Your Guide to Boxing Day 2015 at the Movies


Once Christmas is over for another year, it’s time to relax – and what better way to kick back than to head to the movies on Boxing Day?

Summer’s biggest blockbusters are released on this day year after year, so it may be hard to decide what to pick. Never fear – your 2015 Boxing Day guide is here!

Check out what’s on offer this year:

The Good Dinosaur

What?

A Disney Pixar animation that delves into the epic world of dinosaurs, where one friendly dino makes an unlikely human friend.

Who?

Features the voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand and Anna Paquin

For?

The kids will love this one, obviously – though the whole family can enjoy the work of Pixar.

Joy

What?

The story of Joy Mangano, a woman who rises to become a famous inventor and the founder of a successful company.

Who?

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro

For?

Take your mum to see this so she can put her feet up after a long Christmas Day.

Suffragette

What?

A biographical drama about some of the world’s earliest feminists, who were sadly forced underground.

Who?

Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff and Helena Bonham Carter

For?

Anybody interested in history and the origins of the feminist movement.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

What?

Alvin and the Chipmunks are back for another animated adventure – this time, leading them on the road trip of a lifetime.

Who?

Featuring the voices of Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate

For?

If your kids aren’t really into dinosaurs, this is the perfect family flick for them.

Daddy’s Home

What?

A mild-mannered stepfather has his life shaken up when his step-children’s bad-boy father shows up for an extended visit.

Who?

Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini

For?

Pretty much the whole family will get a laugh out of this one – maybe leave the little tots at home though.

What will you be seeing this Boxing Day?


The 12 DVDs of Christmas


On the twelve days of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A stack of awesome DVDs!

Well, at least they should have! Count down the twelve days of Christmas with these great flicks that will keep you from boredom these holidays.

12 Angry Men

A jury of twelve men must unanimously decide the fate of an accused killer. The only problem is the one juror who objects to the decision of the others.

Oceans’ Eleven

Danny Ocean (George Clooney) gets together a crew of eleven men in order to simultaneously rob three Las Vegas casinos.

10 Things I Hate About You

A new kid in school must find someone to date the older sister of his crush, whom isn’t allowed to date until her sister does.

Nine

A self-absorbed movie director struggles to find a script for his latest film, resorting to searching for inspiration from his wife, his mistress and his mother.

8 Mile

A young, white factory worker from the wrong side of the tracks struggles with every aspect of his life, while trying to make it in the world of rap.

The Magnificent Seven

An oppressed Mexican peasant village recruits seven gunfighters to help defend their homes from an army of bandits.

Sixteen Candles

A young girl’s sweet sixteenth birthday is ruined when her family forgets about it altogether, and embarrassment ensues.

(500) Days of Summer

A quirky, will-they, wont-they comedy about a young man’s romantic obsession with a girl who will never feel the same way about him.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

A young bachelor comes to terms with the fact that he may have fallen in love over the course of five social occasions.

Three Kings

Four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait after the Persian Gulf War, but along the way discover people who need their help.

2 Fast 2 Furious

Two childhood friends are reunited by the FBI in order to bring down a Miami drug exporter, in exchange for clean records.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a criminal rallies his fellow patients to rebel against the oppressive head nurse.

Merry Christmas, with love from DDC!

Originally published December, 2014.


3 Creepy Christmas Horrors


Want to shake it up this Christmas?

Family films are great for this time of the year, but it’s pretty easy to quickly get your fill of sing-a-longs and wholesome morals.

There’s no reason Halloween should be the only time we enjoy a good horror flick – bring the scares to Christmas with these three scary screen adventures!

Silent Night

As a small, Midwestern town prepares for their annual Chrismas Eve parade, police must search for and subdue a maniacal killer who is murdering citizens one by one – all while dressed in a Santa suit.

