DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ricky Gervais Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey-Smith, Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Alexander Arnold, Abbie Murphy. I have not watched the British tv series The Office, so was not sure what to expect from this spin off feature length film. There have been many attempts to extend a 30 minute sitcom to feature length, such as the recent belated Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which was unfortunately laboured, unfunny, past its use by date, and aimed purely at the fans of the series. David Brent, for the uninitiated, was Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #190

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Indignation,’ ‘A Hologram For The King,’ ‘Free State of Jones,’ ‘David Brent: Life On The Road,’ ‘The Shallows,’ ‘Kubo And The Two Strings,’ ‘Red Billabong,’ ‘Motorkite Dreaming,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Tickled,’ ‘High-Rise’  and ‘War Dogs’. This episode also contains interviews with Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha, Gary Ross, Blake Lively, Jack Huston, David Farrier (Tickled), Charlie Hill-Smith (director of Motorkite Dreaming), John Cherry (producer of Motorkite Dreaming), Continue reading

SAUSAGE PARTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon Stars: voices of: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, James Franco, Anders Holm, Jonah Hill. The secret life of food? This animated film is the antithesis of more family friendly fare such as usual offerings from the Disney/Pixar canon like Toy Story, etc. This is decidedly adults only entertainment pushes envelope and the limits of taste, with plenty of foul language and sexual innuendo that would Continue reading

WAR DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Phillips Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak, Patrick St Esprit, Shaun Toub, Bradley Cooper, Barry Livingston, Aaron Lustig, J B Blanc. Guns n bongs? "War dogs" are bottom feeders who are making money off the war effort without ever setting foot on a battlefield. This cynical look at the war in Iraq shows that the war was not about winning the hearts and minds of the local population, nor was it about bringing democracy to the region - rather it was about making bucketloads of money by profiting off the Continue reading

DOWN UNDER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Abe Forstyhe Stars: Lincoln Younes, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Chris Bunton, Alexander England, Rahel Romahn, Faysasl Bazzi, Michael Denkha, Harriet Dyer, Marshall Napier, David Field. Bogan culture on our screens is nothing unusual, dating back to The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie right through to Fat Pizza, Housos, and their ilk. And now the ugly bogan stereotype raises its head again in Down Under, a politically incorrect black comedy set in the aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla Riots. This is very topical and timely, Continue reading