Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Connolly Stars: Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman, David Wenham, Peter Rowsthorn, Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke, Ena Imai, Terry Norris. The idea of a film about a paper plane competition may not sound the most riveting prospect, but this gentle, family friendly locally made comedy/drama is actually a crowd pleaser that holds plenty of appeal. Paper Planes offers a nice and emotionally satisfying journey, and explores universal themes of grief, bullying, father-son relationships, friendship and the importance of winning Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams Stars: voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, T J Miller, Damon Wayans jr, Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph. The family friendly films being released over Christmas this year range in quality from the excellent Paddington, through to the rather bland and disappointing Penguins of Madagascar. The Disney produced action comedy Big Hero 6 falls somewhere in between. Like The Incredibles before it, Big Hero 6 is an animated superhero movie that is suitable for all ages. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Hill Stars: James Marsden, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, voices of Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie, Hank Azaria. We’ve had Tim Allen play a replacement for Santa Claus, and recently we had Dwayne Johnson play a temporary replacement for the tooth fairy. The latest fantasy character to get a makeover is the Easter Bunny. The family friendly Hop is a clever mix of live action and CGI created animation and again the cartoon characters are seamlessly integrated. Director Tim Hill, who previously gave us a similar hybrid of live action Continue reading