Trailer: Aloha

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Feb 132015


Writer-director Cameron Crowe (We Bought A Zoo, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) is back with his first new movie in 4 years. This one looks to be a take on the classic love triangle – a man, his ex (was she the one?) and a new women. With Crowe writing and a cast that includes Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski, it’s sure to be worth a watch. I think it looks great – there are too few “nice” films out these days. Sometimes it’s nice to switch off and watch some quality fluff.

Official synopsis

In Aloha, a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. From Academy Award®-winner Cameron Crowe, the writer-director behind such films as Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, Aloha also stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.

IMDB has June 15 2015 listed as the Australian release date for the film.

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?

Snap Reviews: I Saw the Devil, The Help, Page One: Inside the New York Times

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Feb 102012

Too many films, too little time! Check out our brief thoughts on 3 films currently available to rent/own/view on pay TV.

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The Amazing Spider-Man: A Look At The Untold Story

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Feb 072012


Tonight the first trailer for the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man was unleashed on the world. This was an exciting moment for fans who had been waiting with bated breath to see what was in store for their much-loved character. As well as the release of the trailer, special “sneak previews” were held in several major cities around the world. Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia, we were lucky enough to attend one held in Sydney.

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Crazy Stupid Love

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Feb 052012

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Apart from being a showcase for Ryan Gosling’s chest, Crazy Stupid Love is a conventional romantic comedy where the central relationship is the least compelling of all the story-lines.

Carell stars as Cal Weaver, a rather dowdy middle-aged man who splits from his wife (Julianne Moore) after finding out she has had an affair with a colleague (Kevin Bacon). Cal turns to drinking, and begins to spend a lot of time in a bar complaining about how much his life sucks. At this bar he observes ‘ladies man’ Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) in action. Jacob decides to take the rather desperate Cal under his wing and teach him his women charming ways.

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