Monthly Archives: January 2010

PRECIOUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lee Daniels Stars: Gabourney Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Lennie Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xasha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana. An unrelentingly grim but ultimately uplifting and inspiring drama about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, Precious is a heartwrenchingly honest cinema experience that [...]

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THE ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tommy Wiseau Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Carolyn Minnott, Phillip Hardiman, Kyle Vogt, Greg Ellery. Proudly wearing its reputation as “one of the worst films ever made” like a badge of honour, the extremely low budget self-financed and self-distributed film The Room slinks into a Melbourne cinema for [...]

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DAYBREAKERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Michael and Peter Spierig Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo, Isabel Lucas. Daybreakers is the follow up film to Undead, Michael and Peter Spierig’s wonderfully tacky low budget zombie splatter fest from 2003. Shot largely on the Gold Coast, Daybreakers is a big [...]

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DAYBREAKERS: claudia karvan interview

“I thought the story was an absolute rip-snorter, and amazingly intricate and quite heartfelt and spiritual, and just bloody fun,” enthuses Australian actress Claudia Karvan about her latest film Daybreakers. The follow up film to Undead, Michael and Peter Spierig’s low budget, and wonderfully tacky zombie splatter fest from 2003, Daybreakers is a big budget [...]

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TOY STORY 2 (re-released in 3D)

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Lasseter Stars: voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammar, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Wayne Knight, Annie Potts, Jonathan Harris, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Joe Ranft, Andrew Stanton, Jeff Pidgeon The Phantom Menace may have been [...]

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INVICTUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Adjoa Andoh, Julian Lewis Jones, Marguerite Wheatley, Patrick Lister, Penny Downie. As an actor Clint Eastwood was easily typecast as the tough, taciturn, anti-authoritarian anti-hero in countless westerns and detective films. But as a director he has [...]

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THE ROAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Hillcoat Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce. The Road is a grim road journey set in a post apocalyptic America. The forests are denuded, cars lie burned out beside the deserted highways, the sky is perennially grey, and the ground is covered in ash. [...]

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NINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren. A Tony award winning play, Nine was loosely inspired by Fellini’s 1963 classic 8 1/2, his acerbic semi-autobiographical work about a director struggling to realise his vision on the screen. It is [...]

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