MONSTER TRUCKS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Wedge Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Rob Lowe, Barry Pepper, Holt McCallany, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Frank Whaley. How to train your subterranean creature? What if so-called monster trucks were actually powered by monsters that lived inside them? The producers of Monster Trucks have taken a simple concept that apparently sprang from the mind of a four-year-old boy and have worked it into an entertaining quirky throwback to the cinema of the 80s which becomes something of a guilty pleasure by the end. Continue reading

MOANA

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker Stars: voices of: Auli'i Cravhalo, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House, Jermaine Clement, Alan Tudyk. The 56th animated film from Disney, Moana is a crowd pleasing comedy/drama that offers up a wonderful sea going adventure filled with fantasy, catchy musical numbers, action and some clever comedy, and is sure to prove a winner with family audiences during the holiday season. The titular Moana (voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravhalo) is the feisty, curious and impetuous 16-year-old daughter of Continue reading

SING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garth Jennings Stars: voices of: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Tori Kelly, Seth McFarlane, John C Reilly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones, Garth Jennings, Beck Bennett, Peter Serafinowicz, Jay Pharoah, Rhea Pearlman. Like the recent Zootopia, the animated, family friendly Sing is set in a city populated entirely by animals, creatures great and small. Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who runs a theatre, but he has fallen Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #207

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘A United Kingdom,’ ‘Allied,’ ‘Paterson,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Gimme Danger,’ ‘Red Dog: True Blue,’ and ‘Why Him?’. This episode also contains interviews with Marion Cotillard, Robert Zemekis, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, Mark D’Angelo (Docklands Drive-In Cinema), Kristy Mathison (Gimme Danger/ACMI), Matt Johnson (Operation Avalanche), Kieran Darcy-Smith (The Duel) and George Kacevski (Remember). We also give our listeners a chance to win copies of Continue reading

RED DOG: TRUE BLUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kriv Stenders Stars: Levi Miller, Bryan Brown, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Cocquerel, Calen Tassone, John Jarratt, Kee Chan, Jessica Clarke, Zen McGrath. Kriv Stenders' Red Dog was a feel good film that captivated Australian audiences way back in 2011. It was a genuine crowd pleaser and a tear jerker and also one of the highest grossing films of the year. It proved so popular that are sequel was probably inevitable given how the industry works. But is has taken five years to bring a sequel to the screen. Stenders Continue reading