Monthly Archives: May 2007

KNOCKED UP

Reviewed by GREG KING. Writer/director Judd Apatow established his reputation for delivering crass comedy with a soft center with last year’s wonderfully subversive The 40 Year Old Virgin. He was also one of the producers of the low brow Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights. Apatow follows that surprisingly successful comedy with another potentially crowd pleasing [...]

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I DO

Reviewed by GREG KING. Luis (Alain Chabat) is a 43-year-old bachelor who grows tired of being nagged by his mother and his five sisters about his unmarried state. In a desperate attempt to rid himself of their well-meaning interference in his love life he convinces his best friend’s sister Emmanuelle (Charlotte Gainsborough) to pretend to [...]

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WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING. Australian film makers seem drawn towards gritty, realistic and downright depressing tales of marginalised characters living on the fringes and mean streets of the inner suburbs of our largest cities – films like Romper Stomper, The Boys, Em 4 Jay, Tom White, Three Dollars, Suburban Mayhem and Candy, etc. While some [...]

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NANCY DREW

Reviewed by GREG KING. As 12 year-old girls will be well aware, Nancy Drew is the resourceful teenaged female sleuth who regularly solves crimes in her small hometown of River Heights. The heroine of a popular series of books that began in the 1930’s, written by various authors under the pseudonym of Carolyn Keene, Nancy [...]

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BLADES OF GLORY

Reviewed by GREG KING. For many the sport of figure skating is as exciting as synchronised swimming, and about as relevant. But many spectators are drawn in by the colourful costumes, the flash and glitter, the music, and the precision of the athletic routines. Torvill and Dean popularised the sport, while Tonya Harding’s actions in [...]

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SHREK THE THIRD

Reviewed by GREG KING. Everybody’s favourite jolly green ogre slips back onto the big screen for another bite at the lucrative box office generated by the first two films in the series. Shrek’s timely reappearance is just one of many successful film franchises that have recently released their third instalment to varied degrees of success [...]

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