| Date Published: Tuesday, 3 July 12
| Author: Allan Sko
| 10 months, 3 weeks ago
If they’ve achieved nothing else, the makers of this film have assembled three of the manliest, most broad-shouldered guys in the badass business to pull off this action set piece.
Based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives – Danny (Jason Statham), an ex-special ops agent, and Hunter (Robert DeNiro), his long-time mentor – against the cunning leader of a secret military society (Clive Owen). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game where the predators become the prey.
If you feel like switching your brain off and watching Transporter, Taxi Driver and King Arthur square off, email email@example.com and tell him which of the lead actors would be likeliest to win in a death match and why.
Email the editor with your name, phone number and address to see if you can pick up yourself a one of these.
Three seemingly anonymous high school seniors attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough - let's throw a party that no one will forget, and have a camera there, to document history in the making. But nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born.
So basically, this film is a knock-off of The Hangover but rather than man-children the filmmakers have gone with just plain children. What can you expect from it? Probably vomiting, tazer pranks, unwitting and therefore comedically valid drug use (a la Bad Boys 2), very attractive 30-year-old women being passed off as ‘teenage girls’ who unhesitatingly strip off their clothes to the heavenly surprise of the three main characters, and so on and so forth. Sound like fun? It does, in a totally vacuous way, doesn’t it?
Want a copy? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which vacuous teen star you would taze.
Hard Times was the debut film from Walter Hill (director of The Warriors, 48 Hours, and producer of the Alien film series and the recent blockbuster Prometheus). A film recently remade with Tom Hardy (Sucker Punch) and strongly referenced in cult classic Fight Club, it tells the story of a strong, silent street fighter (Charles Bronson, acting completely against type) trying to make his way during the Great Depression.
With fellow star of The Great Escape James Coburn and Jill Ireland (The Mechanic), Hard Times sees Coburn and Bronson join forces in a no-holds-barred string of street boxing bouts and travel to New Orleans to make their fortune.
If you’d like a copy of this gritty classic, email email@example.com with Charles Bronson’s parents’ country of origin.
The Philippines provided the perfect playground for some of the most outrageous renegade exploitation ?lm productions of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Investigated here by Mark Hartley, director of the internationally acclaimed feature documentary Not Quite Hollywood, the gaudy hyper-real slasher flicks (complete with questionable sexual ethics) are back in all their glory.
Featuring illuminating interviews with key creative participants and eye-popping excerpts from all of the ?lms, this cult doco aired on ABC TV and features interviews with cult movie icons Roger Corman (The Little Shop Of Horrors), Joe Dante (Gremlins), John Landis (Blues Brothers), Sid Haig (House Of 1000 Corpses) and Eddie Romero.
If you’d like a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him what you think is the best horror/slasher film and why.
Alongside the old Bogart flicks and Michael Caine’s Italian Job golden days, The Sting is a crime caper for the ages. Uniting Paul Newman and Robert Redford on screen in their best partnership (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid not inclusive), it captures all the charisma of both and spells out filmic crime caper hallmarks that have defined the genre ever since.
Set in 1936, it tells the story of two confidence men who unite to pull off the heist of a lifetime and avenge the death of their lost friend. Ruthless racketeer Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) is the target and Johnny Hooker (Redford) and Henry Gondorff (Newman) are the artists of the long con.
Now for the first time on blu-ray, we have five copies for anyone who can email email@example.com and tell him in what film The Sting star Robert Shaw played an ill-fated Ahab-esque shark hunter.
One of the country's most popular comedians is finally back live on stage and she is coming to Canberra with her brand new show. It?s nothing fancy, it?s just simply no-frills, top-notch, unadorned stand-up. There?ll be no singing and no dancing, just gags about everything from internet dating and her cockroach phobia to meditation and terrariums. After all, who doesn't want to talk about terrariums?
Not one to hold back, Judith will be a little bit charming and a whole lot hilarious… but nothing fancy.
Judith Lucy’s ‘It’s Nothing Fancy’ tour hits the Canberra Theatre on Saturday August 18, 7pm, and if you’d like one of our double passes to the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org and say absolutely ANYTHING.
From moonshine to millions and the incident that nearly claimed his life, this is the controversial story of one of the world’s most notorious pornography publishers, Larry Flynt, who unexpectedly became a defender of free speech for all people.
This Oscar-nominated biopic about one of the world’s most infamous pornographers and publisher of Hustler Magazine was created by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Milos Forman (Amadeus, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), and sports a phenomenal (if unconventional) cast: Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, No Country For Old Men) as Flynt, Courtney Love (Man On The Moon) in a surprisingly moving turn as his lover. Oh, and Edward Norton (Fight Club).
If you’d like a copy of the saga of a porn baron, email email@example.com with the best answer you can think of to this question: where is Courtney Love? [Speculation only. Answers based in fact will not be accepted.]
A troubled young boy, Oskar (Thomas Horn), is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock?
Starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, this hammy drama from three-time Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliott, The Reader) is bound to be a bittersweet tearjerker. Did I mention that the main kid’s father dies in the September 11 World Trade Center bombings? Yeah, they’re pulling all the stops for this one.
If you feel like curling up in a blanket, crying into your cat for a couple of hours and emerging happily uplifted, email firstname.lastname@example.org and make a case for the best feel-good tearjerker film ever made.
The latest Disney children’s action epic, directed by Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) and starring muscle-bound jaw-bone Taylor Kitsch (definitely his real name), is an extra-terrestrial mega-fauna extravaganza.
John Carter is a Civil War veteran who in 1868 is trying to live a normal life when he’s "asked" by the Army to join their ranks, but when he refuses is locked up. He escapes their clutches and is pursued. Seeking refuge in a cave, he encounters someone holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other phenomenal things. He encounters beings he has never seen before and meets a woman who helps him to discover he is on Mars! And there is unrest. Who better to solve it than one of the greatest literary adventure characters of all time?
If you’d like a copy, email email@example.com the name of the author who created John Carter.