Monthly Archives: March 2013

Jack The Giant Slayer

Summary: Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend – and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: Bryan Singer

Screenwriter: Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney, David Dobkin (story)

Cast: Angus Barnett (Foe), Lee Boardman (Badger), Ewen Bremner (Wicke), Andrew Brooke (Fye), Ralph Brown (General Entin), Ben Daniels (Fumm), Warwick Davis (Old Hamm), Christopher Fairbank (Jack’s Uncle), Nicholas Hoult (Jack), Cornell John (Fee), Mingis Johnston (Bald), Simon Lowe (Monk), Eddie Marsan (Crawe), Ewan McGregor (Elmont), Ian McShane (King Brahmwell), Bill Nighy (General Fallon), Sydney Rawson (Young Isabelle), Joe E Salazar (Roddy), Craig Salisbury (Panto Erik The Great),  Michael Self (Young Jack), Eleanor Tomlinson (Isabelle), Stanley Tucci (Roderick), Tandi Wright (Queen)

Runtime: 114 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Rust & Bone’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Jack The Giant Slayer′: Check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’. Subculture Media also have interviews with the cast of Jack The Giant Slayer available for you to listen to.

Subculture Media Interviews for ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’: Interviews with various members of the ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ cast can be found here.

Rating: 3.5/5

IMDB Rating: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) on IMDb

A Good Day To Die Hard

Summary: There’s nothing more tightly-knit than a small town footy club. So when a scandal blows apart the Torquay Tigers, lives are thrown into chaos. After ten years away, one-time Torquay legend Tom Dunn (Ackland) returns to face his demons and pull the club back together. To reunite their team and rebuild their lives Tom and his mates will have to dig deep, face up to past mistakes and rekindle their love of football. After everything is done and dusted, it’s not about giving your best, it’s about doing your best.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: John Moore

Screenwriter: Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp

Cast: Nikolett Barabas (Anna Peterova), Rasha Bukvic (Alik), Jesse Burch (Smoker), Scott Michael Campbell (Campbell), Jai Courtenay (Jack McClane), Mark Dopud (Detective Sergeant Wexler), April Grace (Sue Easton), Cole Hauser (Collins), Martin Hindy (Mako), Aldis Hodge (Foxy), Sebastian Koch (Komarov), Sergei Kolesnikov (Chagarin), Catherine Kresge (Neiderbrook), Roman Luknar (Anton), Joe Massingill (Pac-Man), Amaury Nolasco (Murphy), Justin Smith (Meyers), Yuliya Snigir (Irina), Melissa Tang (Lucas), Bruce Willis (John McClane), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Lucy)

Runtime: 98 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘A Good Day To Die Hard′: Check Episode #25 (available 21st March, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’.

Rating: 3/5

IMDB Rating: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) on IMDb

The Loneliest Planet

Summary:Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, the award-winning new drama from Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) tells the story of a young couple on the journey of a lifetime, and an incident that irrevocably transforms their relationship. Alex (Gael García Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are backpacking through Eastern Europe. Habitual and adventurous travelers, they get by with friendly smiles and a smattering of the local languages. Upon arriving in Georgia, the pair hires a guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into the lush wilderness. Walking for hours, an unexpected incident triggers a series of events that threatens everything the couple believes about themselves, and each other. Exploring the relationship between travelers and the landscapes they navigate.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States, Germany

Director: Julia Loktev

Screenwriter: Tom Bissell (short story), Julia Loktev

Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal (Alex), Hani Furstenberg (Nica), Bidzina Gujabidze (Dato)

Runtime: 113 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Loneliest Planet’ Review: Please check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Loneliest Planet’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Promised Land′: Nil.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating:The Loneliest Planet (2011) on IMDb

Promised Land

Summary: Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant re-teams with his Good Will Hunting screenwriter Matt Damon for this topical drama based on a story by Dave Eggers. Damon stars as Steve Butler, a corporate salesman for a large energy company. Arriving in a small town to convince the locals of the benefits of coal seam gas exploration, Butler is forced to reflect on his own family’s history of living off the land when he faces unexpected resistance from an elderly farmer (Hal Holbrook), an activist (co-screenwriter John Krasinski) and elected officials. Co-starring Frances McDormand and Rosemarie DeWitt, Van Sant’s timely film arrives as the issue of coal seam gas exploration continues to make headlines in Australia.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States, United Arab Emirates

Director: Gus Van Sant

Screenwriter: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Dave Eggers (story)

