May 072016

Bad Neighbours 2 (also known as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) is not only consistently funny throughout but also proves to be plugged into very-present identity politics and the social zeitgeist. It sets a breakneck pace as the Radner’s (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) find themselves embroiled in a new turf war – one that places the pending sale of their home at risk – and must turn to frat king, and former enemy, Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), to help them.

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Aug 262015


Max Jospeh’s directorial debut We Are Your Friends unfortunately never becomes the cinematic rave nor the Los Angeles valley over-indulgence drama it aspires to be. There are a few inspired moments in this DJ-centric American Dream tale, but beyond the mentor-protege element it never manages to find a convincing angle to escort a viewer into the lifestyle of a struggling DJ, and the accompanying Hollywood electronic dance music and nightlife scene. It feels a lot like an Entourage-meets-The Wolf of Wall Street poser, using a leery camera to frequently capture the oft-exposed skin of the attractive Valley youths, and indulging in the unethical swindling and debauchery of the rather unlikable lead dudebros. Even when it has its heart in the right place – emphasising that people need to unplug and take in what the world is telling us (and use it as artistic inspiration, if you so desire) – without the euphoric electro soundtrack it would have been completely ineffective. Continue reading »

Feb 192013


Uk-based writer Luke Grima has kindly offered to review the new Nicole Kidman & Zac Efron film The Paperboy for us. The Paperboy played at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and received very mixed reactions. It comes out in limited release in Australia on February 28. Thanks Luke for reviewing the film! Be sure to check out Luke’s writing at his own site, Wanna Go To The Movies?

Check out Luke’s review of The Paperboy after the jump [Ed]

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