Category: Film News

 

Studio Canal have just given us the first look at The King Of Thieves. Starring Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, The Prestiege), Michael Gambon (Gosford Park, The King’s Speech), Charlie Cox (Daredevil, Stardust), Ray Winstone (The Departed, Beowulf), Jim Broadbent (Gangs Of New York, Moulin Rogue!) and Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor ZhivagoThe King of Thieves is due out in September this year.

 

Twentieth Century Fox has given us a look at the powerful new film The Hate U Give. Starring K.J. Apa (Riverdale, A Dog’s Purpose), Amanda Stenberg (The Hunger Games, Everything Everything), Regina Hall (Scary Movie, The Best Man Holiday), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Captain America: Winter Solider) and Common (Wanted, Suicide SquadThe Hate U Give will be released in October.

 

Creative Alley Productions, in association with All Things Creative and Brazen Giant Productions, have announced that actors Holt McCallany (“MindHunter”) and Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) will headline the upcoming dark comedy “Iron Terry Malone”. The screenplay, based on true events, hails from award-winning actors/writers Christian Keiber and Robert John Keiber. The film will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Johnny Greenlaw (Mommys Box).

Utilizing many of the same locations used by Elia KazanOn The Waterfront (1954), the film is set largely in Hoboken, N.J., with the owner and five regulars teaming up to kill off one of their own to save their favorite bar from closing. McCallany, the acclaimed star of Netflix‘’Mindhunter’’, plays a local mobster named Mean Mike, who with the bars owner Harry Moffet, played by John Doman (The Wire), hatch the plan to off the town beggar and drunk “Iron” Terry Malone, played by Pastore.

Befriending Malone by getting him so drunk he cant think or remember where he is, the six would-be assassins first try poisoning him. Then, they try freezing him. Then, they run him over with a car, but Malone will just not die! And as summer turns to winter, things go from bad to worse, as this unlikely group of killers begins to turn on each other and find out just why their marked man is called “Iron” Terry Malone.
“What excites me about this film, besides the stellar cast, is the story and screenplay”, says Greenlaw. “The fact that it is based on actual events, that took place many years ago, we get to look inside the depths of humanity and what youre willing to sacrifice just to get by in life. I look forward to bringing this dark comedy to the big screen.”

Adds writer Christian Keiber : “Iron Terry Malone”, is a true passion project of mine. To be able to bring this film to life alongside my friends and family, both in the cast and crew, is the sole reason I became a filmmaker.”

In addition to McCallany, Pastore and Doman, the films superlative ensemble also includes, Christian Keiber (“Gotham’’), Bill Sorvino (Who’s Jenna..?”), Kerry McGann (“Bloodrunners’’), Johnny Greenlaw (“Mommys Box”), Robert John Keiber (Trust Me, Im a Lifeguard), Maureen Van Zandt (“The Sopranos’’), and Gary Pastore (“The Deuce’’). Sam Calagione, owner of Dogfish Head Brewery, the official beer sponsor of the film, will also appear in the movie.

Kerry McGann, Bill Sorvino, Johnny Greenlaw, Jason L. Koerner and Bryce C. Campbell serve as producers, with Christian Keiber as executive producer.

“Iron” Terry Malone begins production in Hoboken, NJ in November.

Today the voting lines open in a call to the nation to find the top 3 Australian feature films – fiction and documentary – of all time.  The audience-curated feature films #YOUMUSTSEE will screen at the Adelaide Film Festival in October in a celebration of Australian cinema. 

The #YOUMUSTSEE campaign calls on audiences to celebrate, honour and acknowledge their favourite Australian screen stories and supports the current #MakeitAustralian campaign which throws the light on building a sustainable national screen industry.

One of the five ‘faces’ of the 2018 Festival campaign, South Australian actress Natasha Wanganeen, has Rabbit Proof Fence, Walkabout and Sweet Country on her list.  David Stratton rates Newsfront, Gallipoli and Blessed top of his list while Margaret Pomeranz says the Aussie films #youmustsee are Samson & Delilah, Beneath Clouds and The Babadook 

Are you like Hugo Weaving, Maddie Parry and Yolanda Ramke with Ten Canoes on your list? Chopper makes the cut for Jason “Jabba” Davis, Adam Zwar, Anna Broinowski and Mark Leonard Winter while Strictly Ballroom sparkles for Melanie VallejoBrendan Maclean, Judith Lucy and Toronto Film Festival’s International Programmer Jane Schoettle.  

Warwick Thornton recommends Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howardwhile Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Samantha Lang include Somersault in their top 3 and The Dressmaker features for Sharon JohalThe Castle is up there for Lehmo, 7 News Adelaide’s Jane Doyle, youtube sensation Ozzy Man and Spear producer John Harvey

But it is back to 1919 for Mad Max director Dr George Miller with The Sentimental Bloke. Have your say and tell us your top 3 Australian films #youmustsee! 

Artistic Director of Adelaide Film Festival Amanda Duthie said “This campaign should excite debate and discussion of the Australian screen stories that had an impact as a child, a teenager, or older, whether it was the comedies, the drama, the action or the revelation of a true story told in documentary or fiction form.  Was it a film where you recognised yourself? Or you learnt from a culture not of your own? 

#YOUMUSTSEE invites you to come on this adventure of discovery. We encourage you to think on the Australian films made over the last 112 years and through your vote, gift them to new audiences. Vote because you loved it, it moved you, or you cannot forget the impression it left on you.  

The Australian screen industry is a passionate factory of dreams created for audiences. In an industry landscape where we are fighting to create more Australian production, it is more important than ever that we encourage our audiences to acknowledge Australian screen stories and keep the industry thriving.”

ADL Film Fest is already known as a champion of Australian screen works (feature films and documentaries, shorts, VR, moving image and more) and was the first Australian film festival to invest in film production through the groundbreaking ADL Film Fest FUND resulting in over 100 projects to date.  Become a champion too and vote for Australian screen stories #YOUMUSTSEE at this year’s Adelaide Film Festival.

 

Voting closes Monday, 30 July, 2018. Need some inspiration

 

To vote: go to adelaidefilmfestival.org