Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show LogoThis week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave Greg and Nick take a look at  new release films ‘The Wolf Pack,’ ‘StalkHer,’ ‘Holding The Man,‘ ‘Ricki And The Flash,’ ‘The Gift,’ and ‘She’s Funny That Way.’ This episode also contains interviews with Crystal Moselle, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Kri Stenders (Kill Me Three Times), Neil Armfield (Holding The Man) and Keith Arem (The Phoenix Incident).

Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a copy of The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death on DVD thanks to our friends at e-One Entertainment.

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Girlhood

Summary: Marieme who later changes her name to Vic (Karidja Toure) is a girl with a very bleak future. She dreams of being able to escape the world which sees her single mother work a back breaking cleaning job and a world where her brother feels like he owns all the girls in the family choosing who they see and beating them if they dare to go against his wishes. Marieme’s dreams of escaping this world though a stamped out when her teacher tells her that her grades are not good enough for her to go on any further in High School.

Not sure what to do Marieme finds herself recruited by a girl gang made up of Lady (Assa Sylla), Adiatou (Lindsay Karamoh) and Fily (Marietou Toure). The gang soon provides Marieme with a sense of friendship and away to escape her boring mundane life but when it starts luring her into a world of drug dealers and violence it seems to be becoming a slope that might ruin her life.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 6th August 2015

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France

Director: Celine Sciamma

Screenwriter: Celine Sciamma

Cast: Damien Chapelle (Cedric), Dielika Coulibaly (Monica), Idrissa Diabate (Ismael), Binta Diop (Asma), Halem El Sabagh (Farida), Djibrel Gueye (Abou), Lindsay Karamoh (Adiatou), Nassereba Keita (Sweety), Nina Melo (Caidy), Cyril Mendy (Djibril), Chance N’Guessan (Mini), Rabah Nait Oufella (Kader),  Elyes Sabyani (Abdel), Simina Soumare (Bebe), Assa Sylla (Lady), Tia (Bambi), Karidja Toure (Marieme/Vic), Marietou Toure (Fily), Pierre-Marie Um’Guene (Client Monica)

Runtime: 113 mins

Classification: M

 

OUR GIRLHOOD REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

David Griffiths:

Girlhood is an ambitious film. Normally a film exploring something like gang culture will be written or directed by somebody that has been there and done that. That isn’t the case with Girlhood though. Instead this was put together by Celine Sciamma after she accessed the blogs of some of the girl gangs she saw hanging around various parts of Paris. To her credit Sciamma does well and like the film that put her on the world map, Tomboy, once again has created a coming-of-age story with a really gritty difference.

The power of Girlhood is that Sciamma sets up in such a way that you can really see why Marieme takes the journey into the gang world that she does. We see the sadness from her home life and without having to spell it out for the audience Sciamma shows that Marieme’s environment has really become her own prison cell. The only thing missing though is perhaps a better explanation of why Marieme’s brother seems to have so much power over the family.

To Sciamma’s credit she doesn’t glorify the whole gang culture but it also feels that she doesn’t explore the subject quite as deeply as she could have either. In a way if Girlhood was going to be a hard hitting warning about gang culture then it needed to pack the punch that films like Trainspotting or Kidulthood did when they set their sights on their vices. While Sciamma does create enough emotional scenes to make you realise that Marieme has made a bad mistake with her life it lacks that real punch (excuse the pun if you’ve seen the film) that it needed to make kids really re-think wanted to get involved with a culture that seems to have his coolness back. Cinematically the film also lets itself down a little with some scenes that are over-long, such as the girl’s singing in the hotel room, which does cause the audience’s attention span to drop in and out at times.

One of the things that does work for Girlhood is its amazing cast. Newcomer Karidja Toure explodes onto the screen in her portrayal of the conflicted Marieme. Toure takes the character on a real journey from a lost and confused schoolgirl to a street tough who can brawl with the best and then onto a hardened drug dealer who isn’t afraid to try and mix it with the boys. Such a character journey would be a stretch for a lot of young actresses but Toure handles the role with ease and delivers a performance that leaves you shaking your head when you realise that this is not only her first feature film but her first acting role. She is someone to seriously watch in the future.

Girlhood does have its flaws but this is a still a gritty film that takes a good look at the very seldom explored world of French girl gangs. The film lets itself down occasional with some over long scenes but for the most part is a well written character journey that allows its young star to shine.

