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Alrighty Then! A Jim Carrey Selectrospective – The Movie Robcast

Would it be cheesy to describe episode 91 as “suh-MO-kin’!”? It would? Okay, we’ll Carrey on at a slightly more measured tone. 

With Sonic the Hedgehog still one of the country’s most recent movie releases despite hitting cinemas in February, the two Robs decided to delve deep into Jim Carrey’s catalogue and review more than the blue-rinse speed hog. Although they do talk Sonic, don’t worry.

For Rob Wallis in 1994, Carrey was a formative movie influence. For Rob Daniel, more advanced in years and considerably creakier, Carrey was an annoyance besmirching the good name of cinema. Ironically, both the Robs learnt to like Jim through The Mask, that zany family movie that happily still holds up today.

The Robs look at how Mr...

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Tracks (2013)

Tracks posterDirector: John Curran

Writer: Marion Nelson

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver

Cert: 12

Running time: 112mins

Year: 2013

 

The lowdown: Robyn Davidson’s epic 1,700 mile 9 month trek across Australia arrives after decades languishing in the outback of Development Hell. Mia Wasikowksa is impressively prickly and enigmatic as Davidson, ably assisted by spirited camels and a faithful dog. John Curran plots the film along a traditional wilderness adventure path, but this is a journey worth taking.

Tracks - Wasikowska, camelTracks: Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson and Adam Driver as Rick Smolan

The full verdict: Walking the Australian Outback with only a dog and a quartet of camels would seemingly give any right minded person the hump.

But, Robyn Davidson did just this, became a global sensation and penned a bestseller based on her exploits.

The Painted Veil director John Curran, succee...

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