Author: Jessica Marie Gregory

Game of Thrones stars Daniel Portman and Keisha Castle-Hughes join Oz Comic-Con in Sydney and Brisbane!

June 23, 2016

Game of Thrones stars Daniel Portman and Keisha Castle-Hughes are heading down under as special guests for Oz Comic-Con in Sydney and Brisbane this September! In case you need a refresher, you’ll recognise Portman as Tyrion Lannister turned Brienne of Tarth’s loyal squire, Podrick Payne, and Castle-Hughes as the deadly Obara Sand, one of the three Sandsnake sisters from Dorne. Portman and […]

Read More

Sydney’s Frankie’s By The Slice to host a special screening of the New Zealand thriller Blood Punch!

June 23, 2016

Bounty Films and Frankie’s By The Slice are teaming up for the ultimate event screening of the award-winning New Zealand horror/thriller Blood Punch. Blood Punch follows brilliant chemistry student Milton (Milo Cawthorne) who breaks out of court-mandated rehab, in the company of Skyler (Olivia Tennet), on the premise of producing enough meth to set the […]

Read More

First Look: check out the teaser trailer for Ron Howard’s authorised Beatles documentary

June 23, 2016

Imagine Entertainment, in collaboration with White Horse Pictures and Apple, released a teaser trailer and poster this week for Academy Award-winner Ron Howard’s highly anticipated documentary feature The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. The authorised documentary features rare and exclusive footage, documenting the early career (1962-1966) of the famed band with […]

Read More

‘In the House’ returns to Event Cinemas next month with screenings of Donnie Darko, The Thing and more!

June 16, 2016

Event Cinema’s ‘In the House’ cult screenings return to their George Street location in Sydney this July, bringing cult classics from the last 40 years back to the big screen. Audiences can catch screenings of films like Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal gangsta flick  The Godfather (1972), Ridley Scott’s nightmare Aliens (1979) in 70mm and fantasy cult classic Big Trouble […]

Read More

Sydney Film Festival Interview: director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami talks Sonita

June 16, 2016

Following its Australian premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, Fergus Halliday sat down with director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami  to talk about her award-winning documentary, Sonita. Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ghaemmaghami’s documentary explores Sonita’s journey as a young undocumented exile living in Tehran, with big dreams of breaking into the rap industry. What drew […]

Read More

The annual Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival Returns to Palace cinemas!

June 10, 2016

Palace Cinema’s third annual Scandinavian Film Festival, sponsored by Volvo, opens around the country this July, offering a selection of 22 films from Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. Director Rune Denstad Langlo‘s sharp and insightful black comedy, Welcome to Norway will open the festival. The film follows an aspiring hotel owner who turns his half-built […]

Read More

Crowdfunded sci-fi action comedy Lazer Team to be released in Australia on DVD and Blu-Ray

June 10, 2016

Crowdfunded sci-fi action comedy, Lazer Team is making its way down under. The cinematic lovechild of Youtube’s Rooster Teeth, Lazer Team, is releasing to home video in Australia following box office success through its partnership with the cinema-on-demand platform Tugg. Lazer Team follows four small-town friends who stumble upon an alien crash site containing a segmented alien […]

Read More

Sydney Film Festival Interview: Swiss director Jan Gassman talks intimacy and inspiration on Europe, She Loves

June 9, 2016

Ahead of its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, Fergus Halliday sat down with Swiss director Jan Gassman to talk about his latest film Europe, She Loves. A frank and intimate documentary-hybrid, Europe, She Loves, documents the lives of four couples across Europe. The Iris: Such a fascinating and incredibly ambitious movie. How did Europe, She Loves begin? […]

Read More

Pilou Asbæk talks oscar-nominated A War and his role on Game of Thrones

June 6, 2016

The celebrate the screening of the Oscar-nominated A War at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, Danish actor Pilou Asbæk sat down with Fergus Halliday to chat about everything from the rules of engagement to Game of Thrones and the American election. I won’t take up much of your time so, I’ll jump right into it. The thing that, sort […]

