HERCULES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brett Ratner Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Peter Mullan, Joseph Fiennes, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Rebecca Ferguson, Isaac Andrews, Joe Anderson, Nicholas Moss. Having endured numerous other dire films about Greek Gods, demi-gods and warriors fighting to save their precious kingdoms from attacking enemies (300: Rise Of An Empire, Clash Of The Titans and its risible sequel, and especially Renny Harlin's recent awful Legend Of Hercules, etc) I had low expectations Continue reading

SNOWPIERCER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bong Joon-Ho Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner, Ah-sung Ko, Alison Pill, Luke Pasqualino, Vlad Ivanov, Adrian Haskovic, Emma Levie. Cult Korean director Bong Joon Ho (the creature feature The Host, the more subtle Hitchcock like thriller Mother, etc) gives us his most ambitious film to date with this allegorical, dystopian sci-fi action thriller set in the not too distant future. Snowpiercer is also his biggest budget film to date, and he stretches the Continue reading

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Reeves Stars: Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Jon Eyez, Enrique Murciano, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Judy Greer, Larramie Doc Shaw, Lee Ross. The original 1968 film Planet Of The Apes was a great piece of sci-fi that also offered a cautionary tale about nuclear proliferation and science out of control, and a world in which the natural order was turned upside down. It was both a critical and commercial success, and spawned a series of sequels and even a tv series. Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #87

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘All This Mayhem’ and ‘The Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’. This episode also contains interviews with Fred Schepisi, Jay Dub and Genevieve Kelly. Greg also takes an in-depth look at the Scandinavian Film Festival. Also listen for your chance to win a copy of Nymphomaniac Vol 1 + 2 on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #85

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Rio 2’, ‘Penguins 3D’, ‘The Last Impresario,’ ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction,’ ‘The Volcano,’ Yves Saint Laurent’ and ‘Tinker Bell And The Pirate Fairy’. This episode also contains interviews with Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Hiddleston. Also listen for your chance to win a copy of 12 Years A Slave on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download Continue reading