. "There is collateral beauty in everything." Ironically though there is little beauty to be found in this maudlin and flawed drama about grief and a man damaged by his sense of loss. There have been a lot of films dealing with death and the grieving process that explore how different people respond to loss. Despite a stellar cast of A-listers and the pedigree of director Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #209

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Museum Alive 3D,’ ‘The Edge Of Seventeen,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Passengers,’ and ‘Lion’. This episode also contains interviews with Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Kieran Darcy-Smith (The Duel). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading