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Opening: Wall-E, Step Brothers

Opening: Wall-E, Step Brothers

Sep 17, 2008

Welcome to the first instalment of Cut, Print, PREVIEWED!

The article where, every Wednesday, I’ll provide a summary of the films being released in Australian cinemas over the following week. Expect bias, ignorance and a lot of speculation!

For a list of all releases this week, see our upcoming movies section!

So let’s get into it shall we?

Films opening September 18th:


wide release

wall e3001 Opening: Wall E, Step Brothers

He’s been working on that tan for 700 years

Oh how I hate it when Australian’s are forced to wait for movies like Pixar’s latest animated feature WALL-E. Whilst we’ve been twiddling our thumbs, the rest of the world have been raving on and on about this film for months as it was released internationally back in June/July.  Well the wait is over folks, and if you’ve read my review, you’d know what all the fuss is about! Pixar have outdone themselves, easily making their best animated feature film thus far. Given their track record, that’s no mean feat.

My thoughts: See.This. Film.

Step Brothers

wide release

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The only reason why i want to see this film is to work
out what the hell this picture is about…

Will Ferrell seems to have stopped appearing in ever second comedy to hit the cinema as Step Brothers is only his second film of the year. Unfortunately, starring in less films is not a sign Ferrell is devoting extra care to his projects; as Semi-pro wasn’t even close to being semi-good. In his latest effort, Ferrell stars alongside John C. Reilly as two spoilt stepbrothers (didn’t see that one coming) who are forced to move out and face the real world after their parents’ divorce. The film reunites Ferrell with director Adam McKay (Talladega Nights, Anchorman),which is a fair indication that you can safely leave your intelligence at the ticket counter. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind giving my brain cells a nap for the sake of a cheap laugh…I actually enjoyed Blades of Glory and Talladegea Nights. However, I’m not so hopeful that Step Brothers will have enough wit to place it a step above the rest. But you never know…

My thoughts: If you’re a Will Ferrell fan, it’s a no-brainer. For everyone else, it’s, err, probably a no-brainer…

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

wide release

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What ever happened to playing with Barbie dolls?

With a title like that, you don’t need me to tell you that you’re in for one of those teen dramas about the awkwardness of growing up. Maybe it’s because I’ve got a Y chromosome, but these films never provide me with that “feel good” experience they aim for. But if you’re a teenage girl, I’m sure you’ll find something to like in what has been labeled “a Bridget Jones’s Diary for teenagers”. Actually, that’s a bit of a worrying statement when you think about it.

My thoughts: You’re either going to see it because you know you’ll enjoy it, or you’re just not going to see it.

Quick Thoughts

A quick preview of other films being released this week.

Space Chimps: They must have been bannanas to release this the same week as Wall-E. It can’t possibly be as good.

Wild Child: Another tween comedy in the vein of 2004′s Mean Girls. Critical consensus thus far say’s its probably one to miss, even if you do enjoy dressing a chihuahua in a tutu.


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Category: Opening films
Date Published: September 17th, 2008
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