Welcome to our 943rd weekly edition; Thursday, April 2, 2015

Movie review:
FAST & FURIOUS 7
(US, 2015) Dir: James Wan. Stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez. "Nothing is impossible in his no holds barred thrilling actioner in which cars leap from planes, skyscrapers and cliff-tops as stunts accelerate to levels that almost break the sound barrier," says Louise.

Latest:
NEWS:
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* Sydney Film Fest does Bergman - selected by David Stratton;

BOX OFFICE:
Reports & charts every Monday & Thursday (after 4pm)

COMPETITIONS
X + Y
A young maths genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: Love. Win one of 20 double inseason passes to the life-affirming British drama, X + Y (based on the BBC television documentary Beautiful Young Mind), starring Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Godzilla, Made in Dagenham), Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Hugo), Rafe Spall (I Give It a Year, Life of Pi, Prometheus), Eddie Marsan (War Horse, Sherlock Holmes) and Jo Yang, courtesy Pinnacle Films. Only at the Movies April 9.

Movie review:
ONE EYED GIRL
(Aust, 2014) Dir: Nick Matthews. Stars Mark Leonard Winter, Steve LeMarquand, Craig Behenna, Tilda Cobham-Hervey. "One Eyed Girl is the kind of psychological thriller we might expect from Scandinavia and it's a pleasure to see it as a homegrown product, complete with authentic Australian elements," says Andrew.

Movie review:
SAMBA
(France, 2014) Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. Stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim. "The delightful push-pull pairing of Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg makes this bittersweet comi-drama about connections a rich and engaging experience ... The humour is subtle, the film treading a fine line between drama and comedy, as there is a constant weaving of emotional textures," says Louise.

Movie review:
SPONGEBOB MOVIE, THE 3D: SPONGE OUT OF WATER
(US, 2015) Dir: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell. "In praise of teamwork, this second SpongeBob movie in 3D with its combo of adorable animated characters and integrated live action is bright, amusing, clever, naive and hugely inventive," says Louise.

The web past and future:
REWIND/FAST FORWARD
Remote controlled farm machinery that can spot and spray individual weeds or capture images of the right sort of apples hanging on trees are just a few of the items on the 'internet of things' that seem to belong to the future, as does 'programmatic' display advertising for old fashioned publishers, silently filling available inventory in fractions of a second. If you weren't at this seminar last week, you are already - unquestionably - part of the past, says Andrew L. Urban, who was indeed there.

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming in May, Clouds of Sils Maria, stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz. "Superlative performances are the reason to watch this engrossing, occasionally self-indulgent film that explores the female psyche and responses to age, self-image and changing times within the acting world," says Louise.]
Calendar of films releasing in April

NEW TRAILERS
Boychoir, stars Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates;
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg;
The Longest Ride, stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson;
A Little Chaos, stars Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts;
Mad Max: Fury Road, stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron;
Terminator: Genisys, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger;

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 our favourites if they don't make the top 20)

NEW DVDS:
INTERSTELLAR
"It's not as complete as Memento, The Prestige or Inception, but you do feel as though you have been there for a hell of an adventure," says Louise.

THE GOOD LIE
Stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Kuoth Wiel. "I connected on many levels with this powerful story about escape from Africa, loss, survival and struggling against the odds to create a new life. While Reece Witherspoon may have top billing in this story the backdrop for which is the civil war in Sudan, the real stars are actors whose true-life experiences are as dramatic as the characters they play," says Louise.

Competition winners:
MAPS TO THE STARS DVD
To win DVD copies courtesy EOne Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends would make a great Hollywood celebrity and why? Wendy Daniels (NSW): My dad looks like Jack Nicholson; he has the Diva attitude to go with the celebrity look alike.

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
Every Australian film we have ever reviewed (film / DVD / 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, Fat Pizza (pic, Maria Venuti) and dozens more. Over 550 films.

Travelfile:
GODOLLO - HUNGARIAN ROYAL SUMMER PALACE - 280TH ANNIVERSARY
Andrew L. Urban was disconcerted to unexpectedly come face to face with Australia's ex PM, Kevin Rudd, in this Royal Palace - even if only on a large plasma screen - in a room where Hungary's beloved Queen 'Sisi' Elizabeth (wife of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef (1830 - 1916) once walked, over a hundred years ago.

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