THE CASTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Sitch Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Tiriel Mora, Charles Tingwell, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana, Wayne Hope, Bryan Dawe, Costas Kilias, Robyn Nevin, Lynda Gibson, John Flaus The Castle is not another quirky, amusing local comedy. Rather it is a genuinely funny and touchingly honest tale that is firmly rooted in the typical Australian spirit of mate ship and barracking for the underdog, themes that it shares with the criminally ignored Mr Reliable. The first big screen outing for the creators of tv's Continue reading

WHEN WE WERE KINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary: Director: Leon Gast Politics, sports, and music make for a potent mixture in this insightful and entertaining Oscar-winning documentary from acclaimed film maker Leon Gast. When We Were Kings details the behind-the-scenes story of the famous 1974 Ali/Foreman fight, held in Zaire, a small, fairly obscure African country, that has since gone down in sporting legend as the Rumble In The Jungle. The fight for the world heavyweight crown was packaged by Don King, the flamboyant promoter whom many consider has tarnished the sport Continue reading

BEVERLY HILLS NINJA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennis Dugan Stars: Chris Farley, Robin Shou, Nicollette Sheridan, Chris Rock, Nathaniel Parker, Soon-Tek Oh Running time: 90 minutes. The films of former popular Saturday Night Live regular Chris Farley are low brow, juvenile offerings that are mainly based around the loud, crass and innately oafish, clumsy demeanour of the bulky comic. Farley has played effective supporting roles in other comics' films and twice been paired with fellow SNL alumni David Spade for two of his biggest hits, but he has yet to headline his own movie. Continue reading

TRIGGER HAPPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Larry Bishop Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Diane Lane, Larry Bishop, Kyle MacLachlan, Gregory Hines, Burt Reynolds, Billy Idol, Henry Silva, Michael J Pollard, Christopher Jones, Richard Pyor, Rob Reiner, Angie Everhart, Billy Drago, Paul Anka, Joey Bishop Running Time: 97 minutes. This bizarre, bloody yet perversely funny homage to the tough gangster movies of the '40's heralds the directorial debut of writer/actor Larry Bishop, son of comedian Joey Bishop and godson of Frank Sinatra. During Continue reading

ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Mirkin Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Vincent Ventresca, Elaine hendrix, Mia Cottet, Kristin Bauer, Camryn Manheim, Justin Theroux. Like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern before them, Romy and Michele are two minor characters from a play who have taken on a life and identity of their own. Originally created by playwright Robin Schiff for her popular stage play Ladies Room, largely set in the restroom of a Los Angeles singles bar, the marginal characters of Romy and Michele Continue reading