The midseason is fast approaching and fast with it comes the lowest period of excitement for the year before the build up running into the finals begins. In 2012, the NRL has decided to overcome this apparent boredom by releasing NRL versions of Classic films of yesteryear. Following are the synopsis of some of the more notable classics.
Wests Side Story
The love story in
troubled times between two gangs, Wests and Illawarra. The Wests gang, lead by
Robbie is seeking to obtain premiership glory, but they have to overcome
Illawarra, run by Peter.
In a confusing love triangle, Robbie’s sister,
Tim, is set up in an arranged marriage which she agrees to with one of the
Illawarra gang members, but before long Tim soon learns she is in love with
Wests gang member Benji. This tryst leads to a more passionate warfare between
to the gangs. Will Tim get to be with her true love? Who will win the
premiership? Who cares?
Dial ‘M’ For Murdoch
A successful media
magnate hatches a plan to murder a game that had committed the crime of not
giving him massive amounts of money he did nothing to earn nor deserve, but when
the murder fails he concocts a brilliant Plan B, but he has the tough detective
Ian Schubert on his case, who plans to bring the whole sordid affair to
Die Hard With a Whimper
In this actionless packed
blockbuster, Stephen Kearney is on a one man mission to bring down an
organisation that has been committing crimes against the public. He finds
himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and with a group of useless
bumbling idiots whose failure to work as a team see’s them all being picked off,
one-by-one, by Kearney.
Picnic at Redfern Station
cinematic masterpiece, tells the story of a bunch of unknown girls who go
walking about at Redfern train station one day, only for John, Sam and Greg to
all go missing, leading to an area wide search over several weeks, focussing
strongly on the top 8, but cannot find them. Will they ever appear in finals
During a prolonged run of
injuries and player ineptitude, football head coach Ivan is forced to compete
with a gang of replacement players, including an alter boy, a farmhand, a lazy
drunk and a bald man. They come up with some not so surprising
Mary Shelley’s Furnerstein
In the sequel, and almost
reversal, of the original classic, Dr Furnerstein had a perfectly functioning
and able bodied daemon, which he created, but who continually falls apart. Dr
Furnerstein is constantly on a mission to try and find body parts, to repair his
creation with so that he can live. The soundtrack is headed by Metallica’s song
“The God That Failed”.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
An epic story
about Gal and the creation, life and teachings of the Shire’s new messiah, Todd.
Go with Todd as he preaches about being the son of Gal and the lessons we can
all learn from Gal’s wise words, most notably “When you see a wall, don’t waste
time by going round it, simple go through it. Be more wall than the wall
itself.” You will leave this movie inspired to do something, be it great or
alcoholic. Screening only in the Shire, due to popular demand.
Invention Of Lying
A modern comedy/drama with an unusual twist. Follow
Craig and his mates around in a world where lying doesn’t exist. Until one of
Craig’s mates, Greg, tells the first ever lie for his own personal gain. The
fact everyone else knows the truth fails to deter Greg , who is committed to
teaching all of Craig’s friends how to lie as well.
The Life of
A comical masterpiece from Newcastle surrounding the arrival of
Wayne into their world, who is accidentally referred to as a messiah from the
first day of his arrival. Watch in great laughter as Kurt the leper begs for
money and Willie, the loudmouth moron living in a hole in the ground starts
tweeting instead of speaking when he is disturbed.
There are many more
great NRL films coming your way later this year.
Also, please feel free
to take some treats with you while watching the movies. Prices are
Pie - $8
Sauce - $4
Pie and Sauce combo - $20
Drink - $10
Alcohol – Bring your chequebook