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Meet Oscar winner John Seale at free Riverside screening

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Movie reviews: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Movie reviews:
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

(UK, 2014) Dir: James Marsh. Stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones. "Defying every expectation both scientific and personal, this film depicting the extraordinary story of Stephen Hawking is unforgettable," says Louise. "Eddie Redmayneís performance Ė wrapped in his uncanny physical investment - is the absolutely vital key in this film and itís a scorcher, both sensitive and brave and effecting and devoid of sentimental mush, yet infinitely sad and moving," says Andrew. REVIEWS

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

BOX OFFICE: - Twice weekly reports & charts, Mondays, Thursdays (after 4pm).

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Meet Oscar-winner John Seale at free Riverside screening.
* SAG Awards winners;
* Guests invited to Muriel's Wedding - with song;


Watch movies and DVDs on DHgate cable TV
Browse the range for a DHgate set top box

Friday night thrillers

For non-movie home based entertainment see CasinoReef and PokiesStop - these two gaming sites review places to play slots, poker and other casino games online. They specialize in Australian sites, which allow people to play and deposit in AU$ - recommended.

Additional sites worthy of visiting that provide information that focuses on Australians interested in online casinos and gambling online are: AU Online Casino and Aussie Casinos Online.

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

FELONY DVD
Win one of 10 copies of FELONY on DVD, starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George, courtesy Roadshow Home Entertainment. Available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital.

Movie review: FOXCATCHER
Movie review:
FOXCATCHER

(US, 2014) Dir: Bennett Miller. Stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo. "There are many elements to this true story about wealth, wrestling and winning but it is Steve Carellís extraordinary metamorphose as the creepy John E. du Pont, complete with unsettling gaze and manner that is the filmís most haunting element," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: THE WEDDING RINGER
Movie review:
THE WEDDING RINGER

(US, 2014) Dir: Jeremy Garelick. Stars Josh Gad, Kevin Hart. "Itís a mix of silly, crass, wild and predictable, but one thing is for sure, Garelickís debut feature is hare-brain funny," says Louise. REVIEW

Winners: AACTA AWARDS 2015
Winners:
AACTA AWARDS 2015

The talents behind the cameras were celebrated at the first stage of the AACTA Awards presentation, with the Spierig brothersí much praised sci-fi special, Predestination winning three key awards WINNERS

Movie review: STILL ALICE
Movie review:
STILL ALICE

(US, France, 2014) Dir: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. Stars Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin. "It is impossible not to be affected by this devastatingly sad portrait of a woman, whose reliance on memory and its compilation to communicate in her role as professor of linguistics at Columbia University, accentuates the intensity of her loss," says Louise. (Special advance screenings January 23, 24, 25; releases January 29.) REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in February: What We Did On Our Holiday, stars Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly. "I laughed throughout this sharp, witty and observant film that makes us look closely at ourselves, as we address serious issues," says Louise.] FEBRUARY RELEASES


(From left) Black Sea, Selma, The Gambler

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Clouds of Sils Maria, stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart;
The Gunman, stars Sean Penn;
Hot Tub Time Machine 2, stars Thomas Lennon, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs;
Kingsman: The Secret Service, stars stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson;
The Gambler, stars Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman;
A Little Chaos, stars Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts;
Big Eyes, stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz;
Mad Max: Fury Road, stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron;
Me Myself and Mum, stars Guillaume Galliene;
Terminator: Genisys, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
The Age of Adaline, stars Blake Lively Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford;
Fifty Shades of Gray, stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan;
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, stars Judi Dench, Richard Gere;
TRAILERS


2015 Prom Dresses

At a glance: TOP 20
At a glance:
TOP 20

Short and sweet (or not) opinions on the most popular current releases. An easy reference for choosing which movie to see tonight ... or tomorrow ... or right now! (Occasionally we also slip in a few of the editorsí favourites if they donít make the top 20...) TOP 20


NEW DVDS
NEW DVDS

FELONY - Stars Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney. "The swaying of the moral tightrope brings tension, contemplation and alarm in this taut and absorbing psychological thriller; the closer we look and the deeper we tread, the more we become sucked into the quagmire of deceit," says Louise.

WISH I WAS HERE - Stars Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin. "Lashed together with bands of humour, Wish I Was Here is really a darkish parcel of stumbling humanity in search of answers we all seek Ė like the meaning of life. But broken down by Zach and Adam Braff into manageable portions, this quest is given imaginative flight and touching intimacy," says Andrew.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR - Stars Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson. "Itís extremely well done albeit a bit of a rehash of the original with added 3D, the X-factor coming from the voluptuous Eva Green, whose seductive charms as the goddess who makes slaves of men, is irresistible," says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
FURY DV
To win DVD copies, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Studios Home Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends would make the most surprising tank commander and why? Mark Franich: My Mum. She can swear like a trooper; always shoots straight; scares my lazy brother into action and looks good in army boots. Fury is her middle name. Best family I ever had!

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Every Australian film we have ever reviewed (film / video release), or have reported from the set, or featured in any way, is listed here, going back to films made even before the launch of Urban Cinefile, such as The Piano, Romper Stomper, Murielís Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Approximately 500 films AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Travelfile: POSITANO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY
Travelfile:
POSITANO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

Positano is the jewel of the Amalfi coast, says Andrew L. Urban. FEATURE

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