Monthly Archives: January 2016

Steve Jobs

Universal Pictures have just released these brand new Steve Jobs featurettes. Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels.

Steve Jobs is released in Australian cinemas on

You can view the Steve Jobs featurettes below:

 

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Room,’ ‘Dirty Grandpa,’  and ‘Spotlight’. This episode also contains interviews with Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Julianne Hough, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Limahl (Never Ending Story), Tracey Birdsall (Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter), Barbara Crampton (Road Games) and Peter Carstairs (Doritos: Crash The Superbowl).

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

Totally 80s

With the Totally 80s tour heading to Australia in July Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths sat down and had a chat with the legendary Limahl. Limahl of course rose to prominence when his ban Kajagoogoo had a worldwide hit with Too Shy, he was also the man behind the seminal favorite Never Ending Story which was the theme music to the cult classic film.

You can listen to or download our Limahl interview right here.

For your viewing pleasure we have also included videos of two of Limahl’s biggest hits Never Ending Story and Too Shy.

 

FeatureRogue Warrior Robot Fighter

Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths was lucky enough to be able to sit down and chat to Tracey Birdsall about her two brand new sci-fi films Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter and At The Edge Of Time.

Tracey tells us all about how much she loves the sci-fi genre and what movies she grew up watching as well as talking about what it was like filming in harsh elements for Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter.

You can listen to or download our Tracey Birdsall interview right here.

FeatureDoritos Crash The Superbowl

There is a good chance that you have seen the work of Australian filmmaker Peter Carstairs over the years. He has worked as a director on various popular television shows including Home & Away and Winners & Losers and in 2007 brought us the brilliant feature film September.

Well now Peter needs all of Australia’s help. His television commercial for Doritos has made the final three of the Doritos Crash The Superbowl competition, a competition that if he wins will not only see his commercial played to about 150 million people during the Superbowl but also win a chance to work with Zack Snyder and a cool one million dollars.

In order for Peter to win you just have to head to www.doritos.com and vote for his ad which is called Ultrasound.

We caught up with Peter to talk all about the competition and how he put the ad together.

You can listen to or download our interview with Peter right here.

The Divergent Series Allegiant

If you’re a fan of the Divergent series of films then listen up because The Divergent Series: Allegiant trailer has just landed.

The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Octavia Spencer, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim and Naomi Watts.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant is set for release in March.

You can view The Divergent Series: Allegiant trailer below.

 

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Filming commenced this week on the action-packed vampire thriller EAT LOCAL, the directorial debut of renowned screen star Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class,Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

Charlie Cox (Netflix’s Daredevil, The Theory of Everything), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean series, Game of Thrones), Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood) head up an incredible all-star cast, while Flemyng directs a razor-sharp script written by BAFTA-nominee Danny King (Wild Bill).

EAT LOCAL revolves around unwitting Essex boy Sebastian, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa quickly turns into a fight for survival after she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse. As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Captain Bingham crashes the party – and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood.

The phenomenal cast also includes Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey), Annette Crosbie (Into the Woods) and Vincent Regan (Lockout, 300), and introduces Billy Cook as Sebastian.

Rod Smith of Evolution Pictures is producing, along with Jonathan Sothcott and Neil Jones of Hereford Films.

Jason Flemyng commented, ‘Eat Local has been 10 years in the making and has been through so many different budgets and guises but me and Danny King have worked together and finally we’re here. We’re 3 days in to shooting and 50% of what we’re doing is better than I could have imagined and 50% is as good as I could have hoped. Everyone is working really hard with budgets they haven’t seen for 20 years and the actors are working for beer & lunch money. But we’re doing it, we’ve pulled it together, and I’m so thrilled’

Rod Smith said, ‘This project has been on my radar for some time and I was delighted that, through Evolution Pictures, we were able to secure Jason Flemyng to make his directorial debut with Danny King’s brilliant script. The cast and crew are all amazing – everyone involved knows that this film will be something very special and an exceptional addition to the genre. I’m very proud to have Eat Local as Evolution Pictures’ biggest film to date, and look forward to everyone being blown away by it!’

Jonathan Sothcott noted, ‘Eat Local is without a doubt the best film I’ve been involved with. Danny King has written an absolutely fantastic, smart script and Flemyng is the best prepared director I’ve ever worked with; he’s an absolute natural. The cast speaks for itself and I can’t wait for people to see it.’

Principal photography will wrap in February after a four-week shoot in Hertfordshire.

The film is being sold at the forthcoming European Film Market in Berlin by GFM Films’ newly formed sales arm GFM Evolution. GFM’s Fred Hedman said, ‘GFM Evolution has been formed to focus on commercially attractive genre pictures. With Gangland and We Still Steal the Old Way in the can, Eat Local begins our new year with bite!’

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Skin Deep,’ ‘The Danish Girl,’ ‘Looking For Grace,’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’. This episode also contains interviews with Tom Hooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Sue Brooks, Jonny Leahy, Rosie Lourde, Will Weatheritt (The Tormentors) and Darren L. Downs (The Tormentors).

