Gnomeo & Juliet

Directed by Kelly Asbury Starring James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Maggie Smith Rated G Score 6/6 The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. Yes, this is an animated movie and most animated movies are for kids, but Mum and Dad do not despair…

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Blue Crush 2

Directed by Mike Elliott Staring Sharni Vinson, Elizabeth Mathis, Sasha Jackson & Gideon Emery Rated PG Score 3/6 Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother’s dream of surfing Jeffery’s Bay. Blue Crush 2 can be described as a non-sequel sequel, which…

How do you Know

Staring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson & Paul Rudd Directed by James L. Brooks Rated M score 2/6 After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her…

Lemonade Mouth

Starring Bridgit Mendler & Adam Hicks Directed by Patricia Riggen Rated G Score 3/6 Five disparate high school students – Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite There…

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

Directed by Michael Bay Staring Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Rated M Score 5/6 When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone…

Red Hill

Staring Steve Bisley, Ryan Kwanten & Tom E. Lewis Directed By Patrick Hughes Rated R Score 6/6 Shane Cooper a young police officer, relocates to the small town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife to start a family. On his first day on the job, Jimmy Conway, a convicted murderer escapes from prison and…

Alpha & Omega

Staring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover & Christina Ricci Directed by Anthony Bell & Ben Gluck Rated PG Score 3/6 Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack’s social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything. Alpha and Omega…

The Ghost Writer

Directed by Roman Polanski Staring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams Rated MA Score 6 A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister and uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. Fans of a tense and well crafted, thriller; especially fans of Alfred Hitchcock movies are…

The Town

Directed by Ben Affleck Staring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, John Hamm and Jeremy Renner Rated MA Score 6 As he plans his next job, a long-time thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his…

True Grit

Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Staring Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Domhnall Gleeson & Hailee Steinfeld Rated M Score 6/6 A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer. While leaving the cinema after watching True Grit I overheard a Gentleman remark that John Wayne…

Despicable Me

Staring Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Jason Segel Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher Directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud Rated PG Score 4/6 Hidden deep beneath a suburban home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, Gru is planning the biggest heist in the history of the…

Cats & Dogs : The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Directed by Brad Peyton Staring Bette Midler, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris Rated G 4 with a bonus 1 point for Midler’s performance The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to obstruct a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.…

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…

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…