Marmaduke

Staring Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Stacy Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiefer Sutherland Directed by Tom Dey Rated PG Score 3/6 Marmaduke is a giant Great Dane who is always causing a ruckus. The family pet of the Winslows, Marmaduke has outgrown his cute puppy stage and become an accident-prone gentle giant. When the Winslows…

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Faster

Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thorton & Maggie Grace Score 5/6 Rating MA An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother’s death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he’s tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man. I was really surprised…

Bonded by Blood

Directed by Sacha Bennett Staring Tammer Hassan, Vincent Regan, Terry Stone, Adam Deacon & Neil Maskell Rated R Score 5 In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their…

The King’s Speech

Directed by Tom Hooper Staring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Rush Rated M Score 6 Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit…

Gulliver’s Travels

Starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel & Amanda Peet Directed by Rob Letterman Rated PG Score 2 Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he tower over its tiny citizens. Though Gulliver’s Travels is a classic piece of English literature written by Jonathan…

Gaming Advisory Board Purposed

Deputy leader of the Canberra Liberal party and Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing, Brendan Smyth put forward a proposal to the legislative assembly of the Australian Capital Territory for the establishment of a Gaming Advisory Board. Mr. Smyth commented that the primary purpose of the Gaming Advisory Board will be to provide advice to…

Sex and the City 2

Staring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon Directed By Michael Patrick King Rated MA Score 1 While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha’s ex is filming a new movie. Ladies…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Directed by David Yates Staring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Bonnie Wright, Timothy Spall, Brendan Gleeson Rated M Score 2 Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without…

Tekken

Staring Jon Foo, Luke Goss, Kelly Overton, Ian Anthony Dale Directed by Dwight H. Little Score 3 ½ Rated MA A young man driven by revenge for the murder must enter a martial arts tournament and defeat the world’s most elite fighters. It would seem that one of the most risky things that can be…

Two questions

Two questions I have to ask of those who have the time to reply: 1) Do you choose to sit in the front, middle or the back of the cinema? 2) What is your favorite snack while your at the movies?

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson Staring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, Wentworth Miller Rated MA Score 3.5 While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only…

Two questions

Two questions I have to ask of those who have the time to reply: 1) Do you choose to sit in the front, middle or the back of the cinema? 2) What is your favorite snack while your at the movies?

The King of Fighters

Directed by Gordan Chan Staring Maggie Q, Sean Faris, Will Yun Lee & Ray Park Rated M Score -1 Live-action feature based on the video game “King of Fighters”. Sometimes you have to question the logic of using video games as the source material for movies. King of Fighters should not have, been transformed into…

I Love You Too

Directed by Diana Reid Staring Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage, Yvonne Strahovski, Petter Helliar & Megan Gale Rated M Score 6/6 A commitment-phobe and a New Ager buddy-up to win over the women of their respective dreams. It is generally considered a universal truth that when it comes to relationships with women men are stupid. I…

See This Movie

Staring Seth Meyers, John Cho, Jessic Pare & Jim Piddock Directed by David M. Rosenthal Rated MA Score 5 1/2 Two bumbling but determined three-day film school graduates enter the Montreal World Film Festival with a feature film that does not exist. This is a movie that, I found by accident and I am glad…

Ads

A small matter of housekeeping I have noticed that some of the previous comments to this blog have been ads. If you want your ads to be featured on this blog, post them here. Be sure to keep any “unsolicited ads” to under 75 words or less or they will have no chance at being…

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Directed by Tad Stones Staring Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker & Gilbert Gotfried Rated G Score 4 1/2 At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried…

New Mobile Phone Laws in Canberra

ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope recently announced that laws regarding the use of mobile phones while driving have been tightened. Under the new laws it is illegal for a driver from holding a mobile phone, cradling a phone on their shoulder or resting it on their lap while driving. “Research shows that drivers are four…