Thursday September 03, 2008
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Hi there Movie Clubbers,

We're back with another fortnightly look at what's new at your local Network store. As usual, it's a big month so let's get started.

Hey girls, that Daniel Craig is a bit of all right isn't he? You've seen him sport a tuxedo as Bond, James Bond; but now he shows of more of his acting range in the World War II picture Defiance, in which he plays one of four Jewish brothers who help a group of refugees fight back against the invading Nazi forces in the Polish forests. Don't worry Bond fans, this is still full of action, albeit somewhat more realistic action than the Bond films deliver. What this does have in common with the Bond films is the supreme acting talent of one Mr. D. Craig.

Another actor with supreme talent, although Hollywood forgot about it for a decade or two is Mickey Rourke. Following star turns in Sin City and The Wrestler, he turns to a smaller-scale project in Killshot. Rourke plays a hitman who is out to get his revenge on the one witness who identified him - Diane Lane. This is a thrilling cat-and-mouse style action film that's filled to the brim with great actors (Rourke, Lane, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Intense with some great action scenes, this could be a future cult favourite.

And rounding off the fortnight is another movie with some great actors - Fireflies in the Garden. Check out this cast: Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Hayden Panettiere, Carrie-Anne Moss and Ioan Gruffudd. There's some talent there. The film is a sprawling and emotional family drama that travels back and forth across multiple points in time to track the family's demise. If you're a drama lover, you can't miss this one.

And that's just three of the many movies you'll find at your local Network store this fortnight. And if you've got a spare minute or two, go to www.networkvideo.com.au and fill out the customer survey. Not only will you get to answer some fun questions about your movie faves, but you could also win a great DVD pack! How good is that?

See you in-store.

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We once heard a quote that claimed one thing that unites all males is their unshakeable ability to watch anything related to World War II. If that's true, then boys, here's another film for you. John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) is a professor in 1930s Germany.
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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.
17 Again
17/09/09
Ever wish you could go back in time and live your life over again, maybe not make a couple of mistakes along the way? That's the idea in 17 Again, and this comedy shows us that maybe this wish isn't all it's cracked up to be. Mike O'Donnell (Matthew Perry) is in
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Lesbian Vampire Killers
17/09/09
How can you go past a movie with a title like Lesbian Vampire Killers? If there was an award for best movie title, this would surely in the running. But great title aside, is the film actually any good? Fletch (James Corden) and Jimmy (Mathew Horne) are two
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State Of Play
24/09/09
We love political thrillers, especially ones with a plot that will keep you guessing right up to the final credits. So, it's a pretty safe bet that we're going to enjoy State of Play. Set in Washington D.C., two seemingly unrelated deaths occur on subsequent days.
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Defiance (M)
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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.

The Combination (MA15+)
16/09/09


While present-day Australia is undeniably a multicultural society, there are still tensions between different cultural groups. The Combination takes an uncompromising look at how these tensions can boil over. Lebanese-Australian John (George Basha) has just been let out of jail, only to discover that his younger
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Coco Chanel (PG)
16/09/09


There are some names in the fashion world that have transcended their origins, and are known to all: Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Gianni Versace to name just three. But few of them carry the glamour and mystique of Coco Chanel. In this biopic, we see Chanel (Shirley MacLaine) in her later years, reflecting on the life
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Skins Season 3 (MA15+)
09/09/09


The hit British drama Skins returns to challenge and entertain with the verve, audacity and daring optimism of the best selling Series One and Two. Following the angst-ridden lives of its teenage characters, grappling with issues of race, religion, sexuality, drugs, and eating disorders, Skins' portrayal of these characters as poster children of the hedonistic lifestyle is unflinching in its candour.

Halo 3 ODST (M)
22/09/09


This expansion to the Halo universe sees you in the shoes of a rookie UNSC soldier, a long way from the skills of the well-known Master Chief. You don't have the armour, speed or reflexes that Master Chief possesses either, so ODST will prove to be a tougher campaign, making this a must play for any Halo veteran.



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