I AM BIG BIRD: THE CARROLL SPINNEY STORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: David LaMattina and Chad N Walker. Big Bird is one of the most well known and popular characters on television, having been a fixture on Sesame Street for four decades. But despite a list of accolades that include a swag of Emmy and Grammy awards and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, little is known about Carroll Spinney, the man who has played the character for over forty years. Through a wealth archival footage, candid interviews with friends, family and colleagues such as Frank Oz, and Spinney himself, this warm and Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #135

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Far From A Madding Crowd,’ ‘Zero Motivation’ ‘Minions,’ ‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘Eden,’ and ‘Ted 2′ . This episode also contains interviews with Carey Mulligan, Sandra Bullock, Seth MacFarlane, Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede III), Suumer Harris (Rites Of Passage) and Daniel De Fillippo (Rites Of Passage). Plus we launch a great new competition this week. Thanks to eOne Entertainment we have some limited edition posters from Dolph Lundgren’s new film Skin Continue reading

MINIONS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda Stars voices of: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush. In the Despicable Me films, the minions were the cute, diminutive, yellow, denim-clad henchmen for the supervillain Gru (who was voiced by Steve Carell). They spoke in their own impenetrable and guttural language, and more often than not hindered Gru's dastardly plans for world domination. But they effortlessly stole many scenes, and it was clear that these wonderful characters Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #134

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief,’ ‘Inside Out’ ‘The Nightingale’ and ‘Hot Pursuit′ . This episode also contains interviews with Pete Docter, Mindy Kaling, Sofia Vergara, Shahin Shafaei (Two RefUgees And A Blonde), Travis Bain (Throwback/Starspawn), Ted Matkowski (Polish Film Festival), Jack Sargeant (Revelation Film Festival) and Malcolm Turner (Melbourne Animation Film Festival). Plus we launch two great new competitions this week. First up Continue reading

THE NIGHTINGALE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Philippe Muyl Stars: Li Baotian, Xin Yi Yang, Hao Qin. This French Chinese co-production is a beautiful and moving film, with a lot of heart and charm, and it has broad appeal. When her workaholic parents have to go on trips, young Ren Xing (Xin Yi Yang) is reluctantly left in the care of her estranged grandfather Zhu Zhigen (veteran Chinese actor Li Baotian , from Shanghai Triad, etc), a widower who lives in a small apartment in Beijing. Xing's father Chong (Hao Qin) is dubious of the arrangement, as his father temporarily lost Continue reading