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New release movie reviews - April 17

OtherWoman375 Brace yourselves, all you Marvel comic book-into-movie fans! Prepare to be not amazed!

Jim's cheat sheet - April 11

PeterSellers JIM SCHEMBRI: Two of Peter Sellers' earliest films - the 1957 shorts Dearth of a Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You - have been uncovered by film lover Robert Farrow.

New release movie reviews - April 10

Budapest375 JIM SCHEMBRI: This terrific Muppets sequel doesn't need to waste any time getting the gang back together and so dives head-long into the type of loopy, cameo-encrusted adventure.

Biyi Bandele: suffering for his art

Biyi Bandele INTERVIEW: In the drama Half of a Yellow Sun, a couple (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton) fight to survive the decade-long trauma of the Nigerian civil war.

Jim's Cheat Sheet - April 4

Top Gun sequel on the cards. JIM SCHEMBRI: They've been yapping about a sequel to the Tom Cruise career-maker Top Gun pretty much since it first came out in 1986, but now it seems like it just might actually, really, truly happen.

New release movie reviews - April 3

LegoMovieLEAD Whatever you've got planned over the next few weeks, work it around seeing The Lego Movie as quickly as you can.

Disaster of biblical proportions

Noah REVIEW: Oh God. What a water-logged turkey Noah has turned out to be. After all the ballyhoo, director Darren Aronofsky and star Russell Crowe deliver an epic disaster of truly biblical proportions. It's one of those stupid films where the more you think of it, the worse it gets.

New release movie reviews - April 1

Nymphomaniac REVIEWS: This epic sexual odyssey of addiction from button-pushing director Lars von Trier again proves that he is a much more intelligent and thoughtful filmmaker than his roguish public image would otherwise suggest.

Jim's Cheat Sheet - March 31

veronicamars JIM SCHEMBRI: Confirmation that there will be another Terminator film, and it'll star everybody's favourite demolition man.

Jim's cheat sheet, March 21

Ryan Gosling MOVIE NEWS: Ryan Gosling is eager to move on a biopic of legendary Depression-era dance movie choreographer Busby Berkeley.

New release movie reviews - Mar 20

Wadjda1 Wadjda is a warm, winning, restless film. It's the first to be shot by a female Saudi director in Saudi Arabia, though it's not the first from the region to spruik the dire need for change where women are concerned.

New release movie reviews

annahArendtLEAD Alex Gibney's absorbing, long-form documentary about racing cyclist Lance Armstrong is the type of happy accident director's dream of.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - March 14

FrozenElsa Fresh from its Oscars triumph - Best Animated Feature; Best Song for Let It Go - Disney's billion-dollar baby Frozen has been hit with accusations it promotes a lesbian lifestyle.

Jim's cheat sheet, March 7

Darren Aronofsky's monolithic Russell Crowe boat movie Noah is hitting rough water in Muslim countries. CHEAT SHEET: Fresh from the "They Knew This Was Coming" desk comes news that Darren Aronofsky's monolithic Russell Crowe boat movie Noah is hitting rough water in Muslim countries.

Jim's new release movie reviews – March 6

Jim Schembri New release movies - March 6 JIM SCHEMBRI: Our resident movie guru reviews the latest flicks: All Is Lost, Tracks, 3 Days To Kill and 300: Rise of An Empire.

Jim's movie poster parodies

WolfofWallS Everybody loves a good movie poster. And everybody loves a good movie poster parody.

New release movie reviews - Feb 27

NonStop JIM SCHEMBRI: Everyone's favourite middle-aged action man Liam Neeson is at it again in yet another enjoyable, disposable French-produced action flick.

Oscars Guide 2014: Jim's predictions

BlueJasmine375 Get excited, people. The 86th Academy Awards are about to be handed out in what is unarguably one of the best line-ups of A-Grade films in recent memory.

Jim's new release movie reviews

WolfCreek2 If there's one major message at the core of Peter Berg's outstanding, realistic, fact-based war film it's that no amount of new-fangled military technology can take away from the brutality.

