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Movie review – I Love you too

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Rated: M

Running Time: 107 mins

Director: Daina Glen

Starring: Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage, Yvonne Strahovski, Peter Helliar, Megan Gale

Release Date: 6th May 2010

It’s pretty rare that we see an Australian romantic comedy. These days, our cinemas are flooded with American rom coms, all following the same predictable format, with the same unrealistic characters, sold to us as an “escape” from our lives. Are our lives really that boring? Continue Reading

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Movie review – Hot Tub Time Machine

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Rated: MA

Running Time: 93 mins

Director: Steve Pink

Starring: John Cusack, Chevy Chase, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clarke Duke, Crispin Glover

Release Date: 22nd April 2010

I love a film with a literal title; you know, one that delivers exactly what it promises. “Snakes On A Plane” gave us… well, snakes on a plane. And “Hot Tub Time Machine” is about… I think you can guess. Continue Reading

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Movie review – Brothers

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Rated: M

Running Time: 104 mins

Director: Jim Sheridan

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman

Release Date: 18th March 2010

Tobey Maguire steps out of his Spiderman shadow to star in “Brothers” as Sam, a soldier getting ready for his tour of duty in Afghanistan. He’s leaving behind his wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), his two children, and his brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal). These two brothers could not be more different; Tommy, is the black sheep of the family, and has just been released from prison, whereas Sam is a career soldier, and the apple of his father’s eye. Continue Reading

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Movie review – Beneath Hill 60

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Rated: M

Running Time: 122 mins

Director: Jeremy Hartley Sims

Starring: Brendan Cowell, Gyton Grantley , Anthony Hayes, Steve Le Marquand, Chris Haywood, Bella Heathcote

Release Date: 16th April, 2010

Released a week before ANZAC day, Beneath Hill 60 is a classic war film which celebrates the Aussie spirit of mateship, and the bravery of our soldiers during World War I. Continue Reading

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At the movies – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo review

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Rated: MA

Running Time: 153 mins

Director: Neils Arden Oplev

Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Peter Haber

Release Date: 26th March 2010 Continue Reading

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At the movies – Green Zone review

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Rated: M

Running Time: 114 mins

Director: Paul Greengrass

Cast: Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson

Release Date: 11th March 2010

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass team up once again for “Green Zone”, which is starting to be known as “Bourne 4”. But apart from those two, and the genre of political thriller meets action blockbuster, this is a very different film. Unfortunately. Continue Reading

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At the movies – Alice In Wonderland review

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Alice In Wonderland

Rated: PG

Running Time: 108 mins

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway

Release Date: 4th March, 2010

Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” has been one of the most anticipated films of the year. And it does sound like a perfect match – the weird and wonderful Lewis Carroll story brought to life by the weird and wonderful director, who has taken us on many a strange trip in films such as “Edward Scissorhands”. But unfortunately, like the character of Alice, it’s missing its muchness. Continue Reading

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At the movies – A Single Man

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A Single Man

Rated: M

Running Time: 100 mins

Director: Tom Ford

Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode

Release Date: 25th February 2010

I have to admit, when I first heard fashion designer Tom Ford had written, produced and directed a film, I didn’t have high hopes. I mean, I love his clean aesthetic with clothes, and what he did for the Gucci brand was incredible, but directing a movie? And one that’s not about fashion? Continue Reading

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At the Movies – The Wolfman

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The Wolfman

Rated: MA

Running Time: 102 mins

Directed by: Joe Johnson

Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving

Release Date: 11th February, 2010

Vampires have been dominating popular culture lately with films like “Twilight”, “Daybreakers” and TV shows such as “True Blood”. But now they might finally be dead and buried, with another sexy movie monster bearing it’s teeth and ready to take over.

Set in 1891, “The Wolfman” stars Benicio Del Toro as Lawrence Talbot, who returns home to his estranged father Sir John (Anthony Hopkins) after receiving a letter from his brother’s fiancée Gwen (Emily Blunt), notifying him of his brother’s disappearance. He discovers a strange and savage beast is terrifying his hometown of Blackmoor, with Scotland Yard Inspector Aberline (Hugo Weaving) brought in to solve the case. But the beast might be a little closer to home than Lawrence realizes. Continue Reading

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At the movies – The Hurt Locker

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The Hurt Locker

Rated: MA

Running Time: 131 mins

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Release Date: 18th February, 2010

It may be a low budget movie, but chances are you have already heard of “The Hurt Locker”. Making waves in Hollywood since it’s debut at the Venice Film Festival in September 2008, the film is nominated for an impressive nine Academy Awards this year, including Best Direction for Kathryn Bigelow. It’s kind of ironic that “Avatar” is up for the same amount of awards, considering Kathryn’s ex husband is one Mr James Cameron. Continue Reading

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