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Film Review: The Call

Film Review: The Call

| 16 May , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Brad Anderson Starring: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Evie Thompson, Morris Chestnut Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5 / 5 Apparently there are 188 million 911 calls a year, but imagine if this one was personal? Veteran emergency operator Jordan Turner (Berry) receives a call that changes her world. This movie focuses on the real life […]

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Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

| 9 May , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: JJ Abrams Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban Sassi’s Star Rating: 5 / 5 Ladies, you read that right. 5/5! I LOVED this film. It was fantastic. I do have a liking for science fiction, but this was a little more special. J. J. […]

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TV Review: A Place to Call Home, Premiere’s Tonight on Channel 7

TV Review: A Place to Call Home, Premiere’s Tonight on Channel 7

| 28 April , 2013 | Reply

Created by: Bevan Lee Starring: Noni Hazlehurst, Marta Dusseldorp, Deborah Kennedy, Brett Climo, David Berry, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Abbey Earl, Aldo Mignone, Craig Hall and Frankie J Holden Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5 / 5 Refreshingly Australian, this TV show will appeal to those of us wanting to see the Aussie bushland and a bit of Downton […]

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Film Review: Escape from Planet Earth 3D

Film Review: Escape from Planet Earth 3D

| 11 April , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Cal Brunker Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Ricky Gerbais, Rob Corddry, Sofia Vergara, William Shatner, George Lopez, Jane Lynch Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5 / 5 Cal Brunker, Director/Writer, is the Director and this ‘aint his first film. He’s worked on Ice Age, Despicable Me and Jonah Hex in differing roles. […]

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Film Review: Scary Movie 5

Film Review: Scary Movie 5

| 11 April , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Malcolm D Lee Starring: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Terry Crews, Sassi’s Star Rating: 2 / 5 The Scary Movie franchise has gone Police Academy on us. It’s the same format, which is fun, but something is missing. It’s tried to pop in a few references there but it doesn’t […]

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Film Review: Identity Thief

Film Review: Identity Thief

| 4 April , 2013 | Reply

Directed/Written by: Seth Gordon Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho, Amanda Peet Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5 / 5 Melissa McCarthy is just everywhere right now and I am happy about it. She is hilarious in Bridesmaids and an absolute cracker in This is 40, so I was excited to see her headline her own […]

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Film Review: Trance

Film Review: Trance

| 4 April , 2013 | Reply

Directed/Written by: Danny Boyle Starring: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani Sassi’s Star Rating: 3 / 5 James McAvoy plays Simon, an Art auctioneer that gets involved with some heavyweights that are interested in stealing some pretty expensive art. An all round heist is on the cards, but unfortunately Simon sustains an injury […]

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Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

| 21 March , 2013 | 1 Reply

Directed by: John Moore Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch Sassi’s Star Rating: 3 / 5 The Die Hard franchise has come up with another one for all the fans out there. Bruce Willis is back as John McClane and he is still able to kick some serious butt. He’s not looking for a […]

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Film Review: I Give It A Year

Film Review: I Give It A Year

| 1 March , 2013 | Reply

Directed/Written by: Dan Mazer Starring: Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Rafe Spall Sassi’s Star Rating: 3 / 5 Everyone says the first year of marriage is the hardest, or at least, everyone loves telling that story to newlyweds. Why is that? It’s almost like when someone gets a chance at a once […]

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Season 2 of SMASH Hits Our TV Screens Tonight Express from the US

Season 2 of SMASH Hits Our TV Screens Tonight Express from the US

| 6 February , 2013 | Reply

Written/Created by: Theresa Rebeck Starring: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Hudson SMASH fans, get ready – it’s coming back. Ready to smash back onto our screens are our favourite Broadway stars vying for the coveted starring role in the Marilyn Monroe musical. If you’re like me, you […]

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We Chat to Cosentino About All Things Magical & His New DVD That You Have to Get

We Chat to Cosentino About All Things Magical & His New DVD That You Have to Get

| 4 February , 2013 | Reply

Australia’s very own “Magic Man” Cosentino, The Grand Illusionist, who we all magically discovered on Channel 7 in 2011 as the runner-up on Australia’s Got Talent TV Show has released a DVD that features over 35 minutes of extra footage that hasn’t been seen on TV before!  This humble but confident 28 year old is […]

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