Monthly Archives: June 2016

Popcorn Conspiracy

Welcome to the first episode of our Popcorn Conspiracy podcast. Dave G and Kyle are two film lovers that love to get together, watch films and then discuss them – now we record them and place their chat on the web for everybody to hear.

Seeing Milo Cawthorne is in Melbourne at the moment this week the boys take a look at Blood Punch and then move onto one of the latest releases from Monster Pictures – Hellions. Yes it’s an all horror affair for our first Popcorn Conspiracy podcast.

You can listen to or download this episode of our Popcorn Conspiracy podcast right here.

Popcorn Conspiracy

You know that great feeling when you’ve seen a good film and then you sit down and chat to your mate about it? Well that is exactly what Popcorn Conspiracy is. Before they were film journalists Dave Griffiths and Kyle McGrath were just two film lovers that would watch a movie and yack about it, and now they do that, record it, box it up and call it Popcorn Conspiracy. From the latest films at the cinema, to the latest on VOD/DVD/Blu-Ray and sometimes even the odd film they’ve pulled off their shelf for a watch, the boys will always give an entertaining and in-depth look at any film that choose to have a chat about.

 

You can listen to past episodes of the Popcorn Conspiracy podcast below.

 

Episode Guide

Margaret Pomeranz

As part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) bid to restore some of the most iconic films made throughout Australian cinematic history the NFSA have just launched a Pozible campaign to help restore Jocelyn Moorhouse’s first film ‘Proof’ which also launched the careers of Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe.

As an Ambassador for NFSA Margaret Pomeranz sat down with our very own Dave Griffiths to not only talk about the restoration project as a whole but also why ‘Proof’ has been selected as the next film to restore. IF you wish to donate to the campaign you can do so here.

You can listen to or download our Margaret Pomeranz interview right here.

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Inside FighterAn exciting new film festival arrives in Melbourne this year with the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival taking place from the 9-11th of July. Over the next few weeks we will take a look at various films playing at the festival.

Today we chat to Melbourne’s own Nick Barkla whose documentary ‘Inside Fighter’ is screening at the festival. ‘Inside Fight’ is a fascinating look at Australian boxer Frank Lo Porto as he prepares for a world title fight with reigning world champion Austin Trout. In our chat with Nick we talk to him about how he first came to know Frank and how he found himself in a rush to get to America after Frank was called up to fight in America with just five weeks notice.

You can listen to or download our Nick Barkla interview right here.

 

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Trench

Do you want to be involved with a new Australian film? Then ‘Trench’ may just be the film for you. Filmed in Melbourne and with a cast including the likes of Scott Major, Cate Wolfe, Samantha Hill, Perri Cummings, Lulu McClatchy, Dave Lamb, Simon Godfrey, Guy Davis and Leighton Phair ‘Trench’ is a modern day film noir…classic.

Dave G sat down and chatted to the film’s director Paul Anthony Nelson about the hard work that has gone into the film and just how Australian cinemas lovers can help this film get into festivals and cinemas right around the world. For more information on how to help out with the crowdfunding campaign simply check out this website.

You can listen to or download our Paul Anthony Nelson interview right here.

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 ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some,’ ‘Mustang,’ and ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’. This episode also contains interviews with Liam Hemsworth, Richard Linklater, Ray Ramano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Nick Barkla (‘Inside Fighter’), Margaret Pomeranz (‘Proof’ Restoration Project) and Paul Anthony Nelson (‘Trench’).

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

The Phoenix

The Phoenix (Simorgh) is a short film from filmmaker Nora Niasari, who was born in Iran but moved to Australia. The Phoenix, which screened at MIFF in 2015, screens with Mustang at the Nova cinema during Refugee Week. Greg spoke to director Nora Niasari to find out more about Manouchehr Farid, the star and subject of the film, and about some of the challenges in shooting this drama that blurs the line between fiction and documentary.

You can listen to or download our Nora Niasari interview right here.

Switchfoot - Where The Light Shines Through

With Switchfoot’s ‘Where The Light Shines Through’ album set for release on July 8th Dave G sat down and had a chat with Chad Butler from the band. Chad talks about the personal meanings behind the lyrics on this album, what it’s like being able to release album number 10 and also drops in a little bit of news for all the Aussie Switchfoot fans out there.

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

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 ‘Downriver,’ ‘Backtrack,’ ‘Miles Ahead,’ ‘The Wailing,’ ‘Warcraft: The Beginning,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Me Before You,’  and ‘Mr. Right’. This episode also contains interviews with Ellen Degeneres, Andrew Stanton, Emilia Clarke, Sam Clafin, Grant Scicluna and Malcolm Turner (Melbourne International Animation Festival).

Also make sure you listen to this week’s episode to see how you can win a copy of  ’Stretch’ (starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Alba) thanks to our good friends at eOne Entertainment. Once you’ve heard the question on the show you can enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

And we have a bonus giveaway on this weeks’s episode. Make sure you listen to see how you can win a copy of  ’Blood Punch’  on DVD thanks to our good friends at Bounty Films…. but wait there’s more your DVD will be signed by the star of the film Milo Cawthorne. Once you’ve heard the question on the show you can enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

Despised Icon

Deatchcore pioneers Despised Icon are back after a four year hiatus. Fans have been excited about the fact that these lords of brutality have been back performing shows but now they cement their comeback with the awesome new release ‘Beast’ (available through Nuclear Blast).

Dave G sat down with Despised Icon vocalist Alex Erian to chat about the band’s comeback and all the ins and outs of ‘Beast’, but Alex also dropped some surprising tour news for Aussie fans during the interview.

You can listen to or download our Despised Icon interview right here.