Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Nothing goes together like great live music and a delicious fine wine, which is why the news that Melbourne musician John Veloso is performing at the award winning D’Angelo winery should stir excitement in music and food lovers alike.

 

John has been wooing audiences at D’Angelos over the last couple of months with his charismatic and upbeat show. When the audience members aren’t enjoying the fantastic food, wine and cider that D’Angelos has to offer they are often on their feet singing and dancing along to John’s show. John’s shows have helped D’Angelo Estate Winery become a popular weekend dining experience as patrons can listen to John’s music while relaxing on the ten acre Estate. D’Angelo Wineries popularity was recently recognised when it won an award in the 2014 Melbourne South East Business Awards and has now been named as a finalist in the 2014 Casey Cardinia Business Awards for Hospitality and Tourism.

 

John’s family friendly show sees him perform contemporary acoustic music covering artists including Crowded House, Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Switchfoot. He will be performing a special show on Father’s Day at D’Angelos but will also be performing a lead-up show this weekend.

 

 

John Veloso At D’Angelo Estate Winery

Sunday 31st  August (1-4pm)

D’Angelo Estate Winery

41 Bayview Road, Officer, VIC

Free Admission

John Veloso Special Father’s Day Performance At D’Angelo Estate Winery

Sunday 7th  September (1-4pm)

D’Angelo Estate Winery

41 Bayview Road, Officer, VIC

Free Admission

Firelight Festival Poster

The live music scene in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs is about to get a major boost with the announcement that the first Firelight Festival will be held in Pakenham on Saturday 20th September, 2014. Music lovers of all ages have been crying out for more live music events to be held in the area, which is one of Melbourne’s fastest growing growth corridors, and local entertainment company Seraphim Events have answered that call by delivering a festival that is full of great Australian talent.

Festival Organiser Scot Leslie said the reasons behind creating the festival were simple “The motivation behind the festival was the strong desire to provide a family friendly, safe platform to deliver positive music and creative art in an era that tends to be the direct opposite. That, and I heard that one of my favourite bands were back and I wanted to see them!”

That band that Scot wanted to see badly was the band headlining the Festival Melbourne’s own rock outfit Antiskeptic who over the years have been likened to bands including MXPX, Dashboard Confessional and Bodyjar. They have recently exploded back onto the music scene, after a six-year hiatus, with the launch of their new album Stare Down The Ocean which will be released to the public on the day of the Firelight Festival.

Before their extended break Antiskeptic reached the real heights of the Australian music scene. They played to a packed house at Rod Laver Arena and had become favourites with Channel V and Rage where their video clips were regularly aired. Their highest selling single ‘Called’ also made the Triple J Hottest 100 list in 2002 and was featured on both The Hottest 100 CD and DVD.

Also playing with Antiskeptic at the Firelight Festival are heavy rockers One Kingdom who have been likened to Linkin Park and Karnivool and are currently setting the internet alight with the videoclip to their new single ‘Your Eyes.’   Fans who head along to the Firelight Festival will also be able to see alternative rock/punk outfit Potraits Of August and solo artist Land Of Seven Rivers.

The Firelight Festival is proudly supported by Thankyou Water and Hummingbird Press. One lucky audience member on the night will also be walking away with a brand new guitar which has been kindly donated by ESP Guitars. There will also be more giveaways on the night as well so make you book your tickets early.

Firelight Music Festival

Saturday 20th September (7-10.30pm)

Beaconhills Performing Arts Centre

Toomuc Valley Rd, Pakenham

General Admission Tickets: $27.50

Gold Class Tickets (which includes dinner with the bands): $85.00

VIP Tickets (includes dinner with the bands and viewing Antiskeptic from side of stage): $125.00

There are also discounts for group bookings so all enquiries should be made by phoning or SMS to 0432 90 FIRE

Tickets available from www.trybooking.com/FIPY

More info at www.firelightfestival.com.au

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘20,000 Days On Earth’, ”Metal Down Under,’ ‘The Inbetweeners 2,’ James Cameron’s Deep SeaChallenge 3D’ and ‘Freedom′ . This episode also contains interviews with Nick Cave, John Garvin, Nick Calpakdjian, Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas.

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

The Astor Theatre

Melbourne’s iconic Astor Theatre is set to close after this announcement was made this morning:

It is with heavy hearts that we make this announcement.

In early 2015 the Astor Theatre as you know it will close its doors.

By way of explanation we should clarify the distinct difference and separation between the landlord of the building we lease, Ralamar Nominees Pty Ltd, and the business that you know as The Astor Theatre, our tenancy that, since 1982, created and operates the business within the landlord’s building.

The Astor is so much more than just the bricks and mortar that has become Melbourne’s spiritual home for film. Without a lease renewal, the expert repertory programming we have cultivated for a community of Melbourne moviegoers, and the ‘Astor Experience’ will come to an end. We were offered a lease that would have been financially and operationally crippling, but negotiations failed to resolve the key issues.

We do not know what the landlord has planned for the future of the building, only that we are not included in those plans. We hope that you can embrace the final leg of our journey after 32 years of memorable movie experiences at The Astor Theatre. Further information can be found in due course on our Blog and on the Friends Of The Astor website.

To read some of the many thousands of testimonials we have received daily over our 32 years, visit the ‘Audience Testimonial’ section on our website.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

Summary: Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th August, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Israel, Germany, Belgium

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Screenwriter: Steve Knight, Richard C. Morais (book)

Cast: Masood Akhtar (Anwar), Alban Aumard (Marcel), Antoine Blanquefort (Thomas), Rohan Chand (Hassan (7 Years Old)), Juhi Chawla (Mama), Manash Danyal (Hassan), Farzana Due Elahe (Mahira), Vincent Elbaz (Paul), Charlotte Le Bon (Marguerite), Helen Mirren (Madame Mallory), Dillon Mitra (Mukthar), Aria Pandya (Aisha), Saachi Parekh (Young Aisha), Shaunak Parekh (Young Mukhtar), Om Puri (Papa), Amit Shah (Mansur), Clement Sibony (Jean-Pierre)

Runtime: 122 mins

Classification: PG

 

OUR THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

Greg King: You can check out Greg’s The Hundred-Foot Journey review on www.filmreviews.net.au

Stars(3.5)

 

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(3.5)

 

IMDB Rating: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey′: For our full The Hundred-Foot Journey review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #92.

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