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February 2008

American Gangster: 3 Disc Deluxe Edition

Real life is not always compatible with ‘reel’ life. What this means is, not every true story can turn into a true work of cinematic


Nightmare Detective: Unrated

It’s been nearly two decades since Japanese maverick Shinya Tsukamoto set international tongues wagging with his amazing cyberpunk splatterfest Tetsuo: The Iron Man. A


Friday Film Focus - 15 February 2008

For the weekend beginning 14 February, here are the films in focus: Jumper [rating: 4] Jumper is junk, a halfway decent premise destroyed by some of the


‘Persepolis’ Provides a Magical Perspective

They say the best way to know any culture is through its art. It’s also possible to gain a similar perspective via its artists.


‘Jumper’ is Jive

Casting is crucial to the success of a film. Just ask anyone who suffered through 2006’s god-awful (no pun intended) remake of The Omen. While


It’s VILE-entine’s Day

Don’t you just hate the false sentiment, the “love them or else” aura that surrounds this so called holiday of love. Ever since marketers


Just Say No - Hayden Christensen as an Action Hero

You want proof that there’s no God. Want incontrovertible evidence that 99.9% of Hollywood executives have their heads so far up their rectums that they


Strike Out

If we are to believe the whispered scuttlebutt (since confirmed by major media outlets), the four month old strike by the Writers Guild of America


Deep Roy: Roy Scheider: 1932 - 2008

Now, over three decades and a billion jaded movie experiences later, it’s hard to explain the impact Jaws had on those who first experienced


The Royal Tramp Collection

Stephen Chow is the Daffy Duck of Hong Kong marital arts superstars. Far more subversive than Jackie Chan ever was, and endearingly idiosyncratic compared to


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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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