Read More

Stan announces first feature film project: The Second

May 26, 2016

Online streaming service Stan this week announced its first feature-length project, The Second, to be funded by Screen Queensland. Billed as a psychological thriller, The Second will be given a cinema release before streaming exclusively on Stan (jointly owned by Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax media). Mumbrella reports that the film will follow “two female […]

Read More

Aquarius Season 2 steaming direct from the U.S. Exclusive to Presto

May 26, 2016

Presto announced yesterday, that NBC’s period crime drama Aquarius will return to the online streaming service in a special triple episode premiere event. Episodes one to three of the 1960s drama will stream express from the U.S on Friday June 17. Following the three-episode premiere, episodes will continue to steam week-by-week, direct from the U.S […]

Read More

Sharmill Films picks up Bruno Dumont’s comedy Slack Bay after Cannes premiere

May 26, 2016

Sharmill Films has acquired director Bruno Dumont‘s French comedy Slack Bay (Ma Loute) for cinematic release following its new-in-competition premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Set in the north of France in 1910, Slack Bay explores the mysterious disappearance of tourists from a picturesque coastal community and the increasingly odd behaviour of its local […]

Read More

Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival returns to Newcastle

May 20, 2016

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival announced its return to Newcastle this coming July, unveiling a program of international cinema direct from their premieres at Sydney Film Festival. Newcastle cinema-goers will be treated to screenings of the Festival’s opening and closing night films: Goldstone and Love & Friendship. Award-winning filmmaker Ivan Sen’s Goldstone, starring […]

Read More

Melbourne WebFest 2016: Program and Official Selection announced!

May 20, 2016

Melbourne WebFest, this week, announced the program and official selection for its fourth annual run this July. The festival will screen 55 web series from around the globe as part of their official selection, hand-picked from a festival record of 230 submissions. The festival has 23 awards on offer for the 55 nominees, raised from […]

Read More

Sir Elton John confirms his role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

May 19, 2016

Following speculation last month, musician Sir Elton John has taken to Instagram to confirm his place in the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While John gives nothing away regarding the specifics of his role, he captioned the image, a Kingsman poster featuring his signature sunglasses, with a reference to his last on-screen feature film role in […]

Read More

Funding for Tetris The Movie finally falls into place

May 19, 2016

After its initial announcement last year, Tetris The Movie is finally beginning to take shape. The project is shaping up as an $80 million co-production between Chin and the U.S under Threshold Global Studios. The result of a joint venture between Larry Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment Group and Bruno Wu’s Seven Star Works, Threshold Global Studios […]

Read More

Watch the trailer for Kristen Stewart and Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper

May 19, 2016

Kristen Stewart‘s latest film, Personal Shopper, or better known as the film that was horrifically booed at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has an international trailer. While Personal Shopper was the boo-er’s choice for this year, to put things in perspective, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives were all […]

Read More

Reflect on the life and legacy of David Bowie with David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World

May 13, 2016

Shockwave Entertainment this week announced the DVD release of their documentary David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World, profiling the life and legacy of David Bowie.  The documentary features exclusive footage and interviews spanning Bowie’s lengthy career, as it reflects on Bowie’s artistic legacy and pays tribute to the life of the iconic performer. Check […]

Read More

Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray joins Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Detroit riot drama

May 13, 2016

Kathryn Bigelow, director of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is turning her attention to the historic Detriot Riots, with English Actress Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones) in talks to play a key role in the untitled true crime drama. Though few details are known about the plot, and details of Murray’s specific role […]

Read More

Tom Hardy’s Star Wars: Episode VIII cameo revealed!

