Welcome to our 997th weekly edition; Thursday April 14, 2016

Movie review:
THE BOSS
(US, 2016) Dir: Ben Falcone. Stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage. "Melissa McCarthy fans will enjoy the ride, although this one-joke comedy limits itself within its predictable comic boundaries. Peter Dinklage is the film's greatest asset - his dastardly Samurai sword-yielding mogul with the new pretentious name is impossibly wonderful - or wonderfully impossible as the occasion demands," says Louise.

Latest:
NEWS:
Gossip-free zone;
* Andre Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert in cinemas will screen on more than 160 screens around Australia - July 30 & 31;
* Love Socks has won the Best Comedy Award at the Florida Movie Festival;
* Kylie & Guy together again in Stephan Elliott's next feature, Flammable Children;
* Women directors jostling for directing awards;
* Dr Strangelove is coming;

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

COMPETITIONS
MARGUERITE
Win one of 10 double inseason passes to Marguerite, winner of four French Cesar Awards 2016 including Best Actress Catherine Frot, courtesy Transmission Films. In cinemas April 21.

Movie review:
WIDE OPEN SKY
(Aus, 2015) Dir: Lisa Nicol. Documentary with Michelle Leonard. "A heartwarming and inspiring documentary that describes the journey in which country children from remote areas of NSW are brought together to sing, learn music, learn about themselves and explore their creative talents," says Louise.

Movie review:
THE JUNGLE BOOK 3D
(US, 2016) Dir: Jon Favreau. Voices of Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong 'o, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley. "A beguiling mix of jungle adventure and coming of age story... The sequence in which Bill Murray's honey-loving grizzly bear Baloo sings The Bare Necessities, floating belly-up and acting as a raft to Mowgli as they drift down river is one of my favourites," says Louise.

Movie review:
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT
(US, 2016) Dir: Robert Schwentke. Stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller. "The trouble with this third film in the franchise is that its messages are muddled: the premise changes, there is too much going on and the filmmakers have forgotten that we need to care about the characters, " says Louise.

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming in May, First Monday in May, documentary with Andrew Bolton, Anna Wintour, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Baz Luhrmann, Rihanna. "This doco is more than celebrity perving. It's a creatively explosive journey into the history of art, ideas, creativity and how we live," says Louise. "Fascinating and tense - almost thriller like - offers more food for thought than you may anticipate," says Andrew.]
Calendar of films releasing in April

NEW TRAILERS
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk;
Bad Neighbour 2, stars Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron;
A Month of Sundays, stars Anthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, Justine Clarke;
Bridget Jones' Baby, stars Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey;
Ben-Hur, stars Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Morgan Freeman;
Central Intelligence, stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart;

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:
99 HOMES
Stars Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern. "In the opening blood-splattered shot, we are offered a glimpse of the lengths to which desperation will lead. Wearing an immaculate white jacket and an expressionless face, Michael Shannon's cut-throat real-estate agent Rick Carver leaves the premises; he is clearly a man with no conscience," says Louise.

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
Stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy. "This is a story of mythical proportions, given emotional scale by the unfathomable sense of vengeance within the heart of that great, dappled skinned whale, who fixes Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) with an unforgettable stare ... and thanks to the magic of sophisticated digital effects, we can share the stare," says Andrew.

Competition winners:
DADDY'S HOME DVD
To win. courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends have a competitive element and who comes out on top? Tapan Bhavsar (NSW): My wife is a professional boxer arguing with her is calling for a doctor she gets mad and angry like hell and loves to scream and yell.

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, Stephan Elliott's Welcome to Woop Woop (pic) and dozens more. Over 580 films.

Travelfile:
POSITANO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY
Positano is the jewel of the Amalfi coast, says Andrew L. Urban.

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