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

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Halle Berry, Marc Carmaro, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing. Much like Star Trek: Generations brought together two franchises of the popular sci-fi series, so too does the latest X-Men film bring together the stars of the two franchises. Bryan Singer brought the comic book characters to the screen in 2000 with the first Continue reading

LAST PARADISE – interview with director Clive Neeson

On Thursday May 15 there is a special screening of the documentary Last Paradise at the Cinema Nova in Melbourne. To find out more about this film that has been "45 years in the making" Greg King speaks to the director Clive Neeson on his Movies At Dusk program on 3WBC 94.1FM. To listen click on the link below http://www.mediafire.com/listen/kbuf5fzcmmag21d/190425_004.MP3     Continue reading

RETURN TO NIM’S ISLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brendan Maher Stars: Bindi Irwin, Matthew Lilliard, Toby Wallace, John Waters, Sebastian Gregory, Jack Pearson, Nathan Dekker. This is the sequel to 2008's Nim's Island, which was based on a series of children's adventure books written by Wendy Orr. In that film Nim was a lonely girl stuck with her fantasies and was played by Abigail Breslin. Now she has grown into a feisty 14-year old tomboy adventurer and eco-warrior who is prepared to do anything to protect her island home from outside threats. Now she is played by Steve Irwin's Continue reading

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Yates Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Jason Isaacs, Rhys Ifans, John Hurt, Helen McCrory, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Peter Mullan . “These are dark times,” remarks a character in this seventh installment of the lucrative Harry Potter franchise. Indeed, it’s time for Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his best friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) to put away childish things as they are thrust into a more adult world away from the comforts and Continue reading