TROLLS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell Stars: voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, John Cleese, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani, Quvenzhane Wallis. In Norse mythology trolls were ugly, slow witted, fearsome flesh eating giants, as seen in Andre Ovredal's 2010 horror fantasy Troll Hunter. In modern cyberspeak a troll is an indivudual who prowls the internet posting nasty and inflammatory remarks on community noticeboards to sow discord. In this cute and colourful Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #133

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Emporer’s New Clothing,’ ‘Marshland’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘The Mafia Only Kills In Summer,’ ‘Slow West’, and ‘54: The Director’s Cut′. This episode also contains interviews with Russell Brand, Michael Winterbottom, Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Enzo Tedeschi (Deadhouse Films) plus Rain Fuller and Osamah Sami talk about their new web series Two Refugees And A Blonde. Plus make sure you listen to the show this week for your Continue reading

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Michael Winterbottom. Comic Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek, etc) has always enjoyed a bit of social activism. Now he teams up with prolific director Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, etc) for this polemic on the evils of corporate greed and the growing disparity between the rich and the poor in the modern world. The rich keep getting richer while the poor continue to struggle. Brand delivers a lot of information about the greed of the heads of major banks and their outrageous salaries. The major banks that were bailed Continue reading

ROCK OF AGES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Shankman Stars: Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Mary J Blige, Malin Ackerman, Russell Brand. The popular Tony-nominated Broadway jukebox musical Rock Of Ages comes to the screen, and for fans of 80’s rock anthems and power ballads it will certainly provide a good time. The film is set in 1987, and most of the action takes place in the legendary Bourbon Room in Los Angeles, which is “a sea of sweat, ear-shattering music and puke.” Drew (Diego Boneta, from Continue reading

ARTHUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Winer Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Geraldine James, Jennifer Garner, Jill Eikenberry, Luiz Guzman. At the start of the early 80’s, British comic Dudley Moore had something of a purple patch with his movie roles. First there was his scene stealing antics in a supporting role in the comic thriller Foul Play. Then there was his role as a philanderer obsessed with Bo Derek in Blake Edwards’ 10. And of course there was his signature role as Arthur, the drunken millionaire playboy who had to make the choice Continue reading