FILMINK August 2012 Volume 9.10 The Bourne Legacy. Jeremy Renner, Dark BloodSee original listing
25 Aug, 2012 01:46:52 AEST
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Movies & TV
The young Australian actress tells all about getting started, the craft of acting, and jumping from the Aussie horror flick, The Loved Ones, right into the big budget Hollywood extravaganza, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
THE BOURNE LEGACY
In this reboot of the game-changing espionage franchise, Oscar nominee, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers) stars as Aaron Cross, another – even more lethal – agent ensnared in the same government programme as Matt Damon’s original super-spy, Jason Bourne. Adding a little feminine mystique, meanwhile, is Oscar winner, Rachel Weisz.
Starring Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman, this feel-good adaptation of the hit stage musical tells the story of The McRae Sisters, an all-girl singing group whose rise to fame in the late sixties carries them from a remote Aboriginal mission to Vietnam during the war, against a backdrop of massive cultural change.
RESURRECTING RIVER: THE STORY OF DARK BLOOD
When young actor, River Phoenix, died in 1993, he left hearts broken, promises unfulfilled, and a small but extraordinary body of work. He also left Dutch director, George Sluizer, with an unfinished film. But against great personal and professional odds, the once-abandoned Dark Blood is about to finally see the light of day.
Whether it’s refusing to shave a caveman-style beard; having actors and directors sacked at will; banning crew members from calling them by name; requiring the delivery of fresh berries after every scene; screaming at a cinematographer; or demanding ridiculously enormous changes at the last minute, some of Hollywood’s biggest performers really know how to act up.
The Russian sci-fi cinematic one-man cottage industry (Night Watch, Day Watch, Wanted) takes his bravura brand of filmmaking to the very heart of seemingly not-so-sacred Americana with the in-your-face historical horror of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
In a surprising career move, nouveau movie idol, Robert Pattinson, stars in master director, David Cronenberg’s (Eastern Promises, A History Of Violence) adaptation of Don De Lillo’s cult novel as a millionaire businessman traversing a fractious modern metropolis in the safe cocoon of his fully tricked-out limousine.
First look, sneak peek stories on Tim Burton’s twisted animated fantasy, Frankenweenie; the Aussie horror flick, Bait 3-D; and the hotly anticipated literary adaptation, On The Road.
In this raunchy comedy drama from Oscar winner, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s 11), Channing Tatum plays the eponymous stripper, a seasoned performer who teaches a young buck (Alex Pettyfer) the often lurid tricks of the trade, all under the watchful eye of their troupe’s leader, Dallas (Matthew McConaughey).
Film Fest Frenzy
This month, FilmInk keeps its film festival coverage at a premium, running the rule over Aussie icon, Tropfest’s increasing incursion into the world market, and taking a further look at what’s on offer at The Melbourne International Film Festival.
In the compelling and unusual drama, Beauty, director, Oliver Hermanus, charts the changes that an orderly, buttoned down man experiences when a chance encounter puts his entire existence in a spin.
One of the world’s most recognisable superstars cuts loose on nudity, personal grooming, and her latest movie, the comedy-drama, Wanderlust, in which she stars opposite Paul Rudd.
Bernie, Cosmopolis, Beauty, In Darkness, The Sapphires, Step Up 4, Vulgaria, The Curse Of The Gothic Symphony, The Door, Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot, And If We All Lived Together
21 Jump Street
Mismatched buddy cops, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, go back to high school to bust a drug ring in this raucous revamp of the eighties TV series that made Johnny Depp a superstar.
Terence Davies/The Deep Blue Sea
After a rich career filled with semi-autobiographical dramas, revered Brit, Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes, Distant Voices, Still Lives), turns to playwright, Terence Rattigan, for inspiration for his adaptation of the romantic drama, The Deep Blue Sea.
Robert B. Weide/Woody Allen: A Documentary
The filmmaker and comedic expert pulls back the curtain on one of the greatest writer/directors of all time with Woody Allen: A Documentary.
New releases, classics, TV, and Blu-rays.