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Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Sony Pictures have just released a brand new Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 trailer.

In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Directed by Andy Fickman and starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough and David Henrie Paul Mart Mall Cop 2 will be in Australian cinemas on April 16th, 2015.

Johan Hegg - Northmen

Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg has taken the big step from musician to actor with his role of Valli in new action film Northmen – A Viking Saga.

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’s Dave Griffiths sat down with Johan and talked about what made him decide to leap the great divide from music to film and just how strenous is it to play a Viking on the big screen as the film is about to be released in Australia on DVD.

You can listen to or download our Johan Hegg interview here.

A Royal Night Out Still

Paramount Pictures have just given audiences the first look at A Royal Not Out with the release of the film’s trailer.

A Royal Night Out is a film about one perfect, glorious evening in the lives of two real-life princesses. They are Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor at and the night is 8 May 1945, V-E Night. The whole of London is on the streets to celebrate the official end of World War II in Europe. It is known the young princesses, aged 19 and 14, slipped out of the palace to join the communal euphoria and went dancing at the Ritz. They apparently returned to Buckingham Palace just after midnight. Directed by acclaimed UK director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Brideshead Revisited), A ROYAL NIGHT OUT is an affectionate ‘what-if’ story about the adventures Elizabeth and Margaret might have had on the joyous night that brought the whole of London together.

Directed by Julian Jarrold and starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett and Jack Reynor A Royal Night Out will be released later this year.

You can view the A Royal Night Out trailer below.

 

Starry Eyes Poster

Monster Pictures, Australia’s leading distributor of horror and genre films is proud to announce the release on DVD & BluRay of STARRY EYES, the winner of ‘Best Film‘ at the 2014 Monster Fest.

To celebrate its release, Monster Pictures, in association with Backlot Studios, is hosting a special event screening of the film on Friday 13th of March in Melbourne, Australia.

The special event screening will also include a live Skype Q&A session with the star of the film, award winning actor Alex Essoe, along with giveaways, prizes and more.

A ticket is included with every pre-ordered copy of STARRY EYES from the Monster Pictures website and Monster will also have other new release DVDs and BluRays available on the night for only $10 each!

“Recently we have seen one of our biggest releases become the most pirated Australian film ever”, said Neil Foley, Director of Monster Pictures, referring to the acclaimed JOHN DOE: VIGILANTE. “By putting on special event screenings we are trying to counter the pirating culture by providing true genre fans with an opportunity to do more than just watch the films. We want the fans to engage with how these films should be experienced and provide screening events that elevate the genre”, he continued.

The STARRY EYES screening is the first in a series of new releases that will be shown on the 13th of every month at Backlot Studios as part of the ‘Monster Fest Presents’ program.

April will see the amazing HONEYMOON screened, followed by LET US PREY in May, CHARLIE’S FARM in June, THE EDITOR in July and WHITE SETTLERS in August.

“Backlot is committed to providing filmmakers and distributors with the best opportunities to have their films seen as they were intended”, said Tony Ianiro of Backlot Studios. “We are proud to partner with Monster Pictures to put on the Monster Fest Presents nights as everyone benefits – the filmmakers, the distributors and most of all the genre fans, as they get to experience the films in the best way possible and enjoy the special events that the Monster team are putting together”, he continued.

“We expect Monster Fest Presents: STARRY EYES to sell out, as not only is it a fantastic film, but fans will want the opportunity of speaking with Alex Essoe in the intimate and luxurious surroundings of Backlot Studios”, said David Leadbetter, Monster Fest National Marketing Manager. “The ongoing season of Monster Fest Presents is going to create an important monthly genre film night in Melbourne and we are excited about the next Monster Fest film festival, scheduled for November 2015″. he continued.

Tickets are strictly limited. 1 ticket per copy of STARRY EYES purchased on the website, available for collection from Backlot on the night. An extra ticket to the STARRY EYES screening is available when purchasing the other fantastic March release, THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE PILLIGA.

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways PosterWho: Foo Fighters

Where: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

When: Saturady 28th February (Sonic Highways World Tour)

Review:

Dave Grohl knows a thing or two about music! That is the understatement of the year. His rise to fame with Nirvana, he subsequent twenty year success with Foo Fighters, plus the raft of other projects he has worked on over the years means that he is one of the most experienced musos going around… not to mention one of the most gifted. So when he promised Melbourne that they were about to get the best damn Foo Fighters show ever perhaps we should have listened.

Melbourne itself did all it could do to make the Fooies decision to deliver a two and a half hours marathon and a real workout by turning out a hot, muggy and humid night with just enough rain to make sure that the Etihad Stadium was closed. To say that Grohl, Hawkins and co were sweating after a couple of songs was an understatement. That alone may have made a lesser band want to pull back a little, but not the Grohl led Foo Fighters who decided that Melbourne was going to get one of the GREATEST rock shows they have ever had.

So often these days bands bore their audience senseless by being so proud of their brand new album that they decide to flood their live shows with tracks off it. Now you can understand why bands are so proud of their new work and of course they want to show it off, but it is rarely those new tracks that get a crowd pumping and normally they are times a show loses energy. Obviously this is something that Grohl is aware of  because during this 2.5 hour epic he chose to focus mainly on this being a ‘Greatest Hits’ with just a smattering of tracks (like ‘Something For Nothing’ and ‘Congregation’) appearing off their latest offering Sonic Highways.

The result was electric, with the strong crowd joining in on energized classics like ‘The Pretender,’ ‘Best Of You’ and ‘Arlandria’. Just to really appease the masses the Fooies dipped right back into their back catalog delivering older tracks like ‘This Is A Call,’ ‘Monkey Wrench,’ ‘Generator’ and ‘My Hero’… tracks that even after twenty years still hold their own. The concert didn’t even lose its energy when it turned acoustic for tracks like ‘Skin And Bone’ and to Grohl’s credit he had done his research and discovered that despite what the rest of the world thinks Aussies love ‘Wheels’ so delivered a special version into the mix as well.

One thing you quickly learn about Foo Fighters is that they are all about the music. So there were no ‘stage spectaculars’ to woo the audience. The lightning and visuals were still top notch though and the smaller stage idea that saw the band come closer to the audience for acoustic tracks and covers (which included ACDC’s ‘Let There Be Rock’ and Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’) worked exceptional well on the night.

The Foo Fighters showed last night that you don’t a million dollars worth of pyrotechnics or a stage that towers of Etihad Stadium to woo an audience. You simply need to step up on the stage and deliver (take note of that young musicians). As a band the Fooies delivered what their fans wanted, a high energy show chockers with their classics, they delivered that and as a result have left Melbourne with one of the greatest rock shows it has ever experienced.

 

Rating: Stars(5)

Manborg

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’‘s Dave Griffiths chats to Cult Cinema King, Zak Hepburn about Cultrastrophe and his exciting new project Celluloid Apocalypse which has seen Manborg hit the shelves… on VHS.

You can listen to or download our Zak Hepburn interview here.

Ruth Moody

Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chats to singer/songwriter Ruth Moody about her brand new album These Wilder Things and her forthcoming Australian shows including her performance at the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

You can listen to or download our Ruth Moody interview here.