Monthly Archives: November 2016

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave and Greg  take a look at new release films ‘Suicide Squad Extended Cut,’ ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’’The Founder and ‘Bad Santa 2’. This episode also contains an interview with Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Matthew Holmes (The Legend Of Ben Hall), Annabel Weedon (Moonlight Cinema), Richard Wolstencroft (The Second Coming Vol. 2), Hellen Rose (Snow Monkey) and Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Ruin).

This week we also give you a chance to win a copy of Agatha Raison Series One on DVD. To win simply listen to this week’s episode and answer the simple question that Dave G asks.

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The Legend Of Ben Hall

With The Legend Of Ben Hall screening at Monster Fest this weekend before opening in cinemas next Thursday Subculture’s Dave Griffiths decided to sit down and have a chat with the director Matthew Holmes. Matthew talks to us about how he went about researching the historical facts of Ben Hall’s life and how he went about casting the film among other things.

You can listen to or download our Matthew Holmes interview right here.

A Night Of HorrorWith The Second Coming Vol. 2 screening at the A Night Of Horror Film Festival Dave Griffiths decided to catch up with director Richard Wolstencroft to discuss the film. Richard chats about what the themes are behind the film and about the locations where the film were shot among other things.

You can listen to or download our Richard Wolstencroft interview right here.

Moonlight Cinema

It’s summer time and that means it’s time for Moonlight Cinema to screen in capital cities across the country. As well as classic films like Back To The Future and Grease, this year’s program includes premier and preview screenings of hot new films like Red Dog: True Blue, La La Land, Allied and Star Wars: Rogue One. Greg spoke to Annabel Weedon, the national marketing manager of Moonlight Cinema, to find out more.

You can listen to or download Greg’s Annabel Weedon interview here.

Amiel Courtin-Wilson

Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s latest film Ruin has travelled well on the film festival circuit since it premiered at Venice in 2013. The film is a lovers on the run drama shot in Cambodia. There are a series of event screenings and Q&A screenings of Ruin around the country in late November and early December, including a couple of screenings at ACMI here in Melbourne on November 26 and December 3. Greg spoke to Amiel about the challenges of shooting in Cambodia and about the film’s journey to the screen.

You can listen to or download Greg’s Amiel Courtin-Wilson interview right here.

Snow Monkey

Australian filmmaker George Gittoes has travelled to many dangerous places to make his documentaries about war and its aftermath. Snow Monkey was filmed in Jalalabad in Afghanistan where Gittoes and his Yellow House Collective worked with a number of street kids to make a movie about their lives. It has travelled well on the festival circuit, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane. Greg spoke to Gittoes’ partner and music producer Hellen Rose about working with these young street wise kids and some of the challenges of shooting this confronting documentary in a city controlled by the Taliban.

You can listen to or download Greg’s Hellen Rose interview right here.

A Street Cat Named Bob

Sony Pictures have just released the trailer for brand new film A Streetcat Called Bob.

Based on the internationally bestselling book, A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting feel-good true story. When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

A Street Cat Named Bob is directed by Roger Spottiswoode and stars Luke TreadawayRuta GedmintasJoanne FroggattAnthony Head and Bob.

Monster Trucks

Paramount Pictures have just released the trailer for brand new film Monster Trucks.

The film is follows Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, who is looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into. He ends up building a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars.  After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

Monster Trucks is directed by Chris Wedge and stars Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon and Holt McCallany.

The film will be released in Australian cinemas on the 12th January, 2017.

XXX Return Of Xander Cage

Paramount Pictures have just given us a sneak peek at what Aussie Ruby Rose’s character will be like in XXX: Return Of Xander Cage. The trailer which has been dubbed the ‘Ruby Rose XXX trailer’ reveals more of Rose’s Adele character to the world.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage is directed by D.J. Caruso and also stars Vin Diesel, Nina Dobrev and Samuel L. Jackson. It will be released in Australian cinemas on January 19th.

