Ant-Man

Reviews ‐ August 04, 2015
Ant-Man

“What is this? A movie for ants?”

Like nearly every cinema-goer on the planet, we’re pretty much on the verge of superhero fatigue… and this is even before DC has had a chance to wind-up. Sure, we don’t want to sound ungrateful or anything – Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy were great – but let’s be honest, it’s getting harder to become excited about each new release. And going by our rough ‘back of a napkin’ calculation, colloquially known as ‘reading Wikipedia’, Ant-Man is the thirteenth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? That’s a lot of movies. And once you’ve burnt through staples like Iron Man, Thor and Cap, where do …

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Reviews ‐ May 30, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road

“Big budget Ozploitation for the masses.”

Chances are that you’ve probably never ever heard of ‘Ozploitation’… and quite frankly we’d be surprised if you had. While it’s a term that has only gained momentum in the last few years, ‘Ozploitation’ (Australian exploitation) was typically any low-budget horror, comedy and action film made in Australia after the introduction of the R rating in the early seventies. You know, back when we as a nation told awesome yarns chock-full of naked shielas and break-neck action… rather than feel good stories about token minorities trying to survive in the cold, uncaring years of the Howard government. Cinematic classics like “Wake In Fright’, ‘The …

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Under The Skin

Reviews ‐ April 25, 2015
Under The Skin

“As indecipherable as the Scottish accent.”

There are numerous avenues in which a movie can find an audience. Instant classics will enviably stand tall through stellar acting, writing and directing – think Goodfellas. Others will rise through the ranks with the help of word of mouth and Internet buzz – like our new guilty pleasure, John Wick. And then there are movies that get the attention of the world through less admirable means – The Interview. Yeah, if anyone actually believed that North Korea had anything to do with that hack then they have rocks in their heads! But rants aside, a movie that …

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Giveaway: John Wick

Giveaways ‐ February 25, 2015

Competition is closed.

To celebrate the release of the Keanu Reeves action movie John Wick, our friends at Roadshow Entertainment have kindly provided us with three (3) BluRay copies of the movie to giveaway to Australian fans.

Synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Winners have been announced below…

 

 

Winners:

The winners of our John Wick giveaway:

Katrina Dunstall, QLD
H. Nguyen, VIC
F. Georgiou, SA

 

Trailer:

 

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Giveaway: These Final Hours

Giveaways ‐ February 15, 2015

Competition is closed.

To celebrate the release of the Australian end-of-the-world drama These Final Hours, our friends at Roadshow Entertainment have kindly provided us with five (5) BluRay copies of the movie to giveaway to Australian fans.

Synopsis: A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

Winners have been announced below…

 

 

Winners:

The winners of our These Final Hours giveaway:

Timothy Mack, SA
H. Miraz, SA
J. Collins, QLD
Karen S., VIC
T. Phan, NSW

 

Trailer:

 

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American Sniper

Reviews ‐ January 24, 2015
American Sniper

“Hit me with your best shot.”

Before Arnie burst onto the scene in the early 80’s with his pulsing biceps and tenuous grasp of the English language, there was a quiet, soft-spoken man that was all about walking the walk, as well as talking the talk. He was the type of cat who counted the bullets fired from his signature .44 Magnum and then had the courtesy to quiz the bad guys on it. A Hollywood icon that ruled the silver screen for close to four decades. An actor who encompassed the spectrum of American heroes: square-jawed cowboys, square-jawed soldiers, all the way through to square-jawed police detectives. Yep, …

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The Babadook

Reviews ‐ December 22, 2014
The Babadook

“Don’t let it in.”

Despite our venomous rants about the state of Australian cinema, we’re pleased to concede that 2014 has served-up some solid examples of Antipodean cinema. While there haven’t been any mainstream hits like, say, The Castle – and by ‘mainstream’ we mean ‘lowest common denominator’ – it’s safe to say that this year has seen more hits than it has misses: Son of a Gun, The Rover, Felony, and These Final Hours to name but a few. The mere fact that we’ve willingly seen so many local movies in the last twelve months has to be testament to some return to form. However, there’s one entry missing from that list: The Babadook. We’d heard rumblings about this …

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