Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Week on Australian Screens

Cinema Releases for the Week 18/06/09

Disgrace - Definitely been looking forward to this one a lot (check out the tag at the bottom of this entry). From director Steve Jacobs and the novel by JM Coetzee starring John Malkovich, Eriq Ebouaney and newcomer Jessica Haines. Supposed to be quite good and it will be interesting to see how this very un-Australian-looking film plays out. I wonder if people will even know it's an Australian film (co-production with South Africa, it must be said).

Noodle - Israeli film from 2007 that finally getting a release.

The Proposal - Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds star in this rom-com about two people who hate each other, but who have to spend a lot of time together and proceed to discover that, hey, they actually love one another. The only thing more obvious than where this movie ends up (and, having said that, I still kinda actually sorta wanna see it) is that Bullock has been photoshopped to within an inch of her life waist. Yowza, who are they trying to fool there? (sorry Sandy!)

Year One - How about "No!"

DVD Releases for the Week 18/06/09

Changeling - This wasn't a very good movie, was it? Answer: No. It has some nice elements, but I generally think focusing on Angelina Jolie's character was the biggest problem since she is, quite literally, a nigh on insufferable bore here. It is somehow ranked #219 on the IMDb Top 250, which is quite an unfathomable occurrence, really.

Hotel for Dogs - It's a shrug of a movie, isn't it?

Milk - A very good movie in case you have forgotten.

My Bloody Valentine 3D - Now the DVD cover says it comes with 3D glasses although I wonder how Quickflix deals with it? I don't see how they could just keep sending out the same pair of glasses (if people even returned them to begin with.) I have a pair of glasses that came with my Friday the 13th Part III DVD. I tried watching it a while ago and it was terrible. The glasses were cutting into my ears, the movie looked dark and the 3D was barely noticeable. Grrr.

Repo! The Genetic Opera - Yeah, when Paris Hilton is one of the more interesting aspects of your movie (and a musical to boot) you know you have problems. Problems mainly considering for Paul Sorvino. I can't claim to be anything resembling an expert on his career, but it was definitely the worst performance I have ever seen from him. Truly dreadful.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno - This movie would have been better with a different third act, no? Like, incredibly so.

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