Author: Jessica Martin

In this week’s edition of ‘Friday Night Movies’, we explore the intriguing and fast-paced world of ‘Limitless’, a 2011 science-fiction thriller directed by Neil Burger. This film, based on the novel “The Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn, stars Bradley Cooper and takes us on a cerebral journey that challenges the limits of human potential, making it an unmissable experience in our series. ‘Limitless’ stands out for its unique concept that taps into a universal fantasy: what if you could unlock the full potential of your brain? The film combines this thought-provoking premise with a fast-paced narrative, stunning visuals, and of…

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As we cruise into another weekend, it’s time for our Friday Night Movies recommendation, and this week’s spotlight is shining on a true gem of the sci-fi genre, ‘The Fifth Element’. This 1997 cult classic is a must-watch for its audacious futuristic visual style and with prime Bruce Willis leading the cast. Director Luc Besson crafts a future both outlandishly alien and yet oddly familiar, delivering thrills and laughs in this distant future. Plot ‘The Fifth Element’ unfolds in a visually spectacular 23rd-century setting with the story centered on Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), a down-on-his-luck cab driver and former special…

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This week, our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series presents a story that is so unbelievably crazy, that you won’t believe it’s true. The 2023 biographical thriller, ‘Tetris’, directed by Jon S. Baird and penned by Noah Pink, portrays the riveting and true tale of the race to license and patent the legendary video game Tetris from Russia during the twilight of the Cold War. Why would you want to watch a movie based on a video game you might be thinking? ‘Tetris’ isn’t merely a tale about a game; it’s a compelling story interwoven with political intrigue, business rivalries, and the…

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As the weekend approaches, the Friday Night Movies series is here to ensure your night in is far from mundane. This week, it’s 1998 as we delve into the fast-paced, supernatural realm of ‘Blade’, a film that effortlessly carves its spot in our lineup. A high-octane thrill ride that is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film’s unique take on vampire lore, makes it a perfect fit for our series and one to enjoy as part of your Halloween-themed binges. It’s a tale of vengeance that promises to add a dose of adrenaline to your…

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In a notable shift, Netflix has decided to remove its basic ad-free plan for Australian subscribers. This move, leaves Australian streamers with the Standard and Premium plans as the available ad-free subscriptions, altering the entry point for new Netflix Australia users. The original basic plan, priced at AUD $10.99 and ad-free, has been the go-to option for those seeking budget-friendly access to Netflix’s extensive content library. With its phase-out, the Standard plan, priced at AUD $15.99, now becomes the least expensive ticket to the Netflix realm, offering HD streaming on two screens simultaneously and of course ad-free for new users.…

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For this week’s instalment of our “Friday Night Movies” series, we are taking you back to 1990 with a classic directed by the eccentric and brilliant Tim Burton — Edward Scissorhands. Plot The film tells the extraordinary tale of Edward, an artificial man with scissors for hands, created by an unconventional inventor (played by Vincent Price in one of his final roles). After the death of his creator, Edward lives a solitary life in a creepy, dilapidated mansion, devoid of any human contact. The catalyst for the story however is when an Avon saleswoman, Peg Boggs, stumbles upon Edward’s mansion.…

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In celebration of Halloween month, we thought why not throw caution to the wind for our Friday Night Movies series? “Scream” is the brainchild of the legendary Wes Craven, released in late 1996 when the horror genre was quite stagnant, “Scream” wasn’t your typical slasher film; it’s a genre-bending game-changer that breathed new life into horror to became an instant success. The ghostface mask, the one-liners “What’s your favourite scary movie?” and “Do you like scary movies?”. Teenagers the world over were scared to answer their landline phones (remember those) at night. So if you’re in the mood for a…

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It’s Friday, and you know what that means — it’s time to dim the lights, grab your favourite snacks, and get ready for the next pick in our ‘Friday Night Movies Series’. This week we are taking you back to 1997 with the action-packed Con Air starring Nicolas Cage — who was a box office machine in the 90s and could do no wrong. Plot Now, let’s dive into the heart of the chaos that is “Con Air.” The story centres around Cameron Poe, played by the one and only Nicolas Cage. Poe is an honourable Army Ranger who, after…

