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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 review: BOYHOOD
Movie review:
BOYHOOD

(US, 2014) Stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette. “There is something quite extraordinary about Richard Linklater's film as it depicts a fictional representation about growing up, family, relationships and life's choices - using real time as its bookmark and calling card. It's like being a fly on the wall and watching 'ordinary' life change in front of our eyes,” says Louise. REVIEW

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....

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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: THE RECKONING
Movie reviews:
THE RECKONING

(Aust, 2014) 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. “What I like most about John V. Soto’s engaging police procedural cum thriller is that we get more than we bargained for. It’s a bit like a road trip – we start in one place before heading in a different direction, the story line weaving and twisting every which way, to form an intriguing jigsaw of deceit and vengeance,” says Louise. REVIEWS

Movie review: INTO THE STORM
Movie review:
INTO THE STORM

(US, 2014) Stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh. Engulfed in a plethora of terrifying special effects, it’s like being caught in the middle of a twister…. Steven Quale’s film delivers as expected, providing a sense of immediacy and urgency as a group of storm chasers, daredevils and students are thrown together in terrifying circumstances,” says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Movie review:
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

(NZ, 2014) Stars Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi Jonathan Brugh. “Filled with throw away humour and occasional LOL moments of the ghoulish kind, the film's technical achievements help audiences take it seriously while at the same time laughing along with the comedic ideas,” 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.
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;
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;
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;
Wish I Was Here, stars Stars Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson;
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

MONUMENTS MEN - Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon. “It's a story with scale, texture and layers and whatever it lacks in grit and tension (required for a story based on fact) is compensated by chutzpah,” says Louise.
GEORGE CLOONEY & GRANT HESLOV INTERVIEW

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST - Stars Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson. “Today's sensibilities and yesterday's reality is the quirky juxtaposition for Seth MacFarlane's 19th century western romp, filled with expletives, farts, sheep jokes and a frontier cast,” says Louise.

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN - Stars Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones. “The treatment of this story, adapted from a well regarded book by Claire Tomalin, is a tad turgid, with the sense of woe and sorrow deeply saturated to the film's bones. So if that was the intention, the filmmakers have succeeded brilliantly,” says Andrew.

HERCULES - Stars Dwayne Johnson. “It's the humanising of Hercules - demi-god, mercenary and legend - as he combats betrayal, treachery and revenge that gives this big budget spectacular an appealing point of difference,” says Louise.

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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