FIST FIGHT

By GREG KING Director: Richie Keen Stars: Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Dean Norris, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Alexa Nisenson, Dennis Haysbert, Kumail Nanjiani, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Austin Zajur, Bill Kottcamp, Gordon Daniels. There have been many great films that have depicted teachers as caring individuals who have moulded young minds and shaped their charges for the better – from To Sir With Love through to Lean On Me, Dangerous Minds, Dead Poet’s Society, etc – and there have also been a few that have depicted the jaded and cynical teacher Continue reading

A FEW LESS MEN – interview with Xavier Samuel

by GREG KING Xavier Samuel reunites with co-stars Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop for this sequel to the Aussie comedy A Few Best Men. This sequel sends our three friends on an unusual road journey in which they encounter some eccentric characters and learn about loyalty and friendship. The film was directed by Mark Lamprell and shot on location in Western Australian. Greg spoke to Xavier about the film and reuniting with his co-stars. “We had such a great time on the first film that I was just excited to be involved again,” enthuses the very busy Australian actor Continue reading

TONI ERDMANN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Maren Ade Stars: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller, Michael Wittenborn. This offbeat and decidedly oddball absurdist German comedy about the dysfunctional relationship between a father and his workaholic daughter has been a hit on the festival circuit and is a clear favourite to collect an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Winifried Conradi (veteran Austrian actor Peter Simonischek) is a dishevelled, divorced, sixty something former music teacher with a generous nature, a big heart and a love for practical jokes. But his Continue reading

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Spottiswoode Stars: Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt, Ruta Gedmintas, Anthony Head, Darren Evans, Ruth Sheen, Caroline Goodall, Bob the cat. A Street Cat Named Bob is a heart-warming and enjoyable film about an unlikely friendship. Based on James Bowen’s best- selling 2013 autobiographical book, this is a feel-good film about how a homeless man turned his life around with the help of a stray ginger cat named Bob. Bowen (played by Luke Treadaway, from Unbroken, etc) was a drug addict who ekes out a rough existence on the Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #210

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,’ ‘Perfect Strangers,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Live By Night,’ and ‘Split’. This episode also contains interviews with Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, M. Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, Sophie Mathison (Drama) and Steve Bastoni (Peninsula Short Film Festival). Also make sure you listen to this week’s show as we have a very special Blood Father pack to giveaway thanks to our friends at Icon Entertainment. The pack contains a copy of Blood Continue reading