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George Lucas: A Life - Review

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The mastermind behind the three films which made up your childhood - as well as the three films which quickly destroyed it - is an enigmatic figure in public and the press, reserved and sometimes taciturn when it comes to letting some of the personal out in the PR. Although the behind-the-scenes nightmares which unspooled from the production of the original Star Wars trilogy are themselves firmly embedded in fan consciousnesses through a host of anecdotes and making-of books, comparatively little has been firmly put together regarding the man at the center of them all.

In many ways, George Lucas: A Life is therefore a somewhat overdue examination of the man's life and times, as well as a closer look at how he fits within the enormous pop culture mechanisms of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Though the book doesn't contain any one-on-ones with Lucas himself, and is instead comprised of snippets from interviews and previously-documented interactions, this is very much a solid, fasti…

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE TWENTY EIGHT - ROGUE ONE

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Episode 28! Stu and Billy travel to a galaxy far far away this week as they watch Rogue One!
Rogue One is the first anthology film in the Star Wars universe set before Episode IV A New Hope, and tells the story of how the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans.

The film is directed by Gareth Edward (Godzilla (2014), Monsters) with a screenplay by Tony Gilroy (Jason Bourne Series), and Chris Weitz (Cinderella (2015), The Golden Compass).


The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alantudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
This week discussion of the film is spoiler heavy so be warned. 

As well as the film, Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this week, and look over the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.
Enjoy!




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Final Fantasy XV (PS4) Review

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THE SHORT VERSION

First things first - yes, it's a lot better than Final Fantasy XIII (and this isn't the only time I'll say that, too).

Second things second - no, they are not a boy band.

STORY
Part of the reason this review is going out a fortnight after release date, in addition to Final Fantasy XV's sheer length, is because I've had to mull my thoughts over quite a bit more than I normally would for any game, let alone a Final Fantasy entry. A big chunk of that has a lot to do with the story.

Noctis Lucis Caelum is many things. He's the Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, betrothed to the Oracle Lunafreya, a skilled combatant and, most notably, an adolescent man with an irritating temperament to match. So what do you do when you're all of those first things on top of being a burgeoning adult? You go on a road trip with your three best friends - including a peppy young gunslinger, a boisterous, shirtless man with python-thick arms, and a slightly nebbish mentor w…

MOONLIGHT TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELT AT DENDY CINEMAS NEWTOWN

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The universally-acclaimed awards season frontrunner will have its NSW premiere at Dendy on January 8th 2017
Dendy Cinemas is hosting the exclusive premiere screening of Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, on January 8th 2017.
One of the most hyped films of the upcoming awards season, Moonlight tells the story of Chiron, a young man battling a dysfunctional home life as he comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era.
Starring Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali, Moonlight has been unanimously lauded by critics and swept the recent Critics Choice Awards nominations.
This exclusive premiere screening will be held at Dendy Newtown at 6.30pm on January 8th 2017. The special event will include a red carpet and a glass of sparkling on arrival.
Prices are just $15 for Dendy Club members, and $20 for non-club members.
Book your tickets here now – these are sure to sell out fast! And you’ll be seeing it weeks before it hits cinemas – Moonlight opens at al…

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE TWENTY SEVEN - OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Episode 27! Stu and Billy are getting into the festive season at the flicks this week and watched Office Christmas Party!
Office Christmas Party is an American Christmas Comedy directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck (Blades of Glory, The Switch), and is written by Justin Malen & Laura Solon.


When Zenotek CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close the branch of her hard-partying brother Clay (T. J. Miller), he and his Chief Technical Officer, Josh Parker (Jason Bateman), must rally their co-workers and host an epic Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client to close a sale that will save their jobs.

The film also stars Kate Mckinnon, Olivia Munn, Courtney B. Vance, Karen Soni, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Sam Richardson, and many many others.

As well as the film, Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this week, and look over the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes…

SUICIDE SQUAD BLU-RAY GIVEAWAY

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The latest film in the DC Extended Universe is available on DVD and Blu-ray from December 7th!

It feels good to be bad. Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.

U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.




However, once they realise they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?



To win a copy of Suicide Squad on Blu-Ray simply Like, Share or Comment on our Facebook post to win

The series stars: Viola Davis, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, and Jared Leto

Release date – DVD &am…

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE TWENTY SIX - THE FOUNDER

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Episode 26! Stu and Billy are back at the flicks this week to watch The Founder!
The Founder is a biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock (The Rookie, The Blind Side, and Saving Mr. Branks), and is written by Robert D. Siegel (The Onion Movie and The Wrestler).

The film stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, and tells the story of how he acquired the McDonald's fast food chain from the McDonald brothers, Maurice "Mac" & Richard "Dick" McDonald, portrayed by John Carroll Lynch & Nick Offerman.

The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray's wife Ethel, as well as starring Patrick Wilson, Linda Cardellini, Ric Reitz, Wilbur Fitzgerald, and B. J. Novak.

As well as the film, Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this week, and look over the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.
Enjoy!




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