Monthly Archives: March 2009

THE PINK PANTHER 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Harold Zwart Stars: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, John Cleese, Yuki Matsuzaki, Aishwarya Rai, Lily Tomlin, Jeremy Irons, Geoffrey Palmer, Johnny Hallyday. Poor Peter Sellers must be turning in his grave to see what Hollywood has done to his comic creation Inspector Jacques Clouseau in [...]

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THE UNINVITED

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: The Guard Brothers Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn. After watching her terminally ill mother perish in a fire, troubled teen Anna Rydell (Australian actress Emily Browning, from Lemony Snickett’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, etc)) suffers a breakdown and attempts suicide. Ten months later she is [...]

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tomas Alfredson Stars: Kare Hildebrant, Lina Leandersson. Based on the best selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let The Right One In is an unusual but strangely affecting coming of age tale mixed with the lore of the vampire tale. This is a poetically beautiful but chilling tale [...]

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EASY VIRTUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephan Elliott Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Ben Barnes, Jessica Biel, Kris Marshall, Kimberley Nixon, Katherine Parkinson, Pip Torrens. It’s been a long time between films for Australian director Stephan Elliott, whose last film was the average thriller Eye Of The Beholder in 1998. Since then Elliott has been [...]

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NOTORIOUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Tillman jr Stars: Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Naturi Naughton, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Antonique Smith. Another biopic about a bad boy from the mean streets who found fame and fortune as a rap star. This is a familiar tale – we have seen this kind of [...]

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LOVE THE BEAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Eric Bana. Everyone knows the public Eric Bana – the former stand-up comic who appeared in endearing and enduring local hit The Castle, and then delivered a breakout dramatic performance as notorious standover merchant Chopper Read, and then forged a career in major big budget Hollywood action movies working [...]

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