This Week In Australian Cinemas (28 January, 2010)
It’s Thursday, which means a brand new batch of flicks are about to hit Australian screens and, as usual, you can’t for the life of you work out which one you want to see and why. Well, that’s not your job is it… it’s ours.
So to save you the hassle and pain of thinking, we have the WATCH OUT FOR | MOVIES – THIS WEEK IN AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS…. It’s a nify weekly round-up which gives you a quick, easy guide as to what to race out to see – and what to avoid like a Lindsay Lohan movie.
The big question is – what is good, what is crap, what will make you cry and what will (most importantly) allow you to get to second or (if you are lucky) third base with that guy or gal you’ve been crushing on all month long.
We know you don’t have time to trawl through the newspapers – so WATCH OUT FOR | MOVIES is happy to do all the leg work for you, giving you the Ins and Outs, the Hits and Misses of Movies hitting Australian screens for the week of January 28th 2010.
Law Abiding Citizen
Starring : Gerard Butler & Jamie Foxx. Director : F. Gary Gray
With his own family now in Shelton’s crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead…
The biggest problem here is Jamie Foxx. Here’s a guy that literally lucked his way onto the A-List courtesy of Ray, in a “Kanye West Sized Arrogance Works” era, and has since decided he deserves to be there – to be considered as one of the “great African American actors of his generation”. The sad fact is, he doesn’t deserve to be there.
As it stand, Law Abiding Citizen isn’t “So Bad It’s Good”… it’s just “So Bad”. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE ]
WATCH OUT FOR | HIT PICK
Starring : Viggo Mortensen & Charlize Theron. Director : John Hillcoat
The Road is based on the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men).
Despite the bleak setting, as a look at the bond between a father and son this turns out to be almost uplifting: maybe there’s hope for America yet. [ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]
The Wiggles Big Big Show
Starring : The Wiggles. Director: Anthony Field
Join the Wiggles on the big screen for the happiest show in town… The BIG, BIG Show! Everyone loves a circus, and this circus-inspired Wiggly show has acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, trapeze artists and a ringmaster!
It’s the latest in the long line of “Movie Concerts” which are currently flooding the market (there is even a Celine Dione one on it’s way!?!). That said, if you’ve got a kid, there is really no other place in the world you should be.