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TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S1E05 0
by / on May 12, 2014 at 9:39 am / in TV

TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S1E05

The second last episode of this great new Aussie drama leaves us in a state of curiosity, as Jamie, the mother who is so often spoken of in harsh words, gets ready to come back to Casino and face the music. Does she want Odin (Kelton Pell) back? Now that he is finally with Libby (Lisa Flanagan) can Jamie ruin […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E04 0
by / on May 12, 2014 at 12:01 am / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E04

This excellent episode of Fargo makes the first explicit reference to the original Coen Brothers‘ film of the same name. In the opening scene, set in the same year as the movie (1987) a man and wife are driving through the snows of Minnesota when their car runs out of petrol. They are fighting, and broke, though towing all their […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E02 2
by / on May 2, 2014 at 8:01 am / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E02

In episode one of Fargo we met similar stand-in characters for ones from the film Fargo is based on, including Lester Nygard (William H. Macy stand-in) and Molly the policewoman (Frances McDormand stand-in). In the opening of episode two we meet two men from the town of Fargo, including a deaf man who communicates with his partner using sign language. […]

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CLOSED: Pompeii Giveaway 1
by / on March 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm / in Giveaways

CLOSED: Pompeii Giveaway

Courtesy of Icon Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes see Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington in the new film POMPEII, in cinemas from March 20.   Film Synopsis: POMPEII is set in the days leading up to the famous eruption of Mt Vesuvius, which destroyed the ancient city of that name. Kit Harington (TV’s Jon Snow) stars as Milo, an enslaved gladiator, […]

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CLOSED: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Giveaway 1
by / on March 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm / in Giveaways

CLOSED: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Giveaway

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes and posters to see G.I. JOE RETALIATION (3D) starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson, out in cinemas from Thursday 28 March.   Film Synopsis: In G.I. JOE: RETALIATION 3D, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government […]

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TV Recap: The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Episode 3 0
by / on February 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm / in TV

TV Recap: The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Episode 3

Hurrah! The Power of Craig (TPOC) has finally come to pass! Last night’s episode titled ‘Death of a travelling salesman’ had all the action one could ask for.

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CLOSED: Les Miserables Giveaway 1
by / on December 17, 2012 at 12:10 am / in Giveaways

CLOSED: Les Miserables Giveaway

Courtesy of Universal Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see the musical epic LES MISERABLES, out in cinemas from Wed 26 December.    Film Synopsis: Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. […]

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Film Review: Dead Europe (2012) 0
by / on November 13, 2012 at 8:58 am / in Australian Cinema, Film

Film Review: Dead Europe (2012)

Hot on the heels of the successful miniseries adaptation of the very popular 2008 Christos Tsiolkas novel The Slap, Dead Europe is Tony Krawitz‘s feature film debut, and a stirring adaptation of one of Tsiolkas’ most divisive literary efforts. The attraction of The Slap will be sure to get some fans through cinema doors, though I’m not altogether sure they’ll be pleased with what they […]

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Film Review: Killing Them Softly (2012) 0
by / on October 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm / in Film

Film Review: Killing Them Softly (2012)

Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is the go to man when you need things sorted out. He is called upon when an illegal mob poker game is robbed by two amateurs (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn), pissing a lot of people off. In print the plot certainly doesn’t do the film itself justice.

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TV Recap: The Newsroom, S1E8 0
by / on October 9, 2012 at 8:57 am / in TV

TV Recap: The Newsroom, S1E8

It is fairly stock standard for long monologues to be chewed up by the actors on The Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin (who consistently credits himself as the writer, with a small team of staff writers) has some thoughts about the state of the modern world, and it is through his characters that we glean a sense of these thoughts.

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