Monthly Archives: March 2011

LIMITLESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Burger Stars: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Ned Eisenberg, Robert John Burke, Tomas Arana, T V Caprio, Richard Bekins, Patricia Kalember. Limitless is a twisted morality tale about greed, hubris and wish fulfilment. Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper, from The Hangover, etc) [...]

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THE LINCOLN LAWYER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brad Furman Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomwei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, William H Macy, Bob Gunton, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Bryan Cranston, Frances Fisher, Laurence Mason. This adaptation avoids many of the pitfalls that have ruined many other movie adaptations of popular, best selling novels. Although the two are different [...]

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LITTLE JOHNNY: THE MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ralph Moser Stars: voices of Genevieve Morris, Kevin “Bloody” Wilson, Eloise Grace, Hamish Hughes, Abbe Holmes, Bev Killick, Stewart Fainchey, Brett Rutledge. We’ve all heard some of those “little Johnny” jokes; now we can discover their origin. Little Johnny is a new animated biopic cum mockumentary that discovers the “real [...]

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NEVER LET ME GO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Romanek Stars: Kiera Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Ella Purnell, Isobel Meikle-Small, Charlie Rowe. At first glance the rustic Hailsham seems like a typically privileged English boarding school, where orphaned students are raised by strict teachers and prepared for their future. But as we quickly [...]

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RED RIDING HOOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Catherine Hardwicke Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas, Julie ChristieSharna Kaine, Adrian Holmes. The familiar fairy tale about the virginal young girl visiting her grandmother in the woods gets a remake in this decidedly dark and grim version. The animated film [...]

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KABOOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gregg Araki Stars: Thomas Dekker, Hayley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, James Duval, Kelly Lynch, Juno Temple, Brennan Mejia, Jason Olive. Gregg Araki was at the forefront of the emergence of a new gay cinema in the ‘90s, with films like the nihilistic, subversive The Doom Generation, etc, and their [...]

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LITTLE JOHNNY – interview with ralph moser

by GREG KING. “Little Johnny is very inspired by Monty Python, The Goodies, from when I was a kid, and of course the Looney Tunes cartoons. It’s not Benny Hill, but it does have a kind of irreverence.” Sipping a coffee in a cafe just a short walk from his South Melbourne office, where he [...]

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THE MECHANIC

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon West Stars: jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn, Mini Anden. Anyone planning to see this rather unnecessary remake of the old Michael Winner/Charles Bronson flick from 1972 should do them selves a favour and skip it altogether. Go and hire the original instead! Not that The Mechanic [...]

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