Jasper JonesDVD - 2018 | Widescreen version
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Set in 1968 Australia, this is a perceptive coming-of-age story about a mixed-race boy accused of causing the disappearance of white girl. Issues considered include prejudice, discrimination, child abuse, domestic violence, and Aboriginal rights. Based on the bestselling book, filmmaker Rachel Pe... Read More »
Adapted from the critically acclaimed novel. Set in a small Western Australian town in 1965, a mixed-race boy comes under suspicion when a young white girl disappears. He seeks help from his classmate to solve the mystery and prove his innocence. Filmmaker Rachel Perkins is an advocate for Austra... Read More »
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The thing about Spider-Man is that he'd be useless in a place like Corrigan.
-How do you mean?
There's nothing for him to swing in between here. He needs an urban environment. That's why Superman is the greatest superhero. He's all-terrain.
-Superman? He's the worst superhero.
-Superman is boring. He's invulnerable.That's why they invented kryptonite, so he has some kind of weakness.
Batman, he's the best superhero, because, well, he's just a guy like me or you.
-He doesn't have any superpowers. He's not superhuman.
He has a cape and a mask and arch-enemies. He's a superhero, no question.
-You're not listening, Chuck. Batman does not possess superpowers. Therefore he's not super.
You've lost your mind. Batman is a master of martial arts. He's a detective, he's an inventor. And given that 'super' only means 'greater than normal', by that definition, Batman can only be described as a superhero.
"Courage is resistance to fear,"
"mastery of fear,
not absence of fear."
Mermaids. Why are they considered so sexy?
-What are you talking about?
It's because of their... their...
Sure, but they're half a fish.
-You can deep-fry the lower part of their body and that would be delicious.
OK, hypothetical time. Would you rather have a magnetic head or fart out of your mouth?
Lyrics to song at the end:
I was young in a tiny town
And my whole life,
I wanted out
But where I've been
won't hold me down
And I wouldn't change it
But I was never made to toil
Trapped inside some city walls
I'm wild inside,
and when I hear the call
I'm gonna chase it
So as you leave it all behind
Would you rather have a hat made of spiders or have penises for fingers?... So you're choosing the penis fingers, then?
-I'm avoiding the question entirely. It's too stupid even by your standards.
That's what they say.
- How... how do I not know this?
'Cause you're an idiot.
I told Mr Daglish "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a book about a girl who's famous for making omelettes. I don't think he's read a book written this century.
I was thinking about it, and I know why Batman is the greatest superhero.
- He's not.
But why? Courage.
You see, Superman doesn't need courage to stand in front of a bullet because it can't
possibly harm him. But Batman, on the other hand, he has more to lose. He has to overcome his fears to save people.
You've got your whole life ahead of you, all you kids. You're so free. You know, when I first heard that Laura Wishart might have run away... I was jealous. That's an awful thing to say, but I just... it's how I feel.
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