joker moneyHappy New Year! Welcome back to the Graffiti’s weekly (more or less) guide to the best flicks to spend your money on at the Australian multiplex. We have one rule – and it’s that the films that are worth your money score at least three and a half stars. So prepare for tigers in life boats, pop culture nostalgia and to be impressed by Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise’s second collaboration!  

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Blake @blakeisbatman Howard reviews Life of Pi (2012) and says:

Life of Pi is a beautiful allegory about living with faith in the face on unfathomable tests.  Lee has fashioned a vision of Pi’s journey that surpasses the projections that your imagination could possibly conjure reading the novel.

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Full Review here.

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Cameron @popcornjunkies Williams reviews ParaNorman (2012)  and says:

Paranorman is quirky little adventure that rides on a wave of ghoulish pop culture nostalgia with a lot of heart despite the flesh eating exterior.

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Full Review here.

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Blake @blakeisbatman Howard reviews Jack Reacher (2012) and says:

Jack Reacher is an above average crime thriller and it could be the beginning of a beautiful collaboration between McQuarrie and Cruise.

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Full Review here.

Andrew @buckle22 Buckle reviews Jack Reacher (2012) and says:

Jack Reacher, fuelled by Cruise’s impressive work as the badass investigator operating outside the law, is a consistently entertaining crime thriller that took me by surprise. It is a polished and well-directed production that never fails to engross. As McQuarrie offers his reveals you’re sure to remain glued to the screen.

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Full Review here.

And if you’re keen to check out what Director/Screenwriter of Jack Reacher - Christopher McQuarrie – has to say about making the film and his future read our full interview is here.

That’s all for ‘What’s worth your money’ this week.

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.