Monthly Archives: December 2011

DON 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Farhan Akhtar Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Nawwab Shah, Om Puri, Kunal Kapoor. Also known as The Chase Continues, Don 2 is a slick, exciting crime thriller from India. But this is not your typical Bollywood film in which the action is continually interrupted for colourful song [...]

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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 3: CHIPWRECKED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Mitchell Stars: Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate. The helium-voiced pop stars originally created by Ross Bagdasarian in 1958 had a novelty value that translated well for their first foray onto the big screen. [...]

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FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tsui Hark Stars: Jet Li, Mavis Fan, Gordon Liu, Chen Kun, Zhou Xun. Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate is a follow up of sorts to Tsui Hark’s 1992 martial arts film New Dragon Gate, which itself was a reworking of King Hu’s 1966 martial arts film Dragon Gate Inn. The [...]

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DOLPHIN TALE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Charles Martin Smith Stars: Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Austin Stowell, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Frances Sternhagen, Tom Nowicki. Inspired by a true story, Dolphin Tale is a warm, generous, uplifting and slightly mawkish tale about the friendship that develops between an injured dolphin and a [...]

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, Toby Jones, Tony Curran, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Mays, Gad Elmaleh. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the popular comic book character created by Belgian artist Herge in 1929 is his first foray into animation, and [...]

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THE IRON LADY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phyllida Lloyd Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Alexandra Roach, Harry LLoyd, Iain Glen, Richard E Grant, Anthony Head, Roger Allam, Julian Wadham, Nicholas Farrell, John Sessions. Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in this warts-and-all biopic about the formidable female Prime Minister, who was also Britain’s longest serving PM [...]

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ALBERT NOBBS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rodrigo Garcia Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Pauline Collins, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brenda Fricker. Albert Nobbs gives Glenn Close one of the best roles of her career. The film is set in Dublin at the turn of the century, a time when women were [...]

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WE BOUGHT A ZOO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cameron Crowe Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Colin Ford, Thomas haden Church, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, Angus Macfadyen, Elizabeth Jones, John Michael Higgins, Peter Riegert.   We Bought A Zoo is a wonderfully saccharine, sweet, cliched and family friendly drama from Cameron Crowe, the former Rolling Stone journalist turned filmmaker, [...]

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