Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rosamund Pike

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

 

  1. Rosamund Pike
  2. Sienna Miller
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Chloe Grace Moretz
  5. Jamie Dornan
  6. Shailene Woodley
  7. Dakota Johnson
  8. Margot Robbie
  9. Tom Hardy
  10. Jennifer Lawrence
  11. Jennifer Aniston
  12. Benedict Cumberbatch
  13. Ryan Guzman
  14. Johnny Depp
  15. Emma Stone
  16. Hayley Atwell
  17. Oliva Munn
  18. Scarlett Johansson
  19. Eddie Redmayne
  20. Anna Kendrick
  21. Lee Pace
  22. Eva Green
  23. Morena Baccarin
  24. Chris Pratt
  25. Leonardo DiCaprio

American Sniper

We take a look at the most popular movies and television shows online over the past week.

 

  1. American Sniper (2014) – Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis
  2. Birdman (2014) – Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough
  3. The Imitation Game (2014) – Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech
  4. Into The Woods (2014) – Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt
  5. American Horror Story (2011) – Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy
  6. Arrow (2012) – Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson
  7. Games Of Thrones (2011) – Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke
  8. Gone Girl (2014) – Ben Affleck Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
  9. Boyhood (2014) – Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith
  10. Cake (2014) – Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington
  11. John Wick (2014) – Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
  12. The Walking Dead (2010) – Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yuen
  13. Fifty Shades Of Grey(2015) – Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle
  14. Whiplash (2014) – Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser
  15. Mortdecai (2015) – Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn
  16. The Boy Next Door (2015) – Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett
  17. Interstellar (2014) – Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy
  18. The Theory Of Everything (2014) – Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry
  19. Taken 3 (2014) – Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
  20. Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) – Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
  21. Foxcatcher (2014) – Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave
  22. Unbroken (2014) – Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund
  23. The Wedding Ringer (2015) – Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Affion Crockett
  24. Fury (2014) – Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena
  25. The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies (2014) – Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Dinosaur Island

DINOSAUR ISLAND will be distributed exclusively by Hoyts and will screen nationally from 14 February 2015

DINOSAUR ISLAND was conceived three years ago by Emmy award winning creature effects expert MATT DRUMMOND and is a family film aimed primarily at children aged from 6 to 12 years.

The feature film came about when Australian director, Drummond was living in Vanuatu, where his company, Hive Studios worked on a string of dinosaur documentaries featuring dinosaurs for American cable networks National Geographic, History and Discovery channels.  In Vanuatu, Drummond met legendary Hollywood producer, Paul Mason who encouraged him to make his first movie.

As Drummond explains “My previous experience running a visual effects studio had taught me that every project I do has to be commercially viable, if not, it just wasn’t worth doing because the name of the game is sustainability. I did most of the visual effects myself; I have 20 years’ experience in creature effects” (he won an  Emmy Award last year for Art Direction and Graphic Design for his work on Big History for the History Channel).

The score for DINOSAUR ISLAND was composed by Australian musician, Chris Wright and the title track was recorded by Kate DeArougo (Australian Idol winner).

DINOSAUR ISLAND features two Australian acting newcomers Kate Rasmussen (Kate Thompson) and Darius Williams (Lucas Winton).

DINOSAUR ISLAND is garnering international attention from both the scientific and entertainment community with Drummond’s controversial choice to portray some of the dinosaurs as feathered, notably the Tyrannosaurus.

According to Science, “The most recent discovery of fossilized feathers on a newly identified dinosaur far removed from the bird lineage means that feathers likely were more widespread than previously thought in the dinosaur world.” These latest findings add further weight to the feathered versus non-feathered debate and could change the way scientists’ and film audiences view dinosaurs.

Fans of the film love what has been dubbed as the “fluffy t-rex.” with many referring to Director, Colin Trevorrow’s decision not to include feathered dinosaurs in the upcoming feature Jurassic World.  Noted geophysicist and science journalist, Mika Mckinnon writes that she is, “delighted that the first Dinosaur Island trailer features a fantastically fluffy T-Rex.”

In response to the renewed debate, Director Matt Drummond states, “Our Tyrannosaur is more about character…Having worked with Jack Horner, Luis Chiappe and a range of paleontologists on all sorts of documentaries and exhibits, one thing is irrefutable… none agrees with the other. It’s an ever evolving science and new discoveries trump old theories almost weekly. Hopefully what we have created sparks the imagination and provides some great entertainment.”

Arclight Films acquired the international sales rights to the film at the Cannes Film Festival and it has since been one of their best-selling films. It has been acquired internationally in over 50 countries for both theatrical/DVD/VOD and network commitments. Notably, Millennium Films have recently acquired the film rights for North American release in 2015.

Pinnacle Entertainment has acquired the rights for DVD/Network and VOD platforms in Australia for release on April 1.

Rosamund Pike

We take a look at the most popular stars online over the past week.

  1. Rosamund Pike
  2. Hayley Atwell
  3. Chloe Grace Moretz
  4. Shailene Woodley
  5. Ruth Wilson
  6. Eddie Redmayne
  7. Lee Pace
  8. Benedict Cumberbatch
  9. Taylor Negron
  10. Jennifer Lawrence
  11. Maggie Grace
  12. Sienna Miller
  13. Tom Hardy
  14. Emma Stone
  15. Jamie Dornan
  16. Dakota Johnson
  17. Ellar Coltrane
  18. Evangeline Lilly
  19. Chris Pratt
  20. Jennifer Aniston
  21. Bradley Cooper
  22. Scarlett Johansson
  23. Anna Kendrick
  24. Theo James
  25. Michael Keaton

American Sniper

We take a look at the most popular movies and TV shows searched for the internet over the past week.

