Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ender's Game2

Thanks to Icon Films we have 10 double passes to give away for ‘Ender’s Game, the new science-fiction film  starring the man himself – Harrison Ford – that everybody is talking about. ‘Ender’s Game’ will hit Australian cinemas on December 5th and for your chance to win one of these doubles passes (valued at $38) simply head over and like the ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show’ Facebook page to be in the chance to win.

And for those who want to know a little more about ‘Ender’s Game’ here’s the goss:

Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the highly anticipated ENDER’S GAME, features an all-star cast including Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Viola Davis (The Help) and Ben Kingsley (Hugo). In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the international military are recruiting and training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

 

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Nick, Adam, Dave and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Austenland’, ‘Adoration’, ‘Carrie’, ‘One Chance’, ‘How I Live Now,’ ‘Hunting Elephants,’ ‘Magic Magic’ and ‘On My Way’. This episode also features interviews with Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, Kimberley Peirce and Chloe Grace Moretz. The boys also announce a new Ender’s Game competition.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here

The English Beat

Due to the overwhelming success of their first ever tour of Australia in 2012, ska forefathers, THE ENGLISH BEAT lead by Dave Wakeling and his all-star posse, are coming back for a repeat skanking session next May!

Charging onto the scene as ‘the hottest thing since the Pennsylvania meltdown’ in 1979, Birmingham’s Ska Kings sustained an equally explosive career, spearheading the British Ska movement alongside influential acts like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and The Selecter. Their sound is a cosmic blend of ska, punk and reggae. Hypnotic, rhythmic and danceable while remaining politically aware and socially active.

The current US-based incarnation boasts a setlist jam packed with fan favourites – Mirror In the Bathroom, Save It For Later, Too Nice to Talk To, Stand Down Margaret, Hands Off She’s Mine, I Confess and their 2Tone Records debut, a skankin’ cover of Smokey Robinson’s classic, Tears Of A Clown to name a few!

If last visit’s Sold Out shows in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney are anything to go by, there is no need to think twice – tickets will go fast, because The English Beat is very much alive, kicking and more infectious than ever!!

TOUR DATES 2014
Thursday, 15 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday, 16 May – Caravan Club, Melbourne
Saturday 17 May – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday, 18 May – The Zoo, Brisbane
Wednesday, 21 May – The Gov, Adelaide
Friday, 23 May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Tickets only $49 + bf. Available from http://bit.ly/1ey480I
Tickets on sale Thursday, 5 December

Reba McEntire

Country Music Stars donate autographed items to eBay online auction with all proceeds going to The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command’s Angel Tree holiday assistance program.

Among the stars donating items are: Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Dustin Lynch, Naomi Judd, Jessica Andrews, Charlie Worsham, Keith Anderson, Parmalee, Marcel, Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Craig Campbell and Rachel Kice.

“The original idea was to have artists donate an autographed shirt they wore on a television or live appearance,” says songwriting community organizer, Barbara Cloyd, “but obviously we’re happy to have any autographed item that will bring in money for the Angel Tree program. You can get these awesome autographed items from your favorite country stars like Blake Shelton and Reba to give as holiday presents, and help a great cause at the same time.”

Just in time for the holiday shopping extravaganza Black Friday, the autographed items are currently available for bidding at http://www.ebay.com/usr/angeltreeauction.

You can read more about the items on the Angel Tree Auction landing page, or contact Barbara Cloyd if you represent an artist who would like to donate items for a future online auction.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program has been in operation for over 30 years and expects to serve more than 18,000 children and seniors in the Middle Tennessee area alone this year.

Sine

A couple of weeks ago the highly influential short film festival Tropfest announced its December finalists. Among the sixteen nominees was Truncated Pictures’ Mr. Adrian Cabrié, who also works as a videographer with web video company Melbourne Video Production. Being selected as a finalist created good cause for celebration at the online video marketing office, where the company Director Mr. David Jenyns remarked, “We’re all incredibly proud of Adrian here at MVP and are cheering for his film Sine to get the global exposure it deserves!”

Two of the biggest challenges for those aspiring to achieve success in the film industry are project funding and exposure. Therefore, to have raised the cash necessary to film as well as be nominated to an internationally recognized event like Tropfest would seem a dream come true for any budding filmmaker.

“Everything has fallen into place for Adrian, but not without great effort,” remarks Mr. Jenyns of how the videographer was able to raise funds for his independent project. In September this year, Mr. Cabrié began a crowd funding project at Pozible.com where he was able to obtain all the necessary capital to purchase higher quality gear and shoot the film. Between social sharing, word of mouth, and an online press release about Mr. Cabrié, he was able raise the funds and complete the short film very quickly, but clearly without compromising on its quality. Mr. Jenyns believes that Mr. Cabrié’s film will be among “the very few, films at Tropfest which has been completely crowd funded.”

Being one of Australia’s top short film festivals, as well as the largest of its kind in the world, the nomination to Tropfest can be the turning point for an independent film company like Mr. Cabrié’s Truncated Pictures. Shortly after the Tropfest announcement, an online industry resource Cinemazzi picked up and reported about the finalists, providing brief summaries of each film, including Mr. Cabrié’s masterpiece.

Thanks to the Motion Picture Association and Australian Screen Association, if Mr. Cabrié is named the winner of Tropfest, he will not only obtain extensive industry exposure, he’ll receive a variety of other prizes such as a car, film gear and a trip to Los Angeles, California to meet with top executives. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” comments Mr. Cabrié’s employer at Melbourne Video Production, “and we all have our fingers crossed for Adrian.” To learn more about Mr. Cabrié’s nomination at Tropfest click here or view his other work at Truncated Pictures.

About Melbourne Video Production

Melbourne Video Production is a division of MelbourneSEOServices.com, a full service search engine optimization (SEO) consultancy, based in Australia, but with a worldwide client base.

Melbourne Video Production has the unique ability to combine their web video expertise with strategic SEO practices from Melbourne SEO.

Director, David Jenyns, has, over several years, built a team of experts who are niche experts to support the business, and who share his ethos for ethical, professional internet marketing and web video.

Austenland

Summary: Single, 30 something Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a seemingly normal young woman with an embarrassing secret: she is obsessed with Mr. Darcy (as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice”) and, given no real man can compare, it is ruining her love life. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 28th November, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, UK

Director: Jerusha Hess

Screenwriter: Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale

Cast: James Callis (Colonel Andrews), Jennifer Coolidge (Miss Elizabeth Charming), Ruben Crow (Chad), JJ Feild (Mr. Henry Nobley), Ayda Field (Molly), Demetri Goritsas (Jimmy), Georgia King (Lady Amelia Heartwright), Bret McKenzie (Martin), Sarah Niles (Delilah), Richard Reid (Nigel), Keri Russell (Jane Hayes), Parker Sawyers (Alexander), Jane Seymour (Mrs. Wattlesbrook), Rupert Vansittart (Mr. Wattlesbrook), Ricky Whittle (Captain George East)

Runtime: 97 mins

Classification:PG

OUR AUSTENLAND REVIEWS & RATINGS:

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Austenland’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

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

IMDB Rating:  Austenland (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Austenland′: Please check our Austenland review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 60.

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