Spring Breakers

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Apr 182013
 

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“Spring break….SPRING BREAK!!!” As shouted by four insane, scantily clad women who carry guns and reject wearing anything but a bikini and fluro balaclavas. They never want spring break, that carnival of debauchery and immoral judgement to end. If three former tween idols and director, Harmony Korine’s wife running around causing havoc isn’t enough for a good film, is James Franco wearing grillz and corn rows the trick? Find out after the jump.

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Cannes 2013 Line-up Announced

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Apr 182013
 

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The In competition & Un Certain Regard Films, as well as films from the likes of the midnight and out of competition sections of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival have been announced, and there are more than a few films to get excited about.

Check out the line-up and our picks for the 5 films we cannot wait to see after the jump.

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Olympus Has Fallen

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Apr 162013
 

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When the White House comes under attack, the safety of the president and the heart of American politics is in the hands of one man – a demoted Secret Service agent in need of redemption. Review of  Olympus Has Fallen after the jump.

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Trailer: Elysium

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Apr 142013
 


 
Elysium is an upcoming science fiction film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, who bought us District 9, which was my favourite film of 2009.

While not directly connected to District 9 the film explores similar themes such as, immigration, class issues and the politics surrounding them.

I think the trailer looks pretty fantastic; but having just seen Oblivion (which is quite derivative itself), I can’t help but see many similarities.

Elysium is set for release in Australia on August 15.
 
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Oblivion

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Apr 112013
 

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When Earth is all but gone and you’re holding on to a small handful of beliefs; what do you do when those beliefs are shaken to their very core? Oblivion review after the jump.

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2013 Audi Festival of German Films Line-up Announced

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Apr 102013
 

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The programme has been launched and tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Audi Festival of German Films. With 45 films and more that 230 screenings, there is sure to be something for everyone. The festival is being held in 8 centres (including Byron Bay and Newcastle!) across Australia in May, with the festival opening on April 30th in Sydney.

The festival is delighted to announce that 5 film makers will be attending as guests in support of their films. Guests include Marten Persail (director of documentary This Ain’t California) and Georg Mass (writer/director of Two Lives).

For information about the films showing, screening times and the fantastic guests, please visit the Festival website at:
http://www.goethe.de/ozfilmfest

To book tickets visit:
http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/
 

Festival dates and venues are as follows:

SYDNEY: 30 April – 14 May Chauvel Cinema, Palace Verona
MELBOURNE: 1 – 15 May Palace Cinema Como, Kino Cinemas
BRISBANE: 3 – 9 May Palace Centro
NEWCASTLE 4 – 5 May Tower Cinemas
CANBERRA: 7 – 12 May Palace Electric Cinema
ADELAIDE: 8 – 13 May Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
PERTH: 9 – 13 May Cinema Paradiso
BYRON BAY: 10 – 12 May Palace Byron Bay

Escape From Planet Earth

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Apr 092013
 

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It’s commonly believed that we are the superior planet and aliens want nothing more than take over or destruct us. What if the reverse was true? What if aliens were quite happy on their own planets, and we were the ones capturing them against their own will? Review of Escape From Planet Earth after the jump.

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