| Date Published: Tuesday, 28 February 12
| Author: Allan Sko
| 2 years, 11 months ago
The hot-headed young D’Artagnan, along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers, must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. You know, that old chestnut. Starring Orlando Bloom as the Duke of Buckingham and Milla Jovovich as Milady de Winter the much trodden tale gets trodden on once more.
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I once saw Claudia Karvan in a bottle shop in Surry Hills. Nothing unusual about that. Except for all that blood smeared on the floor. It soon transpired a thief had tried to thieve some spirits and fell over, thereby cutting some skin and bleeding. My meal that night (neo-French) was delicious – thanks for asking.
Speaking of spirits (segues don’t come any smoother) Karvan and Matt King (of Peep Show fame) return as the original odd couple: He – the ghost of a deceased ‘80s rocker, She – a divorced non-ghost mother of two. The second season picks up just as the two have admitted that they liked each other. How will it work? I mean – the natural mechanics of this relationship are mind boggling. Well fortunately for you, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have provided us ten copies of Spirited Season 2 on DVD if you can answer the following question: who sang the ‘80s cover of Norman Greenbaums’ Spirit in the Sky?
Each Friday evening, Adam (played by The In-Betweeners’ Simon Bird) and Jonny return to their family home for dinner with their dopey dad (Paul Ritter) and long-suffering mum (Black Books’ Tamsin Greig), a ritual that is often interrupted by their strange, pervy neighbour Jim (the ubiquitous Mark Heap) and their own frat-house style pranks and japes.
Critic Iain Stott describes the series as – “Girlfriends of debatable legitimacy, Greek blokes’ bums, collectible vs crap, “females”, piss-yellow curtains, Bitch-Face’s Mercedes, foot-faced relatives’ weddings, and baby penises all compete for dinnertime conversation in this generally warm and very funny first series.”
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In 2011, the increasingly popular Gruen Transfer made way for Gruen Planet, keeping a focus on advertising but expanding the show to cover the wider world of spin and campaigns. Equal parts insightful critique and explanation on how the industry works and witty one-liners and zingy banter, the show was a regular favourite to Wednesday night ABC viewers. Propelled by Wil Anderson as host and the constant stoushes between Y&R Brands Group’s Russel Howcroft and Leo Burnett’s Todd Sampson, the show is as educational as it is entertaining.
You can discover it for the first time, or relive the erudite hilarity, as we have five copies of Series 1 on DVD to give away. To win, email email@example.com tell us who is your favourite out of Russel and Todd.
Madman proudly presents the haunting and beautiful Australian drama, The Hunter.
Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (Spider Man, Platoon) stars as Martin David, a globe-trotting mercenary hired by a mysterious biotech company to track down the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger – rumoured to be alive and well deep within the Tasmanian wilderness.
Under the wing of Jack Mindy (Sam Neill, The Piano) Martin lodges at the home of the grief-stricken Lucy (Frances O’Connor, AI: Artificial Intelligence) who is mourning the disappearance of her activist husband, Jarrah, and struggling to care for her two children Sass and Bike. As Martin embarks upon his clandestine mountain search for the elusive creature, and tries to resolve the mysteries hidden within the treacherous landscape, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the troubled family.
The Hunter’s DVD and Blu-Ray special features include the in-depth documentary, The Making of The Hunter – a special behind the scenes look at how the film was made featuring the people, the landscape and the myths around the legacy of the Tasmanian Tiger. Additional special features include an Audio Commentary with director Daniel Nettheim and producer Vincent Sheehan, The Soundtrack, Portrait Galleries, Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary and the ATOM Study Guide.
Thanks to our handsome chums at Madman, we have five copies of The Hunter on DVD to give to you, the adoring public. For your chance to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you’ve been on the hunt for recently.
The Hunter is available now on DVD ($34.95srp) and Blu-Ray ($39.95srp).
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his older brother. Starring Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Morrison. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, it’s certainly been scooping the plaudits from critics and the public alike. It scored a healthy 3 ½ stars each from David and Margaret on At The Movies and, in a remarkable show of public unity, vote driven sites Rotten Tomatoes gave it 83% and IMDB 8.3. Find out for yourself, as we have five copies to giveaway. To win, email email@example.com and tell us who you would most like to punch in the face and why.
Influential British duo Leftfield return with a new live album recorded in Australia at the 2011 Future Music Festival. The album features over 100 minutes of music across two CDs and includes a DVD with visuals from their gaudy live show.
Along with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, FSOL, Orbital and The Orb, Leftfield’s Paul Daley and Neil Barnes helped guide and pioneer electronic music through erudite vocal collaborations and by fusing electronica with existing genres. In Lefty’s case, they took the headnod of reggae and dub and melded it with the warbling synths and punchy beats of electronic music, with exciting results. The seminal Leftism found its way into mainstream magazines and Top Ten lists – a first for the genre – and made a wider audience aware that electronic music wasn’t all clang ‘n’ bang nonsense, but actually capable of complexity, depth and structure.
And so, 22 years on, we have live opus Tourism, a release of which we have five copies to giveaway to YOU, the adoring public. To win, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what your favourite piece of electronic music is.
Mike is a young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul, his long time friend and partner, is the responsible yin to Mike’s yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As they dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defence. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two and their business to breaking point. And it’s all based on a true story, don’t you know. Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment Australia, we have five copies of Puncture on Blu-ray to giveaway. For your chance to win, send an email to email@example.com and tell us what you do to pump yourself up when you’re feeling flat.