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PHIL vs BILL From the Oscar-winning writers of The Descendants comes their disappointing directorial debut. It stars Liam James (TV’s The Killing, Psych) as an awkward 14-year-old who comes of age one summer while on the holiday from hell with his fragile mother (Toni Collette) and her pompous boyfriend (Steve Carell). James stands out in a heavyweight cast that can’t overcome stock characterisations or the tick-the-boxes screenplay. There are three deleted scenes but not the half-hour of behind-the-scenes footage on the United States release.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back | Value for money: $$$$ Written and directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwel, Liam James. What a gem of a movie. It’s funny, dramatic, clever, and the nice guy ends up doing ok. To hell with dark gothic tales, that’s what newspapers are for. And […]

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New to Blu: Movies & Music > December 11-17

Now You See Me has to be seen to be believed on Blu-ray. “This is a fantastically sharp and well detailed looking presentation that boasts near impeccable fine detail, and not just in the expected close-ups. “The image is generally crystal clear and benefits from very strong contrast, nicely saturated colours and deep, solid black […]

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