Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This Week on Australian Screens

Cinema Releases for the 08/05/08

Captivity - This is the infamous Roland Joffe-directed horror torture porn flick starring Elisha Cuthbert. I'm not sure what's more disturbing: those horrible termination billboards or the fact that the movie's IMDb profile page suggests that if you like Captivity you should also check out

The Godfather Part II

Pan's Labyrinth

The Basketball Diaries



Christ on a bike!


The Counterfeiters - It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, yet somehow I doubt it's as good as The Lives of Others, which will feature prominently in the upcoming UMA Awards.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - How much does this movie scream "DVD!"? Answer: A lot!

Smother - A "comedy" starring Diane Keaton, Liv Tyler and Dax Sheperd (who I am still clueless about). It looks truly awful. Even worse than the movie below. Previously discussed here.

What Happens in Vegas... - There are no words to describe how badly I do not want to see this movie.

DVD Releases for the Week 08/05/08

27 Dresses - This rom-com starring Katherine Heigl, which I very much liked. Fun fact, that entry that I just linked to ("27 Reasons to see 27 Dresses") was the most viewed entry in the history of Stale Popcorn. Bizarre.

The Ex - Zach Braff battles with a wheelchair-bound Jason Bateman for the love of Amanda Peet. Or something. Sounds shithouse.

I Am Legend - Yeah whatever, this movie sorta sucked.

PS I Love You - The promise of Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gershon in the same movie is ever so tempting, but... but... Hilary Swank! Dead Husband! Love Letters! etc!

Waitress - I can't recall ever discussing this flick by the late Adrienne Shelley. My main issue with the film was that it was really awkwardly done. Like, it would go from a deeply dramatic scene about domestic violence and then a second later we're meant to be giggling about this pregnent woman having an affair. SO FUNNY! :/

1 comment:

RC said...

captivity = godfather II? pan's labryinth? basketball diaries? what's up with that???

i agree on your waitress thoughts...it didn't impress me like i expected or like some people buzzed about.