“I can’t stand it, I know you planned it.”
Decades before a bunch of pre-pubesent, basement-dwellers on the Internet proclaimed Nicholas Cage the ‘one true God’, there was a fellow with a similar deficit in acting-ability who earned his fair share of monickers via an unparalleled body count: Mr. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. Arnie. The Austrian Death Machine. As youngsters growing-up in the 80′s it was almost a rite of passage to have viewed, and in turn, be able to recite entire swathes of dialogue from his movies… anything and everything was fair game – from Conan all the way through to the seminal classic that was …
In the movie review caper the months leading into the Academy Awards can be a blessing and a curse: there’s an absolute glut of quality movies to critique and little or no time to wade through them all. And trust us, we did our best to review as many contenders as we could without going broke, getting pink-slipped from our day jobs, or both. While we had the chance to pass judgement on some of the higher-profile releases like American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street, one movie we planned on adding to that list was Nebraska. Why? Will Forte doing drama. Living in the land of Kangaroos and Vegemite has …
It’s giveaway time!
To celebrate the release of Alexander Payne’s father/son road trip flick Nebraska, our friends over at Roadshow Entertainment have kindly provided us with three (3) BluRay copies of the movie to giveaway to Australian fans.
Synopsis: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
To be in the running to win a copy, simply enter your details into the contest form below.
Sorry: Competition open to Australian residents only.
“Die. Rinse. Repeat.”
Writers are curious creatures. They’ll often lock themselves away in windowless rooms for weeks on end to construct crazy dichotomies for their next pitch. “Imagine this… Gone With The Wind set in the unforgiving universe of The Terminator? Oh, wait, maybe the alien menace of Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day? How about the cross-dressing hilarity of Tootise combined with A Few Good Men?” Okay, they all sound a bit ‘suss’ but a chap by the name of Hiroshi Sakurazaka made that very connection with a novel called ‘All You Need Is Kill’. That is, Sakurazaka went down the whole Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day route. And like any interesting concept, Hollywood quickly snapped-up the rights. Which in …
Competition is closed.
To celebrate the release of Greg Mclean’s outback horror tale Wolf Creek 2, our friends over at Roadshow Entertainment have kindly provided us with three (3) DVD copies of the movie to giveaway to Australian fans.
Synopsis: The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor.
The winners of our Wolf Creek 2 giveaway:
Katrina Stubbs, QLD
Fong Truong, NSW
Alison Simpson, QLD
“Have you seen the new X-Men movie yet?”
Franchises tend to run out of puff by the third movie… and The X-Men was no exception. Despite being one of the more thought-provoking and well-crafted superhero staples, don’t get us started on the two Wolverine spin-offs. You take one of the most beloved comic book characters of all time, an indestructible killing machine with razor-sharp claws, and all his slicing and dicing results in zero blood or dismemberment? Right. Yay for the PG-13 demographic! Anyway, rant over. So yeah, somebody at Fox needed to breathe some life into that mutated carcass… and for the most part 2011′s …
“The keys are in the car…”
It’s not often that we get the chance to sit down and watch a random movie. Random in the sense of not having a clue what it’s about: no idea of the plot, no idea about the cast, no idea of its origin until one of the aforementioned cast open their mouth. It’s rare and maybe even a little sad. Given the sheer number of movies released each month we often need to be selective when it comes to what we view, and ultimately, review. You know, weed-out the potential time-wasters and duds. The unfortunate side effect of that logic is that we …