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

FeatureAshley Park

Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths caught up with recently crowned Miss Asia USA Ashley Park and chatted to her about her title and her upcoming role in Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter. So here it is our Ashley Park interview.

First of all, Ashley, thank you for taking the time to do this interview for us and congratulations on your recent crowning.

Thank you very much! I’m happy to do the interview.

Ashley, first of all can I ask you tell us a little bit about how you became Miss Asia USA and what do you have to do while you are the reigning queen?

I was named Miss Korea USA 2015 by Virgelia Productions, which allowed me the opportunity to compete in the Miss Asia USA pageant this past November. After quite a bit of rigorous training and preparation, I was fortunate enough to win the pageant. As reigning queen, I will attend quite a few charity and red carpet events. It is the duty of every titleholder to represent the Miss Asia USA organization and Virgelia Productions with integrity, poise and elegance. I’m definitely excited for a busy and productive year as Miss Asia USA.

 

I read that your love for acting started at a very early age. Can you tell us how that love begun and what were the films that inspired you want to be an actress while you were growing up?

I would have to say that My Fair Lady stands out as the film that inspired me the most as a child. I memorized every song, and recited all of Eliza Doolittle’s dialogue (accents and all) to my family over and over again. I also owned every Disney Princess movie, and was quite obsessed with memorizing those as well.

 

Were you one of the students at your High School that was also cast in the school productions? If so what was your favourite character/production that you did?

You know, it’s crazy that I’ve never really done theater. I always wanted to! I remember hearing about auditions for school productions in high school, but I am extremely competitive and tend to only focus on one thing at a time. As much as I wanted to try out, I was on a very rigorous training regimen that required hours of practice every day. As a runner, my main goal at the time was to win every race and to earn a full scholarship to college.

 

How difficult was your decision to give up on a promising career as an athlete and go to Hollywood to pursue acting?

It was very difficult to give up cross country and track because it had been my life since I was 12. I didn’t really know much else. However, I also knew that it was time to move on because my heart was no longer in it. My only regret is that I wish I would have moved to LA earlier. It was the best decision I’ve ever made!

 

What was the first role were ever chosen for in Hollywood and how nervous were you when you turned up on set for the first time?

 

I think the first role I did was a project with some students at my very first acting program in LA. It was actually a very well done short parody video, and we got over a million views within the first week, I believe. I was probably a little anxious, but I mainly just remember having a great time. I recently did another viral video called Wedding Dresses Across Asia on BuzzFeed. These types of videos are always a blast to shoot.

 

You also got to play a role in the famous Days Of Our Lives, what was it like on set and were you nervous given the show’s popularity?

I was definitely a bit nervous, seeing as it was my first time on a network show. But the actors I met were so nice, and made me feel very comfortable on set. I really enjoyed being on such an efficient set with so many talented people.

 

One of the latest films you have worked on, Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter, is about to get released in Australia. Can you tell us a little bit about the movie and a little about your character, Rhianna?

It’s a desert sci-fi in the vein of Mad Max and Star Wars. It was actually shot in some of the same locations as Return of the Jedi. My character Rhianna was such a blast to play because she’s tough, but still girly. She has a lot of layers, and it was fun to play around with her many different character traits.

 

How did you first become involved with Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter and what was your first reaction after you read the script?

I was the first girl to audition for the role, and was thrilled to find out I’d been cast to play Rhianna. I absolutely loved the script! It’s so much more than just an action film. It has a truly in-depth story that follows Sienna (played by Tracey Birdsall), and her character’s journey to self-discovery.

 

How challenging did you find it to work on a big scale science fiction film like this?

 

I actually had a blast! Perhaps because I love a good challenge. We shot on location in the desert, so it was very hot, which was probably the most difficult part. But the cast had such great chemistry, and I loved the challenge of running and climbing all the sand dunes.

 

Are you a fan of science fiction? If so what movies have you loved over the years?

 

Of course, but I’m a fan of every genre, I think! I’m such a movie and TV show junkie. In terms of science fiction, I’d have to say Star Wars and Star Trek, of course. I also loved Avatar, Matrix and Her, to name a few. I’m a big fan of the shows Orphan Black, Continuum and Humans. 

 

What was it like working with Neil Johnson, he has really developed a reputation of being one of the best sci-fi directors around at the moment?

 

Neil is wonderful! He is such a great director, and is so in tune with the actor. He was so relaxed on set, which I think really helps the actors and crew perform at their best level.

 

Lastly, Ashley, can you tell us about some of the other films that we will be seeing you in shortly?

 

Certainly. I worked on a feature film recently that will also be released soon, called Day For Night. It’s a wonderful film noir that stars the legendary Lin Shaye, Peter Bogdanovich and Sally Kirkland. My character’s name is Abelie, and I’m so excited to see this wonderful script by Guy J. Jackson come to life. I am also preparing to shoot another desert sci-fi soon, called Trapdoor. It’s a female-focused thriller in the vein of The Descent.

 

Ashley, thank you so much for your time in doing this interview for us.