Author: Louise Agostino

James Franco returns to the King of Horror

June 7, 2016

After the success of 11.22.63, James Franco returns to Stephen King territory with King’s short story “Drunken Fireworks” for Rabbit Bandini Productions and Rubicon Entertainment. Franco will not only star but work again with Matt Ranger (The Sound and the Fury and  As I Lay Dying) to write the project. Meanwhile, Vince Jolivette, Doug McKay, Robert Kaplan, Marc Senter and Nathan Grubbs are set to produce. From what has […]

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Gillian Anderson joins American Gods

June 7, 2016

Gillian Anderson has joined Starz’s TV adaption of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods. The story follows a war between the old and new gods. The old being traditional ones formed by spiritual understandings and mythologies around the world and the new being reflections of America’s obsession with money, technology and celebrities. Casting so far has Ricky Whittle playing Shadow Moon an ex- con […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Now You See Me 2 is pulling no illusions here

June 7, 2016

Hello Folks, Again we have some newbies taking charge! The illusionists are back in Now You See Me 2, which brought in $2,869 million and earned this week’s #1 spot. Jodie Foster’s thriller Money Monster is a close second, pushing Alice further down the rabbit hole at #3. Other titles in the ladder sit tight but we’ve lost Bad Neighbours 2, Florence […]

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Dance Academy: The Movie commences in Sydney and New York

June 1, 2016

Dance Academy: The Movie has commenced shooting today in Sydney and New York. After the series embarked a twice International Emmy that launched careers and fanzines around the globe, Dance Academy: The Movie will take place 18 months after Season Three. From Season One, Tara Webster (played by Xenia Goodwin) returns. Alongside her is Dena […]

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Behold Rhys Nicholson to host Western Australian Screen Awards

May 31, 2016

Get excited, comedian Rhys Nicholson will host the 28th Annual Western Australian Screen Awards (WASAs). Described as wry and sarcastic, Nicholson won best newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival 2012 and has supported the likes of Louis Ck (US), Amy Schumer (US) kathy Griffin (US) and Aussies Fiona O’ Loughlin and Wil Anderson. He seems ready as ever: […]

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Say Yes to the Dress coming Down Under

May 31, 2016

Set to launch on TLC network, it has been confirmed that the US longest running series will have its own Australian version, Say Yes To The Dress: Australia. Part fashion, bridal and feel good affair, Say Yes To The Dress: Australia will watch the brides-to-be find their perfect dresses. This Australian series will also be hosted […]

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Will Arnett and Stephen Amell visited Sydney over the weekend! Cowabunga!

May 31, 2016

Will Arnett and Stephen Amell caught up with fans, local skaters and the Bondi Resue Crew when they visited Bondi Beach in Sydney. The space laid out a very Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles situation with a large street design of Michelangelo by visual artist Scott Marsh. Arnett returns to the turtles as Vernon Fenwick and see’s Amell […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Wonderland has arrived

May 31, 2016

Hello folks, Some new movers and shakers at large! Forget X-Men: Apocalypse and get around Alice. The Alice I speak of is Mia Wasikowska who plays her in Alice Through the Looking Glass, this weeks #1 pushing X-Men: Apocalypse to the #2 spot. The dollars aren’t massive, nor have the reviews been rewarding but it’s […]

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Ken Loach wins Palme d’Or for I, Daniel Blake

May 24, 2016

After the longest deliberating process in the history of the festival, the Cannes Jury announced that British filmmaker Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or for I, Daniel Blake. This is now Loach’s second d’Or, though some have suggested it will be his last film. I, Daniel Blake is a social drama about a man’s struggles in the bureaucracy of the healthcare system. After collecting the award Loach thanked […]

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Cary Fukanaga to direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon

May 24, 2016

It has been confirmed True Detective‘s Cary Fukanaga will direct and Steven Spielberg will co- produce Stanley Kubrick’s long term project Napoleon as a miniseries for HBO. We can also get excited that this project will have Kubrick’s long time producer Jan Harlan along for the ride. If you’re not aware, this is something  Kubrick spent a great deal of […]

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Beauty and the Beast reveals Emma Watson

May 24, 2016

The first teaser to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has landed.  Disney has opted with something in much the same vein as The Jungle Book and Maleficent when it comes to retelling this classic as a live-action feature. Watch it below: In this very small teaser – breathtaking yet understated – we can make out a few things. Emma Watson is […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The X- Men take their place at the top

May 24, 2016

Hi Folks, We see a few changes this week with regards to #1. X-Men: Apocalypse sits at the top spot with $6.4 million – a pretty good turnout but not the same figures as Captain America: Civil War or even Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on their openings. In second place we have The Angry Birds Movie, the comedy-adventure based on the video game. The […]

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Gareth Edwards leaves Godzilla 2

May 18, 2016

Filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Monsters) has dropped out of directing the sequel to Godzilla 2014. Edwards who directed the first reboot was meant to return to Godzilla after completing his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is in post- production. As to why, it remains unclear. Although reports say deadlines could have impinged the project. […]

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Jennifer Lawrence could be in the next Ocean’s Eleven

May 18, 2016

Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to join Sandra Bullock in the all-female  Ocean’s Eleven at Warner Bros. Pictures. This project would reunite Lawrence with director Gary Ross who made the first The Hungry Games feature. Sticking to the original charged vibe, Steven Soderberge and George Clooney return but as producers. Clooney led the all-male cast as Danny […]

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Australian Genna Chanelle Hayes heads to Cannes

May 18, 2016

Filmmaker and actress Genna Chanelle Hayes sees the international debut of her film, Wurinyan at Cannes this week.   Wurinyan is a short film about human connection from different backgrounds. It is set in Sydney’s eastern suburbs with an all Australian cast including Mark Coles Smith, Christine Anu and  Peter Mochrie. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have our film screened […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Well done Cap! But watch your left

