Thursday February 05, 2009
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Hi there Insiders!

We hope you're all keeping sun smart and staying in the shade while the nation's thermometers reach boiling point, and what better shade to stay in than the comfort of your own lounge room in front of a great movie?

And great movies are what we have for you this fortnight, starting with the latest from the always intriguing Coen Brothers: Burn After Reading. Starring George "Drool" Clooney, Brad "Double Drool" Pitt and Frances "I'm Mrs. Joel Coen actually" McDormand, this doesn't lack either star power or acting chops. And you'll be riveted as everyone and their dog tries to get hold of some very interesting documents. And to sweeten the deal, if you hurry you might get a free sample of the new scent from Diesel: Fuel for Life Unlimited.

Also popping up on our shelves over the next couple of weeks are My Best Friend's Girl, which has rom-com queen Kate Hudson in a very different kind of rom-com; The Duchess, starring our favourite thing from England since the sport of soccer: Keira Knightley; and Babylon A.D., which sees Vin Diesel do what he does best - look like a badass. Oh, and if the recent inauguration of President Obama has you craving a political flick, put the very funny Swing Vote in your ballot box.

So beat the heat the best way we know how, with a good night's entertainment. We won't even mind if you turn up to your local Network store in just your swimming togs.

We'll see you in-store.

The Duchess
Based on the remarkable, true story of the beautiful, powerful and notoriously scandalous Duchess of Devonshire. The Duchess unfolds the tale of a woman who became one of the world's first celebrities, who was adored by all the people of England, save one: her husband, the Duke. Once she marries him, she will attain the very heights of society. Whatever she wears will become the fashion of the day. Whatever party she throws will be the place of the moment. And whoever desires political office will seek her out for her influential endorsement. Yet, for all her power and notoriety, for all the affection she receives from the masses, she will have to break all of society's rules, and sacrifice everything, to set her own passionate heart free.
My Best Friend's Girl
A master at seducing -- and offending -- women, Tank (Dane Cook) is a professional My Best Friend's Girl. When guys get dumped, they hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives -- an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus. So when Tank's best friend, Dustin (Jason Biggs), is dumped by his new girlfriend, Tank naturally offers to help out... and ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis (Kate Hudson) is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and his love for his best friend's girl.
Babylon A.D.
In the darkly futuristic world of Babylon A.D., the rules are simple: kill or be killed. Hard hottind action superstar Vin Diessel stars as Toorop, a ruthless mercenary hired to smuggle a mysterious young woman from the post-apocalyptic confines of Eastren Europe to the glittering megalopolis of New York City. Hunted at every turn, Toorop spirits his charge accross the nightmarish wasteland only to uncover a shocking secret that will bring the entire world to it's knees. Eye-popping action and mind-blowing special effects clash head-on in this hard-edged film, where the only rule is survival.
Body of Lies
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a covert CIA operative working in Jordan searching for terrorists who have been bombing civilian targets. Ferris uncovers information on the Islamist mastermind Al-Saleem (Alon Aboutboul). He devises a plan to infiltrate Al-Saleem's terrorist network with the help of his boss back in Langley, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe). Ferris enlists the help of the Chief of Jordanian Intelligence, Hani Salaam (Mark Strong) on this operation, but he doesn't know how far he can trust him without putting his life in danger.The uneasy alliance leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
Max Payne
Based on the legendary, hard-hitting interactive video game, MAX PAYNE tells the story of a maverick cop determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murder of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max (Mark Wahlberg) is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
"I own this town." But owning is getting expensive for old-school London gangster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson). A wealthier foreign mob is moving in with a riverfront property swindle. A small-timer (Gerard Butler) and his crew think they can play both sides and become big time. Now add a hard-as-ice accountant (Thandie Newton), a rocker playing dead to boost sales, wannabe music moguls (Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges), a missing painting and a mad mosh of money and muscle, and you've got a real RocknRolla. From Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) comes a fierce and funny caper, a smash-mouth cinematic smackdown of sex thugs & rock n roll.

Also Showing

Swing Vote
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The Women
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Rest Stop 2
Girl's Best Friend

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Burn After Reading (MA15+)

Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen deliver their most commerically entertaining film yet. This cool dark spy comedy stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt and tells the story of how Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) is a veteran CIA operative who gets fired because he's an alcoholic. Out of revenge, he writes some probing memoirs.
Caramel (M)

Six women in Beirut seek love, marriage, and companionship and find duty, friendship, and possibility. Four work at a salon: Nisrine, engaged to Bassam, with a secret she shares with her co-workers; Jamale, a divorced mother of teens, a part-time model, fearing the encroachment of time; Rima, always in pants, attracted to Siham, a client who smiles back; Layale, in love with a married man, willing to drop everything at a honk of his horn. There's also Rose, a middle-aged seamstress, who cares for Lili, old and facing dementia. Rose has a suitor; Layale has an admirer on the police force. Is delight a possibility? Is caramel a sweet or an instrument of pain?
War, Inc. (MA15+)

A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President (Aykroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hitman (Cusack), to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah (Duff), an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter (Tomei) in check.
How I Met Your Mother: Season 3 (M)

The search for a soul mate has never been so hilariously inappropriate! Thirty-year-old Ted is still looking for Miss Right, but his road to domestic bliss is improbably paved with punk rock girls, tattoos, adult video expos and an epic St. Patrick's Day bender. Meanwhile, as Marshall and Lily adjust to the quirks of married life, the outrageously incorrigible Barney commits a major violation of "The Bro Code." Adding to the mayhem are guests Britney Spears as a vindictive receptionist, and Enrique Iglesias as Robin's latest boy toy!
Skate 2 (M)

It's been five long years since your mysterious disappearance from the skate scene and much has changed. Your mission is to rebuild your career. To help you get the job done, you'll have double the tricks and the new to get off your board to move stuff and create the sickest lines. Skate 2 -it's time to take back the city ... one spot at a time.

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