Category: Film News

Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American rights to Steve Mitchell’s King Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen.

Dark Star is planning a July 7th theatrical roll-out followed by an August 14th VOD release. Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with Bill Straus of Bridge Entertainment.

“Larry Cohen is one of a kind – a true film auteur. Steve Mitchell has brilliantly captured his essence and passion in this very entertaining and also informative film. We’re ecstatic to bring this work to North American audiences” says Michael Repsch, President of Dark Star Pictures.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to have Dark Star Pictures unleash KING COHEN on North America,” says producer Matt Verboys. “They completely get Larry Cohen’s indelible impact on cinema and are perfectly suited to get this film in front of enthusiastic viewers!”

King Cohen had its US premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2017, was an official selection at DOC NYC 2017, and has since screened around the world, in Austria, Ireland, Amsterdam and more, ensnaring raves.

Cohen, best known for resourceful low-budget horror and thriller films that combine social commentary with prerequisite scares and welcome humor, is responsible for celluloid classics including Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, and The Stuff.  He was also a major player in the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s, as well as a prominent Hollywood screenwriter (Phone Booth).

Mitchell’s film features interviews with such industry luminaries as Martin Scorsese, J.J Abrams, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, John Landis, Fred Williamson as well as Cohen himself. Cohen’s remarkable one-of-a-kind career, from 60’s TV series creator (Branded, The Invaders), to 70’s and 80’s independent film icon and beyond, is chronicled with freewheeling and insightful verve.

Winner of the 2017 Fantasia Fest Best Documentary Feature Audience Award, King Cohen hails from Rondo Award-winning writer/director Steve Mitchell, whose film and television credits include co-writing the beloved cult horror/comedy Chopping Mall.

King Cohen is a La-La Land Entertainment production, in association with Big And Tall Pictures and Off The Cliff Productions. It is directed and produced by Steve Mitchell and produced by Matt Verboys and Dan McKeon.

Synopsis: Buckle up for KING COHEN, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide.

 

MONSTER FEST in association with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Australia presents BOAR nationwide screenings on Sunday June 17th 9pm.

Carved from the darkest recesses of Chris Sun’s twisted imagination, BOAR is an outback horror about a giant, brutal and blood crazed pig. Starring international genre legend Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) and a veritable who’s who of Australian cinema, including the likes of John Jarratt, Nathan Jones, Ernie Dingo, Chris Haywood, Simone Buchanan, Melissa Tkautz, Roger Ward and more.

In the harsh yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before. Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken local, the beast ventures closer to civilization, closer to life, and ultimately, closer to death. It’s brutal, it’s bloodthirsty, it’s BOAR.

LOCATIONS & TICKETING

QUEENSLAND

NEW SOUTH WALES

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN CAPITOL TERRITORY

NORTHERN TERRITORY

 

 

Twelve-year-old Eli unknowingly stumbles upon the frightening carnage of a massacre and finds a discarded futuristic super-weapon. Recently released from prison, Eli’s older brother Jimmy realises he can’t escape his criminal past when an ex-associate threatens to kill him and his family. In a misguided attempt to protect his loved ones, Jimmy makes a fatal mistake and must go on the run with Eli to save their lives.

With danger at every turn, it seems the only thing keeping the pair alive is Eli’s mysterious new gun. Eli soon discovers he has a strong connection to the weapon and the two otherworldly strangers following their path of destruction.

 

Release Date: August 30

Starring: Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Michael B. Jordan

Directed by: Jonathan and Josh Baker

A low-fi, live reading of a famous screenplay (that we can’t name for legal reasons) by some of Melbourne’s best comedians!

Every month a classic film script performed live by comedians with crappy production values and possible musical accompaniment.

Hosted by Nick Caddaye (The Terminativity, The Anarchist Guild Social Committee, Late Night Letters & Numbers), this month’s show is a classic originally released in 1980!

This month’s cast is a who’s who of the alternative Melbourne Comedy scene, featuring a selection of award-winners and nerds alike!

FRIDAY MAY THE 4th!

The Spotted Mallard opens at 6pm for dinner, show starts at 8pm.

FREE ENTRY – but reserve your table via the link right here

 

Ahead of the Marche du Film in Cannes (8th-17th May 2018) Genre sales specialists Devilworks has revealed the first title in their Cannes lineup

UK sci fi horror comedy ‘Canaries’ from Welsh writer/director Peter Stray is about a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve bash in the Welsh Valley, who must fight against an invasion force of time travelling aliens.

