Nov 292013
 

A large number of the films I am excited about which have a Summer (Dec-Feb) release in Australia. It’s the time where we get the big Boxing Day/New Years releases, along with a number of smaller films which have award buzz or are expected to be in consideration for awards (such as the Academy Awards) come awards season. I’ve picked 12 films that I haven’t seen and  I am particularly looking forward to seeing. Please note the release dates were correct at the time of publishing, but as we know, these things can change. Check my picks out after the jump.

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Nov 262013
 

A reserved and quiet individual who resorts to daydreaming and fantasies to feel any sort of self fulfilled satisfaction is thrust into the most extreme of circumstances, which forces them to break from their self-deluded existence. The result? The revelation of their true self-worth. My review of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty after the jump.

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Nov 252013
 

After a 3 month hiatus, Film Link Goodness is back. I must apologies for not keeping up with the posts, but much like everyone else, I’m busy and sometimes life gets in the way. For the last 2 weeks I’ve been on a wonderful holiday in New Zealand. During my trip I only went to the cinema twice (Mr Pip, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), so I don’t have too much to write about right this moment. The rest of you have kept busy however, and I’ve enjoyed catching up on films via your writing. After the jump check out the links.

 

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Nov 252013
 

 
Thanks to Icon Films , we have 5 x double passes to give away to ENDER’S GAME – in Australian cinemas from December 5.

Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the highly anticipated ENDER’S GAME, features an all-star cast including Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Viola Davis (The Help) and Ben Kingsley (Hugo). In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the international military are recruiting and training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Check out the trailer for Ender’s Game here
 
For your chance to WIN simply tell us in 25 words or less why you want to see Ender’s Game. Send all answers, along with your name and postal address to sam@anonlineuniverse.com by 12pm on Tuesday 3 December 2013.

 
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Nov 242013
 

The sequel to the surprisingly nuanced The Hunger Games, Catching Fire re-introduces us to the compelling Katniss Everdeen, one of the most intriguing literary/film heroines this side of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander. But as history has shown, it’s a slippery slope indeed when a sequel gets greenlit. My review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after the jump.

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Nov 132013
 

What seemed like a simple telephone scam for some easy cash, quickly escalates to a surreal nightmare that Hitoshi Nagano is unable to escape from. My review of It’s Me, It’s Me (Ore Ore/俺俺) screening as part of the Japanese Film Festival after the jump.

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Nov 082013
 


 

Thanks to Icon Films , we have 5 x double passes to give away to FILTH – in Australian cinemas from November 21.

Filth follows Bruce Robertson, a bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop (James McAvoy in what critics are calling the performance of his career) who manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure a promotion. Bruce will stop at nothing to get what he wants and has been enlisted to solve a brutal murder. Threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin and aims to turn his colleagues against one another – stealing their wives and exposing their secrets. As Bruce becomes entangled in scheming against his colleagues, the pressure to solve the murder case begins to take its toll on his sanity. Will he keep his grip on reality long enough to free himself from this filth?

Check out the trailer for Filth here.

 
For your chance to WIN simply tell us in 25 words or less which film starring James McAvoy is your favourite and why? Send all answers, along with your name and postal address to sam@anonlineuniverse.com by 5pm on Tuesday 19 November 2013.

 

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Nov 072013
 

The direct result of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener and writer/director Nicole Holofcener, an amalgamation of infinite and indescribable talent working together is Enough Said, which utilises a genre and plot convention to the point that it serves as a mere backdrop to one of the best films of the year. Review after the jump.

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