New release movies - February 13

Endless-Love JIM SCHEMBRI: There are a lot of tough moments in this fact-based saga as a man wages war against bureaucracy, prejudice and his own mortality, but Dallas Buyers Club is ultimately an uplifting story of undying hope and unlikely heroism.

Jim's cheat sheet, February 7

Spock. Jim Schembri's cheat sheet, February 7.

New release movies, February 6

The Darkside. Jim Schembri's new release movies, February 6.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - January 31

Godfather The Marvel superhero movies might not be masterpieces, but that's not stopping Joss Whedon from aiming high.

New release film reviews - January 29

12YearsaSlave JIM SCHEMBRI: Those eager to experience the deprivation and indignity of what it was like being a slave in the American South in the early 1800s will find no more gruelling, compelling or artfully composed.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - January 24

JonahHillWolf Although Jonah Hill spends almost as much time on screen as Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, the guy only got paid around $US60,000.

New release film reviews - January 23

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street JIM SCHEMBRI: Check out Jim Schembri's new release film reviews: The Wolf of Wall Street; Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones; The Great Beauty; and Justin Bieber's Believe.

Jim's movie poster parodies

EndersGamePoster375 FUNNY: Everybody loves a good movie poster. And everybody loves a good movie poster parody - or so we hope.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - January 17

BillyJack375 JIM SCHEMBRI: Jim's movie cheat sheet, January 17.

Gilligan's Island fast facts

Gilligan JIM SCHEMBRI: The news that a movie version of Gilligan's Island is now being developed by writer/actor Josh Gad (the snowman's voice in Disney's Frozen) has excited us all.

Jim's new release reviews, Jan 16

Jack Ryan Jim's new release movie reviews for this week.

Jim's cheat sheet - January 10

s The chances of Meryl Streep voicing a lovable character in a Disney film have likely been reduced to a very low order of probability after she lashed Uncle Walt at a board dinner.

Jims Movie Cheat Sheet - January 3

Walter Mitty. Jim Schembri gives his movie reviews for this week.

Jims new release reviews, January 2

Dinosaurs. Jim's new release movie reviews for this week.

Jim's cheat sheet - December 27

WOWS When Abraham Lincoln said "you can't please all of the people all of the time" (he actually said "fool" not "please", but why ruin a good misquote?) he had no idea he was talking about Martin Scorsese's hot-to-trot movie.

Jim's new release movie reviews

Railwayman375 If there's one thing we can all be thankful for this Christmas it's that the new Hobbit movie is a ripping, adventure-packed follow-up to the mega-disappointment of last year's yawnfest.

Jim's cheat sheet - December 19

GIlligan. Jim's movie cheat sheet, December 19.

Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay

AdamMcKayPic With Anchorman 2 now blitzing the world's multiplexes, director Adam McKay discusses the art of making good sequels and why it was important to give the film's main character Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) a more satirical edge.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

AM9375 In that rarest of cinematic turns, the return of 1970s TV news anchor Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2 is a huge improvement on the surprise 2004 hit.

Peter O'Toole: Beyond Lawrence

Peter O'Toole in My Favourite Year. The announcement that Peter O'Toole has passed away, age 81, gives us pause to reflect on his formidable legacy. Though some might give prurient focus on his admittedly well-earned reputation as a heavy drinker and trouble maker, O'Toole deserves to be remembered as an actor of extraordinary range and daring.

Jim's movie cheat sheet December 13

Mae West. Jim's movie cheat sheet December 13.

Best and worst movie accents

EVILANGELS The measure of whether a movie performance sinks or swims often comes down to how well the accent flies. If an actor has mastered a dialect, they're likely to get an Oscar; if not, they can end up as a punchline.

New release movie reviews - Dec 12

American Hustle. Check out Jim's latest movie reviews - AMERICAN HUSTLE and THE GILDED CAGE.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - December 6

Postman Pat. While waiting for the new Disney film Frozen to start in a Tampa cineplex, parents went into a frenzy of eye-covering when they realised their kids were being shown the explicit trailer for Lars von Trier's controversial four-hour, two-part sex film Nymphomaniac.

