Sunday, January 11, 2015

FILM REVIEWS: JANUARY 11TH, 2015

Paper Planes just blew me away at the recent preview. It has sneak peaks this week and is out this Thursday. You must see it. The rest of the film releases are not so good, so you have no excuse not to see this little Aussie charmer.

If you would like a break from movies, why not grab an e-copy of BACK AGAIN my time travel novel. It’s been making some best of lists recently, so I know you would enjoy. Click here to check it out.

THIS WEEK'S FILMS

(The Best of the Bunch)
Paper Planes  ✪✪✪✪✪
Opens in Australia:               15th January 2015
Other Countries:                   Release Information

I loved this film, as did everyone who was in the preview. For my full review, click here. All you need to know is that you will laugh, cry, and feel uplifted when you leave the cinema, and that is worth the price of a ticket. This is great entertainment, and it’s an Australian film. We should be proud of our talented countrymen and women. Go see it, and take the kids and the grandparents, too
STUDIO BLURB
An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Taken 3  ✪✪
Opens in Australia:               8th January 2015
Other Countries:                   Release Information

Now let me ask you a question? Did you really enjoy the first two Takens? Really? The first one was okay, maybe worthy of a DVD watch. The second had most of the preview audience laughing at its ludicrous plot, and now we have #3, whose tag line is “It ends here.”  All I can say, after watching this dull, clich├ęd, woefully poorly-edited, supposed thriller is that I hope they stay true to that tag line, and there won’t be a #4. Take these films away and file them under bad.
STUDIO BLURB
Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Into The Woods  ✪✪✪
Opens in Australia:               8th January 2014
Other Countries:                   Release Information

It’s not a film for the young ones. This is an adaptation of a Sondheim Broadway musical. Yes, it has some well-known actors in it, and it looks like a lot of fun. However, it’s all singing, and that is fine, but if you weren’t expecting it, then you might be disappointed. I found it about twenty minutes too long, and I think I would love the musical, but I just didn’t love this movie. Emily Blunt is gorgeous, though.
STUDIO BLURB
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Dumb & Dumber To
Opens in Australia:               8th January 2014
Other Countries:                   Release Information

We all loved the first Dumb & Dumber, but I think we’ve grown up from then. If you are a fan of the Farrelly Brothers, then you might find this passable. I kept looking at my husband, who was giggling and laughing, while I was barely amused maybe twice in the whole film. All I can say is if you want to see a really dumb movie, then this is it. However, if you want to keep the memory of Carrey and Daniels as talented comedians, in one of your favourite films alive, then hire the first Dumb & Dumber and watch that instead.
 STUDIO BLURB

20 years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.


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