Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This Week on Australian Screens

Cinema Releases for the Week 29/01/09
Can I just point out that JANUARY IS ALMOST OVER! How did that happen?

Milk - Gus Van Sant's retelling of Harvey Milk's life. My full review within the coming days, but it is very good indeed.

The Spirit - Not that you'd know it, but this movie directed by Frank Miller and starring Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes is out this week.

DVD Releases for the Week 29/01/09

er... apparently there are no new releases for DVD this week. What's up? Did they anticipate a heat wave and expect people would rather go to the beach? DOES NOT COMPUTE!

TV Screenings for the Week 29/01/09

29/01/09, Read My Lips (2001), SBS, 10.00PM - French film starring Emmanuelle Devos and Stale Popcorn mistress Vincent Cassel.

30/01/09, Arch of Triumph (1948), ABC1, 12.45AM - Ingrid Bergman film.

31/01/09, Quigley Down Under (1990), C7, 12.05AM - Hahahah aww. No.

31/01/09, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), SBS, 1.05AM - One of those titles that my DVD service just never seems to be able to send me. Last time it aired on SBS my DVR broke so here's hoping it's not cursed!!

31/01/09, How the West Was Won (1962), C9, 1.30PM - Not to be confused with How the West Was Fun starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, natch.

31/01/09, The Caine Mutiny (1954), ABC2, 8.35PM - A Best Picture Oscar-nominee starring Humphry Bogart.

31/01/09, Out of the Past (1947), ABC2, 10.40PM - Classic noir starring Robert Mitchum.

05/01/09, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), SBS, 10.00PM - Such an excellent movie from Chan-Wook Park. Definitely worth catching if you can.

06/01/09, Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), C9, 12.00AM - If you're interested in seeing the only other film that the director of Doubt, John Patrick Shanley, has made then check out this Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan... thing.


Joel said...

The reason we got told at work about the lack of DVD releases this week was because school is back. Which means apparently no one buys or rents films?

Paul Martin said...

I'm not really concerned with promoting my piece, but I really couldn't be stuffed repeating what I wrote about The Spirit again. I think it's shit, but there's just a little more on my blog. It's a sloppy film, poorly cast with poor performances. It might have had potential on paper, but it's only just bearable as an escape from this dastardly heat wave.