MOANA

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker Stars: voices of: Auli'i Cravhalo, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House, Jermaine Clement, Alan Tudyk. The 56th animated film from Disney, Moana is a crowd pleasing comedy/drama that offers up a wonderful sea going adventure filled with fantasy, catchy musical numbers, action and some clever comedy, and is sure to prove a winner with family audiences during the holiday season. The titular Moana (voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravhalo) is the feisty, curious and impetuous 16-year-old daughter of Continue reading

ROGUE ONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gareth Edwards Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Jimmy Smits, Alistair Petrie, Ben Daniels, Ian McElhinney, James Earl Jones. One of the most anticipated films of the year was Rogue One, the latest stand alone spin off in the Star Wars franchise. While it doesn't quite live up to the hype it is still a solid film that delivers plenty of action that won't disappoint the die hard fans of the series. This "stand alone" Star Wars film Continue reading

TRUMBO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Roach Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Louis C K, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, David James Elliott, Alan Tudyk, Richard Portnow, Roger Bart, Sean Bridgers, Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Root, Dean O'Gorman, Christian Berkel. The so-called McCarthy era and its communist witch hunts is one of the most shameful episodes of American political history in the twentieth century. There have been a few films that have looked at this dark era characterised by paranoia and suspicion, including The Front, Continue reading

ODDBALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stuart McDonald Stars: Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Coco Jack Gillies, Deborah Mailman, Frank Woodley, Terry Camilleri, Richard Davies, Dave Lawson, Tegan Higginbotham. As local films like Storm Boy, Babe, Happy Feet and Red Dog have shown, the formula for making a successful family friendly film seems pretty simple. All you need is a cute, mischievous animal - preferably a dog - after all, dogs have been the main character in some great films over the years, from the classic tearjerkers Greyfriar's Bobby and Lassie Come Home Continue reading