Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fast & Furious 6

Before you head out to see ‘Fast & Furious 6’ make sure you check out these interviews with the cast and crew. There are interview with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kung, Gal Gadot, Chris Ludacris, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Gina Carano, Justin Lin and Neal Moritz.

Take a listen here – http://www.mediafire.com/folder/ca4ibww3wdam9/Fast_%26_Furious_6_Cast_Interviews

The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann’s lavish adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel, The Great Gatsby, has crossed the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office after only 14 days in release. In addition, the film opened at the top of the international box office, taking in $43 million in 49 territories and scoring the number one spot in the key markets of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia and Taiwan. The international cumulative gross now stands at an estimated $64.4 million, with major markets such as Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Japan yet to open. The worldwide total box office now stands at an impressive $165.1 million and counting. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

One of the most anticipated films of the year, “The Great Gatsby” has emerged as a worldwide counter-programming phenomenon in the highly competitive early summer corridor. Audiences have embraced the drama, the immersive 3D spectacle, and the eclectic music of the film, resulting in strong word of mouth and repeat viewings.

In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “Just as the book has been beloved by readers for generations, Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ has already become a favorite of moviegoers. We all congratulate Baz and his amazing cast and crew on the success of the film, which will continue to enjoy the lucrative summer play time.”

Kwan Vandenberg said, “The strength of the international opening is a testament to Baz Luhrmann and everyone involved in the film. The movie’s spectacular Cannes launch truly set the stage for the summer of ‘Gatsby’ around the world.”

Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Worldwide Marketing, noted, “We had the benefit of a wonderful collaboration with this extraordinary director and his cast and team. The film Baz put together, with its modern yet timeless feel, including its surprising musical mix, gave us all the elements we needed to create a pervasive and evocative marketing campaign that has resonated with audiences everywhere.”

The film is being distributed in RealD 3D, 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

The Great Gatsby opens in Australian cinemas on May 30, 2013.

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Paramount Pictures has announced that it has partnered with The Star Sydney to host the Australian premiere of the hotly anticipated action blockbuster WORLD WAR Z at the state-of-the-art new entertainment venue, the Event Centre.

 Built on the rooftop of The Star with views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, this is the first time the Event Centre will host a film premiere.  Latest technology will be used to deliver a 3D film screening experience of the highest cinematic standards for guests at the premiere.

 Brad Pitt and Director Marc Forster will walk the red carpet on Sunday June 9th. Fans will be able to catch a glimpse of the stars arriving at the Pirrama Road entrance to The Star from 4:00pm.

 WORLD WAR Z revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

 WORLD WAR Z will release in Australia on June 20th.

The Good The Bad The Ugly

This week on the show Dave, Nick, Adam and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’, ‘The Sunset Six’, ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’, ‘Sinister’, ‘A Haunted House’ and of course The Great Gatsby’. This episode also features interviews with Ethan Hawke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Garner, Peter Hedges, Rosemarie DeWitt, CJ Adams, Ahmet Zappa, Joel Edgerton, Scott Sanders, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Livingstone. The boys also take a look at what horror movies you need to see as they celebrate the launch of Cultrastrophe on Friday nights at Cinema Nova.

To listen to the show you can download it for free here – http://www.mediafire.com/folder/f7rfo4f8yv1uv/The_Good_The_Bad_The_Ugly_Film_Show_Ep34

Happiness Never Comes Alone

Summary: Sacha (Gad Elmaleh) likes his friends, his piano and partying. He spends his evenings playing in a jazz club where he seduces pretty girls. He is happy and free, living in the thrill of the moment. No alarm clock, no wedding ring, no taxes.  Accident prone Charlotte (Sophie Marceau) has three children, two ex-husbands and a career to manage. She doesn’t have any space for romance in her life. They are poles apart and have nothing in common… but cannot stay apart..

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France

Director: James Huth

Screenwriter: James Huth, Sonja Shillito

Cast: Michael Abiteboul (Lionel Ronssin), Maurice Barthelemy (Laurent Helewa), Geoffrey Bateman (Bill), Jess Bennett (Cynthia), Francois Berleand (Alain Posche), Clara Bonnet (Irene), Robert Charlebois (Jean-Seb Bigstone), Milena Chiron (Suzy), Valerie Crouzet (Cecile Monet), Vincent Deniard (Nicolas), Gad Elmaleh (Sacha Keller), Armando Gamberini (Vincenzo), Timothe Gauron (Louis), Cyril Guei (Xavier Sabi), Jean-Claude Hadid (Iszak), Aleksandra Klebanska (Marieke), Timeo Leloup (Leonard), Audrey Looten (Charlotte), Sophie Marceau (Charlotte Posche), Macha Meril (Fanfan Keller), Dina Capistrano Nietes (Minerva Cea), Pierre-Yves Plat (Bruno Vaneau), Xavier Pottier (Romain), Shannon Renaudeau (Lea), Julie-Anne Roth (Chris Tamalet), Jenson Samoo (Laurent), Jerome Seydoux (Professeur Deloele), Litzi Vezsi (Mamie Matzu), Francois Vincentelli (Cesar Renaudeau)

Runtime: 110 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘HAPPINESS NEVER COMES ALONE’:

David Griffiths: Stars(3)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Nick Gardener: Stars(3)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

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

IMDB Rating:  Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone′: Check Episode #34 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’.

