Thursday August 20, 2008
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Hi there Movie Clubbers,

Have we got a fortnight's worth of entertainment for you? Have we? Oh, we have! We're feeling fast, we're feeling furious - can you guess which movie is first across the finish line?

Yes, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker bloke up the screen once again in Fast & Furious, the fourth in the F&F series. So, we're guessing that you don't care about the undercover cop / revenge against a drug dealer story, and you only want to know one thing - are the car scenes up to scratch? In a word - yep. You've got Japanese techno-wizardry up against American muscle and the result is action, action, action baby! Put your brain into neutral, because your eyes are about to go into overdrive.

Speaking of blokes, there are few blokes bigger than Dwayne Johnson. Sure, he's moved on from his WWE days, but even in a kiddie flick like Race to Witch Mountain he shows that he could still rip your arms off if he wasn't such a nice guy. And he proves he's a nice guy by taxiing around a couple of alien kids who are out to save the world. This is a fun film that everyone in the family's going to enjoy.

A film that's for the adults is the very smart and very funny Bottle Shock, a tale about the rise of the California wine industry. Doesn't sound too funny to you? Well how about we point out that the California wine industry rose during the early '70s, and it was ran by a bunch of laid back hippies? Oh, and the guy who discovered them is an uptight Brit played by Alan Rickman - yeah, there's the comedy for you.

Hey, we're currently running the Network Video Consumer Survey. You get the chance to tell us your favourite fight scene, car chase, movie kiss and other important topics (plus some serious stuff too). To make it worth clicking a few buttons, you could win a DVD prize pack just for giving us your answers. Visit www.networkvideo.com.au today and fill it out - it's fun!

And we can't leave you without mentioning that the Cans4Films Festival is still running at your local participating Network store until the end of August. Come on in, give us a can of food, and you can get a free weekly rental. How good is that? Oh, and all the donated food will go straight to the Salvation Army. Go on, you can do it!

See you in-store.

Bottle Shock
OUT NOW
When you think of quality wines, you no doubt think of France, New Zealand and Australia as noted regions. But what about America? Sideways took us through a tour of California's Napa Valley; now Bottle Shock tells how the region came to prominence.
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I Hate Valentine's Day
OUT NOW
Surely you remember My Big Fat Greek Wedding? It made squillions of dollars around the world, and it was largely because of the chemistry between stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. Now they team up together again for another romantic comedy;
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Race to Witch Mountain
26/08/09
For a guy that used to be known for delivering The People's Elbow while wearing only a pair of undies, former pro-wrestler Dwayne Johnson has turned into quite the handy actor. His earlier foray into family pictures The Game Plan was pretty good, and thankfully
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Defiance
03/09/09
During World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of Eastern Poland/West Belarus and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The film tracks their struggle to evade invading German forces while still maintaining their mission to save Jewish lives.
Killshot
10/09/09
Carmen Colson and her husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an extortion scheme go wrong. They are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.
Fireflies in the Garden
10/09/09
A semi-autobiographical story centred on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.

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Fast & Furious (M)
26/08/09


One of our guilty pleasures is the Fast and the Furious series; we don't care about the sometimes-cheesy acting, we just want more car chases. The fourth in the series - Fast & Furious - doesn't disappoint at all. The murder of his girlfriend, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), brings Dom (Vin Diesel) back to L.A., where he's determined to find the person responsible. Click here for more.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (M)
02/09/09


The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. Bored and restless in his new home, Bruno, an innocent and naive eight-year-old, ignores his mother and sets off on an adventure in the woods. Soon he meets a young boy, and a surprising friendship develops. This remarkable and inspiring story about the power of the human spirit will capture your heart and engage your mind.

Guns (M)
02/09/09


Guns is a gritty and explosive mini-series that tells the story of four families caught up in illegal gun trafficking, and the ripple effect this has on their lives.

Entourage Season 5 (MA15+)
02/09/09


For Vince, Eric, Drama, and Turtle, life in Hollywood's fast lane can be an intoxicating ride. In Season Five, can the guys put the Medellin fiasco behind them and orchestrate a career comeback for Vince?

DiRT 2 (PG)
01/09/09


DiRT is back, and it's faster and dirtier than ever. Along with the late Colin McRae, you also have new rally legends like Ken Block and Travis Pastrana. This is the most accurate rally driving sim yet seen, and with a huge amount of cars and tracks, you'll be sliding round corners for hours to come.



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