Australia - There's really no excuse to not know Baz Luhrmann's new movie is opening today. None. And for that I'm speaking about Australians. I saw this last night and a review is forthcoming (how much have I said that lately?) but it will be positive, that you can count on. It's not, however, the greatest movie known to mankind in the history of cinema. Damn. :P I'd like to point you in the direction of a review at Melbourne Film Blog, which I think is really well done. And considering Paul didn't think he would like it, that's quite a glowing endorsement. I agree with him on a lot of points, actually.
Big Stan - This Rob Schneider (he directed and stars) "comedy" that is, surely, so bad it hasn't even received an American release. Aww. We're so lucky down here on these shores, aren't we? We can't get Milk at the same time as the US, but Big Stan? We get it early!
Quarantine - I'm still waiting for Quickflix to send me the original Spanish film [rec]. This horror flick stars Jennifer Carpenter, who you should know from Dexter - and if you don't know her from Dexter then go and watch Dexter! NO EXCUSES, PEOPLE!
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Meh. I'll pass, I think. I sort of hated the first one, didn't you?
The Love Guru - Ugh.
Meet Dave - Apparently it's not that bad?
The Savages - Laura Linney was Oscar-nominated for her performance in this dramedy with Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
The X-Files: I Want to Believe - This flop X-Files sequel isn't even about aliens, right? The ads, at least, seemed to be about something else entirely. Which is a shame because I used to really love this show.
28/11/08, Revenge of the Nerds (1984), C7, 11.15PM - Awww.
29/11/08, Westworld (1973), C9, 1.50AM - One of those movies that will forever be linked to a remake story, this sci-fi film starred Yul Brynner and directed by the book's writer Michael Crichton.
29/11/08, Jurassic Park (1993), C10, 8.40PM - How odd. I've had a craving to watch this movie for the past week or so, but don't own it on DVD. Spooky.
29/11/08, Bad Santa (2003), C9, 9.40PM - They've been airing a few Christmas movies already on tele, but watch when it gets to Christmas Eve and they throw something like High School Musical on.
29/11/08, Dragnet (1954), ABC2, 10.15PM - A recent discussion at Dave Poland's The Hot Blog involved trying to find the first movie-to-TV series and I think people decided on this film.
29/11/08, Team America: World Police (2004), C10, 11.10PM - I've never actually seen this movie in it's entirety. The DVD froze around about the "America Fuck Yeah" moment and I just never got around to getting another copy.
30/11/08, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), C9, 1.30 - If you're in the mood for a musical night, perhaps you could follow Team America with this amazing queer rock musical starring John Cameron Mitchell.
31/11/08, Cat People (1942), ABC1, 1.20AM - One of the finest movies ever made, let alone one of the finest horror movies. Fact.
31/11/08, Isle of the Dead, ABC1, 2.35AM - A Val Lewton production (like Cat People) starring Boris Karloff.