Reviewed: Yellowbeard (1983)

2 of the 3 Pythons that appear in this film said it was the worst script that they had ever read. The other one wrote it, starred in it, and then died. That Python is the late great Graham Chapman. Yellowbeard is another mediocre film with an outstanding cast. The casting call includes half of […]

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Reviewed: Mental (2012)

What fresh hell is this movie? An Aussie suburbs flick by the guy who did Muriels’ Wedding, that’s what. It’s a movie about the little guys, the battler’s, the everyday Joe’s and the psychologically affected. Rebecca Gibney plays Shirley Moochmore, an essentially single mum with a herd of daughters that all claim to be “mental” in some way. […]

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Reviewed: Free Birds (2013)

Free Birds is an oddball film in more ways than one. Yes, it’s about time travelling turkeys on a mission to save turkey-kind from Thanksgiving. Yes, it pairs Owen Wilson with Woody Harrelson and yes, the screenplay was co-written by the guy responsible for helping Kevin Smith forge a career with a string of Indie […]

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Reviewed: This Is 40 (2012)

I’m getting old. Not 40 old, but old enough to see a movie called This Is 40 and think; “that sounds like it would be quite interesting”. Actually, that’s not true. I mean, I am getting old but I didn’t think that at all. I heard the title, read what it was about and thought “bleurgh, that […]

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Reviewed: Sleepwalk With Me (2012)

Here’s a modest little (and slightly autobiographical) film about one man’s journey to overcome the obstacles in his life. To be honest, Matt (Mike Birbiglia) hasn’t got many. With a supportive girlfriend and a job at the bar of his local comedy club, Matt’s life is pretty good. Sure, he wants to take his comedy […]

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Reviewed: Mood Indigo (2013)

Michel Gondry is a name you might not know but probably should. The man is a French director that created a niche for himself in the late 90’s with unique music clips for the likes of Bjork, The White Stripes and others. His first Hollywood film Human Nature wasn’t overly brilliant but it did pair […]

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