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Sinister

Summary: A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Scott Derrickson

Screenwriter: C. Robert Cargill, Scott Derrickson

Cast: Michael Hall D’Addario (Trevor), Vincent D’Onofrio (Professor Jonas), Clare Foley (Ashley), Ethan Hawke (Ellison Oswalt), Nick King (Bughuul/Mr. Boogie), Rachel Konstantin (Mrs. Stevenson), Victoria Leigh (Stephanie), James Ransone (Deputy), Juliet Rylance (Tracy), Fred Dalton Thompson (Sheriff)

Runtime: 110 mins

Classification:CTC

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘SINISTER’:

David Griffiths: Stars(3.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Sinister’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel.

Adam Ross: Stars(4)

Please check Adam’s review of ‘Sinister’ that is available in Episode #34 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(4)
IMDB Rating: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green′: Check Episode #34 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’.

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A Haunted House

Summary: In an outrageous sendup of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A Haunted House features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins), who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern-day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: Michael Tiddes

Screenwriter: Rick Alvarez, Marlon Wayans

Cast: Essence Atkins (Kisha), Cedric The Entertainer (Father Williams), Affion Crockett (Ray-Ray), Andrew Daly (Steve), Joel Kelley Dauten (Egon), Marlene Forte (Rosa), David Koecher (Dan The Security Man), Liana Mendoza (Carmita), Jamie Noel (Juanita), Dave Sheridan (Bob), Nick Swardson (Chip The Pshycic), Jordenn Thompson (Little Kisha), Alanna Ubach (Jenny), Marlon Wayans (Malcolm)

Runtime: 86 mins

Classification:MA15+

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘A HAUNTED HOUSE’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘A Haunted House’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

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

IMDB Rating:  A Haunted House (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘A Haunted House′: Check Episode #34 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘A Haunted House’.

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The Great Gatsby

Summary: The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Screenwriter: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan (Meyer Wolfsheim), Alison Benstead (Anita Loos), Steve Bisley (Dan Cody), Richard Carter (Herzog), Jason Clarke (George Wilson), Adelaide Clemens (Catherine), Vince Colosimo (Michaelis), Max Cullen (Owl Eyes), Elizabeth Debicki (Jordan Baker), Nancy Denis (Foxy Baker), Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Jeff Duff (Clarence Endive), Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan), Eden Falk (Mr. McKee), Isla Fisher (Myrtle Wilson), Emily Foreman (Pammy), David Furlong (Walter Chase), Nigel Harbach (Ripley Snell), Stephen James King (Nelson), Kim Knuckey (Senator Gulick), Brendan Maclean (Klipspringer), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway), Callan McAuliffe (Teen Jay Gatsby), Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan), Gus Murray (Teddy Barton), Kate Mulvaney (Mrs. McKee), Barry Otto (Benny McClenahan), John O’Connell (Newton Orchid), Tasman Palazzi (Young James Gatz), Chris Proctor (William), Charlize Skinner (Pammy), Jack Thompson (Dr. Walter Perkins), Kieran van Bunnik (Rowdie), Matthew Whittet (Vladimir Tostoff), Felix Williamson (Henry), Tiger Leacey Wyvill (Pammy)

Runtime: 142 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Adam Ross: Stars(2)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Sunset Six’ that is available on The Crat.

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Nick Gardener: Stars(3)

Please check Nick’s review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating: The Great Gatsby (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Great Gatsby′: Check Episode #34 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Great Gatsby’.

‘The Great Gatsby’ Cast Interviews: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/u4cxdtlc1ebkc/The_Great_Gatsby_Cast_Interviews

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This Is The End

A new trailer for the soon-to-be released ‘This Is The End’ has just been released. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson and Michael Cera. It will hit screens on the 18th July.

Hugo Weaving

As principal photography commences on crime drama THE MULE, shooting in Bangkok and Melbourne, Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) and John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings) are officially confirmed in the cast.

THE MULE is written by the multi-talented writers, producers, actors, directors and friends Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell (who star together in horror thriller Insidious:Chapter 2 releasing on 3,000+ screens in the USA on September 13).

Sampson and Whannell have brought together an exceptional creative team for THE MULE to evoke a neo-noir tone. Music video auteur Tony Mahony, acclaimed for his work with Nick Cave and Paul Kelly, makes his feature directorial debut. Director of Photography is Stefan Duscio (The Turning, Any Questions for Ben) and Production Design by AFI Award winner Paddy Reardon (Chopper, Japanese Story).

Costume Designer is multiple AFI award winner Cappi Ireland (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), along with Hair and Make-up Designer Fiona Rees-Jones (The Rover, 100 Bloody Acres). Editor is Andy Canny (The Slap, Underground: The Julian Assange Story) and Sound Designer is AFI/AACTA award winning Emma Bortignon (Noise, Balibo).

Angus Sampson is producing THE MULE together with Jane Liscombe, who produced the Cannes Palme d’Or winning short film Cracker Bag and Beaconsfield. Executive Producers are Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious)David Griffiths (The Last Supper) and Michele Bennett (Chopper).

Sampson said “Hugo Weaving is one of the world’s finest actors; every syllable he utters quenches one’s aural thirst and to have the compelling John Noble alongside him is truly humbling. Tony Mahony’s taste and visual design is resonant and remarkable. Leigh and I are thrilled to be collaborating with such esteemed filmmakers both in front of and behind the lens.”

THE MULE is being produced with the assistance of Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Hopscotch and Deluxe.

Worldwide rights are through eOne Entertainment.

THE MULE will be distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Hopscotch.

The film will be sharing exclusive behind the scenes footage and images via twitter and instagram accounts @themulemovie