THE FLIP SIDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marion Pilowsky Stars: Eddie Izzard, Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie, Vanessa Guide, Tina Bursill, Hugh Sheridan, Tiriel Mora, Susie Youssef. Lumbered with a terrible title, this low budget locally produced bittersweet romantic comedy is inert, laboured and painfully unfunny. Five years ago, narcissistic British actor Henry Selbert (Eddie Izzard) came to Adelaide to shoot a film, and he had an affair with the production’s chef Ronnie (comedian Emily Taheny, who was recently seen in That’s Not My Dog). When the movie finished shooting, Continue reading

ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry Jones Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, Emma Pierson, voices of Robin Williams, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. Outside of the first two films in Edgar Wright's so-called Cornetto Trilogy, Simon Pegg's film career has probably seen more misses than hits. He recently redeemed his reputation with roles in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the romantic comedy Man Up, although the latter's success was due more to the superb chemistry he Continue reading

BOYCHOIR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francois Girard Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Garrett Wareing, Kathy Bates, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Joe West. Mr Hoffman's opus? This feelgood coming of age drama about the battle of wills between a troubled young boy and a music teacher is another variation on the familiar underdog story. It is more in the vein of Mr Holland's Opus than last year's Whiplash. It also has overtones of Dead Poet's Society about it as it explores some wonderful life lessons. Written by Ben Ripley, who is better known for his science Continue reading

CARS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Lasseter Stars: voices of: Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Eddie Izzard, Emily Mortimer, Larry the Cable Guy, John Turturro. For 25 years Pixar have been making superb animated films, beginning with short films and moving into features with Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, etc, which were all hugely successful. However, while the first Cars (2000) was popular at the box office, it remains one of the weaker films in the Pixar canon. And now we have the rather unnecessary sequel, which moves away from the quaint setting Continue reading