Monster Fest 2016

The Mad Monk (watch the trailer below) has declared that we are on the cusp of Monster Fest 2016. Now this year’s festival is packed full of so many goodies that the best thing to do is to go and grab yourself a full festival pass so you can walk around the entire festival with a special lanyard that gets you access to whatever you want whenever the hell you want. But, I hear the peasants cry, what if I can’t to part with the necessary jewels to gain myself a pass of such entitlement, so now I will take a look at the five things that are absolute must dos at Monster Fest 2016.

1. Go To Opening Or Closing Night –

While most serious film festival buffs will tell you that they like to explore every single session and pour over every film, but if you’re just a casual festival goer then you might just want to check out the Opening and Closing night films. For Monster Fest 2016 there are two gems opening and closing the festival this year.

Opening night sees the film that had the whole of Cannes talking during Critic’s week this year finally hit Australian shores. Director Julia Ducournau will be here in person to present Raw to the audience and a free drink is included with your ticket.

This year’s Closing Night film at Monster Fest will be another film that leaves people talking. The Greasy Strangler was one of the surprise hits at Sundance WTF this year and is a film that I can only describe as horrors answer to Napoleon Dynamite. It’s a weird film but one that will be loved by those who love their films a little left of centre. Closing Night will also give you a chance to run shoulders with two stars of the film Sky Elobar and Michael St. Michaels. There will also be Disco inspired drinks and a “Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie” contest (that will make a lot more sense after you watch the film).

 

2. Explore The Classics –

Often film festivals show classic movies as part of their program and if you a causal film goer (or part of the younger generation) it often gives you a chance to go and view classics that every film nerd talks about that perhaps you haven’t had a chance to see… Monster Fest 2016 is no different. Classics showing at this year’s Monster Fest include First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone in one of his most iconic roles – Rambo. Director Ted Kotcheff will also be at the screening. Kotcheff will also be presenting one of the world’s funniest comedies at this year’s festival – Weekend At Bernies. For those wanting to explore a local classic Monster Fest 2016 will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Aussie cult classic Romper Stomper starring the one and only Russell Crowe with not only a screening but with Festival Head Neil Foley conducting a special Q&A with Geoffrey Wright and Daniel Scharf.

 

3. Big Star Hunt –

If you’re worried about spending your hard earned cash on films that you may or may not enjoy why not take some of the risk out of it and take a chance on movies with bigger name stars attached to them. This year at Monster Fest you could do this by going and seeing Patrick Wilson in The Hollow Point or watching Pierce Brosnan’s son Sean make his directional debut with My Father Die. Then there is also Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe as well as Safe Neighborhood starring Olivia DeJone, Levi Miller and Patrick Warburton (you know Mr. Big from Sex And The City).

 

4. Do The Fun Stuff –

One of the best things about Monster Fest every you is it always great , fun things to do and this year two of the best things to do will probably take you back to your childhood. The first is the Nightmare VHS Boardgame Party. Remember that scary board game from 1991, the one that had the freaky VHS with it that you remember your parents pulling you away from in Kmart? Well for seven teams to play Monster Fest will holding a special party.

If your childhood was a little more innocent this year Monster Fest will also be holding an All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party that will be fun for ages. Cartoons will be classics ranging from the 1940s right through to the 1980s and there will be a chance for you to win a free pass to go Go-Karting as well.

The other fun event at this year’s Monster Fest is the now traditional Kooks And Spooks Trivia which will see teams competing in a fun trivia event for a number of various prizes.

 

5. Do The Marathon –

If you want to do something that sees absolute value for your buck then attempt to make it through The Cult Of Monster All-Night Marathon. This year the marathon includes the Australian Premiere of Sympathy For The Devil, the 50th Anniversary screening of Eye Of The Devl (starring the legendary Sharon Tate), the Australian Premiere of Interchange, a special screening of Guyana: Cult Of The Damned and then Ted Kotcheff hits the stage to present Split Image with a special Q&A to follow.

 

Well there we have it, they are just some of the special things that you can do at this year’s Monster Fest. Of course you can also check out an array of other films any day during the festival, and don’t forget the short films either.

If you want to make sure that you don’t miss any of these events then book your tickets right now, this very second… right here.