Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mr Peabody & Sherman

Summary: Using his invention the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back in time to experience world-changing events and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 27th March, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Rob Minkoff

Screenwriter: Craig Wright, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael McCullers, Jay Ward (series creator)

Cast: Jasper Johannes Andrews (Baby Sherman (voice)), Guillaume Aretos (Robespierre (voice)), Lake Bell (Mona Lisa (voice)), Leila Birch (WABAC Machine (voice)), Karan Brar (Mason (voice)), Mel Brooks (Albert Einstein (voice)), Ty Burell (Mr. Peabody (voice)), Zach Callison (King Tut (voice)), Max Charles (Sherman (voice)), Stephen Colbert (Paul Peterson (voice)),  Walt Dohrn (Spartacus/French Peasant/Taxi Driver (voice)), Lauri Fraser (Marie Antoniette/Egyptian Woman (voice)), Jess Harnell (Abraham Lincoln/George Washington/Bill Clinton/Isaac Newton/New York City Cop (voice)), Allison Janney (Ms. Grunion (voice)), Tom McGrath (Odysseus (voice)), Pautrice A. Musick (Teacher (voice)), Al Rodrigo (Ajax (voice)), Joshua Rush (Carl (voice)), Stephen Tobolowsky (Principal Purdy (voice)), Stanley Tucci (Leonardo da Vinci (voice)), Steve Valentine (Ay (voice)),  Patrick Warburton (Agamemnon (voice)), Ariel Winter (Penny Peterson (voice))

Runtime: 97 mins

Classification:PG

OUR MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN REVIEWS & RATINGS:

Greg King:

To see Greg’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman review please go to www.filmreviews.net.au.

Stars(3.5)

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

IMDB Rating:  Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Mr Peabody & Sherman reviews: For our full Mr Peabody & Sherman review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #73.

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The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Nick, Adam, Dave and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’, ‘Nymphomaniac’, ‘The Raid 2’, ‘Aim High In Creation’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Noah’ and ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’. This episode also features interviews with Ty Burrell, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Russell Crowe and Emma Watson. We also launch a new competitions for ‘The Raid 2’.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here

Into The Storm

The Into The Storm trailer has been released.

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, INTO THE STORM throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), the film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s The Walking Dead), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s iCarly), Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) and Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer, TV’s Friday Night Lights).

Into The Storm will be released in Australian cinemas on September 4.

You can view the Into The Storm trailer below.

 

Machete Kills

To celebrate the arrival of our new show Subculture we have some copies of Machete Kills to giveaway. If you would like to win a copy of this great film thanks to Icon Films just take a listen to Subculture Ep 001 and tell us which film Danny Trejo told Dave G he was given by Lady Gaga on the set of Machete Kills. You can enter your answer on our Facebook Page.

Machete Kills is now available on DVD thanks to Icon Films.

Zombie Hunter

To celebrate the arrival of our new show Subculture we have some copies of Zombie Hunter to giveaway. If you would like to win a copy of this great film thanks to Transmission films just take a listen to Subculture Ep 001 and tell us which film Danny Trejo told Dave G he would loved to have acted in. You can enter your answer on our Facebook Page.

Zombie Hunter is now available on DVD thanks to Transmission Films.

Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa

Summary: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th November, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: 26th March, 2014

Country: USA

Director: Jeff Tremaine

Screenwriter: Fax Bahr (story), Spike Jonze (story), Johnny Knoxville, Adam Small (story), Jeff Tremaine

Cast: Georgina Cates (Kimmie), Greg Harris (Chuck), Spike Jonze (Gloria), Catherine Keener (Ellie), Johnny Knoxville (Irving Zisman), Jackson Nicoll (Billy)

Runtime: 92 mins

Classification:MA15+

OUR JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA REVIEWS & RATINGS:

Nick Gardner: Stars(2)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #58

Adam Ross: Stars(3)

Please check Adam’s review of ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #58

David Griffiths: 

Okay, so not everybody over the years is going to have enjoyed what the Jackass guys have delivered to cinema screens. That’s okay, everybody has their own likes and dislikes. Still, when you are approaching a film to review it, you have to take into consideration whether the film does what it sets out to do. With that in mind, it does make reviewing a film such as “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” a little easier.

While this certainly isn’t a film for the faint-hearted it does see the crew behind Jackass try something a little different to what they have done before. This time they mix up their stunts/hijinx with a narrative. It’s flimsy, but basically the film tells the story of 85 year old pensioner Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville – “The Last Stand,” “Movie 43”), who has just heard the news that his wife Ellie (Catherine Keener – “Captain Phillips,” “Can A Song Save Your Life”) has passed away.

Rather than allow the news to upset Irving decides that with her out of the way he can now live his life, however that thought is quickly extinguished when he also learns that his daughter Kimmie (Georgina Cates – “The Upshot,” TV’s “The Closer”) is going to jail for drug offenses and that he is going to have his drive his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll – “Fun Size,” “The Stand Up”) across country to his deadbeat father, Chuck (Greg Harris – “Wrong,” TV’s “The Cynical Life Of Harper Hall”).

The story is not strong and the screenplay is not great, yet “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” does more than its fair share to entertain. The story does draw in the audience and you feel close to the characters, but of course this movie is all about the practical jokes and the humour and it is here that it delivers the pay load.

As you would have seen from previous Jackass films, Johnny Knoxville will do anything for a laugh, and nothing changes here. From placing his wedding tackle in a vending machine through to severely embarrassing himself in a strip-club, nothing is taboo. To Knoxville’s credit every prank featured in the film works and even the most hardened critic who may believe themselves above this kind of humor may find themselves crying with laughter in the cinema. Knoxville knows how to make an audience and isn’t that exactly what someone wants from a comedy film?

Of course though, Johnny Knoxville couldn’t just get through this film by getting hurt and putting himself in embarrassing situations. With a script in it he has to also find the ability to act. Luckily though that is something that Knoxville is more than capable of; people forget that over his career he has appeared in films such as “The Dukes Of Hazzard” and “The Ringer” and while he certainly hasn’t had the Academy wanting to give him an award, he has shown that he can be a pretty good comedic actor. Once again, Knoxville more than handles the acting that is required of him in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.” Along with a great latex job, Knoxville morphs into Irving eerily well and it’s easy to see how so many people where conned by him as he travelled across America.

Johnny Knoxville’s partner in crime this time around is young Jackson Nicoll who sadly had to endure working on “Fun Size” previously. He was one of the highlights in that film and here in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” he certainly shows himself to be a young comedic actor who may well have a good future ahead of him. Nicoll matches the skills of Knoxville in many scenes and when he is called upon to ad lib he also does sensationally well. He is one comedic actor who certainly needs to have an eye kept on him.

If you’re looking for high art then “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” certainly ain’t there, but if you want a film that will simply make you laugh, then you’d be an idiot to miss it.

Stars(3.5)

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

IMDB Rating:  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #58

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