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Movie Ticket Giveaway: The Sapphires

Movie Ticket Giveaway: The Sapphires
Hopscotch Films has kindly given me ten free tickets to give away for the new movie The Sapphires. Having heard the film received a ten minute standing ovation at the prestgious Cannes Film Festival, I knew this was one movie I had to see. The Sapphires is set in the the late ‘60s and tells the story of a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission who are discovered by a... 

Movie Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Movie Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a British romantic comedy/drama directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat) and adapted by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire) from the novel of the same name by Paul Torday. Britain’s leading fisheries expert, Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor), is approached by a consultant, Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emilt Blunt), to help realise... 

Movie Review: Headhunters, now showing at Dendy Newtown

Movie Review: Headhunters, now showing at Dendy Newtown
Where to begin with Headhunters? I went in knowing nothing about it, and the experience was all the better for it. I had a blast. But, for the purposes of this review, I’ll have to reveal a little in my attempts to persuade you all to see it. It is a Norwegian thriller directed by Morten Tyldum and adapted from the best-selling 2008 novel by internationally acclaimed crime novelist, Jo Nesbo. The... 

Movie Review: Attack the Block, now showing at Dendy Newtown

Movie Review: Attack the Block, now showing at Dendy Newtown
Attack The Block is a lot of fun, and a pretty impressive debut feature from writer/director Joe Cornish. The film was produced through Big Talk Productions, known for films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and possess the same filmmaking smarts (setting an alien invasion in a South London council estate – what an idea) and relentless energy that made those modern... 

Movie Review: Drive, now showing at Dendy Newtown

Movie Review: Drive, now showing at Dendy Newtown
As a bold selection for Closing Night of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival, Drive sure had anticipated viewers rattled, especially those not expecting the kind of violence present in this film. With one of the best opening sequences I have seen this year, and a handful of harrowing moments, the images from Drive will long remain seared in your consciousness. Though there are a few flaws... 
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