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Well you’ve seen Dave’s best movies of 2015 now it is time for his 2015 Worst Movies List… just count those unnecessary sequels.

 

1. Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Not many movies over my journey as a film critic have made me want to leave the cinema during a media screening, but Into The Woods did. I stayed… but gee I wish I hadn’t.

 

2. StalkHer

StalkHer

John Jarratt has starred in one of Australia’s best horror movies and now he also stars in the one worst. StalkHer was a dull snoozefest horror that seemed to strangely glorify domestic violence.

 

3. Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowski’s have delivered some real duds in recent years and Jupiter Ascending kept that going. One of the worst screenplays of not only this year but of all time.

 

4. Dumb And Dumber To

Dumb And Dumber To

The first movie in this franchise was a comedy classic, but sadly this unnecessary follow-up barely provided any laughs.

 

5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Like Dumb & Dumber the first Paul Blart was kind of okay… but the sequel was terrible.

 

6.  Penguins Of Madagascar

Penguins Of Madagascar

The Madagascar series of animated films has produced some gems along the way but the spin-off Penguins film was one of this year’s low lights.

 

7. Mortdecai

Mortdecai

His dogs weren’t the only unwanted things that Johnny Depp brought to Australia this year. Mortdecai should have quarantined and put down just for being terrible. Depp even managed to drag down the normally dependable Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.

 

8. Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL

Like so many other films this year this was an unnecessary sequel. Magic Mike XXL seemed to disregard everything that happened in the first film and just went for sex appeal. I’d say terrible screenplay but I don’t think there was one.

 

9. Macbeth

Macbeth

Now I love Shakespeare so this was a film I was looking forward to all year. Sadly the fact that the actors mumbled their way through their performances meant the film was almost unwatchable.

 

10. Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie

The screenwriter for Ruben Guthrie only went to film school for one day, they learned how to write cliches and that’s all. Terrible film.

 

Just missed out:

The Heckler, Fantastic Four, Inside Out, Holding The Man

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show LogoThis week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave Greg and Nick take a look at  new release films ‘The Wolf Pack,’ ‘StalkHer,’ ‘Holding The Man,‘ ‘Ricki And The Flash,’ ‘The Gift,’ and ‘She’s Funny That Way.’ This episode also contains interviews with Crystal Moselle, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Kri Stenders (Kill Me Three Times), Neil Armfield (Holding The Man) and Keith Arem (The Phoenix Incident).

Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a copy of The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death on DVD thanks to our friends at e-One Entertainment.

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StalkHer

Australian cinema’s scariest bad guy, John Jarratt, has placed himself behind and in front of the camera in his directorial debut, STALKHER, an inappropriately funny, dark, romantic thriller, set for theatrical release in late August, distributed by The Backlot Films.

Written by Kris Maric and co-directed by Kaarin Fairfax (well, Jarratt spends half the film tied to a chair, doesn’t he?), who also co-stars with Jarratt, STALKHER is the tale of two people destined for each other, yet destined to be each other’s demise. Offering raw dialogue and characters that will make you laugh at all the wrong things, STALKHER is a gritty battle of the sexes with verbal and physical blows that come thick and fast. Audiences will be kept guessing as they follow twists and turns that lead them to truly wonder who is the cat and who is the mouse in this demented lover’s game.

Jarratt comments on reading the first draft of the script, “It instantly made me think of MISERY meets WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?”.

The film sees Jarratt in the director’s seat for the first time. He also plays the film’s lead, Jack – a rough, charismatic but jaded pharmacist with a stalking obsession. The tables quickly turn when Jack discovers that his prey has claws. “I spent most of my time directing the film while tied to a chair with my hands bound – a fun challenge that I really enjoyed” says Jarratt.

Fans of WOLF CREEK 1 & 2 will enjoy seeing Jarratt getting his comeuppance – the hunter becoming the hunted.

The film also features distinguished Australian talent, Kaarin Fairfax returning to the big screen as Emily – a friendly nurse with a penchant for baking and bad habits. As things unfold we see that Emily’s scars run deeper than her skin. It doesn’t take long for Jack to realise that Emily is not the woman he thought she was.

Executive Producer and industry veteran Alan Finney was blown away by the final product, “STALKHER is a creative masterpiece that relies on two brilliant performances and great dialogue.”

Taking place over one sweltering summer night, sweat drips as the humid air hangs thick with tension. The thrilling story is set against a rustic Aussie backdrop with a hint of country vintage charm all washed down with a cup of laced hot cocoa. From dark until dawn a twisted and thrilling courtship of the sexes takes place that leads one to wonder which one of them will survive the night.

STALKHER has a powerful soundtrack brimming with internationally renowned Australian music artists and songs sourced from as early as the 1920s and leading up to the present. Featuring the likes of Nick Cave, Skyhooks and Sarah Blasko, with a few surprises – including John Jarratt’s song debut ‘Killer in Me’. The music in the film provides the perfect blend of tension and release. From Aussie rock to country twang and haunting lullabies the soundtrack is characterised by a strong dash of old school rock-n-roll, blues and country.

The Backlot Films director/manager Tony Ianiro is relishing using STALKHER as a flagship film project for The Backlot Films inaugural major cinema release programme. Ianiro says, “Audiences should get ready for a night of sex, cupcakes and rock ‘n’ roll.”

STALKHER’s the ultimate Romeo and Juliet story that got old and bitter, with grit and gusto that will bowl the audiences over in shock and laughter. It’s a dark, demented look at love, sex, and kitchen renovations for the over 40’s.

Exact dates and cinemas releasing STALKHER will be announced shortly.  John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax will embark upon a Q&A roadshow in cinemas around Australia from early August.