  1. American Sniper (2014) – Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kye Gallner, Cole Konis
  2. Into The Woods (2014) – Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt
  3. Birdman (2014) – Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough
  4. Boyhood (2014) – Ellar Coltraine, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith
  5. Taken 3 (2014) – Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
  6. The Imatation Game (2014) – Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech
  7. Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) – Robery Downey Knr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
  8. Game Of Thrones (2011) – Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke
  9. Inherent Vice (2014) – Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Own Wilson, Katherine Waterson
  10. Gone Girl (2014) – Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
  11. The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies (2014) – Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett
  12. Whiplash (2014) – Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser
  13. Unbroken (2014) – Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund
  14. American Horror Story (2011) – Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy
  15. Foxcatcher (2014) – Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave
  16. The Theory Of Everything (2014) – Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry
  17. Selma (2014) – David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint
  18. John Wick (2014) – Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
  19. Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015) – Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes
  20. The Walking Dead (2010) – Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yuen
  21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
  22. Arrow (2012) – Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson
  23. Cake (2014) – Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington
  24. Agent Carter (2015) – Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj
  25. Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) – Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Logo

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Wild’, ‘The Wedding Ringer’ and ‘American Sniper′ . This episode also contains interviews with Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Cheryl Strayed, Josh Gad, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Uwe Boll and visual artist Ego.

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

Rock Star: SupernovaSubculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths recently caught up with Toby Rand while he was in Melbourne recently fronting Juke Kartel. Toby spoke about his new brand solo album that will be out really soon, what it has been liking in the U.S. working with the likes of Tommy Lee and announced that Juke Kartel have an album of ‘lost songs’ coming out as well.

You can listen to or download our Juke Kartel interview right here.

Ego

Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths sat down with DJ and visual artist Ego to talk about his brand new Mix Tape, his Australian tour (dates are below) and of course his great new track Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops which is an interesting take on Where The Wild Things Are.

You can listen to/download our Ego interview right here.

 

24 Jan // The Cliff Dive // Sydney
30 Jan // Homestead // Hobart
31 Jan // Capitol // Perth
06 Feb // Cant Say // Melbourne
13 Feb // Alhambra Lounge // Brisbane

Ed Wells

Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chatted to Sydney musician Ed Wells about his brand new single Sparrow And Seed. He has also announced some tour dates which are all listed below.

You can check out Dave’s Ed Wells interview right here.

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 24 – MELBOURNE LAUNCH
Wesley Anne
250 High St, Northcote VIC
Ph: 03 9482 1333
Support Lily and King
Tix $10, doors 8pm
SUNDAY JANUARY 25
Boney
68 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC
Ph: 03 9663 8268
Tix $7, doors 6.30pm
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 – SYDNEY LAUNCH
The Vanguard
42 King St, Newtown NSW
Ph: 02 9557 9409
Support Imogen Clark
Tix $16.80 (general admission), doors 6.30pm
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14
No 5 Church St
5 Church St, Bellingen NSW
Ph: 02 6655 0155
With guests TBA
Tix $15, doors 7pm.

Transitions Film Festival

The Transitions Film Festival returns to Melbourne this February, with an expanded program of world-changing documentaries. The Festival kicks off on Friday 13th February with an open air screening of Inside Out :The People’s Art Project at Testing Grounds and runs until the first week of March. The program features a Projector Bike ride and outdoor screening at Argyle Square in Carlton, as well as free films on the Big Screen at Federation Square, and a jam-packed program at Cinema Nova, including 11 national premieres and 4 Australian documentary features.

From the towering epicentre of Hollywood to the dirt and dust of the developing world, the films in this year’s Transitions Film Festival showcase the disruptors, defenders, innovators, and champions in the ever-accelerating transition to a new way of seeing, hearing thinking and doing.

Highlights of this year’s festival include the fascinating film Inside Out:The People’s Art Project which follows the TED prize-winning artist JR on his adventure to blanket entire cities with community generated art; Black Ice, a gripping tale of the Greenpeace Arctic 30’s capture and imprisonment by the Russian authorities; Yes Men are Revolting, the long anticipated sequel from the hilariously fearless serial pranksters the Yes Men; and Merchants of Doubt, a powerful exposé of the fossil fuel industry’s employment of spin doctors to deliberately mislead all of us about climate science.

The Festival turns itself inside out with a series of Projector Bike shorts being beamed onto walls and buildings across Melbourne, a free open air screening of Within Reach at Argyle Square in Carlton, and a showing of the B-Corp film Not Business as Usual at Melbourne’s first social enterprise bar, Shebeen.

The program also features a series of films revolving around the life-cycle (and the will to transcend it) including Alive Inside, a powerful film about one man’s quest to use music to bring joy back to dementia patients; A Will for the Woods, an exploration of the green burial movement; an intimate portrait of a doctor with lymphoma and his quest to organise a green burial for himself, Immortalists which delves into the fascinating world of the brilliant and eccentric scientists who are on the cusp of making eternal life a reality; and Surviving Earth which throws its gaze at the life cycle of our entire species, highlights the severity of our predicament, and offers solutions.

Key festival guests include filmmakers: Laura Nix (Yes Men Are Revolting – USA), Heidi Douglas (Defendant Five) Peter Charles Downey (Surviving Earth) and Amy Browne (Will for the Woods)  as well as leading artists, activists and sustainability leaders including: Steven Bygrave (CEO BZE), Amanda McKenzie (CEO Climate Council), John Wiseman (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute), David Hood, (Doing Something Good) and many more.

Discount tickets are on offer again this year for cyclists, with concession priced tickets being rewarded to patrons who ride their bike to the cinema.

The Transitions Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change-makers that are leading the way to a better world.