New US Trailer for Warwick Thornton’s Outback Drama ‘Sweet Country’

Sweet Country Trailer

"Why did you run, Mr. Kelly?" Samuel Goldwyn has unveiled an official US trailer for an Australian racism drama titled Sweet Country, from acclaimed director Warwick Thornton (of Samson & Delilah). This first premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and played at the Toronto and London Film Festivals. It also plays at the Sundance Film Festival this month hitting pretty much every big fest. Sweet Country takes place in the Northern Territory of Australia nearly 100 years ago, telling the story of an Aboriginal stockman who shoots a white man and is taken to trial. Hamilton Morris stars, with Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, and Matt Day. I saw this already in Venice and I liked it, but it's not my cup of tea - way too dry and slow for me. But other critics seem to be loving it, so it may still be worth your time. ›››

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Danny McBride in ‘Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home’ Trailer

Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home

"It's time to live up to the family name." Wait, what? Is this real? It can't be, this has to be a joke. A trailer has debuted online for a supposed sequel to the classic Australian comedy Crocodile Dundee, released in 1986 starring Paul Hogan. Everyone knows this one, right? This new film is titled Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home and stars Danny McBride as the new Dundee. Apparently he's the son of the original Dundee? Named Brian Dundee. And he's returning home? This movie appeared out of nowhere and there's no official information available anywhere yet - except for an article from People magazine and an official website with sparse details. Which makes me wonder if this is some elaborate hoax for a new comedy series or TV show or movie or something else that Danny McBride is involved in. My guess is this might be a viral Australia tourism kind of thing, but the trailer is weirdly amusing and worth wathcing below anyway. ›››

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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Review

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is a murder mystery set in a Victorian-era Gotham City that pits the Caped Crusader against Jack the Ripper. While there are some thrills to be had with this attempt at a Batman horror story, the film’s characters feel a bit undercooked, leading to an underwhelming climax. After all, in a whodunnit, the “who” had better be satisfying, and this one misses the mark.

The story is inspired by Gotham By Gaslight, a one-shot Elseworlds comic book from writer Brian Augustyn and artist Mike Mignola. The comic was a brisk 52 pages, more like dipping a toe into the idea of a Victorian-era Gotham rather than fully diving into the concept with a full-length graphic novel. It had only one real suspect, and he wound up being the murderer, so it wasn’t much of a mystery.

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