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William Kellys War
 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Edition No 921 

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Movie review: JOHN WICK
Movie review:
JOHN WICK

(US, 2014) Dir: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski. Stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe. “A thrilling and relentless shoot-fest is countered by understatement in this cool, ultra violent, heavy-action revenge thriller in which Keanu Reeves shoots, kicks, punches and stabs his way through an army of Russian bad guys. Make no mistake, there are no good guys; it’s just that some are badder than others,” says Louise. REVIEWS

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Composer Peter Sculthorpe – new fellowship in his honour;
* Cate Blanchett & Robert Redford to film Truth in Sydney;
* Aussie thriller wins Jury Prize at Austin Film Fest;
* Asia Pacific Screen Award - nominations;

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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

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

GHOSTBUSTERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY
Win one of 10 copies of Ghostbusters on Blu-ray, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Experience the supernatural comedy that defined a generation all over again with the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray of Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, now fully remastered and with all-new special features. Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Up in the Air, No Strings Attached), with the screenplay written by Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers, Coneheads) and Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day, Analyze This). Available to own now on Blu-rayTM. (Blu-rayTM Double Pack - Exclusive to JB Hi-Fi – comprising Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, also available.)

Movie review: THE BEST OF ME
Movie review:
THE BEST OF ME

(US, 2014) Dir: Michael Hoffman. Stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato. “Grab a tissue and get ready to have your heartstrings tugged in this Nicholas Sparks melodrama, replete with its elements of love and loss….The perfect date movie, the film is romantic in the purest sense with dramatic highs and lows that sweep you along – together with its beautiful settings and rousing score,” says Louise. REVIEW

Movie reviews: WILLIAM KELLY'S WAR
Movie reviews:
WILLIAM KELLY'S WAR

(Aust, 2014) Dir: Geoff Davis. Stars Josh Davis, Tony Bonner, Ella McIlvena, Matthew John Davis, Lachlan Hume. “A solidly made war drama, William Kelley’s War resonates with the atmosphere of country Australia at the beginning of the 20th century, a mood so poignantly captured it propels the film,” says Andrew. “There is an appealing truth about the heroic exploits of William Kelly, told with the semblance of historic precision,” says Louise. REVIEWS

Movie review: PRIDE
Movie review:
PRIDE

(UK, 2014) Dir: Matthew Warchus. Stars Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine. “Barriers tumble and pride is upheld as the tapestry of emotions is woven together when gay and lesbian activists become staunch supporters of striking miners. With the heart of Billy Elliott and the conviction of Milk, this is a crowd pleasing film filled with passion – and passion is the fuel for change,” says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: THE YOUNG & PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET
Movie review:
THE YOUNG & PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET

(Can, France, US, 2013) Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Stars Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Dominic Pinon. “Punctuated by the same whimsy Jean-Pierre Jeunet displayed in Amelie, this adaptation of Reif Larsen’s novel is as fresh as the Montana air, its frivolous tone and inventive style coating a deep and satisfying emotional subtext…. Audiences of all ages will warm to this delightful tale that is all at once a road movie, a coming of age story and one about a young boy longing for his father’s approval,” says Louise. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming later in November, Men Women & Children, starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner. ‘A terrifying look at the digital world in which we exist - within the realm of internet, social media, texting and sexting - this is a film everyone should see,’ says Louise.] NOV 2014 RELEASES


(From left) Interstellar, Annie, My Old Lady

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
St Vincent, stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts;
Annie, stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne & Cameron Diaz;
Men, Women & Children, stars Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler;
The Young & Prodigious T.S. Spivet, stars Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis;
Birdman, stars Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone;
Paper Planes, stars Sam Worthington;
The Drop, stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini;
The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson;
Serena, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper;
Top Five, stars Adam Sandler, Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
Fifty Shades of Gray, stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan;
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, stars Judi Dench, Richard Gere;
Interstellar, stars Matthew McConaughey, Ann Hathaway;
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 (Oct 30)
NEW DVDS (Oct 30)

JERSEY BOYS - Stars Christopher Walken, Freya Tingley, John Lloyd Young. “Beyond the toe-tapping songs, it’s the drama that brings the grit to Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys which, like the successful musical, explores the rough and tumble background, turbulent relationships, struggle for success and of course the unique musical sound created by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Like the group, the film takes a while to get going..” says Louise.

THE BABADOOK – Stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall. “So much more interesting and idiosyncratic than most horror films (whether from Japan or Australia or America), The Babadook is original and compelling, not the least for the extraordinary performance of Noah Wiseman as the 6 year old son, Samuel,” says Andrew.

VENUS IN FUR - Stars Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric. “Like his 2011 film Carnage, Roman Polanski’s film adaptation of the stage show Venus in Fur is both a powerful depiction of emotions and a performance showcase,” says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
EDGE OF TOMORROW DVD
To win one of 10 copies of The Edge of Tomorrow DVD, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, courtesy Roadshow Home Entertainment, we asked: If you could, which event in your life would you like to live through again and why? Domenic Papa (NSW) says: Can I have the whole thing again? There are so many bad decision I wish I could avoid making.

WHIPLASH
To win one of 10 double inseason passes to Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.S. Simons, courtesy Sony Pictures Releasing, we asked: What teacher had the greatest impact on your life (good or bad) and why? Susan Gaskill (Qld): A guitar teacher has had an enormous impact on me. He taught my hubby how to play the guitar and play it LOUDLY!

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: MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, ZAGEB, CROATIA
Travelfile:
MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, ZAGEB, CROATIA

Uniquely recalling the endings of relationships, this award winning museum is really a compelling collection of melancholy, intimate snapshots from the lives of strangers. Andrew L. Urban found its cathartic vibe surprisingly uplifting. FEATURE

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