Giveaway: The Gambler

Giveaway: The Gambler

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see Mark Wahlberg in the new film THE GAMBLER, only at the movies February 5. Film Synopsis: Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his […]

Film Review: Wild (2014)

Film Review: Wild (2014)

Back in 1995, long before FitBits existed, Cheryl Strayed hiked 1770 kilometres along the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) in a journey of self-discovery and redemption. Following the death of her mother a few years earlier, she had plummeted into a downward spiral of adultery and drug addiction, with no visible way out. By chance she learnt of the PCT and decided […]

Top 10 of 2014

Top 10 of 2014

Film Blerg is very pleased to announce the Top 10 Films released in Australia in 2014, as voted by Film Blerg contributors: 1. Boyhood (Sept 4) 2. Her (Jan 16) 3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (April 10) 4. Whiplash (Oct 23) 5. Only Lovers Left Alive (April 17) 6. Interstellar (Nov 6) 7. Inside Llewyn Davis (Jan 16) 8. The Past […]

CLOSED: Still Alice

CLOSED: Still Alice

Courtesy of Icon Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double prize packs, including a double pass, to see the new holiday hit film STILL ALICE, hitting screens from Jan 29. Film Synopsis: Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) learns that she is suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She struggles to manage her life while dealing with […]

Film Review: The Salvation (2014)

Film Review: The Salvation (2014)

A Danish western is something you don’t see everyday, and this is perhaps the only unique aspect of The Salvation, directed by Kristian Levring. The Salvation belongs to the revenge movie genre, most recently used in Django Unchained and True Grit. It’s a tried and tested formula where the bad guys are irredeemably evil and the good guys reluctantly justified […]

Film Review: Unbroken (2014)

Film Review: Unbroken (2014)

A-list movie star, mother of six, humanitarian, director. Is there anything Angelina Jolie can’t do? In her first English-language feature film, she proves yet again that she’s more than just those lips and that leg. She is a force to be reckoned with! And it’s no surprise that she’s gone with a story that showcases the fighting human spirit. Unbroken […]

Film Review: Birdman (2015)

Film Review: Birdman (2015)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a visceral, voracious film. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who wrote the screenplay along with Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, has crafted a film is engaging on all levels, one that can barely restrain its own potent swirling jumble of ideas, emotions and tones. Set in the hectic Broadway theatre […]

Film Review: Taken 3 (2015)

Film Review: Taken 3 (2015)

Thankfully, this time no one gets abducted, apparently due to Liam Neeson’s request that the film go in a different direction. This being the only slight diversion from the previous two films, with much of Taken 3 consisting of familiar or predictable villains, an unemotional family subplot and action sequences made harder to follow due to poor camera work. Aspects […]