Monthly Archives: September 2013

Stories We Tell

Summary: Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 26th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Canada

Director: Sarah Polley

Screenwriter: Sarah Polley

Cast: Pixie Bigelow (herself), Lani Billard (Suzy Buchan), Deirdre Bowen (herself), Geoffrey Bowes (himself), John Buchan (himself), Tom Butler (himself), Jeanie Calleja (Victoria Mitchell), Andrew Church (Geoffrey Bowes), Kirsten Corvers (Deidre Bowen), James Downing (Mort Ransen), Peter Evans (Michael Polley), Tracey Ferencz (Aunt Shelia), Justin Goodhand (John Buchan), Kaylin Griffin (Joanna Polley – age 8), Cathy Gulkin (herself), Harry Gulkin (himself), Eric Hanson (Mike Polley – age 11), Alex Hatz (Harry Gulkin), Christine Horne (Anne Tait), Rebecca Jenkins (Diane Polley), Dave Kiner (Wayne Robson), Allie MacDonald (Joanna Polley), Robert Macmillan (himself), Jeff Mallory (Tom Butler), Victoria Mitchell (herself), Seamus Morrison (Mark Polley), Marie Murphy (herself), Diane Polley (herself), Joanna Polley (herself), Mark Polley (himself), Michael Polley (himself), Sarah Polley (herself), Mort Ransen (himself), Anne Tait (herself), Claire Walker (herself)

Runtime: 109 mins

Classification:M

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘STORIES WE TELL’:

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Stories We Tell’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 51

Adam Ross: Stars(4)

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  Stories We Tell (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Stories We Tell′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 51 for our more in-depth review of ‘Stories We Tell’.

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I Am A Girl

Summary: A poetic and observational feature length documentary from award-winning filmmaker Rebecca Barry, who journeys to Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Cameroon, the USA and Australia, to reveal just what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet. As a day on earth transpires from dawn to dusk and into the night, we meet Manu, Kimsey, Aziza, Habiba, Breani and Katie. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humour.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 26th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Rebecca Barry

Screenwriter: N/A

Cast: N/A

Runtime: 92 mins

Classification:M

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘I AM A GIRL’:

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘I Am A Girl’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  N/A

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘I Am A Girl′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 51 for our more in-depth review of ‘I Am A Girl’.

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The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

The boys from ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’ take a look at the best socially conscious films.

 

DAVID GRIFFITHS’ LIST

To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Clubland (2007)
  • The Black Balloon (2008)
  • Kidulthood (2006)
  • Kids (1995)
  • Bully (2001)
  • Blessed (2009)
  • Samson & Delilah (2009)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Fern Gully (1992)
  • Lord Of War (2005)
  • Tom White (2004)
  • Em 4 Jay (2008)
  • Milk (2008)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • Beyond Borders (2003)

 

NICK GARDENER’S LIST

Samson & Delilah

  • Blood Diamond (2006)
  • The Angels’ Share (2012)
  • Another Year (2010)
  • Wall Street (1987)
  • Over The Edge (1979)
  • A Separation (2011)
  • Samson & Delilah (2009)
  • 1984 (1984)
  • An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
  • The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers (2009)
  • The Tall Man (2011)
  • Samsara (2011)
  • Michael Moore’s films
  • Seven Up! (1964)
  • The Blackpower Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

 

ADAM ROSS’ LIST

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

  • Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
  • Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Once Were Warriors (1994)
  • Sin Nombre (2009)
  • American History X (1998)
  • Romper Stomer (1992)
  • This Is England (2006)
  • Sicko (2007)
  • Requiem For A Dream (2000)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Palindromes (2004)
  • Ring Of Fire (1991)
  • Mean Creek (2004)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Shame (2011)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Jisoe (2007)

 

GREG KING’S LIST

The China Syndrome

  • The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  • Brother Can You Spare A Dime (1975)
  • GasLand (2010)
  • Promised Land (2012)
  • Vera Drake (2004)
  • The Front (1976)
  • Bully (2011)
  • Valentine Road (2013)
  • Welcome (2009)
  • Le Havre (2011)
  • Balibo (2009)
  • Water (2005)
  • Tomboy (2011)
  • Trade (2007)
  • The Jammed (2007)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • The Help (2011)
  • Maria Full Of Grace (2004)
  • Erin Brokovich (2000)
  • The China Syndrome (1979)
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  • The Killing Fields (1984)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
  • Cry Freedom (1987)
  • Blood Diamond (2006)
  • La Haine (1995)

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on the show Dave, Nick, Adam and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Planes’, ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘A Hijacking’, ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’, ‘The East’ and ‘Turbo’ . This episode also features interviews with Michelle Rodriguez and Ryan Reynolds.  As part as their 50th episode celebrations the boys also look at their favorite actors to watch on the big screen and launch a new competition thanks to Transmission Films.

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Turbo

Summary: A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: David Soren

Screenwriter: Darren Lemke, Robert D. Siegel, David Soren

Cast: Michael Patrick Bell (White Shadow (voice)), Aaron Berger (Danny (voice)), Paul Dooley (The Foreman (voice)), Paul Giamatti (Chet (voice)), Luis Guzman (Angelo (voice)), Bill Hader (Guy Gagne (voice)), Samuel L. Jackson (Whiplash (voice)), Richard Jenkins (Bobby (voice)),  Ken Jeong (Kim Ly (voice)), Michael Pena (Tito (voice)), Will Power (Australian Anchor (voice)), Ryan Reynolds (Turbo (voice)), Michelle Rodriguez (Paz (voice)), Maya Rudolph (Burn (voice)), Ben Schwartz (Skidmark (voice)), Snoop Dogg (Smoove Move (voice)),

Runtime: 96 mins

Classification:G

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘TURBO’:

David Griffiths: Stars(3.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Turbo’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Turbo’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Nick Gardener: Stars(3)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘Turbo’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  Turbo (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Turbo′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50 for our more in-depth review of ‘Turbo’.

