Stars Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.
:: PTE Simone Heyer
can resist watching a Broadway musical in all the comfort
of your local cinema? I know I cant, and I didnt.
Chicago is a fun, very musical film with all the costumes
and razzle dazzle expected of a stage musical.
The Afghan way
Stars Nelofer Pazira. Madman Productions.
Reviewer :: PTE
a trek through the Afghan desert to reach the last surviving
member of your family?
Kandahar tells the tale of Nafas, an Afghan-Canadian who receives
an odd request from her sister.
Intense fight for survival
Stars Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip
Sovagovic. Madman Productions. 98 mins.
Reviewer :: PTE
film has been dubbed a modern Catch 22 not having seen
the said film, I cant vouch for the similarities, but
I can say that No Mans Land is a goer.
A Bosnian squad loses its way during a night move to their
trenches. In the morning, theyre picked out by Serbs
only two of the squad survives and end up in no mans
land between the Bosnian and Serbian lines.
Sea Hunters II
the sea for famous wrecks
Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo. Random House. 446pp. $34.95.
Reviewer :: LS Rachel Irving
Cussler is most famous as the author of the Dirk Pitt adventure
But Cussler is also one of the worlds most knowledgeable
maritime diving experts and founder of NUMA, the National
Underwater and Marine Agency which searches for lost ships
and submarines of historic significance. (Cussler fans will
recall that NUMA is also the name of the government agency
in the fictional Dirk Pitt series).
back on track
The Kokoda Trail : More than just a War Memorial
April 18, 8.30pm on SBS.
Reviewer: Ben Caddaye
Kokoda Trail, in Papua New Guinea, is embedded in Australian
history because of the campaign against the Japanese in World
But, as we see in this documentary, it is more than just a
The native Koiari people, the custodians of the Kokoda Trail,
have unfinished business with Australia over the support they
gave our soldiers during the war.
But when the Kokoda Trail was closed in 2000, after greedy
developers calls to the Australian Government for war
compensation fell on deaf ears, PNG symbolically closed the
gate on Australia playing in their backyard.
They promised to take action against anyone who flouted this
ban and Australians were warned not to travel to the area
because of violent threats against tourists.
In Kokoda Trail: More Than Just a War Memorial, a group of
young Australians travel to PNG to live and work with the
native people for two months in a bid to create a new generation
of relationships based on the bonds of the past.
Its a worthwhile hour of television that proves that
bridges can be rebuilt.