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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Edition No 917 

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Movie reviews: GONE GIRL
Movie reviews:
GONE GIRL

(US, 2014) Dir: David Fincher. Stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris. “As far as adaptations go, this is one of the best, Gillian Flynn’s screenplay perfectly capturing the tone of her novel, in which a dark portrait of a marriage unravels… It’s disturbingly good. As well as dense, entertaining, funny, insightful and more,” says Louise. “.. director David Fincher wanted to make a flawless murder thriller in which the audience loyalty and association with the key characters was pushed and pulled unmercifully for maximum impact. He succeeds…” says Andrew. REVIEWS

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Movies Now No 26 starts October 29;
* Lucky can change gender, you can change lives;
* Screen producers Awards nominees;
* The Russians are coming – on screen;

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

Friday night thrillers

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

GONE GIRL
Win one of 5 double inseason passes to David Fincher’s GONE GIRL, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, courtesy 20th Century Fox. In cinemas October 2.

Movie review: ADVANCED STYLE
Movie review:
ADVANCED STYLE

(US, 2014) Dir: Lina Plioplyte. Documentary. “Although it runs out of puff, it’s easy to take, this ‘impromptu’ doco, colourful and fun, and very New York – not to mention full of surprises. Death included,” says Andrew. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in October, Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. ‘Thrilling and disturbing in equal parts, Damien Chazelle’s magnificent Whiplash, about a young jazz drummer obsessed with greatness and the sadistic teacher who pushes him to the brink, is a showcase in which fear, not harmony reigns,’ says Louise.] OCT 2014 RELEASES


(From left) Get On Up, Before I Go To Sleep, Whiplash

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
The Drop, stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini;
The Judge, stars Robert Downey Jnr, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton;
Paper Planes, stars Sam Worthington;
The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson;
Serena, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
Fifty Shades of Gray, stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan;
Gone Girl, stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike;
Whiplash, stars Miles Teller, J.K.Simmons;
Men, Women & Children, stars Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler;
The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet, stars Helena Bonham Carter;
Birdman, stars Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone;
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, stars Judi Dench, Richard Gere;
Interstellar, stars Matthew McConaughey, Ann Hathaway;
Annie, stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne & Cameron Diaz;

TRAILERS

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 editors’ favourites if they don’t make the top 20...) TOP 20


NEW DVDS
NEW DVDS

SNOWPIERCER - Stars Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton. “The bold cinematic style of Boon Joon-ho strikes gold in this striking and powerful drama in which control and the order of things are key,” says Louise.

THE RECKONING - Stars Jonathan LaPaglia, Luke Hemsworth, Viva Bianca. “A strong screenplay coupled with an interesting cinematic structure and great images make this an engaging film with tension and texture,” says Andrew.

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL - Stars Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas. “Francois Ozon’s intriguing exploration of a young girl’s sexuality fascinates yet frustrates as she secretly steps into a life of prostitution,” says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
BAD WORDS DVD
To win DVD copies of Bad Words, courtesy Universal Sony PIctures Home Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends would you choose as your sponsor and why? Jonathan Trinder (Qld): My mother. She still congratulates me on a good lawn mow!

LIFE OF CRIME
To win one of 10 double inseason passes to Life of Crime, starring Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior and Tim Robbins, courtesy Madman Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends would go to any lengths to pay for your ransom if you were kidnapped, and why? Dennnis Dembo (NSW) says: My wife, because I’m the only one who can work the Foxtel IQ box. Also if I wasn’t there, the cat would start attacking her instead of me.

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, Muriel’s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Approximately 500 films AUSTRALIAN FILMS

TRAVELFILE – our new section: THE GIGER OF GRUYÈRES
TRAVELFILE – our new section:
THE GIGER OF GRUYÈRES

Gruyères (population 300) has a dark secret which only the most curious – or well informed – will discover: the gallery of H. R. Giger, Oscar winning designer of the alien in Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) and other things similarly subversive, erotic, fantastic and out of this world. Andrew L. Urban reports. THE GIGER OF GRUYERES

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