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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Edition No 912 
Reckoning

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Movie reviews: FELONY
Movie reviews:
FELONY

(Aust, 2013) Dir: Matthew Saville. Stars Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney, Melissa George. "The swaying of the moral tightrope brings tension, contemplation and alarm in this taut and absorbing psychological thriller… A cracker of a film," says Louise. "A rich and engaging screenplay that borrows from the police procedural and blends it with the themes of a morality play makes Felony compelling viewing," says Andrew. REVIEWS

INTERVIEW
Life can take dramatic turns very suddenly, posing moral questions to any of us, as Joel Edgerton and Matthew Saville explore in their new film, Felony, and discuss it with Andrew L. Urban on the eve of its Australian release. JOEL EDGERTON & MATTHEW SAVILLE


NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....

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Friday night thrillers

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Win one of 10 inseason double passes to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Minae Noji, plus featuring the voices of Johnny Knoxville (Leonardo), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Alan Ritchson (Raphael). Prizes courtesy Paramount Pictures. ©2014 Par. Pics. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is only at the movies SEPTEMBER 11!

Movie reviews: LOCKE
Movie reviews:
LOCKE

(UK/US, 2013) Dir: Steven Knight. Stars Tom Hardy. "Brilliantly conceived and executed… a riveting morality tale about life, love, sex and the consequences. Tom Hardy delivers a tour de force performance…," says Louise. "A lot of elements to get right, but Steven Knight has managed it with Locke, a tense, quietly explosive thriller, of which all but 90 seconds or so takes place inside a single car," says Andrew. REVIEWS

Movie reviews: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Movie reviews:
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

(US, 2014) Dir: Woody Allen. Stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone. "Rational thought and logic is pitted against magic and optimism in Woody Allen's delightful comedy in which Colin Firth and Emma Stone epitomise both ends of the spectrum. Of course love has something to do with it," says Louise. "The end is nigh for 79 year-old Woody, and thoughts of the afterlife after soak into his screenplays…It's all a bit over-simplified and overstated," says Andrew. REVIEW

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Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in October, Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd. "A knock-out film in keeping with the spirit of James Brown himself: unpredictable, passionate and edgy with a career-making performance by Chadwick Boseman," says Louise.]

Calendar of films releasing in September SEPTEMBER RELEASES


(From left) Gone Girl, Night Moves, Maze Runner

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Gone Girl, stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike;
Whiplash, stars Miles Teller, J.K.Simmons;
Sin City 2, stars Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis;
The Little Death, stars Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic;
Men, Women & Children, stars Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler;
The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet, stars Helena Bonham Carter;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
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;
Wish I Was Here, stars Stars Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson;
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
NEW DVDS

NOAH – stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins. “Russell Crowe carries the burden of Noah’s mission well, devout, determined and decisive, before doubt rocks his certainty,” says Andrew.

TRANSCENDENCE - (US, 2014) Stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca. “With its themes of playing God as it explores the perils and promise of technology, Transcendence has all the audacity of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, without the credibility,” says Louise.

BAD NEIGHBOURS - (US, 2014) Stars Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron. “There’s a whole lot of shaking going on – and I’m not referring only to the penis and dildo gags – but to the insanity of ideas in what is essentially an outrageous, crude party that broadly explores the divide between youth-inspired excess and turning the corner into adulthood,” says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
PREDESTINATION
To win one of 10 double inseason passes to Predestination, courtesy Pinnacle Films, we asked: Who among family and friends would you ask to be your wingman if you were a secret agent tripping through time? Lynett Martino (WA): My ttenage son who can find his way through any maze; has army skills and a killer smile!

TRANSCENDENCE DVD
To win one of 10 DVD copies of Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman, courtesy Roadshow Home Entertainment, we asked: In which Johnny Depp movie would you like to be a character and why? Belle Hitzke (Qld): Nightmare of Elm Street is my favourite movie from the 80s. I know Freddy’s every move; I would play him like a game of chess.

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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