At The Movies

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Wed­nes­day, 10.10pm, ABC1 Mar­garet Pomer­anz and David Strat­ton re­main Aus­tralia’s most watch­able and most watched movie crit­ics. In tonight’s episode they cast their crit­i­cal eyes over new films in­clud­ing Taken 2, a se­quel to the 2008 Liam Nee­son ab­duc­tion ve­hi­cle. Will it just be more of the same or will it shrug off se­quel syn­drome? (A look at Stephen Fitz­patrick’s in­ter­view with Famke Janssen on page 15 may help you get ahead of the game.) Lo­cal in­ter­est will come in the form of the pair’s ver­dict on Law­less, a gang­ster film with a screen­play by Nick Cave. Based on the his­tor­i­cal novel The Wettest County in the World, by Matt Bon­durant, the film’s stars in­clude Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce. Then there’s Men­tal, the new film of subur­ban angst that pairs writer-di­rec­tor P. J. Ho­gan with Toni Col­lette for the first time since Muriel’s Wed­ding.

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