Monthly Archives: June 2011

STAKE LAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jim Mickle Stars: Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Kelly McGillis, Danielle Harris, Sean Nelson, Michael Cerveris. Seemingly inspired by George A Romero’s cycle of zombie films, Stake Land is a low-budget independent American horror film that comes across as an aggressive cross between The Road, Near Dark, The Book Of Eli, [...]

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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Bay Stars: Shia La Beouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Patrick Dempsey, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Alan Tudyk, Ken Jeong, Glenn Morshower, Buzz Aldrin, Bill O’Reilly, voices of Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Foxworth, Jess Harnell, James Remar.   This [...]

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SLEEPING BEAUTY – interview with Julia Leigh

by GREG KING. “I love films that I’m mesmerised by, that I can’t take my eyes off,” says Julia Leigh, Australian novelist turned filmmaker. “Personally I don’t like seeing a film on Thursday night and then forgetting it by Friday morning. My hope is that Sleeping Beauty is a memorable film.” Her debut film, the [...]

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THE TREE OF LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw. Maverick director Terrence Malick is not exactly a prolific filmmaker, and this is only his fifth film in a thirty-year career. Malick is best known for films like Badlands and Days Of Heaven, [...]

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KUNG FU PANDA 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jennifer Yoh Nelson Stars: voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber, Danny McBride. This sequel to Kung Fu Panda is more awesome, more entertaining, and bigger than its [...]

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MR POPPER’S PENGUINS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Waters Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Clark Gregg, Madeline Carroll, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Olivia Lovibond, David Krumholtz, Phillip Baker Hall, Jeffrey Tambor, James Tupper, Dominic Chianese, William Cahrles Mitchell. Audiences seem to have a fascination with penguins on screen. The delightful animated Happy Feet was a huge [...]

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SLEEPING BEAUTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julia Leigh Stars: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keayes-Byrne, Michael Dormand, Tracy Mann, Mirrah Foulkes. This new Australian film is a haunting erotic fairy tale that caused something of a controversy when it screened at Cannes earlier this year. Many will be drawn to [...]

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CARS 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: John Lasseter and Brad Lewis Stars: voices of Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Larry the Cable Guy, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro, Joe Mantegna, Franco Nero, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Jason Isaacs, Cheech Marin, Bruce Campbell, Vanessa Redgrave, Thomas Kretschmann, Peter Jacobson, Brent Musbuerger, Michel Michelis, Jenifer Lewis, [...]

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