That's right folks, "What's worth your money" is back by popular demand and we're here to play "operation human shield" for you cinemagoers and help protect your eyes and your wallets from those bad flicks. There's only one rule: GWP has to have scored it at least 3/1/2 stars. However for this week you may find yourself forking out cash for more than 1 flick – which for us film geeks, is a good problem to have! This week's releases are as follows:
So according to GWP the movies that have earned your money are as follows:
A patriotic and inspiring story, Argo is a gripping political thriller that proves that Ben Affleck is not only a talented filmmaker, but also one who continues to improve his craft. The history behind Argo was kept a secret for a long time but it makes for an extraordinary story, and it has been commendably transformed into one of the year’s most satisfying film experiences.
[rating=4] and a half.
Argo via Blake @blakeisbatman Howard
Argo is tense, affective and not just Affleck’s best film but one of the best films of the year.
[rating=4] and a half
Frankenweenie via Maria @moviemazz Lewis
In a year of Ice Age 4’s and Madagascar 3’s, Franekenweenie is a delightfully original animated feature that will be treasured by the “weirdo” inside all of us.
[rating=4] and a half stars
Frankenweenie via Blake @blakeisbatman Howard
Frankenweenie is Burton harnessing the lightning of his early career; stitching it to the films he loves and bringing it back to life.
Just missing the cut this week is Dredd 3D
Dredd 3D via Andy @buckle22 Buckle
This is slickly designed action spectacle from beginning to end, and while it begins to lose its way in the middle, plodding along and flirting with monotony, and has some distressing policing politics, Dredd is an iron-fisted comic book film that somehow works. It is grungy and unpleasant, but far from ‘Dredd-ful’.
The Intouchables via Andy @buckle22 Buckle
The Intouchables is an entertaining, sensitively directed and well-acted crowd-pleaser that is funny, enriching and uplifting.
The Intouchables via Blake @blakeisbatman Howard
Capturing the unspoken shorthand, the adventurousness and the humour essential to enduring friendships makes the The Intouchables must see.
[rating=4] and a half stars
Blake Howard is a writer, a podcaster, the editor-in-chief & co-founder of Australian film blog Graffiti With Punctuation. Beginning his criticism APPRENTICESHIP as co-host of That Movie Show 2UE, Blake is now a member of the prestigious Online Film Critic Society, sways the Tomato Meter with Rotten Tomatoes approved reviews. See his articulated words and shrieks (mostly) here at Graffitiwithpunctuation.com and with DarkHorizons.com & 2SER Sydney weekly on Gaggle of Geeks.