Krampus: The Christmas Devil

A local police officer who was kidnapped as a child has been searching his whole life for the person guilty. As more children go missing, he begins to piece together the truth about a creature of ancient lore…

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

On Christmas Eve, an archaeological dig unearths the real Santa Claus, and in the process sets off a chain of events that will reveal the dark truth about the beloved icon. Christmas will never be the same again!

Which creepy Christmas flick will you be watching?


The Best of Margot Robbie


It’s been a while since we’ve seen an Australian actress have her star rise so fast and shine so bright – yet here Margot Robbie is!

In just a short time, Margot has gone from appearing on Aussie TV screens to some of the biggest Hollywood flicks of the year. Not bad for the Queenslander!

Check out the best of what she’s done so far below!

Neighbours

Before the was rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, Margot played the humble Donna on Australia’s longest-running soap opera, Neighbours, for three years.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Margot’s big break really came when she was cast as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street. Not only did she get to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, but she got to play his wife! That’s a role we wouldn’t turn down.

Focus

Earlier this year, Margot popped up in the con-man thriller, Focus, co-starring with Will Smith. This helped to cement her as a serious contender for lead roles based on her talent, not just her good looks.

Suite Française

This French-titled film really proved how versatile Margot is, placing her back in the time of World War II. While her character, Celine, was not the main focus of the flick, she really made the role shine.

Z for Zachariah

Coming out in January is this sci-fi themed love triangle drama. Also featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine, Margot sure is quickly racking up some talented and handsome co-stars. Yes, we’re jealous.

That isn’t all – keep an eye out for these flicks, hitting cinema screens soon:

The Legend of Tarzan

Taking on the role of Jane, this live-action film based on the classic tale sees Margot paired with Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan is called back to his former home in the jungle. Interesting stuff!

Suicide Squad

The movie all comic book fans have been waiting for is nearly here, with Margot already being commended for her role as the psychotic Harley Quinn in the footage we’ve seen so far. This could really be a career-changer!

Which of Margot’s films is your favourite?


The Best Visual Effects of 2015


What a huge year for movies it’s been – especially for movies with incredible visual effects!

As you, an avid movie-goer (we’re sure) are aware, constant advances in technology means that movies are looking more realistic than ever, pulling off amazing special effects that we could have only dreamed about years ago.

According to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, here are just some of the best movies from 2015 that featured some seriously cool visuals!

Ant-Man

There were no effects too small or too big for this flick!

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Well, they did break an entire city away from the ground.

Chappie

Robots have never looked so realistic!

Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander looked perfect as a robot with life-like human features.

Fast & Furious 7

With more car tricks than ever before, this is a no-brainer!

Jupiter Ascending

This intergalactic adventure sure did show us the pretty side of the universe.

Jurassic World

We can’t really compare to real dinosaurs, but we’re sure they hit the nail on the head.

Mad Max: Fury Road

With explosions galore and little CGI used, there’s no doubt this flick belongs on the list.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Want to see Tom Cruise hanging from an aeroplane? You bet this film has got it.

Terminator: Genisys

Young Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s all we need to say.

Tomorrowland

If that’s what the future looks like, we can’t wait.

Plus – check out their picks that are hitting shelves in 2016…

Everest

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

The Martian

The Revenant

Spectre

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Walk

Which of the above movies from 2015 do you think had the best visual effects?


The 10 Biggest Stars of 2015


IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) has spoken, selecting the 10 biggest stars of the year based on STARmeter ranks.

So, who made the list? Read on to find out!

  1. Lily James

Hit of the year: Disney’s live-action Cinderella.

  1. Rosamund Pike

Hit of the year: Return to Sender, for some serious scares.

  1. Bryce Dallas Howard

Hit of the year: Jurassic World, one of the year’s biggest blockbusters.

  1. Rebecca Ferguson

Hit of the year: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

  1. Shailene Woodley

Hit of the year: the second chapter of the Divergent series, Insurgent.

