Ikea introduces Australia’s seven types of sleeper

Ikea has launched the next phase in a campaign to spruik its mattresses, based on the idea that there are seven types of Australian sleeper.

The campaign, devised by PR agency One Green Bean with production by DangerMouse Productions, is fronted by ‘Swedish sleep expert’ Alvar Karlsson played by actor Matt Sterne.

The videos, which will be distributed through YouTube, were shot in Ikea Tempe and around Sydney. Ikea staff were used as extras.

The first stage of the home furnishing giant’s campaign to push its mattresses came last month, when a team of ‘sleepers’ rode public transport in three cities at peak hour traffic in pyjamas with signs around their necks.
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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 5)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fifth of a five part feature (read parts one, two, three and four)...

“Maybe the title of Space Cowboys [2000] is a bit misleading because it is mostly about the pioneers of space,” stated Clint Eastwood when discussing the story about four former test pilots from the 1950s who decades later get an opportunity to go into outer space. “We were not really cowboys, but these men who did all the pioneering in the 1950s were going to the frontier of space in planes they were not sure could make it. They were being rocketed along on the ground faster than the speed of sound to see if the human body could take it, so I would say that the film is something of a homage to those gentlemen.” The action thriller with a production budget of $65 million stars Clint Eastwood,
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Review: Invictus

This is the Pure Movies review of Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern and Julian Lewis Jones. “I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul.” The last two lines of Henley’s famous “Invictus”, the poem that Nelson Mandela kept on a scrap of paper during his incarceration at Robben Island, do well to sum up Clint Eastwood’s latest film of the same name. Morgan Freeman stars as Mandela, and addresses the challenges he faced in a post-Apartheid South Africa still largely divided by race and class. Matt Damon plays Springboks captain Francois Pienaar who is desperate to build the moral and confidence of his team in the run-up to the 1995 Rugby World Cup, knowing their chances are slim.
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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Invictus’ Respectfully Pays Tribute, Fails to Emotionally Connect

Chicago – It’s difficult to imagine an awards season without Clint Eastwood. Ever since 2003’s “Mystic River,” he’s released all of his directorial efforts during the last months of the year. Sometimes his films deserve to be contenders (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Letters From Iwo Jima”), and sometimes they don’t. “Invictus” is Eastwood’s most unimaginative Oscar bait yet.

Morgan Freeman is the perfect actor to play Nelson Mandela…too perfect, in fact. There must be countless great actors, unknown to mainstream moviegoers, who could’ve knocked this role out of the park. Freeman is certainly one of our great actors, but he’s played this type of wise, contemplative, larger-than-life role so often that it’s become a cliché. When he played God in “Bruce Almighty,” the casting seemed inevitable. That may be why Mandela himself couldn’t think of any actor to play himself onscreen, other than Freeman.
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Exclusive Video: Watch an Invictus DVD Special Feature Clip

We have a brand new exclusive special feature clip from the upcoming release Invictus, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18. Click below to watch our exclusive special feature clip, which shows how director Clint Eastwood would get all of the tricky angles during the rugby matches.

Exclusive: Inside the Rugby Huddles

He was imprisoned 27 years for his heroic fight against apartheid. So what does Nelson Mandela do after he is elected president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives his oppressors and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (the National Board of Review's 2009 Best Director choice) powerfully directs an uplifting film about a team and a people inspired to greatness. In a performance that won him Nbr's Best Actor Award and an Oscar nomination, Morgan Freeman portrays Mandela, who asks the national rugby team captain (Best Supporting Actor
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Reviewed for Arizona Reporter by Harvey Karten

Grade: B

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Written By: Anthony Peckham, based on John Carlin.s book .Playing the Enemy.

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Leleti Khumalo

Screened at: Tribeca, NYC, 12/2/09

If you look at John Carlin.s book .Playing the Enemy,. surprisingly marked down from $24.95 to $7.77 at Amazon, you will realize that the title has a double meaning. One deals with the competition of South Africa.s rugby team in its thrust toward the World Cup in 1995. The other relates to the unusual fact that when South Africa.s rugby team played that of England, the majority of South Africans in the audience cheered for England! This would like seeing New York flying the flags at half staff when the New York Yankees won the World Series instead of our
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Movie Review: “Invictus”

Seen on: December 1, 2009

The players: Director: Clint Eastwood, Writer: Anthony Peckham, Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern

Facts of interest: Based on John Carlin's book.

The plot: The film tells the true story of how Nelson Mandela tried to unite his country with the help of South Africa's rugby team.

Our quick thoughts: Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” keeps things simple in telling the true story of how Nelson Mandela tried to reunite his country through rugby, but the film is nonetheless a fascinating big-screen experience and without doubt one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Intriguing, emotional and beautifully shot and acted, this is an instant winner.
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Movie Reviews -- "The Princess and the Frog," "Invictus," and "The Lovely Bones"

Here you go lovely readers, my movie reviews of .The Princess and the Frog,. .Invictus,. and .The Lovely Bones.. Are they all worth the price of admission? Take a look and have fun!

Here.s more info about the films from Yahoo:

.The Princess and the Frog.

Starring: Keith Anthony, Kwesi Boakye, Roger Aaron Brown, June Christopher, David Cowgill Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker Produced by: John Lasseter, Aghi Koh, Peter Del Vecho

Set in the city of New Orleans comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana , a frog prince who desperatelywants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on an adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

Genres: Kids/Family, Musical/Performing Arts, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Animation

Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.

Release Date: November 25th, 2009 (limited); December 11 (wide)

MPAA Rating: G

Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Distribution

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Chicago – In our latest biography/sports edition of Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Invictus” from director Clint Eastwood with Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman!

Invictus” also stars Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster, Penny Downie, Bonnie Henna, Shakes Myeko, Louis Minnaar and Danny Keogh. The film opens on Dec. 11, 2009.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Invictus” courtesy of, just answer our trivia question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

Invictus” from director Clint Eastwood stars Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.

Image credit: Warner Bros.

Here is the “Invictus” plot description:

From director Clint Eastwood,
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