Monthly Archives: May 2010

STREETDANCE 3D

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Max Giwa and Daina Pasquini Stars: Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick Baladi, Rachel McDowall, Ukweli Roach, George Sampson. Yet another cliched dance movie, Streetdance 3D follows the formula established by the likes of Step Up, Stomp The Yard, How She Move, etc. The main difference with this British [...]

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EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Banksy. The intriguingly titled Exit Through The Gift Shop is a weird yet strangely fascinating documentary directed by Bansky, the legendary and enigmatic street artist whose colourful and controversial creations have earned praise as well as the ire of the authorities. Some documentaries seem to take on a life [...]

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LEAP YEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anand Tucker Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow. Sneaking into cinemas without any publicity or media previews is the romantic comedy Leap Year. This is yet another formulaic and cliched romantic comedy that covers all the usual tropes of the odd couple pairing, opposites attract, road movie [...]

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FOOD INC

Reviewed by GREG KING. In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and other similar documentaries, Food Inc is the latest in a line of frightening documentaries that lift the lid on what we eat and how food is processed now. Director Robert Kenner exposes the way in which meats like chicken and beef are produced, [...]

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THE LOSERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sylvain White Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenda, Jason Patric. An elite unit of covert operatives is double-crossed, and forced to go underground until they can prove their innocence and restore their reputations. Sound a bit like The A-Team? Actually it’s not, [...]

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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Samuel Bayer Stars: jackie Earle Haley, Thomas Dekker, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Lia D Mortenson. Is Hollywood so bereft of new ideas that they have to remake even mediocre slasher films? A case in point is ubersuccessful producer/director Michael bay, who seems [...]

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THE KINGS OF MYKONOS: WOG BOY 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Andrikinis Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades, Zeta Makrypoulia, Cosima Coppola, Kevin Sorbo, Coastas Kilias, Dimitri Starovas, Galini Tseva, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Thomas Heyne, Mario Hertel. For nearly two decades, Nick Giannopoulos has been trading on ethnic stereotypes for his popular and broadly appealing comedies. The formula worked with [...]

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LOVE, LUST & LIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Gillian Armstrong. In 1976, Gilliam Armstrong began her own version of Michael Apted’s fascinating social documentary series 7 Up. In Smoke And Lollies, Armstrong first introduced audiences to Josie, Diana and Kerry, three lively working class girls chosen at random from a community centre in Adelaide. Over the course [...]

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