Silver Linings Playbook
"A confronting comedy drama where every line of spoken dialogue propells the story & adds layers of character development. A motion picture experience that is funny, sad, wonderfully acted & ultimately uplifting. A cinematic delight that is somewhat of a modern classic".
Django Unchained "Peppered with Tarantino's trademark verbal & punctuated by bouts of comedic ultra-violence, Django Unchained is an extravagent ode to the 1960s spaghetti western phenomenon".
Iron Man 3 "A red-hot sequel that's an equal. An impressive popcorn movie that is a thoroughly entertaining continuation of the Tony Stark legacy".
The Last Stand "Arnie has an undeniable screen presence & this comeback film showcases his much-loved charisma & tough guy persona. The film stylistically plays out like a modern-day western with energy & old-school flavor." View More
Oblivion "Visually stunning, slow-paced sci-fi with a solid Cruise performance. Oblivion didn't live up to my expectatations but made some interesting choices trying to get there".
"Superheroes, remakes, sequels, re-boots - you name it!"
Cinema 2012 - The Year In Review!
New Exclusive! A Snapshot of 50 Movies Sequels, comic book superheroes, the return of 80s action stars, remakes, re-boots & some good old song & dance were the order of the day in 2012. Some franchises soared while others barely got off the ground. Overall most genres were covered & there was something exciting for everyone. View Full Report Here
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"A world of discovery at Pick Of The Flicks"
Action Stars - No Easy Way Out
"A salute to the greatest action stars of all-time"
Coming To Cinemas 2013
Top 10 Action Movies 2013 Video!
"10 tough as nails, action-packed blockbusters"
The Lone Ranger (U.S. 31st May 2013) "The old west will never be the same again when Depp & Armie Hammer ride high in the all-new "Lone Ranger". More
Top 10 Action Stars 2013 Video!
"10 tough guys on the silver screen this year"
Pick Of The Flicks Presents Exclusive Top 10 Countdown Videos!
Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies!
"10 of out-of-this-world favorites"
Top 10 Chuck Norris Movies!
"10 of Master Norris' bone-crunching best!"
Top 10 Dance Movies - New Millennium!
"10 of the most amazing dance movies ever"
Top 10 Charles Bronson Westerns!
"10 gunsmoking oaters from the legendary tough guy"
Top 10 1980s Romance Movies!
"10 movies that best exemplify love in the 1980s"
Top 10 Biker Films!
"10 of the best with the coolest cats & slickest rides"
Top 10 Kirk Douglas Westerns!
"Saddle up & ride the range with 10 of Kirk's very best"
Top 10 Teen Movies - New Millennium!
"10 of best teen flicks from 2000 to 2012"
Recent Releases worth a viewing!
Skyfall "Love him, or hate him - Daniel Craig is back as James Bond OO7! 50 years young, this new installment of the long running franchise is a loving throwback to the Bond of yesteryear & a definite improvement over 2008's Solace".View More
Arbitrage "Gere is in fine form for this intriguing thriller that delves into the worlds of high finance & infidelity. This morally bankrupt tale is tense & slick from start to finish but doesn't supply all of the answers. The ending is sure to initiate discussion". View more
The Expendables 2Buy the Blu-ray
“Rip, bust & tear! A militia of 80s action heroes are thawed out & sent to war, guns a-blazing against a villainous Van Damme in shades. Noisy, over-the-top & full of testosterone, “The Expendables 2” is a pure bubblegum BLAST!” View more
Pick Of The Flicks Video Reviews
Rock Of Ages - Video Review!
Katy Perry Part Of Me - Video Review!
The Three Stooges - Video Review!