New release movie reviews - December 5

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. REVIEWS: Jim reviews Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Spectacular Now, Delivery Man, Closed Circuit, Kill Your Darlings, Night Train to Lisbon and Enders Game.

Jim's Cheat Sheet, November 29

Alex Baldwin. Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise.

The show must go on

Marilyn Monroe. UNTIMELY DEATHS: The death of American actor Paul Walker, 40, in a car accident on Sunday was a jaw-dropping tragedy

Jim's cheat sheet - Nov 22

Monty Python Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise.

New release movie reviews - November 22

Katniss REVIEWS: This week Jim reviews The Hunger Games 2: Catching fire, Adoration, Blackfish, Filth and 20 Feet from Stardom.

JFK conspiracy theory: Interview with Robert Stone

JFK In 2008, award-winning American documentary maker Robert Stone looked into the JFK conspiracies with his film Oswald's Ghost with a view to separating fact from myth.

JFK the movie: Fact vs Myth

JFK Ask any expert on the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and they will, at some point, point to the huge impact of the 1991 Oliver Stone film JFK.

Jim's cheat sheet - Nov 15

Lone Survivor Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise.

New release movie reviews - November 15

Bad Grandpa This week Jim reviews Enough Said, The Fifth Estate, Bad Grandpa, The Family, Ain't them bodies Saints, Lygon Street: Si Parla Italiano.

Jim's cheat sheet - November 9

Woody Allen. CHEAT SHEET: Woody Bombs at home; A blue over Blue Is The Warmest Colour; China's price of doing business.

Watch: Mr Pip director Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson. VIDEO INTERVIEW: New Zealand-born director Andrew Adamson has proved himself an accomplished master of big film making.

New release movie reviews - Nov 8

Diaz This week Jim reviews Fruitvale Station, Insidious: Chapter 2, Mr Pip, The Counselor, Lasseter's Bones and Fallout.

Top 10 horse racing films

Phar Lap It's horse racing season, a time considered by most as the opportunity to dress up, have some fun and a bit of a flutter. Yet cinema reflects a deeper side to the sport.

Jim's movie poster parodies - November

Crap Everybody loves a good movie poster. And everybody loves a good movie poster parody - or so we hope. Check out Jim Schembri's movie poster parodies for the month of November.

Jim's cheat sheet - November 1

Is this an unlikely contender for an all-girl makeover of 'Expendables'? THIS WEEK: 'Expendables' to get all-girl makeover; Legendary director/stuntman dies; Hunger Games 2 hungry for more dough; Thinning the crammed Oscar field; Babe star in pro-pig crusade.

New release movie reviews - October 31

Butler This week Jim reviews The Butler, Thor: The Dark World, Sister, and Blancanieves.

Guide to the Hollywood Blacklist

Spartacus Widely regarded as the darkest chapter in the history of Hollywood, The Hollywood Blacklist operated from the 1940s to 1960. It was part of the broader post-war fear that Communism was insinuating its way into American life.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - Oct 25

Charlie Brown Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise.

Top 10 sea movies

Bounty Captain Phillips is essentially a traditional high seas adventure about pirates that again proves how perilous the ocean can be. Here's our top ten selection of the films where the sea is the setting for true tests of character.

New release movie reviews - October 24

Machete REVIEWS: This week Jim reviews Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Renoir.

The 12 best nose movies

Roxanne. We've all got one. We all need one. And there's no greater testament to their importance than their prominence in cinema.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - Oct 18

Breaking Bad Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise.

WATCH: Richard Curtis interview

On TV and Film, Richard Curtis has long proved himself one of the undisputed masters of British Comedy. JIM SCHEMBRI: On TV and Film, Richard Curtis has long proved himself one of the undisputed masters of British Comedy.

WATCH: 'Mystery Road' director and producer

MYSTERY ROAD - Interview with director Ivan Sen & actor/producer Aaron Pedersen. JIM SCHEMBRI: MYSTERY ROAD - Interview with director Ivan Sen & actor/producer Aaron Pedersen.

