GOOSEBUMPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Letterman Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnete, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ken Marino, Halston Sage, Amanda Lund, Timothy Simons. With some 200 titles to his credit prolific author R L Stine has been called "the Stephen King of children's literature", and to date has sold over 400 million copies of his series of comic horror stories that reworked many familiar monsters for the young adult market. There was also a successful tv series adapting his stories which ran from 1995-1998. Rather than basing this feature film Continue reading

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walt Becker Stars: voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, with Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Josh Green, Kimberley Williams-Paisley, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne. Somewhat cleverly and punningly subtitled The Road Chip, this fourth instalment in clever mix of live action and CGI featuring the pneumatic voiced singing chipmunks Alvin and his brothers, is actually something of an improvement on the previous effort Chipwrecked. As usual the trio of CGI created singing chipmunks Continue reading

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Sohn Stars: voices of Jeffery Wright, Frances McDormand, Sam Elliott, Steve Zahn, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Peter Sohn, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Anna Paquin, John Ratzenberger. Pixar animation films have always been characterised by the quality of the sophisticated writing and the emotional substance to their stories (Toy Story 2, Up, Wall.E, etc), although lately the quality has dropped with formulaic films like Planes, Brave, Cars 2, etc. The 16th film from Pixar studios is The Good Dinosaur, which is an enjoyable enough yarn but Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #156

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The End Of The Tour,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘In The Heart Of The Sea,’ ‘He Named Me Malala,’ ‘The Night Before,’ and ‘Truth’. This episode also contains interviews with Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Tom Taylor (The Deep), Lisa West (Moonlight Cinema), Michael McIntyre (IndieVillage Doco Film Festival), Amie Batalibasi (Blackbird), Gus Berger (QV Open Air Cinema) and Michael Continue reading

THE DEEP – interview with creator and writer Tom Taylor

by GREG KING A new animated television series is about to hit local screens. It is The Deep, which depicts the adventures of the Nekton family, a family of daring aquanauts who embark on a series of underwater exploits in these 26 half hour episodes. The Deep is the brainchild of melbourne based author Tom Taylor. Greg spoke to Tom to discover more about the series and its origins. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/jlm24vdcibk4jjl/201105_002.MP3 Continue reading