Giveaway: Double Passes to DREDD in 3D

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Oct 182012



JUDGEMENT IS COMING! Karl Urban stars as Judge Dredd, a law enforcer given the power of judge, jury and executioner in the vast dystopian metropolis of Mega City One.


Thanks to Icon, we have 5 x double passes to give away to DREDD 3D – in Australian cinemas from October 25.


You can check out the intense trailer for DREDD 3D here.


For your chance to WIN simply tell us in 25 words or less who your favourite comic book character is and why? Send all answers to by 9pm on Sunday 21st October 2012. Good luck!


16th Japanese Film Festival Line-up Announced

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Oct 182012


The 16th Japanese Film Festival will bring an array of cinema from Japan to cinemas in main Australian centers in November and December. Opening in Sydney from 14 – 25 November at Event Cinemas George Street and Melbourne from 29 November – 9 December in two locations (Hoyts Melbourne Central and ACMI Cinemas), the festival features the largest line-up yet, including a number of films direct from cinemas in Japan.

Comedy Thermae Romae (テルマエ・ロマエ), Japan’s biggest box office hit (thus far) in 2012 will open the festival; while The Floating Castle (のぼうの城), and epic saga based on true events in 16th century feudal Japan will close the festival. Sydney audiences will be this at the same time as Japanese audiences, as the release of this film was pushed back (from September 2011) due to the natural disasters which occurred in Japan in 2011.

Other highlights include:

Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心), grossing over 555 million yen ($7 million) in its first five days, is a must-see for all samurai lovers.

Helter Skelter ( ヘルタースケルター) gives you a glimpse of the ugly side of beauty – when plastic surgery gets out of hand.

Tug of War! (綱引いちゃった) a comedy about an all-female tug of war team will be seen by Sydney audiences even before it’s release in Japan on November 23. Be the first in the world to see this flick!

Sydney audiences can also look forward to the following special guests:

Actress Tamiyo Kusakari (Shall We Dance?) and director Masayuki Suo (Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, Shall We Dance?) will make a guest appearance and take part in special Q&A session at the screening of A Terminal Trust, a film on the ethics of euthanasia.

Director Miwa Nishikawa (Dear Doctor) will join us in conversation at the screening of Dreams for Sale, a couple caught in their own web of deception in pursue of their dreams.

For information about Melbourne special guests, and other special events, please be sure to visit the official website.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 22 October. Please visit the official website for information about tickets and venues.


Housos Vs. Authority

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Oct 172012


Based on the (popular?) television series set in Sunnyvale, a derelict suburb in New South Wales where we follow three groups of people living in housing commission and their constant run ins with authority, poverty; and the continuous struggle of love, loss and friendship in a time of economical hardship. A triumph of the human spirit….Now if you think that’s what Housos VS. Authority is/could be about, then close this page right now and go see Argo! In Housos, jokes about farting, stealing and defacing public property ensue. Yet is any of it funny? Review after the jump.

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The Intouchables

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Oct 152012


A drama that is as funny as it is heart-warming and moving? This is the case with The Intouchables, a film based on a the true story of a man and his unlikely carer, and the relationship that changed their lives. Review after the jump!

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Oct 152012


It’s 2005, Surviving Christmas has just gone straight to DVD in AUS and NZ, copies of Pearl Harbour are found in fireplaces and bins instead of shelves and Daredevil to most was about a blind man wearing leather to boost his confidence. Did anyone ever guess that their common factor would end up being one of Hollywood’s best directors only 5 years later? Can Affleck make it three-for-three as a director with Argo, his most multilayered film? Find out after the jump.

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Oct 142012


When the family dog is tragically killed, Victor isn’t willing to let him go. The budding young scientist conducts an experiment to bring the dog back from the dead. Check out the review of the heartwarming horror Frankenweenie after the jump.

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Trailer: Gangster Squad

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Oct 142012


Gangster Squad may have one of the worst movie posters in recent memory (see here), but thankfully the trailer shows some promise. After being pushed back some months [due to the need to cut/re-edit some of the shooting scenes], the film is set to be released in Australia on January 10, 2013.

Sean Penn looks like a bad ass, and Gosling…well this site has a ‘post everything Gosling is in’ policy, and I have to say that this was something I was more than happy to post.

What do you think? Is there a potentially good film there, or has the delayed release and cuts made you weary?


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Oct 132012


The shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) of two successful drug dealers (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) is kidnapped when the men’s deal with an infamous and violent drug cartel (Salma Hayek) falls through. Now, when I tell you this film was directed by Oliver Stone, will you believe me when I say blood is shed? Find out that and more after the jump.

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