Day: 25 March 2014

the AU interview: Martin Carthy (UK) on playing The National Folk Festival

March 25, 2014

Martin Carthy is rightly considered by many to be one of the most influential figures within the British music landscape, and continues to be a leading figure in the English folk tradition; having recently been awarded the Lifetime Achievement at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. Carthy has released over 40 albums throughout the course of […]

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the AU interview at SXSW 2014: A Great Big World (New York)

March 25, 2014

Johnny spoke to Ian Axel & Chad Vaccarino from A Great Big World on the red carpet at Perez’s Hilton’s One Night In Austin showcase during SXSW 2014. The guys spoke about their new album, working with Christina Aguilera and their trip to Australia – which is happening right now!

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Spotlight on Newcastle, NSW (Part One): SURFest, Jimmy Figg's Bare-knuckle Barber and Craft Beer Week Launch.

March 25, 2014

At the end of last year, Californian Andrew Smith was awarded the title of Destination NSW’s “Chief Funster”, a duty that sees him travel around the State for six months, creating digital content that shows off New South Wales in all its splendour. I had the opportunity to join Andrew for two days of his […]

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Exclusive: Director Christian Larson and Manager Amy Thomson talk “Leave The World Behind” at SXSW

March 25, 2014

the AU review meets director Christian Larson and executive producer (and manager of Swedish House Mafia) Amy Thomson, to talk about the film Leave The World Behind: A Film Starring Swedish House Mafia, just as the film was premiering at SXSW 2014. The film is released no iTunes on April 15th. Get more details HERE […]

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Box Office Report: Comedy cops and a volcano can’t topple The Monuments Men

March 25, 2014

Looks like it was a slow weekend at the Aussie box office, with only one film making more than a million dollars. Let’s just blame the start of the AFL season, shall we? George Clooney’s The Monuments Men took the top spot again with $1.71 million, while car-racing pic Need For Speed rose from third spot to second with […]

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Full list of SXSW Film Awards winners for 2014!

March 25, 2014

The winners of Film Awards for the recently-completed SXSW festival have been announced, and it is a long and varied list, which you can see below. The festival is an awesome way to give recognition to these mostly unknown films, and 2014 presented an amazing selection of films. The Grand Jury award went to comedy For […]

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Epic new international trailer released for X-Men: Days of Future Past

March 25, 2014

Expectations have been building ever since it was announced that X-Men and X-Men 2 director Brian Singer would be returning to helm the next film in the series, titled X-Men: Days of Future Past. They were raised even further with the release of the incredible first trailer last year, and are likely to shoot through the roof with the release of […]

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TV Review: The Feed (SBS2, Australia) Season Two, Addiction Week – Episode 1

March 25, 2014

Opening a potentially very heavy week of nightly evening news with a lighter story is a wise move- and that’s certainly what the team at The Feed appeared to be doing by having a story about cane toad licking addicted dogs kick off its Addiction Week. As cartoonish as this story may sound on paper […]

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The Iris at SXSW: Lenny Abrahamson, director of Frank on influences, working with Fassbender, Gyllenhaal & Gleeson.

March 25, 2014

Having a full house premiere at the Stateside Theater in Austin on Monday was Frank, the Lenny Abrahamson directed offbeat comedy which takes inspiration from the Chris Sievey persona Frank Sidebottom. Starring Domnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender – as the papier mache head wearing ‘Frank’ – it’s a film that has prompted much […]

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The Iris at SXSW: Diego Luna and Rosario Dawson on the importance of Cesar Chavez within today’s film industry and audience.

March 25, 2014

Cesar Chavez comes as one of the more visually and emotionally striking films of the SXSW Film program for 2014. Set for US release on March 28th, the film documents the life of the famed American labour rights leader, Cesar Chavez. Directed by Diego Luna and starring the likes of Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson and […]

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