  1. Dakota Johnson

Hit of the year: Female favourite, Fifty Shades of Grey.

  1. Alexandra Daddario

Hit of the year: Epic disaster flick, San Andreas.

  1. Margot Robbie

Hit of the year: Con-man thriller, Focus.

  1. Emilia Clarke

Hit of the year: The massive Terminator reboot, Terminator: Genisys.

  1. Tom Hardy

Hit of the year: A little Aussie flick called Mad Max: Fury Road.

Who do you think deserved to take out the title of 2015’s biggest star?


10 Actors Who Have Already Auditioned to Play Han Solo


The search is on to find a young version of the iconic Star Wars character, Han Solo (originally played by Harrison Ford), for the upcoming new anthology film!

Check out which 10 actors have already auditioned for the role, and let us know who you have in mind for the part!

Dave Franco

Aaron Taylor Johnson

Miles Teller

Nick Robinson

Chandler Riggs

Rami Malek

Tom Felton

Logan Lerman

Ansel Elgort

Colton Haynes

Who on this list is the best choice? Alternately, who would be the worst?


8 Amazing Documentaries from 2015


2015 is nearly over, and we’ve seen some truly incredible films released in that time. Who could forget the stunning visuals of Mad Max: Fury Road, the suspense of Jurassic World or the laughs we got out of Minions?

It’s time to look back at the year we’ve had when dealing with non-fiction. That’s right; it’s documentary time! If you think docos are boring, you may want to think again.

Here are 8 amazing documentaries we were treated to in 2015. Aside from pure enjoyment, you’ll also learn something new!

Amy

Discover all you needed to know about troubled singer, Amy Winehouse, and her rise to fame with her renowned album, Back to Black.

Banksy Does New York

Street artists Banksy is at it again, this time taking his fantastic (yet sadly illegal) creations to the Big Apple for Americans to enjoy.

Hitting the Apex

Brad Pitt narrates this story about six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen, in the peaks of their dangerous careers.

Dior and I

Take a look inside the prestigious Christian Dior fashion house – one of the largest and most famous fashion labels in the world.

Cobain: Montage of Heck

Follow the life and times of late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, in this authorised biography which chronicles his triumphs and his fateful end.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

The Church of Scientology is put under the microscope in this in-depth expose about the inner workings of the organisation.

Listen to Me Marlon

Using hundreds of hours of audio he recorded throughout his acting career, learn the full story of the legendary Marlon Brando.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

Follow six individuals as they attempt to walk the Camino de Santiago – an ancient pilgrimage path that leads to a spiritual cathedral in Spain.

There are plenty more fantastic documentaries on our website – click here to browse our current selection, and keep an eye out for new releases coming in 2016!


Our 5 Favourite Guy Ritchie Flicks


Guy Ritchie – what a guy indeed!

This director is a master of the filmmaking craft, with the ability to be sleek, gritty, funny and intense – sometimes all at once!

Check out five of our favourite Guy Ritchie-directed films below…

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

After a dodgy card game, four friends find themselves owing a huge debt to a gangster which takes them on a wild ride of unexpected events.

Snatch.

A bunch of gangsters and criminals all compete with each other to track down a priceless, stolen diamond.

RocknRolla

A real estate scam attracts some of London’s most seasoned criminals, including one man the rest thought to be dead.

Sherlock Holmes

The renowned detective returns to the big screen in adventure involving murder, deceit and potentially deadly black magic.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Two spies from rival countries find themselves working together to stop a mysterious organisation from annihilating the world.

Which Guy Ritchie film is your favourite?


Take a first look at Captain America: Civil War!


If you’ve been staying on top of all things Marvel (or all things movies, really) you would have seen that the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War dropped this week – our first look at Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) throwing down on the big screen!

If you’re yet to see it, check it out below!

Plus, there’s more! Marvel have unveiled three epic posters for the flick!

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Excitement doesn’t begin to cover it!

Whose side will you be on?