WHIPLASH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Miles Teller, J K Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lane, Chris Mulkey. When it comes time for critics to compile their lists of the best films of 2014, chances are Whiplash will figure near the top. This is an intense but compelling drama about the blood, sweat and tears shed by an aspiring artist. Whiplash is an extension of the acclaimed Sundance Prize winning 2013 short film of the same name written and directed by musician turned filmmaker Damien Chazelle, and it was inspired by his Continue reading

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz. Life is occasionally messy, and so is this film. When the Altman family patriarch dies, the four children return to their home town in Connecticut for the funeral. According to his final wish have to sit the traditional Shivah for seven days, but for much of the time they sit in awkward silence or rehash old wounds. But for some of the Continue reading

TAMMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Falcone Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd. No, this is not a remake of those wholesome romantic comedies from the 50s and 60s that starred either Sandra Dee or Debbie Reynolds as the slightly naive country girl. Rather this is an abrasive, crude and painfully unfunny comedy road movie starring Melissa McCarthy, the star of tv series Gilmore Girls and Mike & Molly and who also delivered a breakout scene stealing Continue reading

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Frank Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Brian Bradley, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Boyd Holbrook, Sebastian Roache, Mark Consuelo, Danielle Rose Russell. Of the four crime thrillers released in local cinemas this week, this dark, grim and gritty crime drama is easily the pick of the bunch. A Walk Among The Tombstones also sees Liam Neeson back in action hero mode, which should be more than enough to please those who enjoyed his reinvention through films like Taken and Nonstop. This dark, gritty thriller has been adapted Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #101

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Son Of A Gun’, ”John Doe: Vigilante,’ ‘Force Majeure,’ ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones,’ ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ and ‘Tammy′ . This episode also contains an interview with Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Rowan Joffe, Melissa McCarthy, Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund and Benny from The Axis Of Awesome. The boys also give you a chance to win double passes to see Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike’s new movie Hector And The Search For Happiness so make sure you listen to see how they Continue reading