ANOMALISA

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Stars: voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. Anomalisa is the latest film from the pen of Charlie Kaufman (best known for the quirky Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, etc), who has a singular and individual voice. His new film touches on a few themes like loneliness, that search for a human connection, depression and a hapless protagonist embarking on a dark journey through his troubled soul that are familiar to much of his work. Kaufman's script deals Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #164

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Steve Jobs,’  and ‘The Choice’. This episode also contains interviews with David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Sparks, Tom Welling, and Steve Bastoni (Peninsula Short Film Festival). Also listen for your chance to win a copy of Sinister 2 on DVD thanks to our good friends from eOne Entertainment. Listen for the question that Dave G asks and then private message us the answer on Continue reading

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walt Becker Stars: voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, with Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Josh Green, Kimberley Williams-Paisley, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne. Somewhat cleverly and punningly subtitled The Road Chip, this fourth instalment in clever mix of live action and CGI featuring the pneumatic voiced singing chipmunks Alvin and his brothers, is actually something of an improvement on the previous effort Chipwrecked. As usual the trio of CGI created singing chipmunks Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #160

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Knight Of Cups,’ ‘Sisters,’ ‘Suffragette,’ ‘Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur,’  ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Youth,’ ‘Daddy’s Home,’ and ‘Point Break’. This episode also contains interviews with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Noah Schanpp, Raymond Ochoa, Anna Paquin, Leonardo Di Caprio, Will POulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell and David Lang. To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Sohn Stars: voices of Jeffery Wright, Frances McDormand, Sam Elliott, Steve Zahn, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Peter Sohn, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Anna Paquin, John Ratzenberger. Pixar animation films have always been characterised by the quality of the sophisticated writing and the emotional substance to their stories (Toy Story 2, Up, Wall.E, etc), although lately the quality has dropped with formulaic films like Planes, Brave, Cars 2, etc. The 16th film from Pixar studios is The Good Dinosaur, which is an enjoyable enough yarn but Continue reading