Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weekly Review Round Up 24th June 2012


Here is a round up of the movies we've seen this week. It may help you decide how to spend your precious dollars when visiting the cinema. If you have seen any of these or want to see them and have a comment please feel free to share. We love hearing from our readers.

Snow White & the Huntsman ★ ½

Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil Queen Ravenna (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron of Prometheus, Hancock) who is out to destroy her. 

But the wicked ruler never imagined that the young woman who has escaped her clutches and now threatens her reign has been training in the art of war with a Huntsman named Eric (Chris Hemsworth of Thor, The Avengers) who was dispatched to capture her. 

The epic action-adventure is brought to the screen by Joe Roth, the billion-dollar blockbuster producer of Alice in Wonderland, and, in his feature-film debut, acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.


             Imagine this, shouting, shouting from Charlize, staring pensively from Kristen, lots of great CGI, then boring, boring dialogue. Then shouting, shouting, shouting, pensive, pensive, Chris Hemsworth swinging axe, great CGI, boring, boring, dialogue. Then shouting, shouting, pensive, pensive, swinging axe, great CGI, dwarves with boring dialogue. Then shouting, pensive, swinging, boring dialogue, dwarves, then end.  There, now you have the full story.  Watch at your own waste of money.  Our amusing take on how the movie came to be made Once Upon a Time in a Production Office

The King is Dead  ★ ★ ★

Cast: Dan Wyllie, Bojana Novakovic, Gary Waddell
Director: Rolf De Heer
Genre: Comedy/Drama
AUS release date: 12 July 2012
              Open inspection at the house-for-sale in the quiet, leafy neighbourhood...Max, science teacher, and
Therese, tax accountant, decide that here is the house for them.
               Unsuspecting, they buy and move in, finding a nice family on one side and, well, “interesting” on the other.  But interesting soon becomes loud, and loud soon becomes intolerable and when the intolerable becomes the violent, and the police are powerless to do anything, and the community lawyer suggests ear plugs, Max and Therese are forced to try and solve the problem of the neighbour from hell themselves...and end up with trouble on their hands.  But even that’s not the worst of it, because trouble from hell his friends...and even worse, enemies...

         What great fun is this film.  Great cast and so Australian.  I'm not sure if the ending is such a surprise but a solid Aussie film.  And haven't we all had one bad experience with neighbours. After this you will kiss yours.

Ice Age Continental Drift ★ ★ ★

Ice Age is back! Again, Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid.

In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

Features the returning voice talents of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Sean William Scott, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge and Josh Peck, alongside newcomers Jennifer Lopez and Nikki Minaj.


      This has never been a favourite franchise of mine or the kids.  Just don't find those mammoths so cute and cuddly. Although the acorn chasing rodent is very amusing and probably the highlight of every film. Give him his own franchise, why donchta.  My husband swears this is a very short film but the running times is 94 minutes.  I'm thankful it is not much longer as it is getting a little long in the tusk.  Little kids will like it.  My eleven and nine year olds are over it.

What have you seen this week, share  your thoughts with us?  Did you find our comments helpful?

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