Monthly Archives: August 2010

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thor Freudenthal Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Devon Bostick, Rachel Harris, Steve Zahn, Grayson Russell, Laine MacNeill, Andrew Mcnee. This appealing and very enjoyable film follows the misadventures of Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon, from National Treasure 2, Madagascar 2, etc) during his first year attending the “intellectual [...]

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GOING THE DISTANCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nanette Burstein Stars: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Natalie Morales, Kristen Scaal, Rob Riggle, Kelli Garner, Jim Gaffigan, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Matt Servitto. Going The Distance essentially sets out to explore the complications involved in maintaining a relationship when one partner lives and works [...]

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TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stuart Beattie Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Chris Pang, Phoebe Tonkin, Ashleigh Cummings, Andy Ryan, Colin Friels. Seven teenagers from a small town go away on a weekend camping trip to have a bit of fun. When they return home they find that their town [...]

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PIRANHA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alexandre Aja Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, Adam Scott, Steven R McQueen, Ving Rhames, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Brook, Riley Steele, Dina Meyer, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Eli Roth, Ricardo Chavira, Paul Scheer, Brooklyn Proulx. There’s plenty of blood, boobs and body parts in this hugely enjoyable remake of Joe Dante’s [...]

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VAMPIRES SUCK

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Stars: Jenn Prske, Matt Lanter, Chris Riggi, Deidrich Bader, Arielle Kebbel, B J Britt, Charlie Weber, Emily Brobst, Bradley Doods, Ken Jeong, Dave Foley. Vampires suck! And so does this movie! The writing and directing team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have produced a [...]

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ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2010

by GREG KING. The 2010 Israeli Film Festival screens from August 17-22, at the Como and Brighton Bay Cinemas. Check newspapers for screening details, or the website at www.aice.com.au The opening night film was Ajami, a gritty and edgy drama set on the mean streets of Jaffa, an area of Tel Aviv with high unemployment [...]

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FOUR LIONS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Morris Stars: Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis. It would take a brave filmmaker to poke fun at the complex and topical issue of terrorism, especially in these increasingly sensitive times. Few comedy films have even dared to poke fun at [...]

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FATHER OF MY CHILDREN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mia Hansen-Love Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing, Alice Gautier, Manelle Driss, Eric Elmusnino, Sandrine Dumas, Dominique Frost, Antoine Mathieu, Igor Hansen-Love, Elsa Pharaon. There have been a number of films that have explored the hectic life of a film producer and depicted them as the “bad [...]

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