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The LEGO Batman Movie Review

The LEGO Batman Movie Review

The grand imagination of Will Ferrell and his son was brought to life in 2014’s much loved The Lego Movie. What could easily have been a feature length advertisement for little plastic blocks instead turned into being a great, enjoyable fable about the power of imagination. Instantly reigniting the minds of those who grew up with Lego, The Lego Movie had people pushing to find out if their p...[Read More]

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

We’re back with a bunch of reviews covering Jeff Nichols great film, Loving. Andrew saw the animated Lego Batman film creatively titled, The LEGO Batman Movie. We discuss fake news and the holocaust in Denial. Bernadette took a hit for the team and watched Kate Plays Christine, while Andrew took one for the team and watched some film called ‘Logan‘. Finally, Macon Blair’s S...[Read More]

Sausage Party Review

Sausage Party Review

Picture this: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg sit around a house, smoking weed. They have some food, at which point, Rogen pipes up – heh heh, imagine if this sausage was like Woody in Toy Story and was really alive.

66 – Train to Busan, Sully, One More Time With Feeling, Secret Life of Pets, The Shallows, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

66 – Train to Busan, Sully, One More Time With Feeling, Secret Life of Pets, The Shallows, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Back so soon? No way! Well… since the year is ramping up to finish good and proper, our film viewing has suddenly increased and we’re cramming in those films that may make the illustrious end of year list. So, we caught a few films which make that list. Namely, the South Korean zombie-flick Train to Busan (go see this film!), Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic Sully. Andrew caught th...[Read More]

65 – Downriver, Ben-Hur, Sausage Party, Nerve, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Invitation

65 – Downriver, Ben-Hur, Sausage Party, Nerve, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Invitation

We’re back with another packed episode covering a bunch of very different films. On this one we’ve got the AACTA Awards hopeful Downriver. Andrew caught the remake of Ben-Hur – and the inevitable question of whether remakes should occur is raised. The R-rated animated scatalogical film, Sausage Party is discussed with full spoilers. Bernadette caught Nerve with all its Franco-fil...[Read More]

AACTA Award Nominees – Documentary Feature, Short Animation, Short Film

AACTA Award Nominees – Documentary Feature, Short Animation, Short Film

The countdown to this year’s top Australian screen awards has officially commenced, with the first nominees for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto announced today. Nominees were announced in three categories – Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film. Nominees for Australia’s finest film and television productions of the past year will be announced la...[Read More]

54 – Sherpa, Zootopia, Grandma, Bone Tomahawk, The Mermaid, Lady in the Van

54 – Sherpa, Zootopia, Grandma, Bone Tomahawk, The Mermaid, Lady in the Van

Explicit Content Another episode that begins with another rambling story. This time, we regale with a story about how we were almost broken into. We then launch into a lengthy discussion on the essential documentary, Sherpa. We then move into discussing all things Shakira with the Disney animated film Zootopia. This brings about the beginning of a heated discussion, naturally. We then move into di...[Read More]

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur is like the many paintings that you can buy on ‘canvas’ at Ikea. The reprint of a reprint of a reprint has worn away any sign of originality and vibrance that the original work may have had. At times, they look really quite nice and impressive, but they’re essentially flat and lifeless. The bland core is surrounded by fake beauty. After a brief introduction to a world where dinos...[Read More]

Song of the Sea Review

Song of the Sea Review

There is a quiet beauty that permeates through every frame of Song of the Sea. Rising from the painterly animation that seems to have dropped away from animated films in recent years, through to the smooth easy listening rolling of the Irish accent of the cast that voice the characters, Song of the Sea is nothing but beautiful. It’s beautiful in its ability to tell a tale that is timeless, b...[Read More]

31 – Inside Out, Strangerland, Entourage, Saving Private Ryan

31 – Inside Out, Strangerland, Entourage, Saving Private Ryan

Things get heated this week as Andrew and Bernadette discuss the emotional Pixar film Inside Out, the dudebro maestro’s that make up Entourage, Nicole Kidman’s latest success (or abomination) Strangerland. Finally we have a classic this week with Saving Private Ryan. For some reason, Gomez plays at the end of this episode. Because? Follow us on twitter at ABFilmReview, Facebook at ABFi...[Read More]