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THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER August 13, 2015)
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Movie review releasing August 27: RICKI AND THE FLASH
Movie review releasing August 27:
RICKI AND THE FLASH

(US, 2015) Dir: Jonathan Demme. Stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield."There is something totally compelling about Ricki and The Flash, with its piercing insights into relationships, soulful music and a knock-out Meryl Streep as a sixty something rock-chick," says Louise. REVIEW

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* Cause Filmfest Platform for … causes;
* 6th Indie Gems Fest at Riverside;

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Did you know that in Chinese movie theatres drinking tea such as Puer is more popular than soda? That is according to the review site http://weightlossteas.ca

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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.

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COMPETITIONS:
COMPETITIONS:

MAD MAX FURY ROAD DVD
Win one of 10 DVD copies of Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Oscar winner, Charlize Theron plus a Mad Max bumper sticker, courtesy Roadshow Entertainment: the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history. Available on DVD, 3D Blu-ray/2D Blu-ray/Digital on September 2 (early digital release from August 12).

Movie review currently in release: FANTASTIC FOUR
Movie review currently in release:
FANTASTIC FOUR

(US, 2015) Dir: Josh Trank. Stars Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell. "Spectacular visual effects and an engaging cast make this Marvel Superhero fantasy into a moderately enjoyable adventure for the fans, although it feels as though we have seen it all before," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review releasing various dates in August:: FORCE OF DESTINY
Movie review releasing various dates in August::
FORCE OF DESTINY

(Aus, 2015) Dir: Paul Cox. Stars David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, Shahana Goswami "It's a confronting film that puts us on the edge of life - where the chasm of uncertainty and death waits below, as the past the present and the future are contemplated," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie reviews releasing August 13: 5 FLIGHTS UP
Movie reviews releasing August 13:
5 FLIGHTS UP

(US, 2015) Dir: Richard Loncraine. Stars Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton. 'Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton are wonderful together in this delightful exploration of life and love in New York," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: IRIS
Movie review:
IRIS

(US, 2015) Dir: Albert Maysles. Documentary. "As a snapshot of an exceptional woman, Iris is an uplifting and entertaining film; it lifts our spirits with the fuel of hers," says Andrew. REVIEW

Movie review: UNITY
Movie review:
UNITY

(US, 2015) Dir: Shaun Monson. "It is a powerful visual explanation of what it means to be fully conscious as a human, empathising with the suffering of other sentient beings," says Andrew. REVIEW

Movie reviews releasing August 20:: SOUTHPAW
Movie reviews releasing August 20::
SOUTHPAW

(US, 2015) Dir: Antoine Fuqua. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker. "With the story’s emotional heart as compelling as its bloody fight sequences, Southpaw is a powerhouse of a film," says Louise. REVIEW


Movie review: IRRATIONAL MAN
Movie review:
IRRATIONAL MAN

(US, 2015) Dir: Woody Allen. Stars Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey. "With its somewhat cynical view of life, love and sense of purpose, the film plays out beautifully on an intellectual level, while the compelling presence of Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone brings a formidable dynamic," says Louise.
REVIEW

Movie review releasing August 27: HOLDING THE MAN
Movie review releasing August 27:
HOLDING THE MAN

(Aus, 2015) Dir: Neil Armfield. Stars Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Guy Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia. Exquisitely told, director Neil Armfield has captured the beauty of this 15 year-old love story whose emotional trajectory we share: joy, laughter, prejudice, outrage, pain and devastation, says Louise. REVIEW

Movie reviews releasing September 3: A WALK IN THE WOODS
Movie reviews releasing September 3:
A WALK IN THE WOODS

(US/UK, 2015) Dir: Ken Kwapis. Stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte. The ripe chemistry between Robert Redford and Nick Nolte makes this hybrid adventure and buddy movie into a thoroughly enjoyable outing. Moreover, it is very funny, with as many laughs as there are mishaps on the Appalachian Trail, says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: ME, EARL & THE DYING GIRL
Movie review:
ME, EARL & THE DYING GIRL

(US, 2015) Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Stars Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke. "It’s the skewed perspective and quirky attitude that makes this coming of age story so unexpectedly entertaining," says Louise. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in October, Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. "A powerful visceral statement in which imagery and music almost overshadow the dialogue, Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is a stunning and ambitious piece of cinema, capturing the essence of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about power, madness and death," says Louise.] AUGUST


(From left) Man Up, Southpaw, Holding the Man

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Spotlight, stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams;
Freeheld, stars Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon;
Spectre, stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Belluci;
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s The Revenant, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy;
Holding The Man, stars Ryan Corr, John Caleo, Anthony LaPaglia, Sarah Snook;
Bridge of Spies, stars Tom Hanks;
Rock the Kasbah, stars Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson;
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg;
Force of Destiny, stars David Wenham;
The Intern, stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway;
Ricky & The Flash, stars Merryl Streep;
The Martian, stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain;
Vacation, stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann;
Man Up, stars Lake Bell, Simon Pegg;
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher;
TRAILERS


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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
NEW DVDS

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron. "Raw explosive energy perpetuates throughout this wild choreographed ballet of chaos in which desperation is the key weapon for survival," says Louise.

SLOW WEST - Stars Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Kodi Smit-McPhee. "There's a distinctive mood that reverberates throughout this intriguing western, whose straight-ahead narrative is contrasted by the offbeat characters that appear unexpectedly along the way," says Louise.

STRANGERLAND - Stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving. "There’s a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant’s debut feature set in the Australian outback, although the individual parts are more successful than the whole," says Louise.

THE GUNMAN - Stars Sean Penn, Javier Bardem. "Divergent moral codes sit side by side in this intense thriller about corporate greed and unconscionable acts, but the plot has so many facets, it confuses," says Louise.

NEW DVDS
NEW DVDS

FAST & FURIOUS 7 - Stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. "Nothing is impossible in his no holds barred thrilling actioner in which cars leap from planes, skyscrapers and cliff-tops as stunts accelerate to levels that almost break the sound barrier," says Louise.

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH – Stars Hayley Atwell, Alicia Vikander, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West. "Perhaps sticking too faithfully to the book, the filmmakers end up making a rather gloomy chick-flick, rather than the war drama with a modern heroine, which it might have been," says Andrew.

AGE OF ADALINE - Stars Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman. "A freak snowstorm, a mysterious comet and a love worth waiting for are the key ingredients in this romantic fantasy in which time stands still for its beguiling heroine," says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
INSURGENT DVD
To win Insurgent DVD prize packs, courtesy EOne Home Entertainment, we asked: Among family and friends, who has a personality type that you admire and why? Lai Kwaiman (Vic): My wife has split personality. She can be shy, gregarious, cool, protective, quiet, bossy, romantic, edgy, passionate, humorous, daring. She’s versatile and adjustable to life’s ups and downs. We love each other every splitting second!

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: <BR>UNICUM - HUNGARY
Travelfile:
UNICUM - HUNGARY

Celebrating its 225th anniversary, the dark and mysterious drink, Unicum, keeps its secret recipe but gives up its history, as Andrew L. Urban reports. FEATURE

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