# 392 – Romper Stomper

romper stomper

Excuse my ignorance, but at first glance, I thought that handsome lad on the cover picture was James McAvoy – so once again I was not ready for what came next; raw Aussie violence. Do you hate those movies that just dragggg on forever and let loose the action right at the very end? Romper Stomper is not one of those. It set the scene within the first minute.

That handsome lad I mentioned is our Russell Crowe – Hando – he loves partying, fighting and Hitler. He and his fellow neo-nazi skinheads decide to take matters into their own hands when their neighbourhood starts becoming… less white. His acting is convincing and quite remarkable. As far as I can tell, this movie formed the basis of his future career.

As for the movie itself – highly controversial. As far as I can tell, there are people who say it is inaccurate, and others who say it is accurate. The main issue, however, is simply the fact that it’s brutally violent and racist, yet the tone is – sympathetic? None the less, I felt it was honest, confronting and super entertaining. I was really captivated by the story and enjoyed the romance and comedy that came along with it. I did cringe and feel my stomach turn at the appropriate points, don’t get me wrong – it was cruel! But these are the things a movie SHOULD bring out in a person.

Cheers to directors who enjoy getting people out of their comfort zones. Enjoy!

P.S – probably not one for the kids…

E x



# 405 – The Incredibles


Disney and Pixar join to make another top notch animation! Reading up on the making of The Incredibles – code name Tights – its obvious how much effort they put into making it as realistic as possible. They even had a professional come in and talk about the complex nature of textiles so they could make the clothing look real and natural. Also, the voice of Mrs. Incredible used real military jargon when flying the plane and she was apparently expected to learn the terms as well.

As with all Disney movies there are connections and references everywhere! I couldn’t possibly mention them all now, but surely you picked up the enormous similarities to Fantastic 4…. It’s a good laugh with tongue-in-cheek jokes and it almost takes the piss of other superhero movies, but all in good fun. To top it all off it sends a positive and heart-warming message, which is what its all about folks!

Thanks for reading 🙂

E x

# 409 – Dirty Dancing


Everyone knows not to put Baby in the corner

Such a gorgeous movie! I love Dirty Dancing, typical chick-flick, but hey… nothing wrong with that.

It’s got the best soundtrack, you’ll find yourself singing along; and it’s got one of those ‘stick it to the man’ themes that just makes you heaps excited at the end when they finally do.

Did it make anyone else want to become a dancer? Don’t lie. It totally did.

I enjoyed a lovely evening watching this with my mummy, it had been a long time since either of us had seen it and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I suggest you do the same!


E x

# 434 – The Cat Concerto

The Cat Concerto (13)

Yes, there is a 7 minute Tom and Jerry short on the top 500 movie list. So very strange. Apparently there are two others to come…

I’m not gonna lie, watching Tom and Jerry is a great time. I had a few giggles. There’s nothing like watching a grumpy old cat trying to stop a mischievous mouse.

That’s entertainment!

You can watch it (in three parts??) on youtube if you’re interested.


# 464 – Juno


Juno is great. An indie movie that became a huge hit!
I’ve seen this one before, after I watched ‘Whip It’ I had to see more of Ellen Page. Its about a teenage girl who falls pregnant and decides to put the baby up for adoption. It’s just something a little different, which is nice. You don’t have your usual 25 year olds playing high school kids, it’s not ‘fake’ and it has some great characters.

I love the dialogue, it’s so funny. It’s similar to other movies Michael Cera is in; witty and a little weird. It has a great soundtrack to!

FYI – Apparently, Green Day named their song ‘East Jesus Nowhere’ from a line in this movie.

If you haven’t seen it, you must do so now! And if you’ve got teenage kids, make them watch it 😉

# 491 – Amores Perros




Didn’t mind this one actually. It’s one of those movies that tells the stories from each characters point of view, I love how all of their lives cross paths at some point.
It did have subtitles and it went for about 2 1/2 hours which was a bit too long. I didn’t go too much on the ending but apart from that I enjoyed it.

It was actually quite interesting. And to put your mind at ease… none of the dogs were harmed making this movie! All the scenes where they are fighting was actually them just playing.
‘Amores Perros’ roughly translated means ‘Love’s a Bitch’, which also ties in to the relevance of the dogs.
It is the first movie in a ‘loose trilogy’ (I’m not 100% on what that actually means…) the second one is ’21 grams’ and the third ‘Babel’.