Monthly Archives: October 2011

JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Schultz Stars: Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Parris Mosteller, Taylar hender, Garrett Ryan, Preston Bailey, Jaleel White, Kristoffer Winters, Janet Varney, Jackson Odell, Robert Costanzo, Sharon Sachs, Richard Riehle. This film aimed at tween girls is lumbered with the sort of unfortunate and unappealing title as such other films as [...]

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IN TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Niccol Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, Matt Bomer, Toby Hemingway, Ethan Peck, Matt O’Leary. So, what is your time worth? This new sci-fi thriller comes from New Zealand born filmmaker Andrew Niccol, who wrote The Truman Show and directed [...]

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TT 3D: CLOSER TO THE EDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Richard De Aragues. Every year since 1907 the Isle of Man has hosted the Tourist Trophy, a motorcycle endurance race that has been recognised as the greatest motorcycle road race in the world. Competitors race around 60 miles of winding roads and small villages at speeds of up to [...]

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WARRIOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gavin O’Connor Stars: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dunn, Denzel Whitaker, Kurt Angel. The world of mixed martial arts fighting, in which opponents use a number of different fighting styles to hammer their opponent into submission, forms the background to this excellent and hard [...]

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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Stars: Lauren Bittner, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Chloe Cserngey, Jessica Tyler Brown, Johanna Braddy, Dennis Ingram, Katie Featherstone, Sprague Grayden. Audiences can expect more of the same from this third instalment of the ultra low budget horror franchise that has kicked goals at the box office. [...]

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, Mads Mikkelsen, James Corden, Freddie Fox, Juno Temple, Gabriella Wilde, Til Sweiger. Alexandre Dumas’ classic 1844 adventure story about the three musketeers and their derring do, sword play and intrigue in [...]

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FOCUS ON BERTOCLUCCI – interview with Roberta Ciabarra

by GREG KING. “There is something lush about the surface of a Bertolucci film. I think he is the perfect synthesis of style and content really,” enthuses ACMI curator Roberta Ciabarra. Ciabarra is overseeing the forthcoming special retrospective season on the noted Italian director, whose career has spanned fifty years. “He is remarkably vital and [...]

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TAKE SHELTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeff Nichols Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Ray McKinnon, Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Tova Stewart. Take Shelter is another of those critically praised films that will divide audiences. There have been a number of films dealing with obsession and madness (Repulsion, Vertigo, Safe, etc), but Take Shelter is a character-driven [...]

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