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On the Rocks Review

Laura (Rashida Jones) and husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) live in New York where they’re raising two young daughters. Life is good. Dean’s advertising business is expanding rapidly and Laura is a writer contracted to complete a book. Then, one or two small things happen, and Laura thinks she detects signs that Dean might be having an affair with a co-worker. She confides her fears in her father Felix...

Hearts and Bones Review

Dan (Hugo Weaving) is a veteran war photographer who is back in Australia after a tough assignment. He wants to continue with his life as always and he is in Sydney winding down before going back in the field, however his life at home is far from settled. His relationship with his partner Josie (Hayley McElhinney) is going through difficulties, his mental health is a challenge and he has pressure ...

Long Shot Review

It’s 2019 and US President Chambers (Bob Odenkirk) is a lazy politician and former television star who thinks that with his current level of popularity, it is a good idea to make his run for movie stardom rather than his second-term as president. He informs the Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) and endorses her as a future presidential candidate. At a charity event one night, C...

Instant Family Review

Married couple, Pete and Ellie Wagner (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne), are doing well, making money renovating and “flipping” houses. One day, they begin to wonder if something is missing in their life, because unlike their respective siblings, they don’t have children. Natural child-birth is problematical for the Wagners, so they look into adoption. They meet Karen (Octavia Spencer) and Sharon (Ti...

1% Review

Knuck (Matt Nable) is the president of an outlaw motorcycle gang called the Copperheads. While he has been in prison, Paddo (Ryan Corr), the vice-president, has been running things in preparation for Knuck’s return.  What Paddo has also been doing is modernising the Copperheads’ activities and alliances in order to turn the gang into a legitimate business. He is supported by his girlfriend K...

War Horse Review

Young Albert Narracott enlists to serve as a soldier in The Great War (World War 1) after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s journey takes him across the devastation of war-ravaged Europe in search of the horse. WAR HORSE is the second Steven Spielberg directed picture premiering in Australia on Boxing Day (December 26th to those of you not of the British Empire). Both...

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Review

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and scienc...