PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roberts Gannaway Stars: voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Wes Studi, Hal Holbrook, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Fred Willard, Brad Garrett, John Michael Higgins, Cedric the Entertainer, Barry Corbin, Dale Dye, Patrick Warburton, Rene Auberjonois, John Ratzenberger, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller. To say that this rather unnecessary sequel to Disney's Planes is much better than its predecessor is to damn it with faint praise. After all, Planes was one of the lazier animated films imaginable from the Disney studios. All the producers Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #97

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’, ”Wish I Was Here,’ ‘The Immigrant,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ ‘We Are The Best’ and ‘The Infinite Man′ . This episode also contains an interview with Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Dylan O’Brien, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Hugh Sullivan. Also make sure you take a listen to see what you need to do to win a copy of Romeo + Juliet on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To Continue reading

THE BOXTROLLS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Graham Annable and Antony Stacchi Stars: voices of Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Toni Collette, Tracy Morgan, Steve Blum, Dee Bradley Baker, James Urbaniak, Jim Cummings. Portland-based Laika is a relatively new animation studio that, like Britain's Aardman studios, specialises in creating stopmotion animated films, but they are certainly beginning to make a mark and stamp themselves as a creative force to watch. They have so far created films like Tim Burton's Continue reading

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Liebesman Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Alan Rotchon, Tohoru Masamune, Whoopi Goldberg, Minae Noji, voices of Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub. Michael Bay returns to the toy box again, but this time he has put aside his Transformer action figures and dug out his long discarded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys. Named after four prominent Renaissance painters, the turtles are vigilante mutants who live in the sewers of New York City, and were trained in the martial arts by Continue reading

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