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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘These Final Hours’, ‘The Keeper Of Lost Causes,’ ‘The Selfish Giant,’ ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ ‘Lucy,’ and ‘Some Velvet Morning’. This episode also contains interviews with Scarlett Johansson, Nathan Phillips and Zak Hilditch.

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Doctor Who Season 8

Sharmill Films is delighted to announce that the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8 – Peter Capaldi’s debut season in the iconic role – will screen in cinemas across Australia from Sunday 24 August 2014.

This year’s screenings follow the success of BBC Worldwide’s global cinema release of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was screened in over 1500 cinemas around the world, allowing fans to come together to watch the show like never before.

Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length premiere episode of Series 8; Deep Breath. Directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites The Paternoster Gang - Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Steven Moffat comments, “Last November the Doctor didn’t just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too. And like the show-off he is, he can’t resist another go – one taste of the silver screen is never enough.”

Cinemas showing Doctor Who Deep Breath premiere episode include:



Cinema Nova – Carlton

Palace Como – South Yarra

Palace Brighton Bay

Palace Balwyn

Palace Westgarth

Classic Cinemas – Elsternwick

Sun Theatre – Yarraville

Cameo Cinemas – Belgrave

Peninsula Cinemas – Rosebud

Peninsula Cinemas – Warragul

Sun Theatre – Bairnsdale

Deakin Cinema Complex – Mildura


Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas – Adelaide

Wallis Cinemas – Mt Barker

Wallis Cinemas – Noarlunga

Oatmill Cinema – Mt Gambier

Wallis Cinemas – Piccadilly

Wallis Cinemas – Mitcham



Luna Cinemas – Leederville

Luna on SX – Fremantle

Grand Warwick

Grand Bunbury

Grand Currambine



Katherine Cinema 3


Cremorne Orpheum

Palace Verona – Paddington

Palace Norton Street – Leichhardt

Riverside Theatres – Parramatta

Ritz Cinema – Randwick

Roxy Cinema – Nowra

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

Majestic Cinemas – Port Macquarie

Majestic Cinemas – Singleton

Majestic Cinemas – Nambucca Heads

Palace Byron Bay

Mount Vic Flicks – Mount Victoria

Forum 6 Cinemas – Tamworth

Forum 6 Cinemas – Wagga Wagga

Odeon 5 Cinemas – Orange


Palace Electric – Canberra

Limelight Cinemas – Greenway


Palace Barracks – Brisbane

Palace Centro – Brisbane

Limelight Cinemas – Ipswich

Southbank 5 Cinemas – Brisbane



CMAX Devonport

These Final Hours Poster

Subculture’s Dave Griffiths caught up with director, Zak Hildtich and leading man, Nathan Phillips to talk about their new feature film These Final Hours.

You can hear the These Final Hours interview right here.

Mrs. Browns Boys D'Movie

Summary: When market-trader Agnes Brown finds her stall under threat from a ruthless developer, she and her family embark on a campaign to save their livelihood, aided only by a motley troop comprising Buster’s blind trainee ninjas, a barrister with an unhelpful affliction, and Grandad’s elderly friends. As daughter Cathy turns her back on the family business and unwanted secrets emerge from Agnes’s past, could the Brown matriarch finally be out of her depth?

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 24th July, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: UK, Ireland

Director: Ben Kellett

Screenwriter: Brendan O’Carroll

Cast: David Armand (James (PA)), Richard Attlee (Ivan Bogmonovitch), Robert Bathurst (Maydo Archer), Shane Byrne (Vladamir), Rory Cowan (Rory Brown), Chris Cowlin (Irish Garda), Dermot Crowley (P.R. Irwin), Sorcha Cusack (Justice Dickie), Simon Delaney (Tom Crews), Martin Delany (Trevor Brown), Joe Duffy (himself), Keith Duffy (John), Michael James Ford (Michael Gibney), Raj Ghatak (Rab Patel), Conor Gibney (Garda), Fiona Gibney (Sharon McGoogan), Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Jimmy Gibney (Father McBride), Maire Hastings (Philomena Nine Warts), Gary Hollywood (Dino Doyle), Eamonn Holmes (himself), Paddy Houlihan (Dermot Brown), Radoslaw Kaim (Uri), Darragh Kelly (Fintan Bullwhip), Frank Kelly (Justice Cannon), Jon Kenny (Cunningham), John Masterson (Mack), Paul Mayhew-Archer (The Hammer Murphy), Conor Moloney (Father Damien), Zeb Moore (Tom), Laurie Morton (May Moccasin), Nick Nevern (Gregor), Mike Nolan (Foley), Cjan O’Callaghan (Irma Byke), Brendan O’Carroll (Agnes Brown), Danny O’Carroll (Buster Brady), Eilish O’Carroll (Winnie McGoogan), Fiona O’Carroll (Maria Brown), Jamie O’Carroll (Bono Brown), Sam O’Mahony (Ritchie Naylor), Dermot O’Neil (Grandad Brown), Chris Patrick-Simpson (Ninja Joe), Emily Regan (Barbara), June Rodgers (Fat Annie McCrum), Pat Shields (Mark Brown), Helen Spain (Maggie May), Brian Whitehead (Andrei), Amanda Woods (Betty Brown)

Runtime: 95 mins

Classification: M




Nick Gardener: You can check out Nick’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #89



David Griffiths:

As a film Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie has changed the art of film reviewing forever. From now on it will acceptable to describe a film as bad, very bad, exceptionally awful and ‘as bad as that Mrs. Brown’s movie.’ Yes Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie is easily one of the worst films not only to be released in cinemas this year, but to have ever been released in cinemas at all. This unfunny film even makes some of Adam Sandler’s worst films look and feel like fine art.

