ONLY THE BRAVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joseph Kosinski Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale, Alex Russell, Andie MacDowell, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Ben Hardy, Scott Haze. There have been a few great films about heroic firefighters, and the best of them is, arguably, Ron Howard's Backdraft. Other great films about firefighters have included Irwin Allen's star-studded disaster movie The Towering Inferno and the 1968 Hellfighters, which starred John Wayne as fictitious version of the legendary Red Continue reading

WAR DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Phillips Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak, Patrick St Esprit, Shaun Toub, Bradley Cooper, Barry Livingston, Aaron Lustig, J B Blanc. Guns n bongs? "War dogs" are bottom feeders who are making money off the war effort without ever setting foot on a battlefield. This cynical look at the war in Iraq shows that the war was not about winning the hearts and minds of the local population, nor was it about bringing democracy to the region - rather it was about making bucketloads of money by profiting off the Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #172

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Boss,’ ‘Wide Open Sky,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Rams,’ ‘Where To Invade Next,’ ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War,’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’. This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Neel Sethi , Idris Elba, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Lisa Nicol, Mark Coles Smith (Airlock), Paul Ireland (Pawno), Genevieve Kelly (Spanish Film Festival) and Richard Lowenstein/Lynn-Maree Continue reading

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

FOOTLOOSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Brewer Stars: Kenny Wormald, Miles Teller, Dennis Quaid, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell. This is one remake that actually is quite good. Dean Pritchford, who wrote the original Footloose in 1984, has tweaked his original script and made it contemporary and relevant for today’s audiences. Although Pritchford has beefed up some subplots, the story remains faithful to the original. The film retains its themes of small town morals, teen rebellion, grief, religion versus state. Cowriter/director Craig Brewer (Black Snake Continue reading