The film stars Robert Pugh (Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, Master & Commander) and Hannah Daniel (Netflix’s Hinterland).

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW rolls into Event Cinemas Myer Centre from Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th and now with a little less than a month to go, it gives us great pleasure to reveal our second wave programming!

Making its Queensland Premiere is Ari Aster’s HEREDITARY, quite easily the most-anticipated horror film of 2018, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute”. Currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, HEREDITARY will play to our MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW audience in Brisbane weeks ahead of its international theatrical release.

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW is proud to host the Australian Premiere of Argentinian horror, WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND, helmed by Luciano & Nicolás Onetti, the duo responsible for the 2015 love letter to giallo, FRANCESCA. Their latest feature plays more as an ode to the gritty road trip horrors of the seventies, deriving influence from such classics as THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and THE HILLS HAVE EYES.

QLD PREMIERE | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 6:45PM
Ari Aster | United State 2018 | 126 Minutes | StudioCanal | QLD Premiere
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 2:15PM
Luciano & Nicolás Onetti | Argentina 2017 | 98 Minutes | Mandala Films
Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak an deserted landscape. The residents never returned. A group of young people takes a trip to the ruins in order to  lm a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realise that they are really not alone.
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What: Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (Brisbane)
Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/821344471383282/
Website Event – http://www.monsterfest.com.au/events/mfts-brisbane2018/

Where: Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Myer Centre, Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD
(07) 3027 9999

When: 25th to 27th of May 2018

Tickets: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au

Single Session Tickets
Adult $21
Concession $17.50

5 Film Multi-Pass
Adult $82.50
Concession $71.50

10 Film VIP Pass
Adult $132
Concession $110

The trailer for The Leisure Seeker has just been released… all the information about the film is below.

Release date: June 14, 2018
Running time: 112 minutes
Director: Paolo Virzì
Featuring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney & Kirsty Mitchell

John and Ella Spencer have almost reached the end of the road; Ella is frail, while John’s memory is failing. Instead of quietly fading away, however, the Boston seventy-somethings flee the suffocating care of their doctors and children, and hop aboard their vintage campervan, The Leisure Seeker, to visit the Florida Keys house of John’s hero, Ernest Hemingway.

Screen veterans Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star as the ultimate grey nomads in THE LEISURE SEEKER, a poignant and triumphant tale of a couple determined to celebrate their life, and love for each other, in one last grand adventure.

Nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Helen Mirren) at the 2018 Golden Globes.

 

Entertainment One Australia have announced the complete eighth season of       THE WALKING DEAD will be available to buy on iTunes and other digital platforms from April 17.

With season 9 set to embark on a new narrative, the latest season of THE WALKING DEAD is a          pivotal point in the show’s history and is a ‘must own’ for fans of the show. The digital release of   THE WALKING DEAD season 8 is the only opportunity to own the whole season ahead of the physical release on DVD & Blu-ray later this year.

In Season 8, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) brings “All Out War” to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future.  The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.  Planing

 

Links

 

Entertainment One Hub: https://www.eonehub.com.au/twds8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/walkingdeadaustralia/

Season 8 Trailer: https://youtu.be/mIIELHxW2ug

Assets: https://entonegroup.app.box.com/s/md89oo31g13vpma8mu6nw434h5yye350

 

Episodes

 

  1. The Walking Dead 801: Mercy
  2. The Walking Dead 802: The Damned
  3. The Walking Dead 803: Monsters
  4. The Walking Dead 804: Some Guy
  5. The Walking Dead 805: The Big Scary U
  6. The Walking Dead 806: The King, the Widow, and Rick
  7. The Walking Dead 807: Time for After
  8. The Walking Dead 808: How It’s Gotta Be
  9. The Walking Dead 809: Honor
  10. The Walking Dead 810: The Lost and the Plunderers
  11. The Walking Dead 811: Dead or Alive Or
  12. The Walking Dead 812: The Key
  13. The Walking Dead 813: Do Not Send Us Astray
  14. The Walking Dead 814: Still Gotta Mean Something
  15. The Walking Dead 815: Worth
  16. The Walking Dead 816: Wrath