Based on the popular television show Mrs. Brown’s Boys the film sees Agnes Brown (Brendan O’Carroll) believing that everything is going fine, she gets up every morning and goes to her fruit and vegetable stall. The only minor hiccups up in her life are normally things going wrong with one of her boys.

But things soon take a drastic turn for the worse when local Member of Parliament P.R Irwin (Dermot Crowley) teams up with the Mafia and decides that it is time for Mrs. Brown and her Moore Street market to be sold off. On top of that Mrs. Brown suddenly finds herself deep in debt with the taxation office as well.

Over the years we’ve seen some pretty bad films be made after a producer has decided that a hit television series should make its debut on the big screen. Think about how good Mr. Bean was on the small screen, now think of how ordinary the Mr. Bean movies turned out to be. Like the times when this idea has failed the biggest reason for Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie to be bad is because of how different the show is to the television series.

Why the movie is so different to its small screen counterpart is a big mystery. All the key cast and characters are present, the director Ben Kellett has directed twenty-three episodes of the show and the screenplay was written by the show’s creator Brendan O’Carroll. But somewhere along the journey someone decided that the movie should be bigger than anything that had ever happened on the show, and that is where everything went horribly wrong.

Most fans of the television show will tell that they reason they love it so much is because of the witty one-liners that come from the characters but all that is missing from the film. Instead the film tries to go bigger and better with a big song and dance number at the beginning that seems badly out of place and then things go steeply downhill from there. The jokes are unfunny and largely seem to be recycled (oh wow a female journalist called Ima Bike, wow that is really original… not) and even the whole Mafia vs the regular person storyline has been done to death over the years.

The storyline is just the beginning of the clichés though. It seems like any character that normally doesn’t appear in the television show was written as a complete cliché for the film. Yes of course in a comedy you can’t really have the bad guys violently bashing or maiming people but they can be a little more menacing than the characters here and don’t have to be cardboard cut-outs of what a bad guy should be. And it’s not just the bad guys that have been written as clichés, no any journalist, judge or lawyer seems to suffer the same fate as well.

There are some ‘nice’ moments of Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie but they are few and far between. The film reaches its peak when it decides to surprisingly turn serious for a moment and delve into the fact that when Mrs. Brown first became a widow she was sadly forced to put her children into care. It’s touching moments like that that make the film watchable but sadly they are ruined by the number of unfunny jokes that clutter the film and make the audience wish they could do bodily harm to themselves with their choc-tops.

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie just goes to show how much comedy has changed over the years. A while ago a film like this would have an audience in stitches. But comedy has changed, seeing a man in drag and a tonne of jokes against minorities are not funny. Likewise the inclusion of bloopers and 4th wall moments just don’t work on the big screen the same way as they do the small screen.

As a result Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie is a complete waste of time that has very few redeeming features. This is one film that you will want to give a wide berth to.



Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(2)


IMDB Rating:  Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014) on IMDb


Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie′: For our full Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #89. You can also check out Dave’s review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.


Once My Mother

Summary: When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz (Silver City) was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, and with her mother in her twilight years, Sophia begins to examine her troubled relationship with Helen.

She discovers the miraculous story of Helen’s life – an orphaned childhood on the streets of Poland, a wartime escape from a Siberian gulag and an enforced march of thousands of kilometres across a war-torn Eastern Europe to the shores of the Caspian Sea in Persia, before finding a peace of sorts in refugee camps first in Africa and then Australia. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her for her abandonment? And is it too late?

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 24th July, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia, Poland, Ukraine

Director: Sophia Turkiewicz

Screenwriter: Sophia Turkiewicz

Cast: N/A

Runtime: 75 mins

Classification: PG




Greg King: You can check out Greg’s Once My Mother review on




Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(3)


IMDB Rating:  Once My Mother (2014) on IMDb


Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘Once My Mother′: For our full Once My Mother review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #89.


The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Devil’s Knots’, ‘Once For Mother,’ ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’ Movie,’ ‘Hercules,’ ‘Deliver Us From Evil  and ‘Still Life’. This episode also contains interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Eric Bana and Scott Derrickson.

Also listen for your chance to win a double pass to see Thomas & Friends: Tale Of The Brave The Movie thanks to Hoyts Junior.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Picture

The Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer has landed.

Paramount Pictures have also given us a sneak peek at the synopsis saying - In the sequel, when Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will be released in Australia on the 15th January, 2015.