Thursday October 15, 2009
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Hi there Insiders,

Have you been lost, wondering what's out at your local Network store? Don't worry, we're here to give you a road map to all the latest and best, so you'll be lost no more. Or maybe you won't, as Land of the Lost hits our shelves this fortnight. Based on the '60s TV show and starring the always funny Will Ferrell, this has a compelling blend of adventure, action and comedy to make it a perfect movie for any family occasion. Plus, it has dinosaurs, and we can't think of a film that wouldn't be better with dinosaurs (go on, you think of one). This might not tax the brain cells too much, but you'll be having too much fun to care.

Speaking of fun things that won't tax the brain cells, how about that Hannah Montana? She's become the biggest thing on the Disney Channel, and now she gets a feature length movie of her very own. Starring the surprisingly talented Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie sees our favourite pop star give up the trappings of fame to go back to her former life in rural Montana, but can she really stay away from the spotlight? If you loved the TV show, you're gonna love this too.

So, we've talked about Montana; let's go over to another US state for our next film. The King of California stars Michael Douglas (cast against type) as Charlie, a father just released from a mental institution who seeks to reconnect with Miranda, his estranged daughter (played by Evan Rachel Wood, who also played an estranged daughter in The Wrestler). Once they reunite, Charlie reveals to Miranda that he's actually searching for hidden Spanish gold, which he believes is buried under a Costco. Yes, things get a little weird as they try to break into a department store, but it's great fun because of it.

While Michael Douglas goes breaking into a Costco, in The Escapist Brian Cox tries to break out of prison. He plays Frank Perry, a life-long criminal who has settled into the routine of prison life, and has resigned himself to seeing out his days behind bars. But that resolve is shaken when he learns that his daughter has fallen gravely ill, and he makes plans to break out of prison to see her. But getting out of prison is a lot harder than getting in, especially when your best days are behind you. This drama/thriller is a showcase for Cox's considerable talents, and any movie fan will dig this.

And if that's not enough for you, there's a lot more on the shelves at your local Network store right now.

We'll see you in-store.

Hannah Montana: The Movie
Tweenage superstar Miley Cyrus has become big business in the past few years, and it's all thanks to her role as Hannah Montana on the hit Disney series.
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The Escapist
Like most people, we've got a list of our favourite actors (regular readers will already know some of them). One inclusion on our list is Scotsman Brian Cox, who brings something special to every role he plays.
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King of California
An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.
Star Trek
While there are millions of Star Trek fans out there, the Star Trek franchise has largely been ignored in the last few years; so it’d take a bold step to restore Trek to its former glory. Director J.J. Abrams is known for his many bold steps, and in this case, results are stunning.
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Continuing the story of the battle between two robot clans, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will find Sam Witwicky and Mikaela Banes under attack by the Decepticons because of the secrets Sam has learned about the origins of the Transformers and their ancient history on Earth.
Gay fashionista Brüno (Sacha Baron Cohen) is the host of the top-rated late night fashion show in any German-speaking country... apart from Germany. Brüno's mission? To become the biggest Austrian celebrity since Hitler. His strategy? To crisscross the globe in the hopes of finding fame and love.

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Land of the Lost (M)

Who remembers the old '60s TV show Land of the Lost? No, not many of you? Well don't worry, you don't need to have watched it to understand and enjoy this big screen remake. Following a notorious TV appearance, disgraced palaeontologist Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) has been reduced to working as a children's tour guide.Click here for more.
Mary and Max (PG)

Back in 2003 Melbourne animator Adam Elliot made the Academy Award and AFI Award winning Harvie Krumpet. It's been a few years, but he's back with his first feature length animated movie Mary and Max, and it's just as amazing as Harvie Krumpet was. Click here for more.
Disgrace (M)

It'd take people far more informed than us to delve into the divisive world of South African politics and how it's affected the national culture, so we'll let a movie like Disgrace do the talking for us.
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How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 (M)

How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted's best friend Marshall dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his long time girlfriend Lily. At that moment Ted realised that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, and sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 (PG)

The beefy brawlers from the WWE return for this year's Raw vs Smackdown, and like the previous years edition, it features a massive roster of wrestlers (including John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista, The Undertaker, CM Punk, Edge and Jeff Hardy) and all the match types you expect from the WWE (including Hell in the Cell and Tables, Ladders & Chairs).

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