MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

  By GREG KING. The Melbourne International Film Festival commences on July 31 with a screening of the sci-fi time travel thriller Predestination, which stars Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook, and concludes on August 17. There are some 300 features from 60 different countries screening across the two weeks of the festival. The closing night film is Felony, the new crime from Matthew Saville (Noise) and starring Joel Edgerton, Melissa George and Tom Wilkinson. Check back daily for regular updates and reviews during the festival. Last updated August 17. ALL Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #92

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Postman Pat’, ”Bethlehem,’ ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey,’ Begin Again’ and ‘The Expendables 3′as well as paying special tribute to the late great Robin Williams, by looking over his career and telling some personal stories about the great man. This episode also contains interviews with Helen Mirren, Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Arnold Schwarznegger, Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford. Also make sure you listen for a chance to win tickets to see Bethlehem and for Continue reading

POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Disa Stars: voices of Stephen Mangan, Susan Duerden, Jim Broadbent, David Tennant, Rupert Grint, Peter Woodward, Robin Atkin Downes, Ronan Keating, Parminder Nagra, T J Ramini, Enn Reitel. Postman Pat is the good natured and eternally optimistic postman Pat Clifton, who does his daily rounds in the small and picturesque village of Greendale, where he helps quaint rustic folk with their trivial little problems. And every where he goes he is accompanied by Jess, his cute black and white cat. The character was originally created by Continue reading

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Vanier Stars: Felix Bossuet, Tcheky Karyo, Dimitri Storoge, Andreas Pietschmann, Margaux Chatelier, Urbain Cancelier, Mehdi, Paloma Palma, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Tom Sommerlatte, Karine Androver, Loic Varraut. I didn't quite know what to expect from this film apart from the fact that it was another tale of boy and his dog. But Belle And Sebastian proves to be so much more. There are a number of subplots woven through out the story, but director Nicholas Vanier (The Last Trapper, etc) manages to tie them all up neatly and Continue reading

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Deblois Stars: voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Djimon Hounsou, Craig Ferguson, Kristin Wiig, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T J Miller, Kit Harrington. Dreamworks has certainly established itself as one of the powerhouses in the animation field over the past twenty years, and now they even rival the mighty Pixar studios with their successful franchises like Shrek and the Madagascar series. And they seem to have another successful franchise on their hands now with the How To Train Your Continue reading