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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Edition No 925 

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Welcome to our 925th weekly edition
THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER (November 27, 2014)
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SERENA REVIEW

Movie review: MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN
Movie review:
MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN

(US, 2014) Stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt. "A terrifying look at the digital world in which we exist - within the realm of internet, social media, texting and sexting - this is a film everyone should see… It’s fascinating, voyeuristic, alarming and - worst of all – it’s true!" says Louise. REVIEW

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

BOX OFFICE: - Twice weekly reports & charts, Mondays, Thursdays (after 4pm).

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Women who flirt – in Australia and US;

Watch movies and DVDs on DHgate cable TV
Browse the range for a DHgate set top box

Friday night thrillers

For non-movie home based entertainment see CasinoReef and PokiesStop - these two gaming sites review places to play slots, poker and other casino games online. They specialize in Australian sites, which allow people to play and deposit in AU$ - recommended

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
Win one of 10 double inseason passes to A Thousand Times Goodnight, directed by Erik Poppe and starring Juliette Binoche, Nikokaj Coster-Waldau, courtesy Madman. Only in cinemas on November 27.

Movie review: A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
Movie review:
A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT

(Norway, Ireland, Sweden, 2013) Stars Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. "In a heart-wrenching performance, Juliette Binoche haunts as a war-photographer whose camera acts as her moral compass but blinds her to her family's needs," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: FAT PIZZA VS HOUSOS
Movie review:
FAT PIZZA VS HOUSOS

(Aust, 2014) Stars Johnny Boxer, Paul Fenech, Maria Venuti. "Paul Fenech's Fat Pizza Vs Housos is an orgy of chaos and low-brow humour: an expletive saturated shout-fest depicting minority groups that are treated with predictable comic disrespect," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: JIMMY'S HALL
Movie review:
JIMMY'S HALL

(UK, 2014) Stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby. "The peaceful Irish setting is a sharp contrast to the fiery passions that rage in Ken Loach’s film about civil liberties and free speech… a rewarding insight into turbulent times," says Louise. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in January 2015, The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity ones. "Unforgettable," says Louise. "Those who know the story will rejoice in its haunting screen presence, while those who don’t will be enthralled even more," says Andrew.] DEC 2014 RELEASES


(From left) Folies Bergere, St Vincent, The Water Diviner

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
The Age of Adaline, stars Blake Lively Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford;
Fat Pizza vs Housos, stars Paul Fenech, Johnny Boxer, Maria Venuti;
The Theory of Everything, stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones;
The Imitation Game, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley;
St Vincent, stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts;
The Water Diviner, stars Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko;
Annie, stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne & Cameron Diaz;
Men, Women & Children, stars Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler;
Birdman, stars Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone;
Paper Planes, stars Sam Worthington;
Serena, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
Fifty Shades of Gray, stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan;
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, stars Judi Dench, Richard Gere;
TRAILERS

At a glance: TOP 20
At a glance:
TOP 20

Short and sweet (or not) opinions on the most popular current releases. An easy reference for choosing which movie to see tonight ... or tomorrow ... or right now! (Occasionally we also slip in a few of the editors’ favourites if they don’t make the top 20...) TOP 20


NEW DVDS (Nov 27)
NEW DVDS (Nov 27)

STILL LIFE - Stars Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt. "Simple but not simplistic, Still Life is a unique contribution to British cinema, with its English restraint and eccentricity all celebrated in one rolled up human being," says Andrew.

SNOWPIERCER - Stars Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton. "The bold cinematic style of Boon Joon-ho strikes gold in this striking and powerful drama in which control and the order of things are key," says Louise.

SEX TAPE - Stars Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal. "Sex sells they say, but here, it’s the Diaz factor that holds all the aces, elevating this rather smutty concept into a mostly playful affair with some unexpected laugh-out-loud moments," says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
LOCKE DVD
To win one of 10 DVD copies of Locke, starring Tom Hardy, courtesy Madman, we asked: What kind of car reflects your personality and why? June Lawler (Vic): An old FJ Holden; I was made in Australia, very popular when I was young but my duco has faded, my gears are worn and I need a lot of maintenance.

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Every Australian film we have ever reviewed (film / video release), or have reported from the set, or featured in any way, is listed here, going back to films made even before the launch of Urban Cinefile, such as The Piano, Romper Stomper, Muriel’s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Approximately 500 films AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Travelfile: MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, ZAGEB, CROATIA
Travelfile:
MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, ZAGEB, CROATIA

Uniquely recalling the endings of relationships, this award winning museum is really a compelling collection of melancholy, intimate snapshots from the lives of strangers. Andrew L. Urban found its cathartic vibe surprisingly uplifting. FEATURE

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