WEEK IN MOVIES

WITH LEIGH PAATSCH IN­GLOU­RI­OUS BAS­TERDS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Week In Movies -

SUN­DAY,

7MATE, 9PM ★★★★

The facts sur­round­ing the Ger­man oc­cu­pa­tion of France dur­ing World War II get pulped into fic­tion by mav­er­ick film­maker Quentin Tarantino. The story cen­tres on a team of JewishAmer­i­can com­man­dos who be­come in­volved in a bizarre at­tempt to as­sas­si­nate Hitler in a Paris cinema. Tarantino’s trade­marked, highly stylised use of blood, guts and vi­o­lence still burst to the fore on oc­ca­sion. How­ever, there is no es­cap­ing that In­glou­ri­ous Bas­terds prefers yakety-yak to all-out at­tack. This block­buster 150-minute pro­duc­tion is Tarantino just shy of his very best: ir­rev­er­ent, ir­ra­tional and ir­re­sistibly en­ter­tain­ing. Stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger.

MON­DAY

plays an ex­pat Amer­i­can stu­dent in Tai­wan who has been com­man­deered as a drug mule by lo­cal traf­fick­ers. Af­ter the ac­ci­den­tal in­take of a dan­ger­ous new sub­stance, Lucy’s brain ca­pac­ity starts ex­pand­ing at an ex­po­nen­tial rate. The power un­leashed by this ever-open­ing mind can man­i­fest it­self in ways which must be seen to be be­lieved. And just as of­ten, not be­lieved.

WED­NES­DAY

A few elves. Many orcs. And a stand­ing in­vi­ta­tion to lie back and take a quick nap when­ever you like. Bilbo Bag­gins (Martin Free­man), Gan­dalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and dwarf war­rior Thorin Oak­en­shield (Richard Ar­mitage) are still on a slow and scenic mis­sion to re­claim the lost land of Ere­bor. The road­block up ahead in this movie will be found at Lonely Moun­tain, where a vi­cious dragon named Smaug (voiced with a venom both sin­is­ter and sar­cas­tic by Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch) re­sides.

SATUR­DAY

On the hunt: Eli Roth and Brad Pitt star in mav­er­ick film­maker Quentin Tarantino’s In­glou­ri­ousBas­terds.

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