New release movie reviews - October 18

Prisoners This week Jim reviews Prisoners, Mystery Road, About Time, In Bob we Trust and Patrick.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - Oct 12

Borat Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise

New release movie reviews - October 10

Diana This week Jim Schembri reviews Diana, 2 Guns and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

Jim's cheat sheet - October 5

Blue Jasmine Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise

New release movie reviews - October 4

Gravity REVIEWS: This week Jim reviews Gravity, Rush, Pandora's Promise, Thanks for sharing and Act of Killing.

Modern dance films

Dirty Dancing Here's a quick skate through the evolution of dance films over the past 40 years, plus a fun list of memorable dance scenes from non-dance movies.

New release movie reviews: Sept 27

Visually, one of Lovelace's major treats is its loving, detailed recreation of the period. JIM SCHEMBRI: A doe-eyed suburban waif who falls into the murky world of 1970s porn, and Adam Sandler returns with one of his cash cows.

Jim's cheat sheet: Sept 27

JIM SCHEMBRI: Oh Lindsay, you've done it again. MOVIES: Oh Lindsay Lohan, you've done it again; PLUS: Tarzan swings again and Disney shrugs off anti-Disney horror film.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - Sept 21

Fifth estate Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise

New release movie reviews - Sept 21

Planes This week Jim Schembri reviews Turbo, Riddick, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Planes, One Direction: This is us, A Hijacking and I'm so excited.

Short history of shaky cam

Saving Private Ryan The recent rise in popularity of this cinematic style can be attributed to a number of key films, filmmakers and events.

Jim Schembri's movie poster parodies

Killer abs 3AW's movie know-it-all Jim Schembri has whipped up an amusing batch of parody film posters for listeners to chuckle at.

New release movie reviews - 13 Sept

RIPD This week Jim reviews Smurfs 2, RIPD, Mood Ingigo and Paranoia.

Woody Allen: Secrets & Lies

Bullets over Broadway LIST: Here's a look at six of Woody Allen's best films in which he explores a very thorny topic - secrecy (beware spoilers); plus there's a shot list of Fast Facts about his impact as a filmmaker.

Jim's movie cheat sheet- sept 6

Charlie Hum Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise

New release movie reviews - September 5

White House Down This week Jim reviews White House Down, Blue Jasmine, The Gatekeepers, The Wizard of Oz 3D, The Fruit Hunters and the Fifth Season.

The Wizard of Oz: Fast Facts

Wizard of OZ As with most films that go on to become beloved classics, The Wizard of Oz had a very eventful production history and afterlife.

Jim's cheat sheet - August 30

Ben Affleck Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise

New release movie reviews - August 29

Jobs This week Jim reviews Jobs, Red 2, Stoker, The Best Offer, The Rocket and You're Next.

Jim's Cheat Sheet - August 23

Janis Joplin Too busy to keep up with what's going on in the movie world? Relax as 3AW's resident film critic Jim Schembri sums up the week's film news - big and small, important and otherwise

New release movie reviews - August-22

Kick Ass This week Jim Schembri reviews Kick-Ass 2, The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones and What Maisie Knew

Jim's movie cheat sheet - August 16

Mel Gibson to star in Expendables 3 JIM SCHEMBRI: More oldies for Expendables 3, Clint goes to Japan, Hollywood earns new bestie in China, Robots revived and Spike still good for a quote.

New release movie reviews - August 15

Elysium REVIEWS: This week Jim Schembri reviews Elysium, We're the Millers, Frances Ha and Red Obsession.

Top ten great documentaries

March of the penguins LIST: Jim Schembri ranks his top ten documentaries of all time for Denis Walter and listeners.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks - producer Marc Shmuger interview

Schmuger In this interview Shmuger discusses the genesis of the film, the importance of maintaining balance and the things he learnt along the way.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - August 9

hitgirl JIM SCHEMBRI: Kick-Ass girl Kicks ass, Willis proves expendable, Chicken soup for the cinema

Melbourne Film Festival - Week three

Foxfire is showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival. FILM FESTIVAL: Jim Schembri casts an eye over the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Top Ten Original Films

Blazing Saddles Here's our shortlist of 10 landmark films that made a difference through the force of their ideas.