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As the weekend beckons, there’s that familiar itch for the perfect Friday night movie — one that wraps you in a cosy embrace. Enter “Sleepless In Seattle,” a quintessential romantic classic from 1993 that’s not just a movie but a warm, heartfelt experience. Plot “Sleepless in Seattle” shares the story of Sam Baldwin (played by the incomparable Tom Hanks), a recently widowed architect who finds himself adrift in grief. His young son, Jonah (played by the Ross Malinger), believes that his dad needs a new wife and takes matters into his own hands. On Christmas Eve, Jonah pours his heart…

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Welcome to another edition of our Friday Night Movies series, where we bring you old favourites to blockbuster hits. Tonight, our cinematic journey takes us to the year 1997 and the streets of Boston with the extraordinary mind of a young janitor named Will Hunting. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and captivated by the modern classic, “Good Will Hunting.” The film is a cinematic journey through the complex labyrinth of the human psyche, exploring themes of identity, love, and the pursuit of knowledge. It’s a story that speaks to the hidden potential in all of us, reminding us that…

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We are back again for another round of Friday Night Movies and tonight, we’re diving headfirst into jungle warfare with a legendary sci-fi thriller from 1987 that’s equal parts pulse-pounding action and spine-tingling suspense. That’s right, we’re talking about none other than Predator. Plot A group of elite commandos led by Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (played by action GOAT Arnold Schwarzenegger) tasked with rescuing hostages in a Central American jungle. Sounds like your typical action flick, right? Wrong. As Dutch and his team venture deeper into the hostile territory, they soon discover that they’re not alone. A technologically advanced, extraterrestrial…

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Elemental Disney+ Release Date is confirmed as Pixar’s latest creation is set to hit Disney+ on September 13. The Journey of Elemental so Far Elemental, a heartwarming tale of elemental beings and their unique society, was initially unveiled to the public through a digital launch last month. However, its journey since then has been anything but smooth. Initial Reactions to Elemental The film met with a mixed response when it first hit the big screen. Its opening weekend saw a rather lukewarm response, with earnings of just $29.5 million, making it Pixar’s lowest-ever opening weekend debut. A Turnaround Story Despite…

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A Robbie Williams Docuseries Netflix release is on the horizon, taking fans on an intimate journey through the life of this iconic British pop star. This unprecedented series will give viewers an inside look at the rollercoaster that is Williams’ career. Here’s your first look at the brand new four-part Robbie Williams documentary. Coming later this year… pic.twitter.com/oBeD5o2tX2— Netflix (@netflix) September 4, 2023 A Pop Icon Revealed With more than three decades in the limelight, Robbie Williams has experienced the extreme highs and devastating lows of fame. This docuseries aims to reveal the intimate moments of his journey, from his…

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Welcome back to our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series — this week we have the cinematic gem that will leave you questioning the very fabric of reality — The Truman Show. Directed by Peter Weir, this 1998 science fiction drama is a must-watch for its thought-provoking concept, brilliant performances, and mind-bending narrative. Plot The film follows the life of Truman Burbank, portrayed by the talented Jim Carrey, who unknowingly lives inside a giant television set. His entire life, from birth to adulthood, has been carefully orchestrated by a team of filmmakers and actors, and every aspect of his world is a…

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Welcome back to our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series — this week prepare to be moved and captivated as we present an extraordinary film that will leave a lasting impact on your soul — The Pianist. Directed by Roman Polanski, this 2002 historical drama is an absolute must-watch for its poignant storytelling, exceptional performances, and powerful portrayal of human resilience in the face of unimaginable adversity. Get ready for a Friday night movie experience that will take you on an emotional journey through history. Plot The movie is based on the true-life story of Władysław Szpilman, portrayed with astounding brilliance by…

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In this week’s edition of our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series, as if we weren’t going to feature the 90s cult classic — Clueless. Directed by Amy Heckerling, this 1995 teen comedy is an absolute must-watch for its witty dialogue, iconic 90’s fashion, and its humorous take on high school life. With its sharp-tongued protagonist and memorable one-liners, Clueless has become a pop culture phenomenon that remains as relevant as ever. Plot Clueless transports us to the glamorous world of Beverly Hills, where we meet the charming and fashionable Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone). Cher, a wealthy and popular high school student,…

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