Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This Week on Australian Screens

DVD Releases for the Week 03/12/09

The Informant! - Matt Damon brings the funny in Steven Soderbergh's latest film. For those playing along at home, that makes four Soderbergh movies to have gotten a release this year in Australia after Che parts I and II and then The Girlfriend Experience.

Paranormal Activity - The horror phenomenon known as Paranormal Activity finally comes to Australia. I saw it a month or so ago and I'm not embarrassed to admit it scared me shitless. So there ya go. My friend Simon even got quoted on the Australian version of the poster (to the left, to the left)!

Where the Wild Things Are - Spike Jonze's adaptation of the famous kids book finally comes to screens after worries that it wouldn't even be released!

Zombieland - After Adventureland flopped big time, Jesse Eisenberg visits another amusement park altogether. Also stars Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.

DVD Releases for the Week 03/12/09

Chéri - Michelle Pfeiffer's "comeback" after her previous actual comeback. Directed by Stephen Frears.

Four Holidays - They change the name from Four Christmases to Four Holidays and yet they postpone the DVD release for half a year until Christmas time? That makes no sense!

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Not one single ittie-bittie spec of me wants to see this movie.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - The second highest-grossing movie of the year (worldwide) comes to DVD. And I know who is to blame for Ice Age 3 of all things being the second-highest grossing movie of the year around the planet and that is Pixar. Because they couldn't possibly release Up at the same time around the world families had nothing else to see. Not surprisingly, Up has grossed more in America than it has around the world, which is quite telling.

Lake Mungo - SEE THIS MOVIE! It's not as BOO worthy as Paranormal Activity, but it works its own paranormal magic to get under your skin. See it!

My Sister's Keeper - Man, this movie looked so bad! I'm sure Cameron Diaz is looking at The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock and wondering why it wasn't she who got the big huge box office hit out of mainstream sentimental puff.

Public Enemies - I had so wanted to see this film in cinemas, but it just... went right by me. Oh well. That's what DVD is for, yes? Yes!

Tyson - Documentary about Mike Tyson. Shocking, I know!

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