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Jul 21, 20 Babyteeth


When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with small-time drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.


Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia



This Australian film is funny, quirky, heart-warming, and heart-breaking –  the on screen chemistry and electricity between the young lovers is so remarkable and unlike any love story ever put to film. The actors were phenomenal and absorbing and played their parts perfectly well. I was laughing one scene and crying the next.

So ‘Babyteeth’ is primarily a love story on one hand and a tragic family drama on the other with a bunch of comic circumstances and scenarios thrown in and juxtaposed with the love, loss, addiction, disfunction, and dieing portrayed in the film. Please don’t think it’s dark comedy or similar. This is a serious film first. Direction, casting, acting, everything was perfect and spot on.

This film will elicit a lot of emotions….happy at times , sad others, and then flat out sadness sorrow and crying at the end. The plot/theme is nothing new but the way the director Shannon Murphy kept each scene simple – focusing on keeping the dialog minimal and the chemistry and character development and interaction maximised, it certainly breathed new life and not cliché.

Take the time to see this picture….it won’t disappoint. The subject matter may be bleak,but you have never seen it like this and as tearful as it may be, it’s so worth watching and experiencing the emotions for yourself

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Mar 17, 20 Onward


Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers (voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The film also features the voices of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe and Ali Wong. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.”


Thanks to Disney Australia & New Zealand



Back in the 90s, I absolutely loved the Toy Story films and I’ve been able to see almost every Pixar film in cinemas since then. Even sitting through cash grabs like Cars 2, I knew there would always be originality from them on the horizon. From Monsters Inc. to Coco, this is a company that knows how to tug at your heartstrings in all the right ways, working nearly every time in my opinion. Onward in their latest theatrical release and I believe they’ve done it again. Although I wouldn’t put it in the conversation of being one of their top five movies, that’s also a very difficult list to crack, so I’ll just have to settle with calling this one great instead of amazing. Oh, what a pain.

This is a story that has been done many times in different ways, so you may find the ending slightly predictable, but how they showcase the climactic events actually surprised and impressed me. Nothing really went exactly how I thought it would, but it was all very effective, fun, and incredibly emotional. If for nothing else, I praise this film for winning me over on multiple occasions. I found myself latching onto these two brothers and I was in tears by the final act. As I said, Pixar knows how to tug at your heartstrings, but it is usually always earned, and Onward is no exception.

Director and co-writer Dan Scanlon is really the reason this film exists in the first place. His actual father in real life passed away when he was very young and he has no memory of him. This fact actually made me like the film even more, because it really did feel like it was coming from a real place. The way this film wraps up, even with the mythological aspects at play, felt very real and was shown as if what they were doing was actually possible. I found how everything played out to be incredibly moving.

Overall, Onward may not be one of Pixar’s very best movies, but it’s still a great, moving film that I will probably recommend as one of the better movies of 2020 later in the year. Chris Pratt and Tom Holland are very enjoyable as the voice leads and the animation is stellar as always. It almost seems pointless to talk about how great the visuals are in these movies when reviewing it because you just know Disney won’t release anything that isn’t top-notch in terms of animation. Onward is a film that is aimed at a younger audience, but it really is an adult story through and through. I might not be able to call it amazing or refer to it as a masterpiece, but I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t say that I absolutely loved watching it. This one gets a big recommendation from me.  

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Military Wives

Feb 17, 20 Military Wives

I have 10 double passes to the preview screening of MILITARY WIVES, Wednesday 4 March, 6:30pm at Event Cinemas, Indooroopilly.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the statement below:

“What song do you think brings people together?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #MilitaryWives, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas MARCH 12
But see it first at the preview screening


The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo recruits A-listers Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan to lead this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them.

The life of a military wife can be thankless. Separated from loved ones, their suffering and sacrifice go unnoticed while they live with the dread of a fateful knock on the door. But Kate (Scott Thomas), finds freedom in song and persuades a ragtag group of women on the base to form the Military Wives Choir. Finding their voice together, the misfit choir put two fingers up to stuffy military tradition, anti-war protestors and their own personal differences. As friendships flourish, even the sceptical rebel and rocker Lisa (Horgan), is transformed by the choir’s friendship, humour and courage.

Inspired by a true-life global phenomenon, Military Wives portrays ordinary women in unbelievably testing circumstances, who find courage in the cathartic power of singing together. The luminous cast belts out pop hits and rock anthems, empowering everyone to overcome their fears together.

Thanks to Transmission Films

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The Wishmas Tree

Feb 14, 20 The Wishmas Tree

I have 5 double in-season passes to THE WISHMAS TREE!

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What would you wish for if you had a Wishmas Tree?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #thewishmastree, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas FEBRUARY 27


Boasting a wonderful cast, including award-winning Australian actress Miranda Tapsell (Top End Wedding, Sapphires, Love Child), international comedian Ross Noble (Freewheeling, MindBlender) and Brisbane’s Kate Murphy (Space Chickens in Space, Shopkins Wild), The Wishmas Tree follows a young possum (Tapsell) whose misguided wish for a white Wishmas not only freezes her entire hometown of Sanctuary City, but also threatens the lives of all who live there. Before the magical Wishmas Tree dies, she must undertake a perilous journey into The Wild; battling self-doubt, ghostly predators and ultimately, Extinction itself, to reverse the damage she has caused and save her city!

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The Call Of The Wild

Feb 13, 20 The Call Of The Wild

I have 5 Family Passes (admit 4) to the preview screening of THE CALL OF THE WILD, Sunday 16 February at 9:30am at Event Cinemas, Garden City

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the statement below:

“What calls you into the wild?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #CallOfTheWild, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas FEBRUARY 20
But see it first at the preview screening


Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox

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Fantasy Island

Feb 05, 20 Fantasy Island

I have 10 double in-season passes to FANTASY ISLAND!

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What would you wish for on your fantasy island?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #FantasyIslandMovie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas FEBRUARY 13


In Blumhouse’s new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia

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