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[FILM NEWS] GHOST IN A SHELL Trailer Released

Paramount Pictures have just released a new trailer for Ghost In A Shell. The film which stars Scarlett Johansson, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche and Michael Pitt and is directed by Rupert Sanders will be released into Australian cinemas on March 30th.  

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[FILM REVIEW] Killing Ground

Director: Damien Powers Writer: Damien Powers Stars: Aaron Pederson, Aaron Glenane, Harriet Dyer, Ian Meadows Release Date: Screened as part of MIFF 2016. Release date TBA Genre: Thriller Reviewed by Dave Griffiths David rated it: 4 Stars   Australia has always been a country that knows how to make good horror …

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[FILM REVIEW] SPLIT

M Night Shyamalan’s career has had its ups and downs. He was quickly pigeonholed as the “what a twist” guy but I’ve always enjoyed The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable and I’m still torn between whether The Happening was a satire of 50s & 60s horror movies or if it was …

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[DVD REVIEW] Mechanic: Resurrection

Title: Mechanic: Resurrection Director: Dennis Gansel Writers: Philip Shelby, Tony Mosher Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Sam Hazeldine Release Date: In cinemas 1st September 2016 Review by: Dave Griffiths You could be forgiven for not knowing that Jason Statham’s latest film – Mechanic: Resurrection’– has hit cinemas. …

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[FILM REVIEW] Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks is a family adventure film about a teenager who befriends a large creature newly unearthed by a local oil drilling operation. In an attempt to hide his new companion and to assist it in its trouble moving on land he rigs up a truck/wheelchair contraption so it can …

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[DVD REVIEW] SULLY

Title: Sully Director: Clint Eastwood Writers: Todd Komarnicki Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney Release Date: In cinemas 8th September 2016 Review by: Dave Griffiths We all know the story of Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, right? The hero pilot who on January 15th, 2009 successfully landed his stricken jetliner onto …

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[FILM REVIEW] XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

Both xXx and The Fast & the Furious have a lot in common. They were both directed by Rob Cohen, they were both aimed at the same audience, both starred Vin Diesel, and in both cases Vin Diesel did not return for the direct sequel. The big difference I think is that …

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[DVD REVIEW] NERVE

Title: Nerve Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Writers: Jessica Sharzer, Jeanne Ryan (novel) Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco Release Date: In cinemas September 1st, 2016 Review by: Dave Griffiths Over the years many filmmakers have tried to make films that follow people playing computer games or hacking. Some have worked …

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[FILM REVIEW] Underworld: Blood Wars

Director: Anna Foerster Screenwriter: Cory Goodman Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies Runtime: 91 mins Genre: Action, Horror   Review by Dave Griffiths When we all sat down to watch the original Underworld movie way back in 2003, it didn’t seem likely that this was …

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[FILM REVIEW] The Family Fang

Director: Jason Bateman Screenwriter: David Lindsay-Abaire Cast: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken Runtime: 105 mins Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery   Review by Dave Griffiths One of the quirkiest films of 2016 sees actor Jason Bateman step into the director’s chair for the second time and if The Family Fang …

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[FILM REVIEW] Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Director: Ang Lee Screenwriter: Jean-Christophe Castelli, Ben Fountain (novel) Cast: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker Runtime: 110 mins Genre: Drama, War   Review by Dave Griffiths   We’ve all heard of a movie that has suffered due to the fact that it was …

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[DVD REVIEW] Suicide Squad Extended Cut

Director: David Ayer Screenwriter: David Ayer Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto Runtime: 140 mins Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi   Review by Dave Griffiths Normally when you see the words ‘Director’s Cut’ or ‘Extended Cut’ appearing on a movie poster it’s not something to take much notice of. …

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[FILM REVIEW] The Edge Of Seventeen

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Screenwriter: Kelly Fremon Craig Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson Runtime: 104 mins Genre: Comedy, Drama   Review by Dave Griffiths   Since Juno was released nearly a decade ago, every second filmmaker seems to have had a try to …

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[FILM REVIEW] Why Him?

Director: John Hamburg Screenwriter: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer Cast: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch Runtime: 114 mins Genre: Comedy Review by Dave Griffiths   Over the past few years, we have found that studios have decided to release Christmas related adult comedies during the holiday period instead of films …

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[FILM REVIEW] Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Director: Gareth Edwards Screenwriter: Tony Gilroy, Chris Weitz Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ala Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whittaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen Runtime: 134 mins Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi   Review by Dave Griffiths   Normally when a film isn’t shown to a majority of …

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[FILM REVIEW] Paterson

Director: Jim Jarmusch Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani Runtime: 118 mins Genre: Comedy, Drama Review by Dave Griffiths   Film director Jim Jarmusch’s work isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. His films are often described by the average cinema goer as ‘hard to get’ and you can always …

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[FILM REVIEW] Red Dog: True Blue

Director: Kriv Stenders Screenwriter: Daniel Taplitz Cast: Bryan Brown, Levi Miller, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Jason Isaacs Runtime: 88 mins Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance   Review by Dave Griffiths Nobody ever expected the original Red Dog film to go onto the greatness that it did when it was released back …

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[FILM REVIEW] Gehenna: Where Death Lives

[rwp-review id=”0″] Director: Hiroshi Katagiri Screenwriter: Hiroshi Katagiri, Nathan Long, Brad Palmer Cast: Eva Swan, Justin Gordon, Matthew Edward Hegstrom, Simon Phillps, Sean Sprawling, Lance Henriksen Runtime: 105 mins Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller   Review by Dave Griffiths   Few first time feature film directors can boast the pedigree of …

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[FILM REVIEW] Plank Face

[rwp-review id=”0″] Director: Scott Schirmer Screenwriter: Scott Schirmer, Brian Williams Cast: Nathan Barrett, Susan M. Martin, Brigid Macaulay, Alyss Winkler Runtime: 91 mins Genre: Horror   Review by Dave Griffiths   Cinema is never better then when a director decides to go away from the mainstream and deliver a film …

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[FILM REVIEW] Peelers

[rwp-review id=”0″] Director: Seve Schelenz Screenwriter: Lisa DeViata, Seve Schelenz Cast: Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko, Madison J. Loos Runtime: 95 mins Genre: Horror   Review by Dave Griffiths   A quick read through of the synopsis of Peelers and I know how a lot of you will be feeling …

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