May 17, 2016

Hi Folks, First off the cusp it’s good to see Marvel’s Cap still strong in first place. It’s a great film and stands convincing at $3,8 million. Can it hold on to the top spot? Let’s see. We also have a new #2! The Angry Birds Movie has knocked Bad Neighbours to 3rd place. The other contender to […]

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Michael Shannon in talks to star in new Guillermo Del Toro project, The Shape of Water

May 10, 2016

We bring you good news today! Guillermo Del Toro has a new film coming out and Michael Shannon is rumoured to be in talks to star as the villain of the story. The working title is The Shape of Water, a film set in 1963, in the Cold War. It follows a mute laboratory worker (Sally Hawkins) who falls in […]

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New teaser released ahead of the full trailer for Dan Brown’s Inferno

May 10, 2016

Director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are returning to the big screen later this year with Inferno, the third film in the Robert Langdon series that began with The Da Vinci Code and continued with Angels & Demons. Now, after already revealing the poster and first teaser trailer, Sony have announced that a full trailer will be doing […]

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Eddie Redmayne announced in Nick Park’s new claymation Early Man

May 10, 2016

Academy Award winning Director, writer and animator Nick Park who gave us all the Wallace and Gromit delights, is working on something new. This time, it’s situated at the dawn of time with all sorts of Wolly Mammoths and prehistoric creatures. It’s called Early Man and Park already has his leading man for the project: Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne. Nick […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Captain America is still sailing strong

May 10, 2016

Hi Folks, After seeing Captain American: Civil War last week, I too, am on a team Cap bandwagon. If you haven’t, It’s an all-round pleasure. Lets get to it. Cap and co. are still on top, but in their second week has seen them drop a little. However, they still stand strong at $6 million (slightly better than Batman’s […]

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New stills released from the set of Assassin’s Creed

May 10, 2016

Showcasing a naturalistic look and feel, new official stills have been released from the set of the anticipated Assassin’s Creed film. The video game adaptation, which comes out December 21st this year, is directed by Justin Kurzel, who leads the film after his gruesome The Snowtown Murders and recent Macbeth, which also stars the lead, Michael Fassbender. Alongside Fassbender stars Michael Kenneth […]

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Make way for some Space Jam 2

May 3, 2016

Another sequel we’re actually okay about – Space Jam is returning! Justin Lin (Fast and the Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond) is co-writing with Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) and Alfredo Botello (Hollywood Adventures, Crickets) to bring some ’90s hoops back. Replacing Michael Jordon is the Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who recently made an appearance in Amy Schumer’s […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Marvel’s new Captain is on board!

May 3, 2016

Hello folks, We have some new friends that have entered and knocked off Disney’s top position, The Jungle Book now at #2. Make way for, Marvel’s Captain America: Cilvil War – and, I reckon, for awhile. Stat-wise, it did a remarkable $13 Million and about $8 thousand more than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Let it also be known there […]

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Star Trek 4 already in the works?

May 3, 2016

Just went you thought you could turn your back, Justin Lin (the director of Star Trek Beyond) could already be preparing for Star Trek 4. Reports come after the studio registered the name Star Trek 4 with the suggesting Paramount believe Beyond will be a big enough hit to merit a follow up. The first trailer for Beyond had plenty of […]

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Ty Burrell is coming to Australia to promote Finding Dory

May 3, 2016

Modern Family actor and comedian Ty Burrell will be attending the Australian premiere of Finding Dory on  Wednesday 15th June as part of a two-day press tour. Burrell is set to play a Beluga Whale called Bailey who fears his echolocation skills are broken. Finding Dory sees the blue tangy dory (voiced by Ellen De Generes) Nemo and […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Disney are still ruling the jungle but for how long?

April 26, 2016

Hi Folks, Hope you all had a good long weekend. The stats are in. There’s no change to the number #1 as far as film is concerned, just a slight decrease the takings for The Jungle Book. However we do have a new number #2 – and that’s newcomer, Eddie the Eagle which racked up $2.6 million. The […]

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Goosebumps to get a sequel

April 26, 2016

Goosebumps is returning to screen for a second feature film. No word yet on whether director Rob Letterman and writer Darren Lemke will be back. Same goes forJack Black. Adapted from the R.L Stine best-selling book series, the idea was first set up by Fox Studio in 1998, before the film moved to Sony in 2008 […]

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Official revival cast list welcomes us back to Twin Peaks

April 26, 2016

After a few month of not hearing anything, we are welcomed back to some input regarding Twin Peaks’ revival, which happens next year. Executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost have just revealed the epic 217-person long list of who’s returning and some newbies along for the ride. Amongst the crew, newcomers include Laura Dern, Michael Cera, Ashley Judd, […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The King of the Jungle outplays The Boss

April 19, 2016

Hello Folks, We have a new #1. Outscoring The Huntsman Winter’s War in first place is The Jungle Book. Hitting the $290 million mark  around the globe, critics are responding very well to the film. Stellar casting and visually impressive landscapes have put Disney on top again. As for Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss, well, that came in at second place with a […]

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Sherpa: Trouble on Everest wins Perth’s International Arts Festival Film Audience Award

April 19, 2016

Jennifer Peedom‘s  documentary Sherpa: Trouble on Everest has won  an Audience Award at Perth’s International Arts Festival. Jennifer Peedom said: “I’m thrilled that Sherpa has been so incredibly well received by audiences at the Perth International Arts Festival. It’s validating to know that the film is connecting with the Australian audience so well and this audience award is […]

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