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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Edition No 911 
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Movie review: PREDESTINATION
Movie review:
PREDESTINATION

(US/Aust, 2014) Dir: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig. Stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor. "It might bewildering, but chances are, you'll enjoy the trip from the inventive Spierig Bros, whose wild concepts about inevitability, reshaping wrong doings and time travel will prompt agile brain gymnastics," says Louise. (Releases August 28) REVIEW

FEATURE - Cinematic, emotionally powerful… sci-fi.

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
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Watch movies and DVDs on cable TV
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Friday night thrillers

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2: RISE OF ELECTRO DVD
Win one of 10 DVD copies of The Amazing Spiderman 2: Rise of Electro, starring Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Movie review: THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW & DISAPPEARED
Movie review:
THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW & DISAPPEARED

(Sweden, 2013) Dir: Felix Herngren. Stars Robert Gustafsson, David Wiberg, Mia Skaringer. "There's more than a sprinkling of magic in this beautifully conceived and executed tale about a centenarian who likes blowing up things, a drink-loving station master, a perennial student, a feisty lady with an elephant, a crime boss, a bikie gang and a suitcase stuffed with stolen money… It’s a helluva ride," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D
Movie review:
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D

(US, 2014) Dir: James Cameron. Documentary. "James Cameron's personal passion for the undersea world - a passion since age 7 - is the relentless driver for this scientific expedition/ adventure/ nature movie… 
For anyone even vaguely interested in our earth, the film is a window into literally unchartered waters," says Andrew. REVIEW

Movie review: THE INBETWEENERS 2
Movie review:
THE INBETWEENERS 2

(US, 2014) Dir: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris. Stars Freddie Stroma, Tarnia Kari, Emily Berrington, Simon Bird, James Buckley. "It's hard to imagine a more lowbrow brand of humour, with its excess of male genitalia, crude language and excrement jokes, yet there is an endearing element regarding these puerile juveniles as they venture Down Under for a new adventure," says Louise. REVIEW


Australian premiere: THE RECKONING
Australian premiere:
THE RECKONING

(Aust, 2014) Dir: John V. Soto. 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. (Australian premiere this week; releases September 4) REVIEW


Review: IN SEARCH OF CHOPIN
Review:
IN SEARCH OF CHOPIN

(US, 2013) Dir: Phil Grabsky. Documentary narrated by Juliet Stevenson. "Grabsky has astutely woven together an indelible portrait, offering us a rich and personal insight into Chopin the man and his music. Listening to the ethereal, exquisite piano music of Chopin is a far richer experience - after watching this informative, involving and passionate film," says Louise. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS (Aug 21)
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS (Aug 21)

[In sneaks this week – Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette. "Extraordinary," says Louise.]

Calendar of films releasing in August AUGUST RELEASES


(From left) Gone Girl, Locke, Magic in the Moonlight

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
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;
Into the woods, stars Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt;
Fat Pizza vs Housos, stars Paul Fenech, Johnny Boxer, Maria Venuti;
The Reckoning, stars Jonathan LaPaglia, Viva Bianca;
Gone Girl, stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike;
Wish I Was Here, stars Stars Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson;
The Hundred-Foot Journey, stars Helen Mirren, Charlotte Le Bon, Rohan Chand;
Postman Pat: the Movie, voices of Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent;
What We do in the Shadows, stars Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement;
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 (August 21)
NEW DVDS (August 21)

DIVERGENT - Stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet. "Totalitarianism versus the individual is the basic concept of Divergent, a thrilling sci-fi adventure that is every bit as good as The Hunger Games with a dash of The Matrix added for good measure," says Louise.

CHINESE PUZZLE - Stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris. "The search for happiness is great fun in this comedy of errors whose excesses and exaggerations are countered by keen observations and emotions that are grounded in reality," says Louise.

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 - Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx. "As a comic book visual spectacle, this sequel excels with its amazing digital effects, sense of free-fall and flippant humour," says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
MUPPETS MOST WANTED DVD
Win one of 10 DVD copies of Muppets Most Wanted, starring Ricky Gervais (The Office), Tina Fey (30 Rock) plus guest appearances by Salma Hayek, Tony Bennett, Sean Combs and many more, courtesy Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment, we asked: Among family and friends, who would you choose to rescue you, if you were kidnapped by an international criminal and why? Best answer from Jen Green (QLD): I would choose my friend Glenn to rescue me. He knows some karate (from You Tube) and also owes me a favour after I lent him my Mazda and he backed into a shopping trolley.

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: VILLEFRANCHE, FRANCE - A PORT WITH A VUE
Travelfile:
VILLEFRANCHE, FRANCE - A PORT WITH A VUE

It’s the most popular cruise ship destination in the Mediterranean, but by drink o’clock, Villefranche-sur-mer is all yours. And the locals are friendly, as Andrew L. Urban discovered staying at the aptly named Belle Vue apartment in the old and charming medieval port within easy reach of all the glam spots on the Riviera. FEATURE

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