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Ignorance is bliss – Our Idiot Brother review

Our Idiot Brother  – Starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Jesse Peretz. Rated M. By Hilary Simmons. Ned (Paul Rudd) lives on a hippie commune, grows biodynamic tomatoes, and gives his wholehearted love and attention to a golden retriever called Willie Nelson. He is a sweet-spirited idealist – that is, until […]

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The top 10 movie idiots

The top 10 movie idiots. By Simon Miraudo. “Stupid is as stupid does,” Forrest Gump once cautioned a nation, and he was right. There’s a fine history of fools in cinema, and Paul Rudd‘s Ned from Our Idiot Brother (out this week on DVD and Blu-ray) joins that dim-witted pantheon. To celebrate his well-meaning stupidness, […]

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A Separation, Senna top MIFF audience polls

The people have spoken! Quake in fear at their almighty decision-making ability! The team at the Melbourne International Film Festival has unveiled the results of their audience polls, with Iranian drama A Separation topping the list of fiction films and F1 flick Senna proving to be the most popular documentary. Aussie productions proved to be quite popular with MIFF […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Twelve

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Twelve. By Simon Miraudo. Blimey, if we aren’t speedily approaching the end of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival! It’s been a hell of a fest, and despite my occasional complaints of hitting the wall and enduring conversations with a variety of rather racist cab drivers, I’ve truly loved […]

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Trailer Debut: Our Idiot Brother

The first official trailer for Sundance favourite Our Idiot Brother has debuted online. The dramedy (previously known as My Idiot Brother) has an all star cast with  Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy and Rashida Jones amongst others. Directed by Jesse Peretz and written by David Schisgall and Evgenia Peretz, the film follows […]

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