Cast: Cain Alexander (Danny Thomason), Karen Baum (Lynn), Lucas Black (Paul Geary), Gerri Bumbaugh (Jesse), Johnny Cicco (Donny), Joe Coyle (Michael Downey), Matt Damon (Steve Butler), Rosemarie DeWitt (Alice), Tim Guinee (Drew Scott), Hal Holbrook (Frank Yates), Kevin Jacobs (Kevin), Terry Kinney (David Churchill), John Krasinski (Dustin Noble), Sara Lindsey (Claire Allen), Frances McDormand (Sue Thomason), Scoot McNairy (Jeff Dennon), Jericho Morgan (Jericho), Max Schuler (Carson Allen), Dorothy Silver (Arlene), Kristin Slaysman (Gwen), Ken Strunk (Gerry Richards), Carrington E. Vaughn (Colin), Blake Vogel (Blake Dennon), Titus Welliver (Rob)

Runtime: 106 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Promised Land’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Promised Land’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Promised Land′: Check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Promised Land’.

Rating: 3/5

IMDB Rating: Promised Land (2012) on IMDb

Silence In The House Of God

Summary: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.

The film documents the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the U.S.A., a struggle of more than three decades that ultimately led to a lawsuit against the Pontiff himself. These heroes, four deaf young men, set out to expose the priest who had abused them and so many others by trying to make their voices “heard”. Their investigation helped to uncover documents from the secret Vatican Archives that shows the Pope – who must operate within the mysterious rules of the roman Curia – as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: Alex Gibney

Screenwriter: Alex Gibney

Cast: Chris Cooper (Gary (voice)), Donagh Gleason (Father Murphy)), Ethan Hawke (Pat (voice)), Matthew Ryan Hughes (Young Terry), Larry Hunt (Terry), Jamey Sheridan (Terry (voice)), John Slattery (Arthur (voice)), Anton Toron (Young Terry)

Runtime: 102 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Silence In The House Of God: Mez Maxima Culpa’ Review: Please check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Silence In The House Of God: Mez Maxima Culpa’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Promised Land′: Nil.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating:Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) on IMDb

The Good The Bad The Ugly

This week Dave, Nick, Adam and Greg take a look at new release films The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, In The Fog, Skylab, Mama, Performance (A Late Quartet) and Goddess . This episode also features interviews with Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Jessica Chastain, Guillermo del Toro, Mark Lamprell, Laura Michelle Kelly and Magda Szubanski

Also make sure you listen for your chance to win a copy of ‘The Man Inside’ on DVD thanks to Pinnacle Films.

Mt Zion

Summary: Turei’s family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 tour. But it’s a dream that challenges the traditions and values of his upbringing and will set him at odds with his family – particularly his father, a true man of the land. Mt Zion is a family-oriented story starring Australian Idol winner Stan Walker in his acting debut and Temuera Morrison (‘Once Were Warriors’). It is written and directed by Tearepa Kahi, who drew inspiration for the story from his own family background. The film features original music in a uniquely New Zealand Maori take on Marley’s reggae.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: New Zealand

Director: Te Arepa Kahi

Screenwriter: Te Arepa Kahi

Cast: Kevin Kaukau (Booker), Bob Marley (himself), Temuera Morrison (Dad), Miriama Smith (Layla), Stan Walker (Turei)

Runtime: 96 mins

Classification:PG

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Mt Zion’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Mt Zion’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Mt Zion′: Check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Mt Zion’. We also have Mt Zion Cast interviews online for you to listen to.

Subculture Media Interviews for ‘Mt Zion’: Interviews with various cast members of ‘Mt. Zion’ can be found here.

Rating: 3/5

IMDB Rating: Mt. Zion (2013) on IMDb

Mama

Summary: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Spain, Canada

Director: Andres Muschietti

Screenwriter: Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti

Cast: Javier Botet (Mama), Julia Chantrey (Nina), Megan Charpentier (Victoria), Jessica Chastain (Annabel), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Lucas/Jeffrey), Dominic Cuzzocrea (Ron), Maya Dawe (Young Lilly), Sierra Dawe (Young Lilly), David Fox (Burnsie), Diane Gordon (Louise), Daniel Kash (Dr. Dreyfuss), Morgan McGarry (Young Victoria), Jane Moffat (Jean Podolski/Mama (voice)), Isabelle Nelisse (Lily)

Runtime: 100 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Mama’ Review: Please check Episode #24 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Mama’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Mama′: Subculture Media also have interviews with the cast of Jack The Giant Slayer available for you to listen to.

Subculture Media Interviews for ‘Mama’: Interviews with various members of the cast of ‘Mama’ can be found here.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating:Mama (2013) on IMDb