 

 

 

Stars(3.5)

 

 

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

 

IMDB Rating: Girlhood (2014) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Girlhood reviews: You can listen to our Girlhood review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #142. You can also read our Girlhood review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt

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Rebecca Ferguson

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

  1. Rebecca Ferguson
  2. Jaclyn Swedberg
  3. Alicia Vikander
  4. Tom Hardy
  5. O’Shea jackson Jr.
  6. Armie Hammer
  7. Henry Cavill
  8. Jennifer Lawrence
  9. Chloe Grace Moretz
  10. Shailene Woodley
  11. Emilia Clarke
  12. Rachel McAdams
  13. Margot Robbie
  14. Kate Mara
  15. cara Delevingne
  16. Amy Adams
  17. Yvonne Craig
  18. Hayden Panettiere
  19. Tom Cruise
  20. Ariel Winter
  21. Hailee Steinfeld
  22. Alyson Stoner
  23. Corey Hawkins
  24. Johnny Depp
  25. Leonardo DiCaprio

Straight Outta Compton

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

  1. Straight Outta Compton (2015) – O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.
  2. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) – Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicica Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki
  3. Fantastic Four (2015) – Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  4. Stars Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
  5. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) – Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz
  7. Game Of Thrones (2011) – Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey
  8. Mr. Robot (2015) – Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin
  9. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) – Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds
  10. True Detective (2014) – Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch
  11. The Witch (2015) – Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings
  12. Victor Frankenstein (2015) – Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott
  13. Sinister 2 (2015) – James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan
  14. The Gift (2015) – Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman
  15. American Ultra (2015) – Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo
  16. Trainwreck (2015) – Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn
  17. The Walking Dead (2010) – Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yuen
  18. Fear The Walking Dead (2015) – Mercedes Mason, Roben Blades, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis
  19. Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen
  20. Vacation (2015) – Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Syler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins
  21. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp (2015) – Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter
  22. Pretty Little Liars (2010) – Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Laura Leighton
  23. Dark Places (2015) – Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloe Grace Moretz
  24. Southpaw (2015) – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker
  25. The Hateful Eight (2015) – Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins

Insurgent

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  • A copy of Insurgent on Blu-Ray
  • A copy of the Insurgent novel
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  • An Insurgent keyring
  • A limited edition fraction badge

For you chance to win this very special Insurgent pack simply head over to our Facebook page and tell us why you are the biggest Insurgent fan out there. Also make sure you are listening to next week’s episode of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show for an extra chance to win.

Insurgent is out now on 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

 

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave and Nick take a look at  new release films ‘Good Kill,’ ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ ‘Southpaw,‘ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ’5 Flights Up,’ ‘Irrational Man,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘Hitman: Agent 47′   and ‘Vacation.’ This episode also contains interviews with Kriv Stenders, Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Rupert Friend, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Christina Applegate, Richard Lowensten (Eco Homo), Lynne-Maree Milburn (Eco Homo) and Lawrence Johnston (Neon).

Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a fantastic Insurgent pack thanks to our friends at e-One Entertainment. The pack contains an Insurgent Blu-Ray, an Insurgent novel, an Insurgent T-Shirt, an Insurgent keyring and a limited edition fraction badge. Insurgent is out now on Blu-Ray and DVD through e-One Entertainment.

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Do You Fear The Dark

The Butterfly Club is one Melbourne venue that is constantly putting on quality theatre and one of the new shows about to head to the venue is Do You Fear The Dark which is written by Hayley Lawson-Smith and directed by Natasha Broadstock. Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Giffiths decided to talk to Hayley about the production ahead of its opening night on the 2nd September.

You can listen to or download out Hayley Lawson-Smith interview right here.

Rebecca Ferguson

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

  1. Rebecca Ferguson
  2. Kate Mara
  3. Alicia Vikander
  4. Cara Delevingne
  5. Rachel McAdams
  6. Emilia Clarke
  7. Tom Hardy
  8. Shailene Woodley
  9. Tom Cruise
  10. Henry Cavill
  11. Anna Kendrick
  12. Alyson Stoner
  13. Margot Robbie
  14. Jaimie Alexander
  15. Justin Theroux
  16. Ariel Winter
  17. Miles Teller
  18. Leonardo DiCaprio
  19. JoAnna Garcia Swisher
  20. Hailee Steinfeld
  21. Evangeline Lilly
  22. Mila Kunis
  23. Rhona Mitra
  24. Kelly Reilly
  25. Gillian Anderson

 

Fantastic Four

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

 

  1. Fantastic Four (2015) – Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  2. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) – Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
  3. Straight Outta Compton (2015) – O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.
  4. True Detective (2014) – Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch
  5. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) – Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Dbicki
  6. The Gift (2015) – Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman
  7. The Hateful Eight (2015) – Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson
  8. Pretty Little Liars (201) – Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Laura Leighton
  9. Deadpool (2016) – Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano
  10. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp (2015) – Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter
  11. Goodnight Mommy (2015) – Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz, Hans Escher
  12. Game Of Thrones (2011) – Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey
  13. Wet Hot American Summer (2001) – Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, marguerite Moreau
  14. Westworld (2016) – Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr., Ed Harris
  15. Ant-Man (2015) – Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly
  16. Stars Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
  17. Mr. Robot (2015) – Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallstrom
  18. Terminator Genisys (2015) – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney
  19. Southpaw (2015) – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker
  20. Trainwreck (2015) – Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn
  21. Vacation (2015) – Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins
  22. Aloha (2015) – Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin
  23. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz
  24. Supergirl (2015) – Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David harewood, Mehcad Brooks
  25. Pixels (2015) – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage