DVD Review: Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

Out now on DVD from Shock Entertainment under their Hollywood Gold Series, is Fun with Dick and Jane, a comedy from versatile director Ted Kotcheff (Wake in Fright), starring George Segal and Jane Fonda as our titular couple. Dick Harper is a successful aerospace engineer but when he is suddenly…

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Review: Kin (2018)

From brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker comes their big screen debut feature, Kin, a Stranger Things-esque action/sci-fi currently on a limited run in cinemas through Studio Canal. Based on the Baker’s 2014 short film Bag Man, our story follows wayward ex-con Jimmy and his adoptive brother Eli, who are on…

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Review: The Predator (2018)

Much like The Meg which surfaced in cinemas last month, The Predator crash lands following an equally fun advertising campaign, creating nostalgia among fans via a string of savagely retro-style posters, echoing the franchise’s 80s roots. Directed and co-written by Shane Black, this third official sequel follows the familiar premise…

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DVD Review: LBJ (2016)

Since its premier at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival, Rob Reiner’s independent biography drama LBJ has floated around select cinemas across the globe, with a brief run in Australia from late March to early April 2018. Now available on DVD through distributor Umbrella Entertainment, this presidential feature focuses on…

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Review: The Merger (2018)

Despite exploring a different subject matter, actor and comedian Damian Callinan could easily be Australia’s answer to Chazz Palminteri, who similarly brought his successful and critically acclaimed one-man show, A Bronx Tale, to the big screen. With director Mark Grentell (Backyard Ashes) at the helm, The Merger, based on Callinan’s…

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Blu-ray Review: Tender Mercies (1983)

Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s most accomplished filmmakers, one who has been celebrated several times by distributor Umbrella Entertainment via quality releases of his early works on home media. Earlier this month, Beresford’s American debut feature Tender Mercies arrived on Blu-ray, a sombre tale of a middle-aged country singer…

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