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Movie reviews: ONE EYED GIRL
Movie reviews:
ONE EYED GIRL

(US, 2014) Dir: Nick Matthews. Stars Mark Leonard Winter, Steve LeMarquand. "... the kind of psychological thriller we might expect from Scandinavia and it’s a pleasure to see it as a homegrown product, complete with authentic Australian elements," says Andrew. "Elevated by an evocative music score and soundscape, Nick Matthews’ dense psychological thriller delicately explores the complex human psyche in which purpose, pain and redemption of the soul play a vital part," says Louise. REVIEWS

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* * Good Pitch2 Australia 2015 selects six feature docos;
* Bladerunner final cut returns to big screen - at Orpheum;
* Festival de Cannes completes official selection;

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.

Additional sites worthy of visiting that provide information that focuses on Australians interested in online casinos and gambling online are: AU Online Casino and Aussie Casinos Online.

COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

ST VINCENT DVD
Win one of 10 DVD copies of St Vincent, starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy and Jaeden Lieberher, courtesy Roadshow Entertainment. Available on Blu-ray and DVD from April 29.

Movie reviews: KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER
Movie reviews:
KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

(US, 2014) Dir: David Zellner. Stars Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner. "The two disparate halves of this fable are wonderfully juxtaposed, while Rinko Kikuchi delivers an outstanding and nuanced central performance where the main action is internal... It’s wonderful," says Louise. "The interesting thing for me is the film’s intermittent excursion from drama into bleak comedy as Kumiko fumbles through her meagre life in a detached but determined pursuit of her dream," says Andrew. REVIEWS

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JINN: A CURSE TO FEAR

Shawn (Dominic Rians), an automotive designer, enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine (Serinda Swan) until it is interrupted by a cryptic message, warning of imminent danger and a curse that has afflicted his family for generations. Having lost his parents as a child, Shawn doesn't believe this unsettling revelation... until strange things start to happen.

Movie review: UNFRIENDED
Movie review:
UNFRIENDED

(US, 2014) Dir: Stars Shelley Hennig, Heather Sossaman, Moses Storm. "There are enough truths and scares in this teen horror flick to make anyone jumpy, all the action taking place online and through social media... It’s well done but whether the concepts of betrayal as depicted by this nasty snuff revenge movie is a positive influence for the young target market, is questionable," says Louise. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in June, Love and Mercy, stars Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti. "The emotionally turbulent and musically brilliant times of Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame is often as jarring as a discord. To describe it in musical terms, the film can switch from major to minor key in seconds," says Louise.]

Calendar of films releasing in MAY


(From left) A Royal Night Out, Spy, Partisan

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Tomorrowland, stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson;
Partisan, stars Vincent Cassel, Florence Mezzara;
Man Up, stars Lake Bell, Simon Pegg;
Pitch Perfect 2, stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld;
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher;
Unfriended, stars Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson;
Boychoir, stars Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates;
Spy, stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne;
Amy, doco about Amy Winehouse
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg;
Mad Max: Fury Road (latest), stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron;
A Royal Night Out, stars Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson;
Clouds of Sils Maria, stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart;
Terminator: Genisys, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger;
TRAILERS


2015 Prom Dresses

With an increasing demand for entertainment on the move, Australian movie fans are turning to tablets for movies, gaming and more. Get the inside track at this mobile casino review site for Australians.

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

ST VINCENT - stars Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy. Bill Murray is the drawcard, always enjoyable as a rogue, witty eccentric and he does a great job with what he has, says Andrew.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
WILLIAM KELLY'S WAR DVD
To win one of 10 DVD copies of William Kelly’s War, starring Josh Davis, Mathew Davis, Lachlan Hume and Tony Bonner, courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends is a hero in your eyes and why? Ross Caldwell (SA): I never knew my father as he was killed in WW2 when I was only two but he has always been a hero to me.

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:  DANUBE CRUISE, AUSTRIA
Travelfile:
DANUBE CRUISE, AUSTRIA

The spectacular baroque Melk Abbey, and a short cruise past the nude beaches of the Wachau Valley back to Vienna … with Andrew L. Urban on board.

GÖDÖLLŐ – HUNGARIAN ROYAL SUMMER PALACE - 280TH ANNIVERSARY
GÖDÖLLŐ – HUNGARIAN ROYAL SUMMER PALACE - 280TH ANNIVERSARY
Andrew L. Urban was disconcerted to unexpectedly come face to face with Australia's ex PM, Kevin Rudd, in this Royal Palace - even if only on a large plasma screen - in a room where Hungary's beloved Queen 'Sisi' Elizabeth (wife of Austro- Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef (1830 - 1916) once walked, over a hundred years ago. FEATURE

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