March 30, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST
Here in the UK the boat that Rocked is being potrayed as a comedic look at the Pirate radio boat that were the only Rodio stations that played what the young wanted to hear. the pure drudgery of The BBC in those days make it amazing that we actualy got Swinging London of the 60's.
March 30, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST
my 1st 1st that is a 1st for me :-)
March 30, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST
I noticed that this is another crack, and perhaps less subtle one. Understandable as it may be, it just surprises me somewhat for whatever reason.
March 30, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST
by Wonder Man
...and subsequently re-offends. Nice column, Baron Von Latauro! (I'll have to pay to see an Australian film one of these days... Bad Aussie filmmaker! Bad! *slaps wrist*)
March 30, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST
Who agrees? Nobody? Well there should be a Mad Max 4 anyway.
March 30, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST
March 30, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Fantastic voice talent as well, so count me in :)
March 30, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
I just scanned the title of this article and saw "Downunder" and "Max" and put two and two together and got five. </P> <P> Don't get my hopes up for a new Mad Max film like that.
March 30, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST
I can't stand most of his stuff. But in this case I thought maybe the subject matter had encouraged him to write something more interesting... Well, thanks for disabusing me of that notion.
March 30, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST
If I'd gone to see it I would have had the same expectations as you Lat, so I think you've saved me from disappointment. Love Actually with a 60s setting doesn't grab me enough to spend money on it.
March 30, 2009, 9 a.m. CST
It never ceases to amaze me that one of the major minds behind Blackadder is now the king of rom-coms.
March 30, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST
Its a really lovely film. Sacharine but never overwhelming. I can sit down and watch whenever it happens to be on TV. Extremely underrated.
March 30, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST
... but how the hell do you market something like that?
March 31, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST
Is it the same film as The Combination, and if so, why the name change? Doesn't seem like they gained anything by such a Generic title. That is, if I'm not getting my Sydney Lebanese Australian films mixed up...
March 31, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST
March 31, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST
? - So you're saying yes, it is the same film? And why (keep in mind I haven't seen it yet) is a generic title like The Combination better than Lakemba better? Why exactly was the change needed? Just interested to know. Growing up near Lakemba I can say that using a place-name is quite appropriate in this respect in view of what emotions and visuals it brings up. However that probably limits it to Sydneysiders who know the place I agree. My guess is that the new title refers to the relationship between a Lebo and an Anglo and also the combination of factors that inform all the characters' actions and that come together for the resolution. I'm just guessing though. I really should go watch it - although violence at the screenings seems to imply people aren't paying any attention to the film at all...