Day: 8 June 2015

this will destroy you

Chris King of This Will Destroy You (USA) on instrumental music and its emotional impact

June 8, 2015

For people that follow Rooster Teeth, animator and writer Monty Oum sadly passed away in February this year. Not only was Oum a workmate but he was also a beloved friend to the Rooster Teeth community. To commemorate his passing, the team made a beautiful tribute towards the end of this podcast video while using This Will Destroy You’s “The Mighty Rio […]

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Photo Gallery: Jebediah + Front End Loader – Metro Theatre, Sydney (05.06.15)

June 8, 2015

Jebediah hit up the Metro Theatre in Sydney on Friday night, supported by the amazing Front End Loader. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the night:

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TV on the Radio help bring the lights down on Vivid Sydney 2015

June 8, 2015

Shot by Nathan Atkins for the AU review. “Monet” the Vivid street performer After 18 days of light, music and ideas, the 7th Vivid Sydney has come to a close for yet another year, with Brooklyn’s TV on the Radio closing out the festival at the Sydney Opera House, supported by Sydney’s own Kirin J […]

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Netflix takes a huge leap with Brad Pitt comedy War Machine

June 8, 2015

Netflix has acquired the rights to distribute War Machine, the satirical comedy about the war in Afghanistan from Animal Kingdom Director David Michôd. With the superstar lead taken by none other than Brad Pitt, this proves a very big acquisition for the streaming service and could change the way Hollywood approaches them and similar streaming […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (USA, 2015)

June 8, 2015

Before the National Lampoon lent their name to some terrible straight-to-video films they were ground-breaking. This comedy institution started as a spin-off magazine; graduated to books, radio and stage revues; and eventually yielded cult comedy films worthy of inclusion in Hollywood. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is a funny and […]

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Ridley Scott leaves Matt Damon stranded on Mars in the first trailer for The Martian

June 8, 2015

Presumed dead by his crew, NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon), is left behind on Mars. In a Gravity like scenario (presumably with less 3D tears), Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian asks the question: how does a man survive on Mars and get home? Let’s just hope things don’t end up in a similar […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: 600 Miles (Mexico, 2015)

June 8, 2015

Gabriel Ripstein’s 600 Miles is a straight shooter unconcerned with excess narrative baggage, clocking in at 85 minutes with a minimal gun trafficking plot that relies on talented actors and raw cinematography to place this project as a worthy debut feature for the Mexican filmmaker. Veteran Tim Roth brings a solid performance to the film, […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Mr Holmes (UK/USA, 2015)

June 8, 2015

Mysteries and detective stories have long been popular in literature, arts, films, with the story of Sherlock Holmes long enduring time and remake after reboot after re-imagining. In Mr Holmes we take a look at the world’s greatest detective in his twilight years long since retired but still troubled by one unsolved case. Sherlock Holmes […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Dope (USA, 2014)

June 8, 2015

Those classed as ‘Hood Films’ really made an impact on commercial cinema back in the 90’s. Classics like Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society, and Juice were met with critical acclaim and appealed to both a crowd that likes intelligent, well-written cinema rife with thoughtful social commentary, and a crowd that just wants an […]

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Nine of our favourite photos (and selfies) from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s visit to Sydney

June 8, 2015

Last week, Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Sydney alongside co-star Jai Courtney to showcase a special preview of his return to the mega successful Terminator franchise, Genisys. The film opens on July 1st around the country.  While in town, Arnold got photos with fans, selfies with the Sydney Opera House and attended the special screening… among […]

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Amy Poehler to attend the Australian premiere of the new Pixar film Inside Out in Sydney next week

June 8, 2015

The anticipated new Pixar film Inside Out – the first release from the acclaimed animation studio since 2013’s Monsters University – will be premiering in Sydney, Australia next week (Monday, June 15th), ahead of its nstional release on Thursday, June 18th. And to help launch the film, one of the stars of the film, Amy Poehler, […]

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International trailer released for Everest, showcasing the all-star cast and the epic mountain

June 8, 2015

The stories of the mountaineers who climb Everest has long been documented and fictionalised on our screens. From the 1934 documentary short Wings Over Everest to the 1997 tele-movie Into Thin Air, based on the book of the same name, telling the stories of the men who battle the conditions of one of the most […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Lambert & Stamp (USA, 2014)

June 8, 2015

The names Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp may not mean much to you unless you know that they were the unlikely managers of The Who during the sixties and early seventies. The pair are a rather odd couple and they’re also the subject of a documentary by James D. Cooper. The result is a vibrant […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Mr. Dyanmite: The Rise of James Brown (USA, 2014)

June 8, 2015

Get on Up was the entrée, a biopic on the inimitable, James Brown. But Oscar-winner, Alex Gibney’s documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown is the more substantial, main course. For over two hours the audience is treated to a film that is full of music and flamboyance, from old performances on stage and […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Sherpa (Australia, 2015)

June 8, 2015

Jennifer Peedom’s Sherpa is worthy of praise for maintaining it’s focus when it could have easily been lost in the majestic and overwhelming beauty of Mount Everest. The team behind this documentary explore the increasingly strained relationship between the international climbing community and the Sherpas who make such climbs possible, effectively capturing the anxiety that […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Nasty Baby (USA, 2015)

June 8, 2015

I’ve often been intrigued by the idea of what would happen if you flip a movie on its head. Market it as one thing and then turn it into something completely different. Something that surprises. Something that gets people talking. Imagine, for instance, if Hostel (2005) had been marketed as a raunchy teen comedy? The idea […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Love & Mercy (USA, 2015)

June 8, 2015

The world of music biopic is always a tricky affair. Trying to balance enough rock and roll fantasy and/or exaggeration with reality to create an engaging but honest story about an iconic musician can often serve itself up as a disappointment (De-Lovely and Beyond the Sea are two that immediately come to mind). Focusing on […]

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