Monthly Archives: April 2010

PALACE OPERA AND BALLET SEASON 2010

Greg King previews the 2010 season. Palace cinemas are screening a series of filmed live theatrical performances under the umbrella of their Opera and Ballet season. These films feature performances from some of Europe’s top opera and ballet companies; and there even a couple of plays from Shakespeare’s world famous Globe Theatre. These filmed performances [...]

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NEW YORK I LOVE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Jing Wen, Mira Nair, Shunji Iwai, Yvan Attal, Brett Ratner, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman, Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston, Randy Balsmeyer Stars: Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Ethan Hawke, Maggie Q, Julie Christie, Shia La Bouef, John Hurt, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn, Eli [...]

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ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Lancaster Stars: Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Sebastian Gregory, Erik Thompson, Harry Cook, Joel Tobeck, Morgan Griffith, Sarah Woods, Troy Planet, Katrina Retallick, Wendy Playfair. Accidents Happen is the film that lured Oscar winner Geena Davis (Thelma And Louise, Commander In Chief, etc) down under for her first feature film [...]

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ROCKSTEADY: THE ROOTS OF REGGAE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Stascha Bader. Structured around a reunion concert featuring legendary musicians from one of the more popular periods of Jamaican music, Rocksteady resembles the recent The Buena Vista Social Club, but this documentary is of limited appeal. 1966-1969 was the high point of popularity for this form of music, and [...]

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THE BOOK OF ELI

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Albert and Allen Hughes Stars: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Ray Stevenson, Michael Gambon, Frances de la Tour, Malcolm McDowell, Tom Waits, Evan Jones, Joe Pingue. The latest film from filmmaking twins Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell, Menace II Society, etc) is this post-apocalyptic thriller that [...]

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9TH AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS 2010

Previewed by GREG KING. SOUL KITCHEN. The opening night film is Soul Kitchen, a new comedy from Fatih Akin. The film tells the story of Zinos (German-Greek actor Adam Bousdoukos), who opens a restaurant in a former warehouse in Hamburg. He upsets the regular clientele by introducing new cuisine, but the restaurant eventually becomes successful. [...]

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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steve Pink Stars: John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Cordrry, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan, Lynsay Fonseca, Lizzie Caplan, Charlie McDermott. In real life we don’t often get second chances, and we have to live with the choices we make or the mistakes we make. But in the [...]

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THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. It was Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who called Daniel Ellsberg “the most dangerous man in America”. Ellsberg is the Pentagon worker who “blew the whistle” on the secrets behind America’s involvement in Vietnam. An ex-Marine, Ellsberg was an analyst who worked in the [...]

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