Monthly Archives: December 2010

HEARTBREAKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pascal Chaumiel Stars: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Juliet Ferrier, Francois Damiens, Helena Noguerra, Jacques Frantz, Andrew Lincoln, Geoffrey Bateman, Natasha Cashman. This charming romantic comedy from France has been a massive hit in its native country, and is likely to find a responsive audience in cinemas in Australia. Alex (Romain [...]

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MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jack Perez Stars: Deborah Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Vic Chao, Sean Lawlor. There is often some guilty pleasure to be found in watching bad movies, many of which are unintentionally hilarious, but there are few pleasures to be found in Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus. This is the first theatrically released [...]

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LITTLE FOCKERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Weitz Stars: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Jessica Alba, Harvey Keitel, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Owen Wilson, Laura Dern, Daisy Tahan, Colin Balocchi. This third film in the Meet The Parents series is a case of a focker too far. All of the charm and [...]

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SOMEWHERE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sofia Coppola Stars: Stephen Dorff. Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Michelle Monaghan, Benicio De Toro. Somewhere is the fourth film from Sophia Coppola, after The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation and the visually sumptuous but disappointing Marie Antoinette. Like her other films this is a contemplative mood piece, full of sparse [...]

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GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Letterman Stars: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate, Chris O’Dowd, Amanda Peet, T J Miller, Olly Alexander, James Corden, Emmanuel Quatro. This is definitely not the Gulliver’s Travels you may remember from secondary school. Jonathan Swift’s 18th century novel about an adventurer who returns home [...]

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LIFE DURING WARTIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Solondz Stars: Allison Janney, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Michael K Williams, Ally Sheedy, Paul Rebens, Dylan Riley Snyder, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Lerner. Todd Solondz is one of cinema’s serial misanthropes, who likes to challenge and confront audiences with his relentless ability to expose human weakness and flaws. His films [...]

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THE TOURIST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Stars: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell, Christian De Sica. The Tourist marks the first Hollywood film for German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, the Oscar winning director of The Lives Of Others, which explored life in East Germany under [...]

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THE KING’S SPEECH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Hooper Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Ehle, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Anthony Andrews. Yet another film attempting to humanise the British Royal Family and look behind the velvet curtain of their opulence and prestige, The King’s Speech is an [...]

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