2012 Releases Now on Blu-Ray & DVD!
Rock Of Ages “The movie musical is back! A Stage to screen triumph with inevitable cult movie status!". More
The Hunger Games "The Hunger Games” has certainly lived up to all the hype and then some, becoming one of the must-see movies of 2012". View more
Katy Perry - Part of Me 3-D Buy The DVD
“A celebration of a pop princess with spunk! Katy’s big screen outing is a candy coated delight, an entertaining concert-movie with suitable polish”. View More
The Three StoogesBuy The DVD
“Knuckle-heads rejoice for the most violent picture ever made!” More
The Amazing Spider-Man "This re-boot is a fun super-hero experience with Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone in good form but did we really need to see an origin story this soon?". View more
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island "Borrowing from the classics has never been this much fun. Disney has unleashed a 3-D fantasy extravaganza filled with eye-popping creature effects that the whole family will go nuts about!"View more
John Carter "With imagination and creativity to burn, John Carter is a visually arresting sci-fi fantasy". View more
This Means War "Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon finds herself in a relationship dilemma with 2 superspies in this flashy, over-the-top action comedy with infectious performances, but it is talk show host Chelsea Handler that steals some of the limelight as Reese's promiscuous best-friend".View more
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows "It's "Our Man Flint" in victorian threads as Downey Jr dazzles us with his comedic, highly competent "Clouseau" type character. A big budget ensures flashy extravagant action set-pieces but Director Richie needs to know when to pull back the reins".View more
The Dark Knight Rises Buy the Blu-Ray
“At 2 hours & 45 minutes this 3rd & final installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is a bloated, tiresome, low-energy superhero experience”. More
"Intriguing "found footage" film in the style of "Blair Witch" & "Cloverfield". Love it or hate it, teens with superpowers always grab audience attention". View more
One For The Money "A snappy performance from the always-watchable Katherine Heigl & a cameo from Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds cannot save this convoluted bounty hunter tale that recycles run-of-the-mill plot devices in forgettable fashion".More
"Stale, crude comedy, reheated & served on auto-pilot. A disappointing finish to a franchise now out of vogue". More
"Shot in home video fashion this destructive house party flick is lewd, crude & totally insane!. Project X is teenage stupidity exposed". More
2011 Releases Now on Blu-Ray & DVD!
Young Adult "Wonderfully written, multi-layered character study of a flawed female who cannot escape the mindset of her high school years. Theron is magnetic as the deeply confused author turned homewrecker in this slow-burn dramedy that bubbles with ironic wit".View more
The Descendants "Payne's masterful direction & poetic screenplay allows Clooney the opportunity to deliver a-near pitch perfect performance of a husband / father in emotional turmoil. A scenic, harmonic, thought-provoking treasure that projects human sensitivity in all its forms". View more
Footloose "A hot remake that’s equal if not better than the original; slick direction & fresh faces with spunk & attitude make this dynamic dance flick the crowd-pleaser of 2011". View more
Immortals "It’s Superman VS. Mickey Rourke in this larger-than life, big scale epic that explodes with breathtaking battle sequences that are sure-to-please today’s video game junkies."More
The Darkest Hour "Slick, fast-paced & engaging teen sci-fi thriller with an onslaught of vaporising special effects."View more
The Muppets "An exuberant celebration of Muppet folklore filled with elaborate song & dance numbers and amusing sight gags. This Muppet comeback nicely satisfies that palate of existing fans & wets the appetite of new audiences."View more
Drive "Stylish, suspenseful, slow-burn crime-drama with sudden bursts of violence and a dash of unexpected romance".More
Abduction "Twilight’s Taylor Lautner stars in this full-fledged teen thriller that muddles along, producing only moderate thrills & minor excitement".View more
The Wrestler (2008) “A downbeat sports story amazingly acted and realistically dramatized. Mickey Rourke, in an arduous physical role, comes full circle as an actor and a person proving why he continues to fascinate audiences worldwide”.View more
Easy A (2010)
"A comedic triumph! Emma Stone delivers in this rumor-filled delight that bursts with energy, wit & freshness". View more
True Grit (2010) "A bleak portrait of western mythology, realistically told through the eyes of a stubborn young girl and brought to life through the vision of the Cohen brothers but it is Bridges' gruff portrayal of a crusty Marshal that gives the film its gravitas".View more
Limitless (2011) "Destined to develop cult status in the years to come, this intriguing pot-boiler is a break-neck thriller with engaging situations enhanced by solid performances & an air of mystery."View more
The Expendables (2010) "80s action stars & today's trends join forces to bamboozle audiences with exciting testosterone fueled fun".View more
Saturday Night Fever (1977) “Fever” is not only a thought-provoking social drama but the ultimate time capsule of the disco era; it has intensity and a cool factor that would make even the most reluctant viewer want to strut!". View more
Grease (1978) “It’s an energized fusion of high school delirium; first love, dance-halls, hot-rods, milk-bars, malt-shops, carnival fun and of course rock ‘n’ roll. “Grease” is and always will be a rollicking good-time!".View more
Deliverance (1972) “Set to the backdrop of nature’s own elements, “Deliverance” is a haunting tale of survival - a startling motion picture, graphic in detail, unnerving to watch and ultimately unforgettable”.View more