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The East

Summary: ‘The East’ finds a corporate spy (Marling) attempting to infiltrate a group run by a charismatic eco-terrorist (Alexander Skarsgård). Former FBI agent Sarah, whose job with an elite private intelligence firm sees her going deep undercover with the titular eco-anarchist collective, finds herself torn between two worlds when confronted by the reality that The East are the lesser of two evils when compared to her clients.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, UK

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Screenwriter: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling

Cast: Hillary Baack (Eve), Lani Bemak (Lani), Bill Boslego (Barry Redman), Patricia Clarkson (Sharon), Shiloh Fernandez (Luca), Wilbur Fitzgerald (Robert McCabe), Anthony Michael Frederick (Randy), David Goff (Skipper), Ryan Grego (Johnny Perkins), Aldis Hodge (Thumbs), Toby Kebbell (Doc), Danielle Macdonald (Tess), Billy Magnussen (Porty McCabe), Brit Marling (Sarah), John Neisler (Rory Huston), Michael Nouryeh (Jim (voice)), Julia Ormond (Paige Williams), Ellen Page (Izzy), Jason Ritter (Tim), Angharad Robinson (Angie), Pamela Roylance (Diane Wisecraver), Jamey Sheridan (Richard Cannon), Alexander Skarsgard (Benji), Billy Slaughter (Trevor ‘The Fed’), John James Tourville (John James)

Runtime: 99 mins

Classification:M

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE EAST’:

David Griffiths: Stars(3.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘The East’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(3.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The East’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3.5)

IMDB Rating:  The East (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The East′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50 for our more in-depth review of ‘The East’.

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Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters

Summary: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Screenwriter: Marc Guggenheim, Rick Riordan (novel)

Cast: Jake Abel (Luke), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Orcale (voice)),Sean Ban (Zeus), Mary Birdsong (Grey Sister #1), Samuel Braun (Young Luke), Yvette Nicole Brown (Grey Sister #2), Alexandra Daddario (Annabeth), Grey Damon (Chris Rodriguez), Connor Dunn (Tereus), Nathan Fillion (Hermes), Anthony Head (Cheron), Brandon T. Jackson (Grover), Robert Knepper (Kronos), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Thalia), Danny Le Boyer (Ethan Nakamura), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson), Katelyn Mager (Young Thalia), Robert Maillet (Polyphemus/Laistrygonian), Alisha Newton (Young Annabeth), Ron Perlman (Polyphemus (voice)), Missi Pyle (Grey Sister #3), Leven Rambin (Clarisse), Christopher Redman (Reardon), Craig Robinson (George (voice)), Douglas Smith (Tyson), Octavia Spencer (Martha (voice)), Stanley Tucci (Mr. D), Jordan Weller (Ichneutae), Bjorn Yearwood (Young Grover), Richard Yearwood (Ganymede)

Runtime: 106 mins

Classification:PG

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS’:

David Griffiths: Stars(3)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Nick Gardener: Stars(2)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating:  Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50 for our more in-depth review of ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’.

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I'm So Excited

Summary: A technical failure has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death..

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Spain

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Screenwriter: Pedro Almodovar

Cast: Marta Aledo (Xanadu), Carlos Areces (Fajas), Raul Arevalo (Ulloa), Antonio Banderas (Leon), Javier Camara (Joserra), Pepa Charro (Piluca), Penelope Cruz (Jessica), Antonio de la Torre (Alex Acero), Lolo Duerias (Bruna), Carmen Machi (Portera), Laya Marti (Novia), Maria Morales (Angeles), Violeta Perez (Elvira), Cecilia Roth (Norma Boss), Hugo Silva (Benito Moron), Miguel Angel Silvestre (Novio), Blanco Suarez (Ruth), Guillermo Toledo (Ricardo Galan), Jose Luis Torrijo (Sr. Mas), Paz Vega (Alba), Ana Wagener (Concha (voice)), Jose Maria Yazpik (Infante)

Runtime: 90 mins

Classification:MA15+

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘I’M SO EXCITED’:

Greg King: Stars(2)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘I’m So Excited’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2)

IMDB Rating:  I'm So Excited! (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘I’m So Excited′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50 for our more in-depth review of ‘I’m So Excited’.

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A Hijacking

Summary: The Danish cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates..

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Denmark

Director: Tobias Lindholm

Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Allan Arnby (Niels Giverson), Pilou Asbaek (Mikkel Hartmann), Abdihakin Asgar (Omar), Amalie Ihle Alstrup (Maria Hartmann),  Amalie Vulff Anderson (Kamilla Hartmann), Linda Laursen (Anette Ludvigsen), Soren Malling (Peter C. Ludvigsen), Roland Moller (Jan Sorenson), Keith Pearson (Kaptajn), Gary Skjoldmose Porter (Connor Julian), Dar Salim (Lars Vestergaard), Bettina Schjerlund

Runtime: 103 mins

Classification:CTC

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘A HIJACKING’:

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘A Hijcaking’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50

Adam Ross: Stars(4)

Please check Adam’s review of ‘A Hijacking’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3.5)

IMDB Rating:  A Hijacking (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘A Hijacking′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50 for our more in-depth review of ‘A Hijacking’.

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