May 13, 2016

Arguably one of the worst-kept secrets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Daniel Craig‘s not-so-secret secret cameo. In case you missed it, the James Bond actor appears as a stormtrooper, codename JB-007, during Rey’s interrogation scene. Craig was among several notable stars to cameo as stormtroopers/glorified extras. A report via Making Star Wars this week […]

Read More

Ridley Scott to reunite team behind The Martian for Zahler’s Wraiths of the Broken Land

May 12, 2016

The creative team behind last year’s sci-fi drama (or comedy, if you’re The Golden Globes) The Martian, are reuniting to adapt writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s novel Wraiths of the Broken Land.  Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the rights to the revenge-fueled Western, with Ridley Scott set to direct and Drew Goddard to pen the script. Zahler’s 2013 […]

Read More

The Sydney Film Festival announces their innovative Beyond Cinema programme

May 5, 2016

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival announced their new Beyond Cinema programme this week, including three free immersive film experiences combining cutting edge screen culture with new technologies designed to challenge and inspire. At the heart of the programme, in Sydney’s Lower Town Hall, the virtual reality installation Down the Rabbit Hole will screen nine virtual […]

Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows gets new trailer plus catch stars Will Arnett and Stephen Amell live!

May 5, 2016

The second instalment of Paramount Picture’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action reboot was given a new trailer this week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows sees the four titular turtles,  Leonardo (Pete Ploszek),  Raphael (Alan Ritchson),  Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) and Donatello (Jeremy Howard), fight their way out of the shadows to battle a roster of […]

Read More

The Dressmaker secures its place among Australia’s biggest selling DVDs in 2016

May 5, 2016

Australian comedy-drama, The Dressmaker, starring academy-award-winner Kate Winslet, is proving to be a huge favourite with at-home audiences, with sales of the film hitting 140,000 units in Australia in the first seven weeks of release. To put that in perspective, that makes The Dressmaker the 4th highest selling drama over the past six years and highest selling […]

Read More

Fuel for your nightmares: first look at Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant

April 28, 2016

Production of Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant is well and truly underway and now there’s a picture to prove it. While there’s no sign yet of Michael Fassbender (reprising his role as David) or any titular aliens, the picture, via the film’s twitter page, does give a brief glimpse of what’s to come. The image […]

Read More

James McAvoy, John Boyega and Nicholas Hoult join Watership Down adaptation

April 28, 2016

Netflix and the BBC have teamed up to produce a four-part miniseries adapting Richard Adam‘s novel and childhood heart-breaker, Watership Down. The star-studded voice cast for the animated series includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley. Watership Down was originally published in 1972 and follows a band of rabbits as they search […]

Read More

Sense8: Toby Onwumere replaces Aml Ameen in Wachowskis’ Netflix Series

April 28, 2016

Deadline reported this week that Sense8‘s Aml Ameen has abruptly quit the show. The Brish actor, who played Capheus in season one of Lilly and Lana Wachowskis’ Netflix original drama, will be replaced, for season two, by upcomer Toby Onwumere. According to Deadline, the circumstances surrounding  Ameen’s departure are still vague but previous reports indicate a conflict of creative […]

Read More

2016 Soundkilda Finalists Announced

April 28, 2016

This week the St. Kilda Film Festival announced the finalists for their upcoming SoundKILDA music video competition celebrating the collaborative combination of film and music. Presented by the City of Port Phillip, SoundKILDA will showcase sixteen clips featuring collaborative and feature work from the some of the country’s top artists including Missy Higgins, Vance Joy, Boy […]

Read More

Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington’s The Magnificent Seven gets its first trailer

April 21, 2016

2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Westerns that start with ‘the’ and end in a number of gun-slinging bros. Following Quentin Tarantino‘s latest meticulously-curated bloodbath, The Hateful Eight, and Netflix’s Adam Sandler vehicle, The Ridiculous Six, comes The Magnificent Seven. Based off John Sturges‘s 1960’s classic of the same name, The […]

Read More

World Premiere of Australian outback noir Goldstone to open Sydney Film Festival

April 21, 2016

The Sydney Film festival today announced it will open its 63rd year with the World Premiere of Goldstone. From acclaimed Indigenous writer/director Ivan Sen, Goldstone is a stylish and intelligent outback noir that sees Aaron Pederson reprise his role as troubled Indigenous detective Jay Swan. Pederson first appeared as Jay Swan in Sen’s Mystery Road, which opened […]

Read More