Jailhouse Rock (1957) “If you haven’t seen this film you haven’t seen Elvis. “Jailhouse Rock” is a toe-tapping dramatic delight - the complete arsenal in the Elvis Presley cannon!”.View more
Taxi Driver (1976) “Vintage Scorsese thriller that has lost none of its impactful bite! For most of the film De Niro’s Travis Bickle is a lit fuse waiting to explode. He will always remain one of cinema’s most complicated & most memorable characters”.View more
A Hard Day's Night (1964) "This raw, Beatles time-capsule shot in glorious black & white is a depiction of pop-culture hysteria in full-tilt".More
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) "A pop culture favourite full of quotable lines, memorable happenings & a superb comic performance by Mathew Broderick in the arrogant but likeable titular role. You will want to take this day off, over & over again”.View more
Die Hard (1988) "Tough, taut and terrific; Die Hard’s ballet of bullets, terrorists, hairy-situations, explosions and laughs will blow you sky-high. Bruce Willis has never been better and “Die Hard” will forever be his signature role".View more
Dr. No (1962) "The film that started it all in '62 is still one of the Best Bond's of all-time.View more
Five Easy Pieces (1970) "Five Easy Pieces” is engrossing viewing where the outcomes aren’t always what you expect - a real portrait of life, love, family and responsibility".View more
Midnight Cowboy (1969) "Daring, absorbing, unforgettable – Midnight Cowboy is a fascinating slice of Americana!Once you’ve seen it – you’ll never forget it".View more
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) "Possibly the greatest Tarzan film ever made, this adult jungle epic brimming with excitement, danger & real grit proved that Gordon Scott was the toughest Tarzan to ever wear the lioncloth. With a superb supporting cast that includes Oscar nominee Anthony Quayle & a pre-Bond Sean Connery how could this adventure go wrong!".View more
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
"Good ‘ole Clint makes a big-city splash as the western & the modern-cop film converge in this fish-out-of-water precursor to Dirty Harry that sizzles with excitement & oozes Eastwood cool!".View more
Easy Rider (1969)
"Easy Rider is an anti-establishment picture that defied convention with its look, sound and attitude. It unexpectedly ripped through America’s consciousness like a prairie fire". View more
Worthy of Rediscovery
Valley Girl (1983) "Definitive 80s love story pushed into hyper-drive by Cage's wacky portrayal of a way-out teen. The film's look, feel, sound & fashion combine effortlessly to make this groovy adolescent flick a time capsule from the golden era of teen movies."View more
The Last Dragon (1985) "It’s a big ball of kung fu attitude - a glitzy, glossy, music-fuelled, chop-socky extravaganza. If you are a martial arts aficionado and haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and check out this Kung Fu gem."View more
"Splash is a delightful romantic comedy that will make you believe that mermaids are real!" View more
White Men Can't Jump (1992) "Hip, funny & kinetic - a slam-dunk riot!View More
The Vikings (1958) "A lavish matinee spectacle with big stars & grand moments that will stick in your memory for eons."View more
Paint Your Wagon (1969) "Catchy songs, hilarious situations & likeable performances combine for this unique gold-rush western that will put a smile on your face".View More
The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984) "A performance piece to revel in! Roberts walks an emotional tripwire in a mesmerizing performance that is worthy of discovery. Rourke is swallowed by Roberts' euphoria & bounces off him with an essence of cool".View more
Coupe de Ville (1990) "Hilarious & at times touching account of three brothers thrown together on a road trip of self-discovery. Great performances, mad-cap misadventures & a lot of heart make this a delightfully chucklesome car ride you'll never forget. An underrated coming of age gem about family, love and a powder-blue caddie".View more
Recent Australian Releases
Any Questions For Ben? "Refreshing Australian rom-com with a star-making performance by Josh Lawson & a script that's a treasure trove of sparkling wit."View more
A Few Best Men
"In the tradition of The Hangover & Bridesmaids comes this hit-&-miss, fast-paced wedding cocktail of drugs, booze, firearms, sheep & Olivia Newton-John". View more
2011 - The Year In Review
2011 was an exciting year for cinema. The western was back in style, special effects flicks excelled, action movies got grittier & we were even treated to a few fresh superheros. Comedies, both raunchy & light romantic scored big at the box office while some remakes soared & certain sequels struggled. The main thing, however, was that there was no shortage in variety making 2011 a year to remember.
Click here to read our 50 Movies In A Nutshell for 2011
The Best & Worst of Cinema 2011!
"Comedies, Fantasy, Thrillers & Comic Book!"
The Best & Worst of Cinema 2010!
"Action, fantasy, rom-coms & westerns"
Tony's New Book Release
"Celebrating The 80s" - Official Book Trailer
"Teen Movies Needed Some Long Overdue Respect" - Hollywood Teen Movies celebrates the 1980s & 10 fantastic years online with this Official promo for the new book "Hollywood Teen Movies 80 from the 80s - The Good The Bad & The Forgotten". Hope you enjoy this nostalgic trip back to arguably "the greatest decade in teen movie history". The images, the fashion, the sound, the stars, the movies & of course the book are all captured in this visual extravaganza that is pure 80s Movie Magic at its very best! This Exclusive 80s flashback video is Now Showing on this site (play button below) and on our Hollywood Teen Movies YouTube Channel. Come on shout & breakout as we go back to re-live all the memories of the totally awesome 80s...