THAT MOVIE SHOW 25/06/2012

Blake Howard and Dale Sinden confirm your flight for this week’s around-the-world edition of THAT MOVIE SHOW... landing in Russia for ELENA, JAMAICA for MARLEY, DENMARK for A ROYAL AFFAIR, Scotland for BRAVE... and I have no idea for SNOW WHITE & THE HUNSTMAN... ELENA

Running Time:  109 min Rating: M

Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev  Stars: Andrey Smirnov, Nadezhda Markina, Elena Lyadova, Aleksey Rozin, Evgenia Konushkina

When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan


Running Time:  144 min Rating: PG

Director: Kevin Macdonald  Stars: Documentary featuring Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Jimmy Cliff and others

Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) examines the life of pioneering reggae artist Bob Marley in this film featuring intimate footage from the family's personal archives


Running Time:  138 min Rating: M

Director: Nikolaj Arcel  Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alicia Vikander, David Dencik, Trine Dyrholm, Thomas W. Gabrielsson

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever


Running Time:  127 min Rating: M

Director: Rupert Sanders  Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Johnny Harris, Brian Gleeson

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen


Running Time:  100 min Rating: PG

DirectorBrenda Chapman, Steve Purcell  Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, John Ratzenberger, Craig Ferguson

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse

... and these titles releases this week for home entertainment

THE GREY  – Liam NeesonDermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo

After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step

EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE - Thomas HornTom Hanksand Sandra Bullock

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

GONE - Amanda SeyfriedJennifer Carpenter and Wes Bentley

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing

THE ARTIST - Jean DujardinBérénice Bejo and John Goodman

Silent movie star George Valentin bemoans the coming era of talking pictures and fades into oblivion and self-destruction, but finds sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer lighting up talkies like no one else.


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 and with & 2SER Sydney weekly on Gaggle of Geeks.