David Lees is the co-host of the Silver Screen Snobs film podcast, based out of Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys writing biographies about himself in the third person. Sometimes described as a "moron", he is best known as the co-creator of "one of the most non-sensical pieces of garbage I have ever heard", according to some guy. You can find him on Twitter and .

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Episode 12: Zero Dark Thirty, Flight

Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty, the dramatisation of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, is our feature review this week along with another new release, Flight, Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since Cast Away. The AACTA awards are covered plus new Bluray releases. Also reviewed: 10 Things I Hate About You, Commando, Shane, The Life Of Emile Zola, The Expendables 2.

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Episode 11: Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible

Django UnchainedThree new feature reviews this week: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Oscar contender Silver Linings Playbook and Boxing Day Tsunami film The Impossible. Also reviewed: West Side Story, Brave, Paris When It Sizzles and Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007.

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Episode 10: This Is 40, Knocked Up

This Is 40Back to our normal routine of news, classic and crap corners, honourable mentions and reviews this week. New release This Is 40 gets reviewed along with a retrospective look at the film that it is a “sort-of sequel” to, Knocked Up. Also reviewed: Wings, Take This Waltz, Dredd, Magic Mike and Hope Springs.

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Episode 9: Gangster Squad, Hitchcock, Paranorman

Gangster SquadAnother big week for new releases. We catch up with them all and review the hilarious stop-animation film Paranorman, Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as well as the biggest feature release this week, Gangster Squad. Also reviewed: Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight and A King In New York.

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Episode 7: The Hobbit, Les Miserables

The HobbitPeter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with The Hobbit, part one of the new trilogy. We review the film along with the brand new technology it was shot in, 3D 48 frames per second. Also reviewed: Les Miserables, The Deep Blue Sea, The Raid, Cosmopolis.

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Episode 6: Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly retrospective

Wreck-It RalphWreck-It Ralph hits our shores this Boxing Day and to celebrate John C. Reilly’s first foray into the animated world we also took a quick look at his five best roles to date. Films reviewed: In The Heat Of The Night, The Watch, Weekend, Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Gangs Of New York, Chicago, Walk Hard.

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Episode 5: Rise of the Guardians, Antz

Rise of the GuardiansDreamWork’s 25th animated film Rise Of The Guardians gets reviewed as we go way back to their first release, Antz, and see how far they’ve come. Also reviewed: It Happened One Night, Ted, Manhunter, American Dreamz.

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