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DAVID GRIFFITHS

Dave Griffiths

Dave Griffiths has worked as a journalist for over twenty years now -covering topics including film, television, music, travel and sport (with a main focus on AFL Football).

That time has seen him host the popular X-Wired television program for seven seasons as well as write for various magazines such as Buzz Magazine, Heavy Mag, Stage Whispers, The Banner and Eternity. Dave is currently the Head Film Writer for Heavy Mag and also writes reviews for Thailand’s The Phuket News newspaper.

He has even branched out into writing online for Subculture Entertainment, Media Search and The Book The Film The T-Shirt. He also worked as the online editor for Entertainment 360 for three years.

Dave’s radio work has seen him work on various radio stations including Talking Lifestyle, 2GB Talk Radio, ,3RPP, Triple R and Light FM. He is currently the co-host of Melbourne’s 94.1FM’s breakfast show ‘The Motley Crew’ and he can sometimes be heard on J-Air’s ‘First On Film’. David is also the co-host of two popular podcasts – ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Film Show,’ and ‘The Popcorn Conspiracy’

As far as Film Reviewing goes David is an elected committee member of AFCA (Australian Film Critics Association and a member of IPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)/FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique).

He has also served as a jury member for a number of international film festivals and is considered an expert on cult cinema, horror movies and Australian films.

Dave is also a keen screenwriter and is currently working on a new comic book series.

Currently David Griffiths has 296 Film & TV Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

Currently David Griffiths has 210 Film Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

Currently David Griffiths has 37 Music Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

Currently David Griffiths has 332 Music Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

Currently David Griffiths has 50 Theatre/Comedy/Gaming Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

Currently David Griffiths has 10 Theatre/Comedy Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

Currently David Griffiths features on 47 episodes of The Popcorn Conspiracy

Currently David Griffiths features on 16 episodes of HE SAYS/SHE SAYS FILM REVIEWS

Currently David Griffiths features on 2 episodes of A Critic’s Journey

Currently David Griffiths features on 12 episodes of SUBCULTURE: THE PODCAST

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Kidnapping Mr Heinekken,’ ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Homesman,’ ‘Top Five,’ ‘Manny Lewis,’  and ‘Chappie′ . This episode also contains interviews with Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Neill Blomkamp, Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley and Sigourney Weaver.

We also chat to Eddie Tamar about the Holocaust Film Series and to The Young At Heart Film Festival director Matthieu.

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

Chappie

Sony Pictures have just released a brand new Chappie featurette which depicts Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and Neill Blomkamp talking about the inspirations behind the film.

Chappie opens this Thursday in Australia.

 

Chappie

Sony Pictures have just realsed two new clips from Chappie. Chappie is the new film directed by Neill Blomkamp. It stars Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver and can be seen in Australian cinemas on March 12th.

 

 

Chappie

Sony Pictures have just released the first teaser trailer for Chappie the new highly anticipated film from writer/director Neill Blomkamp who has previously wowed audiences with the cult classic District 9 and the Matt Damon led blockbuster Elysium.

Sony also released the following synopsis of the film – After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel, Ninja Visser and Yolandi Visser Chappie is set for release in Australia on 12th March, 2015.

You can view the Chappie teaser trailer below.

 

Elysium

Summary: In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the ultra wealthy citizens of Elysium; a pristine man-made space station, and the rest of humanity; relegated to surviving on an overpopulated and polluted Earth. Refugees attempting to reach the elite health care and supreme comfort of Elysium via illegal transports from Earth’s scorched surface rarely complete the journey.

Max (Matt Damon) is an ex-con in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly plans a dangerous heist to win him the perilous journey off-world. However, Elysium’s merciless Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces led by Kruger (Sharlto Copley) know just how much of a threat Max is to their privileged existence.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 15th August, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Screenwriter: Neill Blomkamp

Cast: Brandon Auret (Drake), Josh Blacker (Crowe), Alice Braga (Frey), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Sandro), Johnny Cico (Vincente), Sharlto Copley (Kruger), Maxwell Perry Cotton (Young Max), Matt Damon (Max), William Fichtner (John Carlyle), Jodie Foster (Delacourt), Derek Gilroy (Pablo), Valentina Giron (Young Frey), Catherine Lough Haggquist (Representative Burrard), Adrian Holmes (Manuel), Chris Humphreys (Reprsentative Penny), Jared Keeso (Rico), Diego Luna (Julio), Wagner Moura (Spider), Chris Shields (Dr. Faizel), Faran Tahir (President Patel), Emma Tremblay (Matilda), Adrian Vazquez (Carlo)

Runtime: 109 mins

Classification:MA15+

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘ELYSIUM’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

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

Greg King: Stars(3.5)

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

Nick Gardener: Stars(3.5)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘Elysium’ that is available on Episode #45 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Adam Ross: Stars(4)

 

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

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Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Elysium′: Please check Episode #45 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show for more reviews of ‘Elysium’.

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