THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Logan Lerman, Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Mads Mikkelsen, Gabriella Wilde, Freddie Fox, James Corden. Alexandre Dumas’ classic 1844 adventure story about the three musketeers and their derring do, sword play and intrigue in the court of Louis XIII has been filmed numerous times before. There was a silent version of the tale in 1921, starring arguably the greatest swashbuckler of all in Douglas Fairbanks. Other versions of the timeless tale Continue reading

RESIDENT EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, While based on the popular video game, this big budget film adaptation of Resident Evil liberally borrows from a number of other well-known films for its visual style. Film fans should have little trouble identifying these influences, in particular George A Romero's cult classic Night Of The Living Dead, which the film slavishly imitates for much of its duration. Like most other video games that have become movies (Streetfighter, Super Mario Brothers, etc) Resident Evil loses something Continue reading

SHOPPING – interview with Paul W S Anderson

by GREG KING "My aim has always been to make a movie that would kick some arse in this country," says filmmaker Paul W S Anderson. Anderson is a young, new wave director from Britain, a filmmaker in a hurry who, after just one film seems poise to take Hollywood by storm. With his striking and distinctive debut film Shopping just released in Melbourne, it seemed like a good time to talk to him about his controversial and provocative film and his rapidly burgeoning career. I tracked him down to a cutting room somewhere in Hollywood where he is currently hard at work Continue reading