Monthly Archives: January 2008

3:10 TO YUMA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Mangold Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Logan Lerman, Gretchen Mol, Alan Tudyk, Dallas Roberts, Vinessa Shaw, Luke Wilson Once a staple of the screen, the western is a genre whose day has largely passed. So it’s a pleasant surprise to find a western that is [...]

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THE WATER HORSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jay Russell Stars: Alex Etel, Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi, Marshall Napier, Joel Tobeck, Craig Hall, Brian Cox Films released during the busy holiday period and aimed specifically at children or family audiences are often patronising, cliched, or too childish to please everyone. This holiday period has [...]

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I’M NOT THERE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Haynes Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, David Cross, Kris Kristofferson Something of an enigma, Bob Dylan is regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern pop music, who has changed [...]

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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Tim Hill Stars: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, voices of Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, Matthew Gray Gubler Beginning life as an intriguing novelty act created by Ross Bagdasarian in the 1950’s, Alvin And The Chipmunks were a trio of singing chipmunks who sounded like they had been [...]

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COUERS

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Alain Resnais Stars: Andre Dussollier, Isabelle Carre, Lambert Wilson, Laura Morante, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Claude Rich Audiences are used to seeing facile American remakes of French films, but it is rare that we see a French take on material of an essentially English origin. The latest film from veteran [...]

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THE DARJEELING LIMITED

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Anjelica Huston. No one does quirky or droll quite like Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tannenbaums, etc). No-one does dysfunctional family relationships and inherently unlikeable characters like Anderson either. But Anderson’s off-beat sense of humour is also something of an acquired [...]

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LUST, CAUTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ang Lee Stars: Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen Ang Lee is one of those directors who can not be easily pigeonholed, as he never repeats himself. In his career he has moved effortlessly between genres, going from intimate and insightful dramas in his native Taiwan to big budget special [...]

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ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Colin and Greg Strause Stars: Steven Pasquale, Johnny Lewis, Reiko Aylesworth, Kristen hagen, John Ortiz, Sam Trammell, David paetkau, Tom Woodruff jr, Ian Whyte, Robert Joy In what is becoming an alarming trend, yet another video game adaptation hits our screens. Taking its cue from the popular video game, the [...]

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